The Union sold to Gold Hill California Media

The Union published this press release:

“Gold Hill California Media Inc. has acquired the Grass Valley Union and related titles from Ogden Newspapers. Ogden Newspapers had acquired the group as part of its acquisition of Swift Communications at the end of 2021.

“The sale includes the 158-year-old daily The Union, Foothill Weekly, the twice-monthly Wildwood Independent, weekly Prospector, annual Best of Nevada County Magazine, and the annual Nevada County Visitors Guide.

“Dirks, Van Essen & April, through its subsidiary CAL DVM, represented Ogden Newspapers in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


“The new owners have newspaper assets throughout the United States and Canada, including several in California. These titles include the Marysville Appeal-Democrat and the Lodi News-Sentinel, as well as a group in the southern part of the state.

“We are very excited to take ownership of these fine and well-respected publications from Ogden Newspapers and will continue their well-established tradition of publishing and providing the vital local news and information that these fine communities deserve and rely on,” said Steven Malkowich of Gold Hill. “The Union is a fantastic product and will fit very nicely into our plans to grow our presence in California.”

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

2 thoughts on “The Union sold to Gold Hill California Media”

    1. Interesting to conjecture whether this will rekindle interest in reopening the gold mine here. Oh those Canadians; “there they go again.” Ha!

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