A blog yesterday focused on complaints about the Rocky Mountain News website, which has been static since the paper's February shutdown. In that item, I mentioned that I'd contacted Tim King, spokesman for E.W. Scripps, the Rocky's longtime owner, asking for an update about the possible sale of the tabloid's intellectual property. His e-mail reply confirms the continuing availability of the name and web address, but that's about it. He wrote: "The IP is still for sale, and there's no development to report. I can't comment on who has inquired or how many inquiries we've received, but if there's a development on this front, we'll announce it."
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King's response leaves press observers to wonder why this process has taken so long. In the meantime, the Rocky site continues to linger in cyber-limbo.