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Broomfield Enterprise
TypeWeekly newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Prairie Mountain Publishing (MediaNews Group)
PublisherAl Manzi
EditorCarol Wood
Headquarters2500 55th St.
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
WebsiteBroomfieldEnterprise.com

The Broomfield Enterprise is the city newspaper for Broomfield, Colorado, United States, and is published twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays. It is published by Prairie Mountain Publishing, which is owned by MediaNews Group.

The Enterprise was founded in 1975. The founding editor was Roseann Doran.[1] Mr. and Mrs Albert Martin sold the paper in 1979 to the Minneapolis Star & Tribune Co. The circulation at the time was 12,000.[2]

In 1991, Cowles Media Co. of Minneapolis sold the weekly newspapers it owned in the Denver suburbs, known as the Sentinel chain, in five pieces, in a transaction described as "intricate." The papers had been struggling financially, and the sale price was "greatly reduced" from what Cowles had initially sought. The Boulder Publishing Company, which published The Daily Camera, purchased the Enterprise.[3][4]

The 1994 resignation of Broomfield mayor Bob Schulze was attributed to the Enterprise's reporting on his personal use of a city-issued cell phone, which had resulted in $5,707 of charges.[5]

As of 1995 it was owned by Boulder Publishing, along with The Daily Camera. It was delivered free to residents, and was described as having strong coverage of government, business, schools, and sports.[6] In 1997 it was listed as one of the holdings of Knight Ridder.[7] That year E. W. Scripps acquired the parent company.[8]

The paper downsized in 2002.[9]

Previous editors of the Enterprise include Rosann Doran (1970s to mid 1980s), Stephen Olver (late 1980s), Julie Baxter, (mid 2000s to 2015), Carol Wood (2016-current)

The Enterprise's local news coverage has been picked up and credited by other newspapers.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

References

  1. ^ Rios, Jennifer (November 29, 2019). "Park named in honor of Broomfield icon". The Daily Camera.
  2. ^ "Editor and Publisher 1980-01-05: Vol 113 Iss 1". Duncan McIntosh. 5 January 1980.
  3. ^ CAULK, STEVE (July 17, 1991). "SENTINELS SOLD, BREAKING UP SUBURBAN CHAIN". Rocky Mountain News.
  4. ^ Mahoney, Michelle (July 17, 1991). "Sentinel chain of newspapers split up, sold". The Denver Post.
  5. ^ Anderson, Eric (April 22, 1994). "Broomfield mayor quits in wake of phone-bill dispute". The Denver Post.
  6. ^ Caruso, Laura; Ebisch, Robert (1995). The insiders' guide to greater Denver. ISBN 9780912367880.
  7. ^ Radtke Russell, Pam (September 14, 1997). "HERALD OWNERSHIP CHANGES HANDS". The Bradenton Herald.
  8. ^ Rebchook, John (July 26, 1997). "SCRIPPS BUYS CAMERA NEWS' PARENT ACQUIRES BOULDER'S DAILY PAPER". Rocky Mountain News.
  9. ^ "Editor & Publisher 2002-01-07: Vol 135 Iss 1". Duncan McIntosh. 7 January 2002.
  10. ^ * Aguilar, John (December 18, 2020). "Adams County coroner cuts ties with Broomfield over comments - Rift came after questions arose over handling of Elijah McClain death investigation during a council meeting". The Denver Post.
  11. ^ Cardi, Julia (December 25, 2020). "Adams County coroner renews 2021 agreement with Broomfield". Colorado Springs Gazette.
  12. ^ "Hazmat scare". The Daily Sentinel. 6 November 2014. p. 2.
  13. ^ "Broomfield Enterprise". Fort Collins Coloradoan. 2 July 2017. pp. A2.
  14. ^ "Accident". Fort Collins Coloradoan. 11 October 2003. p. 8.
  15. ^ Dance, Brooklyn (July 18, 2021). "Ranked-choice voting will be on Broomfield's November ballot". The Denver Post.
  16. ^ Dance, Brooklyn (October 10, 2021). "Legal accessory dwelling unit is now a home". The Denver Post.
  17. ^ Dance, Brooklyn (October 21, 2021). "Broomfield City Council approves redevelopment of part of mall". The Denver Post.
  18. ^ Stravolemos, Jill (October 13, 2021). "Make plans now to attend Taste It Broomfield, Oct. 20". The Daily Camera.