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The Altus Times is a two-day a week newspaper based in Altus, Oklahoma and owned by Graystone Media Group.[1] It is published Wednesday and Saturday.[1]

Altus Times
TypeTwo-days a week
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Graystone Media Group
PublisherRick Carpenter
Managing editorsRick Carpenter
Staff writersKatrina Goforth, Ryan Lewis
Founded1900[1]
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersAltus, Oklahoma
Circulation5,000[1]
Websitewww.altustimes.com

HistoryEdit

The original Altus Times was founded as a weekly newspaper by J. Ed Van Meter in December, 1901.[2] It was consolidated with two other newspapers into the Weekly Altus Times-Democrat around 1916. It began daily publication in 1928. The newspaper was renamed the Altus Times on August 1, 1984.[2]

The paper was previously owned by Heartland Publications. In 2012 Versa Capital Management merged Heartland, Ohio Community Media, former Freedom papers it had acquired, and Impressions Media into a new company, Civitas Media.[3] Civitas Media sold its Oklahoma papers to Greystone Media Group in 2017.[4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Finder Binder: Oklahoma's Updated Media Directory, 2010 Winter Issue.
  2. ^ a b Altus Times Boasts Colorful History Archived 2010-03-08 at the Wayback Machine, Altus Times (accessed February 15, 2010).
  3. ^ Business Wire, Versa Capital Announces the Formation of Civitas Media, LLC, retrieved April 10, 2017
  4. ^ "Quarterly Updates - 3rd Quarter 2017". Dirks, Van Essen & Murray. 2017-09-30. Retrieved 2017-10-28.

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