Ex-Rocky Mountain News staffers plan news Web site

(AP) -- Former Rocky Mountain News staffers plan to start an online newspaper if they can get 50,000 paying subscribers by April 23.

That date would have been the News' 150th anniversary.

The E.W. Scripps Co. shut down the News last month, citing mounting losses.

The founders of InDenverTimes.com say the site will go live on May 4 if they meet the subscription goal.

The Web site would be free but who pay $4.99 a month would get interactive chats, columns and other extras.

The site calls the subscriptions an investment "to encourage a bold, creative effort to continue a vision based on a 150-year Denver tradition."

InDenverTimes.com includes 30 reporters and editors who worked at the Rocky.

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