Tuesday, April 13, 2010


The Gateway News is beginning its sixth year. As we take a moment to reflect, we thought it might be interesting for our readers to know some things about us. We originally started the newspaper on February 13, 2005. Our first issue, Volume 1, Issue 1 was printed on March 16, 2005. The headline was “Dawn of a New Era”. Little did we know just how new the next era would be and what all it would bring. We printed 16,308 copies as the Commerce City Gateway and the first seven issues were mailed via the US Mail. We have driveway delivered residentially and bulk delivered to retail and civic locations ever since, always in a clear plastic bag, except one week in March 2007 for a campaign where a candidate advertised on the bags.

Baby the Cat and Babette the Kitty are our real pets and yes they do actually “help” write their own column with their ever present laying on keyboards and desks in the office. They let us know what they think. Willie the Weed and Skylar came into being after Dustie had his motorcycle accident and was heavily medicated suffering with broken bones.

With Volume 2, Issue 1, March 16, 2006, our name was changed to Gateway News as we expanded our coverage into areas surrounding Commerce City. As we continued to grow and change with the new digital world we became Gateway Multimedia as we added the website. On July 13, 2007 our website was launched, including the infamous Gateway News blog at www.gatewaynews.org, which is still hot today. By July 31, 2007, we had received 52,976 hits in the first two weeks. Gatewaynews.org became the community leader of electronic coverage with videos of local events as well as live streaming of meetings on our website.

We will continue our mission statement to the best of our ability. The mission of the Gateway News and gatewaynews.org is to inform, educate, and entertain our readers. We will continue to embrace the community, be the voice of the people, and be advocates for the greater good. All with God’s help.

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