The publisher of The Gazette in Colorado Springs says the newspaper will move its printing operations to The Denver Post's press facility in April.
Publisher Dan Steever said Tuesday that moving printing operations to The Denver Post facility will allow The Gazette to provide readers and advertisers with more pages with color. The Gazette reports that phasing out local printing operations will eventually lead to elimination of 51 full-time and part-time regular positions in the press and production area at The Gazette.
However, Steever estimates the newspaper will increase the number of employees in its news, advertising, marketing, financial and circulation operations by at least 20 percent in 2013.
The Gazette is owned by Denver-based Clarity Media Group, which is owned by billionaire Phil Anschutz.