Lordsburg (N.M.) Liberal to close down

Posted on February 24, 2012

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LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — The 120-year-old Lordsburg Liberal will close its doors after putting out its final edition Feb. 2.

The newspaper’s parent company, MediaNews Group, said it decided to shut down the weekly because of a challenging economic climate.

The Liberal‘s history and its soul will always remain in the hearts of those of us who grew up with this great tradition,” said Lorenzo Alba, publisher and editor.

David McClain, regional director of the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership, which operates the Liberal and other area newspapers, said ceasing the Liberal’s publication will allow the Hidalgo County Herald to grow. The partnership also operates the Herald.

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