Weekly newspaper for sale

Malheur Enterprise

Date Posted April 01, 2015
Location Vale, Oregon
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Ever think about owning your own paper and being your own boss? If so, a 105-year-old rural weekly in southeast Oregon should be of interest. It's a small paper, 8 to 12 pages a week, and just right for a journalist who can write, edit, paginate and take photos.

I'm asking $50,000 and will consider offers. As an absentee publisher, I pay about $70,000 in annual wages, most of which would be pocketed by a competent and efficient hands-on owner. Profit and loss statements are available.

It's a stable community paper that needs a new mom and/or pop. The  town is a county seat, and you'll cover everything from politics, high school sports and grazing rights to artisan bits and bridles and crime. Two of the biggest issues right now are whether or not the greater sage grouse gets listed as an endangered species (think about what the spotted owl did for logging) and if 2.1 million acres of the county should be set aside as a National Monument or Wilderness Area.

It's  fun
Though small, the paper is an important source of news in the community. Filling that role is satisfying, and deciding what goes on Page 1 can be a real pleasure.

Background information

The paper is in an agricultural county that's bigger than six states but has a population of just over 30,000. More details are available at

http://www.malheurenterprise.com/home.html, including photo links that show the beauty of the surrounding high desert.

Room to grow

Because of how the paper has been run (absentee owner/publisher), there are untouched opportunities for expansion. More information is available on request.

It's affordable

I am so ready to retire. The price has been reduced to $50,000 or best cash offer.

Rick Nelson, rwnnelson@comcast.net or call 253-838-3245.









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