After 80 years of producing newspapers in Flagstaff, the Arizona Daily Sun announced it will move all print operations to Phoenix in a letter published to the newspaper’s website.
Colleen Brady, the newspaper’s publisher and advertisement director, wrote the age of the publication’s press is starting to show.
“The current press is more than 55 years old, and it is very difficult to keep an aging press operational,” Brady wrote. “To stay competitive, many newspaper markets have centralized printing to more modern, multi-million-dollar, regional press facilities.”
As the press operations prepare to move to the Phoenix Deer Valley facility May 11, the Sun will list its 20,000 square-foot facility on Thompson Street for sale in the coming weeks. Once the building is sold, the newspaper will relocate to a new location within the Flagstaff area.