Company submits bid for The Bulletin, Redmond Spokesman
BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon newspaper company hopes to outbid two others for The Bulletin and Redmond Spokesman.
The Bulletin reports that EO Media Group, publisher of 11 newspapers from the Wallowas to the Oregon Coast, is offering $2.5 million for Bend’s daily newspaper and its weekly sister publication in Redmond. That’s according to a notice filed Monday in U.S. District Court of Oregon.
The Bulletin’s parent company, Western Communications, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January and is in the process of selling all of its assets.
An auction will be held July 29 in the Portland office of Tonkon Torp LLP, which represents Western Communications. A hearing is scheduled later that day in U.S. District Court.
One other company, Adams Publishing Group, also bid on the Central Oregon newspapers. Adams owns 27 daily and 100 nondaily newspapers across the country.
EO Media Group has been publishing newspapers since 1905. The company recently bought two other Western Communications newspapers, the Baker City Herald and The Observer in La Grande, out of bankruptcy.