The Delta County Independent newspaper has been sold to Wick Communications, a media corporation based in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

The Sunderland family has owned the Delta newspaper for more than 30 years

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Wick Communications also owns the Montrose Daily Press, which was acquired in the 1990s.

The Delta County Independent and Montrose Daily Press are both 137 years old, established in 1883.

“We are thankful that the Wicks are the kind of company that could come in and keep that community focus. They have a proven track record,” Randy Sunderland said. 

Montrose Daily Press publisher Dennis Anderson, a Delta High School graduate and a current Delta resident, will also serve as the publisher of the Delta County Independent. 

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