Southern Utah community steps up to save its local newspaper


The Iron County Today newspaper (Cedar City, Utah) said its final goodbyes after 15 years of publication on Feb. 22. A few days later, community members banded together to save what many call a local treasure.

"For nearly two decades, this newspaper has been committed to being both a source of journalism and joy in this community and we have enjoyed being a part of your lives," the paper's then-owner and publisher R. Gail Stahle, whose grandfather started the Davis County Clipper, wrote in a letter to readers on Feb. 16. He said the costs to print the paper had become too great.

Following the announcement, longtime Cedar City resident and local business owner Mike Green said he knew he had to do something to save the local paper.

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