Pioneer selling papers, print facilities
Seattle-based Pioneer News Group is selling its media division assets to family-owned Adams Publishing Group, based in Minneapolis. The sale will include 22 daily and weekly newspapers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Utah along with newspaper and commercial print facilities, various shoppers and websites. The sale is expected to be finalized Nov. 1. Terms were not disclosed. Cribb, Greene & Cope represented Pioneer News Group in the transaction.
Pioneer newspapers in the sale include The Ellensburg Daily Record, The Klamath Falls Herald and News, The Lake County Examiner, The Klamath Falls Nickel, The Skagit Valley Herald, The Anacortes American, The Burlington Argus, The SedroWoolley Courier-Times, The Stanwood Camano News, The Logan Herald Journal, The Tremonton Leader, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle, The Belgrade News, The Idaho Press Tribune, The Idaho State Journal, The Kuna Melba News, The Meridian Press, The Emmett Messenger Index, The Montpelier News-Examiner, The Preston Citizen, The Rexburg Standard Journal and The Teton Valley News.
"We're very excited to welcome the Pioneer group of community newspapers, commercial print facilities, and other print and digital products and services to APG. We're especially pleased to welcome Pioneer's over 500 dedicated associates to our community newspaper group," said Steve Adams of the Adams Publishing Group.