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E.W. Scripps still mum on sale of Rocky Mountain News intellectual property

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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."

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.

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