Killington Mountain Times

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Killington Mountain Times
TypeWeekly Newspaper
Owner(s)Angelo Lynn
PublisherPolly Lynn and Jason Mikula
EditorPolly Lynn
Founded1971
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersKillington, Vermont
Circulation10,0000
OCLC number44437619
Websitehttp://mountaintimes.info/

The Killington Mountain Times is an American newspaper serving Killington, Vermont. It is published weekly on Thursdays with a circulation of 10,000.[1] The paper is owned by Angelo Lynn, Polly Lynn, and Jason Mikula and covers news in Killington and surrounding towns in Rutland County.[2][3] Polly Lynn is the current editor.[2]

History[edit]

The paper was founded in 1971 by Ed Pickett as the Killington Pico-Paper.[4] Pickett, an advertising manager for the Mount Snow Ski Resort,[5] eventually also published Ski Racer, and Snow Valley News.[6] In 1976, Pickett sold the paper to Andrew Neisner, who changed the name to the Mountain Times.[7][4]

In 1986, Royal and Zip Barnard bought the Mountain Times.[8] They operated it for 25 years before selling it in 2011 to the Lynn family, who still owns it today, along with 8 other local newspapers.[9] The sale of the paper in 2011 was delayed by significant flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene. [10] The basement of the paper's printing office was damaged, but Barnard managed to publish a paper from his home that week.[10]

Under the new management, the paper increased revenue by fiteen percent by 2013.[3]

National Coverage[edit]

The Mountain Times was the first to report about a proposal for Killington to secede from Vermont and join New Hampshire in 2004.[11]

Awards[edit]

New England Better Newspapers Contest[edit]

Year Award Place Recipient
2016[12] Most Creative Use of Small Print Space 1st Mountain Times
2016 Digital Product Promotion to Readers 1st Mountain Times
2016 Pure Advertising Niche Publication 2nd Mountain Times
2016 Local Display Ad (Color) 2nd Mountain Times
2014[13] Overall Design & Presentation, weekly newspapers 3rd Mountain Times
2014 Overall Mobile Application 3rd Mountain Times

External Links[edit]

The Mountain Times has a web site a Facebook page and a Twitter stream.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Mountain Times timeline". Timetoast. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  2. ^ a b "Killington Mountain Times newspaper". Mondo Times. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b Haughney, Christine (16 August 2013). "Sisters with roots in news embrace small-town papers". New York Times. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b "About The Mountain Times". The Mountain Times. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Ski Packages Ease Weekend Pressure". Boston Globe. 26 January 1970.
  6. ^ Skiing. Ziff-Davis Publishing. September 1977.
  7. ^ "The Mountain Times timeline". Timetoast. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  8. ^ Kumka, Cristina (11 August 2011). "Mt. Times paper sold". Rutland Herald. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  9. ^ "'Addy Indy' owner buying Killington newspaper". Addison Independent. 11 August 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Newspapers try to recover from flooding". Burllington Free Press. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Just Like Colonial Times". Portsmouth Herald. 10 January 2004.
  12. ^ "Addy Indy named best weekly newspaper in New England | Addison County Independent". addisonindependent.com. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  13. ^ "New England Better Newspapers Competition" (PDF). New England Newspapers & Press Association. 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2018.