Bullhorn bites the dust

Feb 082006
Authors: Jenny Ivy

After six years serving as Fort Collins' weekly alternative newspaper, the Rocky Mountain Bullhorn has ceased publication.

Joseph Rouse, publisher of the Bullhorn, confirmed in a press release Wednesday that Feb. 2 will, in fact, be the final printed edition of the weekly newspaper. The paper began in 2000 as monthly publication, until it was converted to a weekly in May 2003.

According to the press release, The Bullhorn had been negotiating a merger with another alternative newsweekly since August 2005, but that negotiations abruptly fell through.

Distributed every Thursday, the Bullhorn reached a circulation of roughly 15,000 readers, according to the Association of Alternative Weeklies Web site.

Although hardcopies of today's paper will not be available, selected articles from that paper, along with the cover design, will be available sometime this week to view online at the paper's Web site, www.rockymountainbullhorn.com.

Jenny Ivy can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com.

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