The Union (Grass Valley, CA): New owner, new course, new publisher


You might have noticed an announcement in the paper a couple of weeks back about us being sold. Again. Fifty-four years with Swift Communications, then five months Ogden Newspapers, then — whoosh — a new owner June 1.

New owners bring new visions and new ways to their new holdings.

And so it goes with our new owners, who also own The Appeal-Democrat in Marysville-Yuba City among other papers across California, the country and a few in Canada.

One of the bigger changes is our associate publisher/advertising director, Julia Stidham, will be the publisher now, and I am returning to the newsroom as editor.

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