Plunkett: When the vultures circled The Denver Post, we asked Colorado to fight for local news. It did.

The Colorado Sun: Five years ago, I helped publish an editorial in The Denver Post that said that paper would likely be rotting bones by now. There was this terrific fear among us at The Post in those days that it could happen.

We talked about what would be lost. Any sense of being a paper of record seemed beyond fantasy by this point. We worried the brand we’d worked so hard for would be too badly damaged to remain viable. Relevant.

We talked with great concern about what might happen at the news outlets that relied in many ways on The Post’s coverage. What would become of the sharing of ideas and competitiveness of the overall media community without a strong state paper powering its engines?

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