• A senior editor at Rocky Mtn News is a friend of 25 years. I phoned her Thursday afternoon to offer condolences. No leads on a new job. The sudden closing plus being interviewed about it on camera by a Denver TV crew she said felt like an out of body experience.

    By coincidence in college I knew William Dean Singleton, owner of the surviving Denver Post (and the 4th largest chain of papers in the nation). Singleton grew up in a tiny shack and is living proof that in America one can succeed with raw ambition and nothing else.

    February 28, 2009 at 9:45 p.m.