The daily newspapers in Cheyenne, Laramie, Rawlins and Rock Springs, Wyoming, have been sold by the McCraken and Richardson Families to APG Media of the Rockies, according to John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Cope, who represented the sellers in the transaction. The four newspapers dominate the southern tier of Wyoming, and include the state capital and the significant Wyoming college town.
APG is a subsidiary of Adams Publishing Group, LLC, a family owned media company headquartered in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
“We are extremely pleased that the Adams group has purchased all four of our daily newspapers, and we feel that they will be excellent operators who will continue to provide solid local news coverage for our communities,” said L. Michael McCraken, former WTE publisher.
“We’re very excited to have the McCraken group of newspapers and digital products join our company going forward,” said Stephen Adams, chairman of APG. “The McCraken family has been a stalwart steward of its newspapers for generations, and it’s our goal to continue their tradition of locally focused, community-driven editorial and reporting.”
The daily newspapers included in the transaction are: the Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune Eagle; the Laramie Boomerang; the Rawlins Daily Times; and the Rock Springs Rocket-Miner.
Cribb, Greene & Cope is a newspaper brokerage, appraisal and consulting firm with offices in Montana, Virginia and Missouri.