Denver Daily News

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The Denver Daily News
TypeFree daily newspaper
Owner(s)Jim Pavelich
PublisherKristie Hannon
EditorTad Rickman
FoundedMay 10, 2001 (2001-05-10)
Ceased publicationJune 6, 2011
Headquarters2330 Broadway, Suite 102
Denver, Colorado 80205
 United States
Circulation25,500 Mon.–Fri.
Readership54,150 Mon.–Fri.
OCLC number65428976

The Denver Daily News is a former free daily newspaper in Denver, Colorado. At the time of its closure on June 6, 2011, it distributed 25,000 copies Monday through Friday in stores, coffee shops, restaurants and workplaces.[1] Copies could also be found in the Daily's distinctive blue boxes.

The paper began publication May 10, 2001 at which time Mike Kirschbaum was publisher-editor with a staff of three,[2] its original offices were at 2950 West 29th Avenue in Denver. The primary investors in The Denver Daily News were Jim Pavelich and Dave Price who also published the Palo Alto Daily News, a free daily in Palo Alto, California.[2]

The first edition of the paper was a run of 1,000 copies, distributed in Denver's Lower Downtown area.[2] By 2007, circulation had increased to 12,000,[3] and was up to 25,000 copies when publication ceased.[1] Just 8 pages in its first run, its page count later ranged from 32 to 64 pages per day. Major advertisers included auto dealerships, real estate developers, real estate agents, restaurants, grocery stores, apparel retailers and service providers.

At its closure the paper employed about 20 people and the publisher-editor was Kirstie Hannon, it was at that time located at 2330 Broadway in Denver. Hannon and Pavelich also founded the Vail Mountaineer which closed at the same time as the Daily News.[4]


  1. ^ a b Mark Harden (June 7, 2011). "Denver Daily News shuts down". Denver Business Journal. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  2. ^ a b c "Denver has its third daily newspaper". Deseret News. AP. May 11, 2001. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  3. ^ "Company eyes new free Denver newspaper". Denver Business Journal. April 17, 2007. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  4. ^ Howard Pankratz (June 7, 2011). "Denver Daily News, Vail Mountaineer cease publication". Denver Post. Retrieved 2015-11-11.