Colorado Community Media expands Centennial Citizen print edition to include east side of Interstate 25
Englewood, Colo. – Starting this May, Colorado Community Media (CCM) is excited to announce the expansion of the Centennial Citizen print edition. In expanding the community publication, CCM Publisher Jerry Healey said the goal is to be more inclusive.
Centennial, which became Colorado’s newest city, was incorporated in 2001. However, the city’s boundaries are split between the east and west sides of Interstate 25. Since 2001, CCM has primarily printed the community newspaper covering the west side of I-25.
“Several months ago, the city approached us to explore ideas on how to cover the city in a way that would unite the two areas, and help create a singular identity,” Healey said. “We immediately embraced the idea. Ultimately, the goal is to create community, the personal connections that ground us and keep us centered in this very fast-paced world.”
In a letter to residents, Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko said, “It’s especially important in our hurried day-to-day lives to take a step back and examine everything the Centennial community has to offer. Whether you want to learn about neighborhood initiatives, upcoming events at Centennial Center Park, local school programs and athletic teams, City-led projects, new businesses, or simply read an immersive human-interest feature, you’ll find the Centennial Citizen to be a consistent resource.”
The first edition, delivered for free to 45,000 Centennial households on May 2, marks the end of free driveway delivery to west Centennial, and the beginning of paid home delivery to all Centennial homes, including residents on the east side of I-25. To make this expansion possible, CCM is currently charging a first-year subscription fee of $20.
In addition to continued coverage of Littleton Public Schools in Centennial, CCM is expanding coverage to now include the Cherry Creek School District. Taking the lead on all things Centennial is CCM reporter Ellis Arnold.
“With the subscription fees, we will be able to include more community news, more information from local school districts and provide important news and information on neighboring communities,” Healey said.
Also starting in June, CCM will send a special monthly publication, “Life in Centennial” by direct mail to every home and business in city limits. The special monthly magazine, printed on upgraded newsprint, will have a lighter take on community news.
About Colorado Community Media: Colorado Community Media (CCM) is the state’s largest community media outlet, printing 18 community newspapers across four counties in the Denver Metro Area. Reaching more than 300,000 readers per week, CCM publications include: Arvada Press, Elbert County News, Lone Tree Voice, Caste Pines News-Press, Englewood Herald, Castle Rock News-Press, Golden Transcript, Parker Chronicle, Centennial Citizen, Highlands Ranch Herald, South Platte Independent, Denver Herald, Lakewood Sentinel, Westminster Window and the Wheat Ridge Transcript.