News­pa­per has wit­nessed 125 years of his­tory, change

The Denver Post - - DENVER & THE WEST - — Mac Tully, Pres­i­dent and CEO of The Den­ver Post

We are pleased to in­vite you to join us as we cel­e­brate the 125th an­niver­sary of The Den­ver Post. On Aug. 8, 1892, what was then called The Evening Post pub­lished its first edi­tion, promis­ing “handy in­for­ma­tion for res­i­dents and vis­i­tors in the city.” We have since worked tire­lessly to live up to that goal and more. To­day The Den­ver Post is proud to be Colorado’s lead­ing source of news and in­for­ma­tion. Dig­i­tal in­no­va­tion makes this a par­tic­u­larly ex­cit­ing time in the news me­dia in­dus­try. Even though we have more than 1.1 mil­lion monthly read­ers of the printed ver­sion of The Den­ver Post, more and more peo­ple see us on their com­put­ers and phones. More than 7 mil­lion peo­ple from around the world visit our web­site ev­ery month and con­sume news from pol­i­tics and sports to recipes and gar­den­ing tips. Where, when and how peo­ple choose to con­sume their news may be chang­ing, but what hasn’t changed (and I firmly be­lieve won’t) is peo­ple’s need for qual­ity jour­nal­ism. And not just any jour­nal­ism — peo­ple de­sire trusted news con­tent. You prob­a­bly have seen our “Trusted for 125 years” mes­sag­ing around the com­mu­nity. That’s in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant to us and was re­flected when we were in­cluded in the “trusted list” in a re­cent re­port from the Reynolds Jour­nal­ism Trust­ing News Project. The em­ploy­ees of The Post re­main ded­i­cated to pro­duc­ing rel­e­vant, in­for­ma­tive con­tent that makes a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­ni­ties we serve and in the lives of our read­ers. We’ve main­tained our com­mit­ment to pro­vid­ing you the best in­for­ma­tion we can and are proud our work has been rec­og­nized with nine Pulitzer Prizes, along with ASNE awards, Ed­ward R. Mur­row awards, the Hill­man Prize, Polk awards and count­less other ac­knowl­edg­ments. Even more mean­ing­ful than the awards, though, are the laws that changed, the in­jus­tices that were brought to light and the op­por­tu­nity we’ve had to share with you about the strength, brav­ery, ini­tia­tive and strug­gles of the peo­ple who live in this great state. Our com­mit­ment to Colorado doesn’t end with good jour­nal­ism. Through Sea­son to Share and The Den­ver Post Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion, we have given more than $70 mil­lion back to the com­mu­nity. Tens of thou­sands of peo­ple have en­joyed a ride on the his­toric Cheyenne Fron­tier Days train since we brought it back 25 years ago. And the list goes on to in­clude Ride the Rock­ies, Pedal the Plains and our Un­der­ground Mu­sic Show­case. Our com­mit­ment to our com­mu­nity is un­wa­ver­ing. Thank you for sup­port­ing those pro­grams. We’re proud of our his­tory and our ac­com­plish­ments over the past 125 years. We thank you for your sup­port and with your con­tin­ued help, we plan to cel­e­brate the next 125 years!

Western His­tory Col­lec­tion, Den­ver Pub­lic Li­brary

Men and boys pose with an ele­phant in Den­ver be­tween 1900 and 1920. The an­i­mal, whose blan­ket says “Lit­tle Hip New-york Hip­po­drome,” car­ries a bag of Den­ver Post news­pa­pers.

An­thony Suau, Den­ver Post file

The last af­ter­noon edi­tion of The Den­ver Post rolls off the presses in 1982.

Col­lec­tion, Den­ver Pub­lic Li­brary

Tom Payne, a news­pa­per de­liv­ery boy, poses for a por­trait. Western His­tory

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