Reuter Jr. takes reigns at The Local

Sale of alternative newspaper confirmed; owners not commenting yet

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— Owners and co-publishers Paulie Anderson and Scott Glackman have sold The Local - an alternative Steamboat Springs newspaper that publishes every two weeks - to Thomas Reuter Jr.

Reuter confirmed Wednesday evening that the sale was official and agreed to discuss the purchase further. Today, however, Reuter and Glackman declined any further comment. They said the sale will be announced in the next edition of The Local, which publishes Aug. 28.

Scott Ford, The Local's business counselor and longtime columnist, said he has not spoken to Reuter since the purchase. Ford said he was happy for Anderson and Glackman and curious to see what Reuter's new direction will be.

"I really enjoyed the opportunity to write for them," Ford said. "The Local, in the capacity it has served, has been a service to the community : I'm always surprised at the breadth of the community that's reading it."

Reuter is a Steamboat Springs High School graduate and the son of Tom Reuter Cars owner Tom Reuter.

In 2007 he began circulating a recall petition against 14th Judicial District Attorney Bonnie Roesink citing systemic errors, bad judgment, poor management and inconsistent prosecution. It was the second recall attempt made against Roesink that year. Both efforts failed.

To reach Brandon Gee, call 871-4210 or e-mail bgee@steamboatpilot.com

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