Small town newspaper wins court fight with politicians who didn’t like critical coverage

9NEWS: Custer County’s elected leaders may not like working with their small-town paper, but they’ve got no choice. At least for the next four years.

The Wet Mountain Tribune settled a lawsuit with the county over a lost bid that the paper said was retribution for critical reporting.

Earlier this year, the Tribune lost a bid to print legal notices for the town of Westcliffe. despite having a higher circulation than their only competitor.

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