Springville, Utah; Spanish Fork, Utah; Payson, Utah
Owner: Lee Enterprises
Effective: Jan. 26, 2011
The three weekly papers have closed; eight employees were laid off. The Springville Herald was the oldest of the three — it was founded in 1891. Daily Herald publisher and president Rona Rahlf, who oversaw the now-closed papers, said the move was a “strategic decision to provide more content more often for south-county readers.” “Instead of waiting for their news once a week, they’ll get it in the Daily Herald seven days a week,” Rahlf said. The Daily Herald is located in Provo, Utah.
Source: Deseret News
Full disclosure: I work at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which also is owned by Lee Enterprises.