E.W. Scripps Co. announced Thursday that it is closing the newspaper after a sales process produced no buyer. âToday the Rocky Mountain News, long the leading voice in Denver, becomes a victim of changing times in our industry and huge economic challenges,â Rich Boehne, CEO of Scripps, said in a statement. Scripps said its losses in Denver in 2008 totaled $16 million. The company is now working on a plan to unwind its joint operating agreement with The Denver Post, which will continue to publish.