"Heroes, Villains, Dames & Disasters," a commemorative history of the Rocky Mountain News, is hot off the presses. The book was originally written by longtime Rocky editor and reporter Mike Madigan as a series to celebrate the paper's 150th anniversary, which would have occurred on April 23. But the paper published its last edition on Feb. 27, so the entire series never ran in the paper. I can speak from experience in reporting that readers loved the series. Wherever I went in the city, people told me that they were following it every day.
You can find out more about the book and order a copy on Madigan's Web site.
This is a book that I'll be sharing with my children so that one day they'll be able to it share with theirs. As I told Madigan, "The Rocky couldn't have asked for a better-written or more beautiful eulogy."