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Twentysomething thankful for Citizen

I’ve been reading the Tucson Citizen since the early 1990s. I’m 28 years old, and this paper has been a big part of my life.

I never missed a day. I got this newspaper every day for as far back as I can remember.

Now I’m hearing that it will no longer be printing, almost bringing me to tears.

It almost seems as if Tucson is losing a piece of its history.

I am a big sports fan, and I only hope that my favorite writer, Steve Rivera, keeps writing for a newspaper in Arizona because I’ll still read his stories.

I just wanted to thank you for all the great stories, sports or otherwise, that the paper has had through all the years I have been reading the Citizen.

I hope for the best for all of the people involved with the paper. It’s just so sad it had to come to an end.


Change in values part of paper’s problems

If the Tucson Citizen ceases to publish, we won’t buy the Daily Star but rather will continue to subscribe to Inside Tucson Business and Investors Business Daily.

We do believe the loss of Citizen subscribers was due in part to a change from conservative to mostly liberal values.

We wish that Clear Channel Radio could purchase the paper.

Why can’t the JOA be sold to a potential buyer? Because Gannett has made a sale nearly impossible, we won’t subscribe to the Gannett-owned Arizona Republic either.

We are looking for somewhere to go for the comics and conservative columns, which we will miss.


Citizen reader since 1962 laments closing

I will miss the Citizen. I was shown the building where the paper was printing – big window outside – and we would watch the men working to get the paper out, with those big machines.

I started the Citizen in 1962 and paid 35 cents a week. A young man would bring the stamp to my door and give me the 35 cent bill to pay.

So I will miss the Citizen paper. I enjoyed it all the time I got the paper. I could tell some stories about the boss.


Sad to see ‘my paper’ going out of business

I’m really sad to see my paper go out of business. I’ve taken home delivery since 1959.

I send funnies and sports sections to my daughter’s husband, a captain at sea, every Monday.

It’s so sad for me and him. I guess I’ll have to take the Star. I prefer the Citizen. I’m 84 and totally set in my ways and choices of paper.

Thanks for all these years.


Our Digital Archive

This blog page archives the entire digital archive of the Tucson Citizen from 1993 to 2009. It was gleaned from a database that was not intended to be displayed as a public web archive. Therefore, some of the text in some stories displays a little oddly. Also, this database did not contain any links to photos, so though the archive contains numerous captions for photos, there are no links to any of those photos.

There are more than 230,000 articles in this archive.

In TucsonCitizen.com Morgue, Part 1, we have preserved the Tucson Citizen newspaper's web archive from 2006 to 2009. To view those stories (all of which are duplicated here) go to Morgue Part 1

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