Custer County newspaper sues county commissioners for First Amendment violation

9NEWS: When Jordan Hedberg put in a bid for the Wet Mountain Tribune to become the paper of record in Custer County for 2022, it came in lower than the Sangre De Cristo Sentinel’s bid, the only other paper in town. 

The Tribune has about double the circulation, and their bid was about half the price, meaning taxpayers would have paid less for the county to print their legal notices in the paper. 

Instead of going with the lower bid, two of the three Republican Custer County Commissioners voted on January 19 to pay more and go with the Sentinel as their paper of record. 

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