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Lehman Printing Center Longmont Times-Call Kristi Ritter Special Sections Editor, 303-684-5275

Summer Stair Special Sections Assistant Editor, 720-494-5429

Loveland Reporter-Herald Jade Cody Special Sections Editor, 970-635-3656

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A note from the publisher Lehman building committee Inside the new manroland Uniset 75 press Printshop offers extra services New building is cutting-edge Berthoud embraces new facility Tours give a glimpse inside newspapers Printing presses have rich history New inserter offers top speeds Follow the process of newspaper creation Long-term employees International influences of the project Times-Call history Newspapers in our communities What’s inside your daily newspaper? Headlines chronicle history Reporter-Herald history Meet Ed and Dean Lehman Facts by the numbers Contact information for newspapers

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From the publisher From the main meeting room, following presentations and refreshments, let us gather and enter the 21st century of printing. Much of this equipment is brand new, some of it never used before in this area. The pressroom floor is perfectly level and rests on an 8-foot block of cement supported by 52 concrete caissons, which are extended below the press 30 feet to bedrock. Because of the speeds, the press itself must have a perfectly level footing and no vibration. The black ink is piped from a 3,500gallon tank surrounded by three 2,000-pound color ink tanks. These colors of cyan, magenta and yellow, when combined with black ink, enable us to print with perfection any desired color on both sides of the paper. Direct piping from the black ink reservoir and color tanks delivers ink to each end of the press. All of this is operated by a group of skilled people in the “quiet room” and even though the press has a height of 22 feet, many changes on the various rolls and reels can be made by simple strokes on a keyboard. In operation, the press is designed to be divided into two presses; there are two computer consoles in the quiet room. Each of the units has its own electric motor and can be regulated for speed and accuracy from the computer console (referred to as the PECOM). To keep the presses running smoothly, the entire pressroom is climate controlled. The press itself was built in Plauen, Germany, near Dresden. The paper rolls are substantial and kept in their own area. A 50-inch roll has a length of 11 miles of newsprint and travels on an internal rail system on both sides of the press. The paper itself is often recycled newsprint and carefully produced to create a good printing medium. The second floor mezzanine has many pieces of equipment including a reverse-osmosis water system, which delivers pure water to the press. By the way, to keep up with the green premise of a production plant, we have used some of the following building techniques: • The warehouse is heated by heat given off by the air compressors located on the second floor mechanical mezzanine. • The lighting is not only energy efficient, but simulates natural sunlight, which is

necessary in order for the press crew to see color correctly. • Plumbing fixtures are designed to limit water use and are highly efficient. • Computer-controlled heating and cooling covers a majority of the building. • Many lights are operated by sensors that only activate when an area is occupied. • The building is a light-colored block and the roof is white, as it costs more to cool a building than to heat it. • We use soy-based color and black inks. • We use recycled paper. • We bale old newsprint and have it recycled. • Variable speed drives on the HVAC system and compressed-air system are used to meet actual energy demands in the building. • Most of the landscaping requires little water and is on an underground drip system controlled by computers. Were we not dedicated to the efficiencies and demands of a green building, many of these advantages would have been lost to us. As we ponder the benefits of a green building, we must recognize that this has many challenges to force us to live a more efficient life. The press speed is slowed down as the speed of the roll on the MegTek Reel Stand is increased, and a flying paster allows the press to continuously run without stopping for new newsprint. The press can produce 75,000 newspaper copies per hour at top speed. This is a great improvement, as this new press is twice as fast as the old press in the Longmont plant. The printed newspapers travel through the quiet room, thus giving the press operators a chance to examine the print quality of the paper. They then travel via conveyor to a Muller Martini SLS 3000 insert machine, which can provide completed printed packages. This machine has 16 pockets that continually open and close to accept any variety of inserts. This colorful machine operates at a throughput of 32,000 copies per hour. It is accompanied by an SLS 2000, which will be a stand-by machine and will serve as a backup. The papers then go through the stackers where they are bundled and loaded into vehicles, which will deliver papers to our customers and subscribers. The current Loveland, Longmont and Colorado Hometown Newspapers plants will continue to be headquarters for the local news, advertising and circulation departments. This new print facility will also house our in-house print shop for smaller publications.

This area of the printing center has an AB Dick 9910 2-color head press and a 9985 full color press designed for high-quality printing. In addition, this area has a cutter that can slice up to 500 sheets of 30-inch width paper. The plate room will process aluminum plates through two Kodak Trend Setter News 70 computer-to-plate devices composed of a large image setter, oven, processor and multiple powered conveyors. These plates are then sent through a Nela vision bender that prepares them for placement on cylinders of the press. This method of plate production requires the utmost precision before the final image is oven-baked onto the plates. The plates are then sent through a water wash and finisher to preserve the plate. Currently, we use about 7,000 plates a month, all of which are recycled for reuse. One of the unseen factors in the plant is the communications system that enables the illustrations and type to be sent from the newspaper offices in Loveland, Longmont and Colorado Hometown Newspapers via highspeed fiber optic lines. In the newspaper business, split seconds are extremely important so the news can be rushed to readers. The newspapers printed at this new facility are processed by two separate daily newspaper plants in Longmont and Loveland, and the weeklies at Colorado Hometown Newspapers. A third daily newspaper in Cañon City is 155 miles south and on rare occasions can provide some printing for the Berthoud plant. The Berthoud plant has 78-full and part-time workers, many of whom were transferred from Longmont. An additional crew of a number of workers may be hired locally because the plant is designed to operate on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week. As our visit to the 21st century winds up, let us say thank you for your time and interest in visiting us and we hope that we can continue improving methods to speed up the process. Thank you for visiting the plant and even if you have not visited yet, we know that sooner or later you will come in to see it. Please call ahead and come any time.

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Lehman Printing Center Building Committee Throughout the years of organization and brainstorming on the Lehman Printing Center, several people have invested their time and ideas into launching this project into reality. While some suggestions were given in passing, other ideas came from months and years of planning. The building committee helped review building plans and work with Billy Dashiell, the engineer and building planner. They also helped decide what materials and colors would be used, decided landscaping designs with the professionals, signage and made sure deadlines were hit throughout the project. Thank you to all of those involved in making this project a success. – Dean Lehman


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Far left: Publisher Ed Lehman and Reporter-Herald General Manager Ken Amundson start the company’s new press, a manroland Uniset 75, on May 18. (Joshua Buck/ Times-Call) Left: Ink rollers on the new press. (Jill Mott/Times-Call)

New press offers expanded capabilities, cutting-edge technology By Summer Stair Longmont Times-Call

When Publisher Ed Lehman purchased the Longmont Times-Call on Feb. 1, 1957, he brought with him a community-minded vision of what the paper would be and how it could grow. Throughout the years the Lehman family has expanded its ownership and created Lehman Communications Corp. to include the Longmont Times-Call, Loveland Reporter-Herald, Colorado Hometown Newspapers – The Lafayette News, Louisville Times and Erie Review – and The Cañon City Daily Record. With its future on its doorstep and continuous changes in technology, the company has made another huge step forward with it newest edition: a $20 million, 60,000square-foot printing facility in Berthoud, which houses a new 267-ton manroland Uniset 75 press in a climate-controlled room. The Times-Call, Reporter-Herald and Colorado Hometown Newspapers will benefit from the new press and its brighter presentation, which will offer full-color options on every page-enhancing how readers see the newspaper daily. The manroland press replaces the company’s previous press, a Goss Urbanite offset printing press, which was installed in 1973 in Longmont. While the old press was stateof-the-art at the time it was purchased, it does not offer full-color capabilities and the speed that the manroland has. The color availability offered by the new press will not only offer superior color quality to advertisers, but it will help in the design and organization of the daily newspaper because color restrictions will no longer be an issue.

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Center: An overview of the new manroland Uniset 75 press at the Lehman Printing Center in Berthoud. (Jill Mott/Times-Call) Left: The Loveland Reporter-Herald rolls off the manroland Uniset 75 press for the first time on May 18. (Joshua Buck/Times-Call) Above: Press workers prepare to plate the manroland Uniset 75 press in anticipation of the first run of the Loveland Reporter-Herald. (Joshua Buck/ Times-Call)

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Above, far left: The first shipment of the new press arrives by truck in January 2009. The press was built in Germany and then shipped to Houston, where it then traveled to Colorado on about 20 trucks. Left: The crates are unloaded from the truck with a device called a tri-lifter, and moved into the printing facility. Above center: The press towers are stacked on each other during assembly. Above right: The press installation was completed in late April. (Lehman Communications photos)

Continued from 6 The new press is capable of printing 75,000 copies per hour in straight mode or 37,500 copies per hour in collect mode. It can also be split into two presses, utilizing the two folders. The decision to purchase and install the manroland press is one the company did not take lightly. It took approximately two years, and the narrowing down of five press companies to decide on what would work best for the company’s long-term goal. “We looked at presses that we thought made sense for maximum production,” says Dale Carr, director of commercial print sales. “This included quality, speed, ease and quickness of setting up the press for each individual press run. A huge advantage of this press is the full color capability.” The installed manroland press houses four towers, two folders and four reel stands, with the ability to add two more towers for greater capacity and color for future use. Each tower is a collection of rollers and cylinders that feed the paper through. Each folder can accept four webs, or sheets of paper, that are combined, arranged and cut. Two folders allow for maximum efficiency and allow the press to run two jobs at

Bob Roland assembles a hand rail on the new manroland Uniset 75 press on March 3. The press arrived from Germany in late January. (Jill P. Mott/Times-Call)

the same time. The four reel stands can make “flying pasters” for nonstop roll changes during the printing process. The new press, which is completely controlled through computers, will be operated by the same five-man press crews Lehman Communications currently uses. The press workers can control many variables through the computers, such as the amount of ink and water used for higher quality image reproduction. Photos will be sharper and brighter because of improved registration and the ability to run

higher line screens of up to 133 lines per inch. The new technology will also help minimize the amount of soy-based ink used. Paper waste will also be minimized with the automatic paper roll changes and the fact that the press can eventually memorize specific press layouts and content. With the high-speed efficiency and double capacity of the manroland press, Lehman Communications plans to not only print the daily newspapers, but commercial jobs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Where did you get the new press? The new press came from manroland and was built in Plauen, Germany. What are the manroland press capabilities? The manroland Uniset 75 offers full-color capabilities on all pages and can run 75,000 copies per hour in straight mode, doubling the current press capabilities. How was the new press delivered? The 267-ton press was shipped to Houston and trucked to Berthoud on about 20 semitrucks. It came in 78 crates, totaling 615,288 pounds. Why was a new press needed? The old press, a Goss Urbanite, required increasing upkeep and had limited color and sectioning ability. The new press will offer readers, advertisers and commercial clients a superior product with clear, concise printing and the possibility of color on every page. It will also cut production time in half, allowing more time for commercial print products. Why are pictures clearer? The new press is capable of smoother ink lay down on the paper, resulting in higher quality image reproduction. The registration is closer and photos will have a finer screen, creating a clearer picture. What comprises the new facility? The energy-efficient 60,000-squarefoot printing facility in Berthoud will house the press in a climate-controlled room, as well as pre-press, post-press, the print shop, commercial sales operations, warehouse and office staff. What did the new press facility cost? $20 million, including the equipment. Why did you build the new press facility in Berthoud? The new printing facility was built in Berthoud because it is in the middle of current operating daily papers in Longmont and Loveland. Also, by building the new facility in Berthoud all production will be centralized in one location. It will also allow for the Times-Call Distribution department to move into the current Times-Call building at 350 Terry St. in Longmont, creating a one-stop spot for readers. When can readers view the new press facility? The grand opening of the facility will be June 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be open to the public. Call the Longmont Times-Call at 303-776-2244 or the Loveland Reporter-Herald at 970-690-5050 for more details.


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In addition to the new press that Lehman Communications installed, many people do not realize that the company operates a full print shop in house to print a variety of items from single-sheet flyers to full-color brochures with the finest quality. The print shop, which has been in existence since the mid-1990s, serves as the center for smallerscale production jobs, including the company’s in-house forms, directmail pieces and promotional materials. But in-house printing is only a small percentage of what the print shop does. Sales representatives at all of Lehman Communications’ divisions sell print jobs for advertisers and clients to be done at the print shop. Some of the many things it can do include single-sheet flyers, direct-mail pieces, stationery, posters, business cards and inserts. Polly Bianconi, lead press operator for the print shop, says they operate two presses that were installed in 2002. Both AB Dick sheet-fed presses – the 9910 for black and spot color and the 9985 for full color – allow for printing of 11-by-17 paper in a small press that gives high-quality results. The print shop can also add value to printed documents by means of its folding, bindery and lamination services. Bianconi offers more than 27 years of experience in printing.

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Building for Success April 2008 – Pouring caissons for the press foundation

Lehman Communications designs a printing center to facilitate the new press By Jade Cody Loveland Reporter-Herald

May 2008 – Pouring the building foundation

July 2008 – Building the walls

July 2008 - Building overview

More than 10 years in the making, the 60,000-square-foot Lehman Printing Center in Berthoud was planned with precision and foresight. Its location, anchored adjacent to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, is situated between the Longmont Times-Call and the Loveland Reporter-Herald, and sits on 9 acres at 801 Second St. in Berthoud. After breaking ground on March 14, 2008, construction for the plant culminated in May, with the first daily newspapers printed on May 19, 2009. Ken Amundson, the general manager at the Reporter-Herald, started working on the project 10 years ago while employed as Publisher Ed Lehman’s assistant in Longmont. Two years ago, the decision was made to build the plant in Berthoud on a lot the company owned. “It was a very suitable site, because it was flat with a major storm sewer line running underneath the lot,” Amundson says. “It is also in an industrial area and in an enterprise zone, which affords the company some tax advantages.” Its proximity to the railroad allows the press operators to only handle paper delivery once – where before, at the press in Longmont, paper had to be unloaded into a sepa-

rate warehouse, then moved to the printing plant and unloaded again. The company currently uses about one rail car load of paper per week. One of the paramount aspects of building the new plant was choosing an architect. The search for potential designers went far and wide. Lehman Communications decided on Billy Dashiell of the Norfolk, Va., design and engineering firm Robert G. Dashiell Jr. P.E. Inc. Dashiell also handled project management work. The Dashiell company specializes in the design of newspaper plants, including facilities in Santa Fe, N.M., Pueblo and Tulsa, Okla. Dashiell built a production plant for the newspaper in Jefferson City, Mo., which also installed a manroland press similar to the one currently residing in Berthoud. “Dashiell was very knowledgeable – he was budget- and quality-minded throughout the process,” says director of commercial print sales Dale Carr, who served as project manager for Lehman Communications during the planning and construction. Dashiell worked to design a spacious building that would be expandable and have a post-press area large enough to hold all of the equipment. Carr says the building was designed with production efficiency at the forefront. “The

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July 2008 – Building steelwork at on the printing center.

September 2008 – Inside the new post-press area

September 2008 – Pressroom

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“The new production facility will be more efficient and will allow us the additional space we need to continue to produce high-quality newspapers and commercial web printing.”



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design of the building was all predicated on flow,” he says. “It was built to get the newsprint from the rail spur into the warehouse, printed in the pressroom, inserted in the post-press area and out the door as a complete newspaper.” In addition to the pressroom, the building contains secure storage for advertising inserts and a severalmonth supply of paper. A plate room produces the aluminum printing plates for the press after receiving electronic files from the newspapers and commercial customers. After the newspapers are printed, they move into a large packaging department, called post-press, where advertising supplements are inserted and bundles created for distribution to carriers or route drivers. A sheet-fed printing department is also located in the building. Carr says consideration was given to where the mechanical aspects of the building were placed. The air conditioning and heating were located on a mezzanine so they were out of the way of workable floor space. Also located on the mezzanine are large air compressors used to operate the press and inserter equipment, water-purification units and water chillers. Lehman Communications recognized the limited meeting space available in Berthoud and designed the building with a large room with a kitchenette – available to non-profit groups in the area on a reservation basis. The blueprints for the project were updated frequently, and the company went through three or four different renditions before settling on the final version. “At one time the building had a second story and an auditorium,” Amundson says. Although both were eventually nixed, the building is designed to be capable of supporting a second story on the front section. Consideration also went into building as efficiently as possible. Lighting in the building is energy-efficient enough to qualify for certain rebates, and the computercontrolled heating and cooling systems are intended to reduce HVAC costs. The air compressors on the

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Berthoud embraces new press facility By Kristi Ritter Longmont Times-Call

When the new Lehman Communications press facility began full operation on May 19, it was a great day for the town of Berthoud. After all, the town has gained a major employer to the community with additional job opportunities. But it has been a long process through which the town board, Lehman company officials and project planners have been working on for years. According to Ken Amundson, general manager at the Loveland Reporter-Herald, the site for the new facility was acquired many years ago about the time that the old ReporterHerald building was sold to McKee Medical Center for use as a clinic. Adjacent property to the north of the site was acquired shortly after, which remains undeveloped at this time. While Berthoud was always in the mind of company officials for this press project, Berthoud Town Administrator Jim White notes the company also had opportunities within the cities of Loveland and Longmont to consider. “We knew Berthoud was a great middle ground for the company, and we kept offering the invitation and welcome to come to Berthoud,” White says. Lehman officials considered many options, but ultimately Berthoud was

chosen for several reasons. First, it is equal distance between the company’s two major newspapers in Loveland and Longmont. Amundson added that railroad access was another consideration, since newsprint is shipped via rail. The old warehouse in Longmont allowed the company to receive newsprint via rail, but then it was trucked to the plant a few blocks away. The new facility allows two rail cars to be unloaded simultaneously at the facility and the newsprint handled only once prior to placing it on the press. The town of Berthoud, as well as business operators and residents, are excited to have the facility be a part of their community. “I am very enthusiastic and proud that we were able to secure the company coming to Berthoud,” White says. “It’s a beautiful facility and a highlight of our industry center.” The facility will bring about 78 jobs to Berthoud. Many will be relocations from Longmont, but some will be new hires as the need arises due to growth. Amundson expects the commercial printing operation of the company to increase with the new, state-of-the-art press, which will likely mean a growth of jobs. White adds, “Lehman is definitely a primary employer for our town, and one that will bring jobs to the community.” Don Dana, executive director for the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce,

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“It’s a beautiful facility and a highlight of our industry center.”

says the new facility will add additional property taxes to the community. Not only will people be traveling to this facility, they’ll be embracing and patronizing Berthoud businesses. The construction period also benefited the town, with 150 workers or more on the site at one time during peak building months. While there are some employees who already live in Berthoud, the new facility may also lead to other employees relocating. Dana says the town has been putting together economic incentive packages to draw primary businesses and light industries to the Berthoud area – a plan he believes will be effective in the near future. “Along with those incentives and the enterprise

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“The improvements that this press is going to make just to the printing industry and to all of Northern Colorado is incredible.”

zone, we feel Berthoud is really on the edge of being ready for the next growth spurt in Northern Colorado.” When it comes to the print industry, Dana believes Berthoud is definitely a town that embraces newspapers. “The improvements that this press is going to make just to the printing industry and to all of Northern Colorado is incredible,” he says. “The technology in the printing industry has changed, and Lehman is definitely improving the future of print.” With a big-city facility in a small town like Berthoud, Dana says, the town is looking forward to the growth it will bring to the community.

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Community newspapers not only gather and deliver daily local and national news, but they celebrate new additions to families and lives welllived. As part of the local community, residents can tour the facilities and see what happens behind the scenes as the newspaper staff works around the clock to gather the most up-todate information available, sell advertising, design pages, print the product, and roll and deliver the newspaper to your front door. Linda Larsen, marketing and community relations director at the Loveland Reporter-Herald, says no matter what age group she is giving a tour to, people find the process of a newspaper fascinating and exciting. Lehman Communications Corp. is made up of several newspapers: the Longmont Times-Call, Loveland Reporter-Herald and Colorado Hometown Newspapers – which produces the Louisville Times, Erie Review and Lafayette News – and the Cañon City Daily Record. Residents can tour any of the three local facilities, as well as the new Lehman Printing Center in Berthoud, where the newspapers are printed.

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Tony Harris, left, tells a tour group about the computer-to-plate technology that allows designers to send pages directly to plates. (Paul Litman/Times-Call)

Tours at the Reporter-Herald, Times-Call and Hometown Newspapers are tailored so visitors can see the different departments and the staff who make up the newspaper. Tours often include the newsroom and advertising departments. The new 60,000-square-foot printing facility, which houses a new manroland high-speed press, will also offer tours during which residents can see where and how the newspaper is printed once it leaves the newsroom. Seeing the press and the process the newspaper goes through before it lands on your front stoop every morning can help residents understand even more what a newspaper means to its communities.

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Printing presses record a vibrant history By Rhema Muncy, Loveland Reporter-Herald

When a new printing press comes to town, it is no small matter. Throughout recorded history, printing presses shaped culture and created a base of common knowledge for communities. Mobile printing presses changed the face of the western frontier. In 1859, William N. Byers left Omaha, Neb., bound for the gold fields of Pikes Peak with the intention of opening a newspaper office in the settlement that was soon to be named Denver, according to “Books on the Frontier” by Richard W. Clement. When Byers caught wind that fellow pressman Jack Merrick was trekking to Colorado with the same intentions and was two weeks ahead of him, Byers left his slow wagon to his journeyman printers and swiftly got to the city of Cherry Creek to make preparations, telling no one of his plans. Merrick was already in town with his own press and had yet to get his paper rolling. When Byers’ wagon rolled in, he immediately typeset the first issue of the Rocky Mountain News. Merrick was stunned by the sudden appearance of the rival press and frantically attempted to print the first issue of the Cherry Creek Pioneer. On April 28, 1859, Byers distributed the Rocky Mountain News 20 minutes ahead of Merrick. The News was a superior product to the Cherry Creek Pioneer in print quality and editing, so Merrick sold his press and packed up for the gold fields. Hauling printing presses across the country was

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a great and dangerous feat, but also a considerable advancement in the printing business. Suddenly, the West was tangible to East Coast residents, and news-starved homesteaders in the West were in the loop, Clement wrote. The portable printing machines were the offspring of Johannes Gutenberg’s 15th-century precise 24 character printing machines. The ancient printing practices inspired Gutenberg to create a uniform process for printing reproduction with the English alphabet. He engraved letters in relief on a hard metal punch fastened to a small slab of softer metal to provide a matrix that was the same height but different widths to accommodate all letter shapes. Those letters were confined to a frame to create uniformity, according to “Printing Presses” by James Moran. To keep up with this new method of printing,

Gutenberg needed new press technology in order to mass produce products. He was inspired by a wine press where he watched a screw and plank exert downward pressure to extract juice from the fruit. For several years, Gutenberg and his business partners experimented with different pressures and ways to create exact print. Gutenberg’s method of printing from movable type was used until the 20th century. Printing presses changed throughout the years with different methods and materials. Metal presses appeared in the late 18th century, and for the first time cylinders were used with steam power to fuel printing machines, Encyclopedia Britannica wrote. By the mid-19th century, these presses could produce 8,000 sheets an hour in 2,000 revolutions. The 20th century saw offset printing take hold of the business, a process in which the printing cylinder runs continuously in one direction while paper is impressed against it by an impression cylinder. According to manroland, the company that produced the new press for the Lehman Printing Center, the first offset press was designed by Ira Rubel of Nutley, N.J., in 1904. By the 1920s, Rubel’s method was used to print checks with relief letterpress plates. This form of printing made the rotary letterpress dominant in the United States by the 1950s. The inventor of lithography, Alois Senefelder, is considered to be the father of offset printing. In 1798, he discovered a chemical printing process

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Continued from 14 that soon became known as lithography. It was in Offenbach, Germany, that Senefelder built his first lithographic presses, according to the manroland Web site. “It wasn’t until more than 100 years later, between 1904 and 1907, that the modern offset printing process, also based on chemical reactions, became viable, finally setting it apart from traditional processes that used fat extracts and water,� according to the manroland Web site. Offset printing is now the leading printing process in nearly all printing products. It grew from the inventions of zinc plate printing in the 20th century and utilized indirect tin printing processes. The great breakthrough in offset wasn’t made until the middle of the 1950s, however, when suppliers in the industry improved their dampening solutions and technologies in inks and other process products. Though cheaper ink-production methods and the increased use of precoated printing plates were important in the development of offset printing, the decisive factor in the success of the process was sudden developments made in the field of photo setting. Photo handling methods, inks, pre-coated printing plates and better dampening solutions all helped the new printing process rack up success after success in the industry. In contrast to the other two main printing processes – gravure printing and letterpress printing – the share of offset printing in overall sales gained momentum year after year, increasing from 19.2 percent in 1962 to 37.4 percent in 1977. In 1982, offset printing finally and irreversibly overtook the day’s leading process, letterpress

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printing, according to the manroland Web site. Starting in the 1970s, the digital age drastically changed the printing industry. Now, most rotary presses use digital imprinting to set plates. Lehman Communication’s new Uniset 75 press pre-determines ink ratios for each page so there are fewer color printing mistakes before the full order is printed, according to Jim Norton, manroland’s press project manager for the Lehman Printing Center. The new printing press in Berthoud stands on years of experimentation, hard work and competition from the pressmen and publishers who span history. The mechanical device provides a concrete communication tool for the community and continues in the tradition of printed work held for the last 2,000 years. 26-298361





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New inserter increases production speed By Jade Cody Loveland Reporter-Herald

An exciting new aspect of the Lehman Communications Corp.’s Berthoud printing site is the new inserter being used in the post-press area. An inserter is a machine that combines multiple sections of the newspaper and other advertising sections – such as coupon books, special sections and pre-prints from grocery stores – into one package. Because a typical daily run on a newspaper can produce tens of thousands of copies, a machine is needed to insert the outside products into each newspaper. After each newspaper copy has all the inserts for a particular run, it is picked up and fed into a stacker that forms the newspaper bundles in a pre-determined quantity. These bundles are distributed to the carriers, who deliver the individual

papers to homes and businesses. Lehman Communications’ new print facility in Berthoud has a new, faster inserting machine called the Muller Martini SLS 3000. According to director of commercial print sales Dale Carr, the new inserter will be more efficient and productive than the current SLS 2000, and will be able to simultaneously insert 16 different sections into the main newspaper at 32,000 copies per hour. The SLS 2000 will move to Berthoud after upgrades have been installed and will be used as a backup machine. The 2000 will also be used for commercial accounts that require up to 12 sections to be inserted in one pass through the machine, Carr says. The new SLS 3000 inserter is faster than the existing machine because it runs on 16 independent Servo motors. The 2000 ran concurrently with drive shafts, says assistant mailroom supervisor

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Michael Bartolo. The speed of the new inserter will be utilized with the faster speed of the new press, which is capable of running up to 75,000 copies per hour (although most of the time the press output will be at about half that speed). “The new setup will help us achieve faster times of getting the paper out,” Bartolo says. In terms of newspaper production, the inserter is the last mechanical stage the paper goes through before it is loaded and delivered. The newspapers come off the press and onto the inserter – which looks much like an assembly line. Each newspaper is mechanically opened by the machine to allow the insertion of extra products. Carr says the additional inserter will allow Lehman Communications more flexibility with commercial products, and ultimately will increase the company’s ability to meet the needs of its customers.

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From concept to delivery...

Creating the Newspaper Newsroom

Advertising Advertising Sales Sales representatives work with local and national advertisers to create marketing campaigns for their businesses. Display ads are sold by the column inch, while specialty publications and editions are sold in modular sizes, such as quarter-, half- and full-page ads. Classified advertising is also available for businesses and private parties to sell or find products, services and more. Classified advertising is sold by the line.

Idea Gathering Daily meetings are conducted to discuss upcoming story ideas and photograph opportunities. Stories are assigned to reporters based on their particular areas of coverage, such as sports or news. Reporters then work with photographers to capture the story through interviewing sources and taking photos.

Advertising Design Once an ad is sold, a graphic designer is in charge of pulling together all the information to create a solid and well-presented ad for the client. Text and photos are used, as well as a keen sense of style, to create an effective advertisement. At this point, the ad is shown to the client for final approval, then released electronically into the computer system for placement on a page.

Writing & Editing Once reporters have gotten their information, the writing process begins as information is crafted into a story. On the other side of the room, photographers edit photos and select ones that will best illustrate the story. Editors then begin their process to make sure all stories are grammatically correct, balanced and follow Associated Press and local style.

Advertising Page Layout A key step that occurs in the advertising department is the entering of ads into the system and the placement of those ads on pages. The size of the paper is determined by the number of ads. All ads are checked for correct size and placed on a page from the bottom up. Once this is complete, copies of the pages are given to the newsroom so they can complete the page with stories and photos.

Finalizing the Stories Throughout any given day, editors, photographers and designers meet to discuss the next day’s edition. They look at local content, as well as national syndicated content, to present the best selection of stories and photos. The final lineup, with the exception of breaking news, is usually set by 4 p.m. at the Reporter-Herald, and 4:30 p.m. at the Times-Call.

Design & Headlines With all the stories edited and photos submitted, page designers can get to work. The process of designing includes placing text, writing headlines, color correcting photos and editing all pages. Pages are sent electronically to the press facility in Berthoud to be burned onto plates that are placed on the press.

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Platemaking Until about four years ago, Lehman Communications used the old process of producing negatives that were then burned onto a plate to go on the press. Today, the company uses computer-to-plate (CTP) technology that allows the page designer to print directly to plate. This allows for much better printing quality by lining up color images more accurately. The metal plates have a light-sensitive substrate that is coated onto the aluminum. The plates are loaded and wrapped around a drum inside the platesetter and a laser is used to burn an image onto the plate. The laser is built into a head that moves from side to side on a carriage assembly and the plate is rotated the other direction on the drum. The image that has been etched into the substrate by the laser is then baked onto the plate going through an oven. The plate is then put through the processor, and all substrate that was not burned

on is scrubbed off and only coated aluminum is left. Ink then adheres to the burned image on the press for printing. Finally, the plates are bent and punched to fit the press. Plates are burned for each page depending on the color requirements. If it’s a full color page, there are four plates: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. Ever heard of CMYK? It is a common printing term that refers to: C: cyan (blue) M: magenta Y: yellow K: black Traditionally, the black plate was set on the press first, leading it to be called the key plate, which is where the “K” comes from. The four colors together are applied in different percentages to give you the look you see on the paper.

Paper Storage & Splicing The new press facility is situated next to the railroad, allowing delivery of paper via rail, which is a preferred method of delivery from the suppliers. Two rail cars can be spotted at the same time, allowing a forklift to unload and stack them into the warehouse. Rolls of 23-inch wide paper can be stacked eight to 10 high. The company also stocks 24-, 25-, 30- and 34-inch-wide paper, as well as half-size rolls and upgraded paper. The new press can run 50-inch-diameter rolls (the old press ran 42-inch). Rolls of paper are loaded onto press reel stands using a track in the floor to guide the roll. Paper is then fed through the press. As one roll expires, a second roll will take over through automatic reel splicing, meaning the press doesn’t have to stop to reload paper. This new feature also means less newsprint waste. Prior to the new press, a Sunday run wasted between 1,200 to 1,500 newspaper copies, all of which were recycled. The new press should cut that to 200 to 300, if not less.

Press Preparation It takes pressmen about 45 to 60 minutes to hang plates on the press cylinders and prep it for a run. The new manroland press allows for 16 plates per tower, for a total of 64 on the four press towers. One tower weighs an astonishing 80 tons. The entire press weighs 267 tons, or 534,493 pounds. Five-man crews are the standard for any press run to control the many variables. Plates are mounted on the press plate cylinders, which then roll over the blanket cylinders where ink is applied in reverse type. The blanket cylinders then lay ink on the paper.

Ink Storage & Distribution All soy-based inks for the press are pumped directly from the holding tanks to open fountains. The black tank can hold up to 3,500 gallons of ink, while the three color tanks (cyan, magenta and yellow) hold up to 2,000 pounds each. All the lines for the ink are color coded, allowing for ease of identification. The ink fountains are equipped with levelers that automatically refill when the ink reaches a low level. From the fountains, ink goes down a series of rollers to the plate cylinders, then the blanket cylinders and finally the paper. Water is treated and additives are mixed in through a reverse-osmosis system that is applied to the printing plates to keep the non-imaged areas from accepting ink. An ink and water balance is critical in the offset printing method. They are controlled by the lead operator at the press consoles.


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Running the Press Speed and color capabilities are two of the biggest improvements of the new press. While the old press could run 20,000 copies an hour in collect mode and took two hours to print a day’s circulation run, the new manroland press can run 37,500 copies an hour in collect mode, cutting the print time to 49 minutes. In straight mode the new press can run up to 75,000 copies an hour. The new press is completely controlled through computers, where press operators control the ink and water, registration of images, speed and folding as the paper is fed through the press. The paper begins at the bottom of the four towers where colors are applied in the CMYK order, traveling through cylinders that apply the ink. By the time the paper reaches the top of the tower, it will be in full color. The new press is equipped with two folders that collect up to four webs (a term for a continuous roll of paper) that are combined, arranged in order and cut. Having two folders allows the company to get maximum efficiency from the press, and it also allows the press to be split to actually run two jobs at the same time. The folders will produce broadsheet, tabloid and magazine products. With two, it gives peace of mind should one folder fail. The Lehman Printing Center will also be increasing its commercial printing by offering a full service of printing, binding, mailing and delivery.


Delivery & Distribution In sunshine or snow storms, delivery drivers are prepared to bring you the news every morning by 5:30 a.m. weekdays and 6:30 a.m. on the weekends, and by 6 p.m. Wednesday evenings for Colorado Hometown Newspapers. In addition to home delivery, there are many single-copy locations that the newspaper is delivered to for purchasing. There are 107 carriers for the Times-Call, 75 for the Reporter-Herald and 28 for Colorado Hometown Newspapers.

Once the paper is printed, it travels by conveyor to the post-press area, where it is packaged and prepped for distribution. The company also has a new inserting machine that can put up to 16 products into the newspaper. Post-press employees package each newspaper and its inserts and get them ready for delivery.

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The People of Lehman Communications

JIM MITTON Facilities Manager Longmont Times-Call “Over the years, I’ve found a great amount of variety to my job duties. While often challenging, this has made my time with Lehman Communications Corp. interesting and fulfilling.” Hired in 1976 as the Service Center Manager, Jim Mitton began the job of basic general building and grounds maintenance, as well as company vehicle maintenance – a job that expanded as the company purchased other facilities. Mitton has helped with many construction and remodeling projects, including the expansion of the Times-Call building in the late 1980s, the 1990s expansion of the ReporterHerald, and the mid-1990s construction process of the Cañon City Daily Record. In March 2008, Mitton started his largest construction project yet with his involvement in the new press facility in Berthoud, that began printing in May 2009.

MARY REYNOLDS Receptionist Longmont Times-Call “Little did I know 30.5 years ago when my friend at church asked me if I wanted to work part time and I said yes I would still be working here. I am grateful for the years and experiences and all I have learned and the people I have met along the way.” Hired in 1978 as a mailroom inserter, Mary Reynolds stayed in that department for nine years before moving to the circulation office, where she did many jobs. From there, she stepped into the receptionist switch board position, where she has been since then.



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“Having the opportunity to be a part of producing quality printed newsprint products day after day has been rewarding enough. Working for the Lehman family for over 40 years has been doubly rewarding. They have given me the chance to advance through all the new technologies over the years and the opportunities to move up within the company.” When Dale Carr got into the printing industry in 1961 as a linotype operator, he never thought it would carry him for more than 40 years. He enjoyed mechanical things and producing a newspaper. In 1965, his career landed him at the Estes Park Trail, before making the transition to the daily pace of the TimesCall in 1966. For Carr, the challenges of keeping up with technology have been exciting and rewarding. The 1973 vintage Goss Urbanite press has served Lehman Communications well, but new technology has passed it by with higher speeds, better quality and improved efficiencies. For Carr, the start of this new press ends a career that he will miss as he retires.

KEN AMUNDSON General Manager Loveland Reporter-Herald “I like the broad scope of the job. I get a chance to work with all of the departments, being able to see how each piece fits together and finding ways to make them fit.” Ken Amundson began his journey with the Lehman Communications Corp. in 1987 as the managing editor of the Loveland Reporter-Herald. After serving in that role for 10 years, he took a position as an assistant to Publisher Ed Lehman. His first assignment, in 1997, was to begin research on a new press building in Berthoud. Later, Amundson worked for two years as general manager of the Longmont Times-Call and recently succeeded Bob Rummel as the general manager at the Loveland Reporter-Herald. Amundson enjoys the community interaction he is able to have at the Reporter-Herald, and he appreciates the opportunity to give the community a voice.

“Technology is an important component in producing our commercial, print and Web products. Putting these tools to use in the most accurate and efficient manner is a top priority and a vital cog in the wheel of democracy as we serve the communities in which we live. At Lehman Communications, there will always be more efficient and faster technology being researched and developed.” When Suzanne Barrett started at the Times-Call in 1971, it was at the end of what was termed the “hot metal era,” which was when the newspaper was produced on six linotypes and the hot metal referred to the pots of liquid lead that solidified into the metal bars that imprinted the text. Barrett started out setting type for display ads, then moved to classifieds and legals, and proofing content. In 1985, she moved to the newly created Information Systems, the technology that changed the publishing industry. She became the manager in 2002 and enjoys actively participating in and overseeing the changes in connectivity.

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Managing Editor Loveland Reporter-Herald “I like everything about newspapers – the design of information, the writing of information and the photography. I get to have a hand in all aspects of news production. Loveland is such a great community, and we do our best to reflect it.” In October 1994, Christine Kapperman joined the Loveland Reporter-Herald as its first special sections editor. After a year, Kapperman served as an assistant local news editor, working mostly with features sections. She went on to become the local news editor, the assistant managing editor, and for the last three years, managing editor of the ReporterHerald. Kapperman played a leadership role as the Reporter-Herald went from a Monday through Saturday afternoon paper, to adding a Sunday paper and finally becoming a morning paper.

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ELEANOR REES Newsroom Secretary Loveland Reporter-Herald “I feel fortunate to have an insight into the community’s happenings.” Eleanor Rees, the Reporter-Herald’s newsroom secretary for nearly 25 years, has seen the newspaper go through many changes. She has particularly enjoyed getting to know people and growing with the Loveland community. Her regular duties include composing the wedding page, obituaries, RH Line and club notes. Rees has worked with some of the same people for 15 to 20 years, and values the good acquaintances she’s developed. She also values the variety that goes with being in the newsroom.

“Of all the jobs I’ve had in my life, this is the one job that, 10 years into it, is just as exciting as when I started.” Bill Schmich has been involved in many aspects of news production. After getting his foot in the door as a temporary employee, he served as the head of the creative services department. In 1999, Schmich became the Internet manager for the corporation, and he remembers the Reporter-Herald’s first live breaking news coverage, which happened to be of the Columbine school shooting in Littleton in April 1999. Schmich helped transform company Web sites from static HTML to databasedriven sites, with an emphasis on adding a dynamic aspect with multimedia and sidebars to the stories. His goal is to create interactivity – building components into the Web sites that allow readers to contribute or select how they’re viewing.


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International impacts abound for the new press By Rhema Muncy Loveland Reporter-Herald

Modern printing presses draw their roots from German innovation. The new printing press for Lehman Communications is a Uniset 75 from manroland, a German company with great international presence. According to Jim Norton, the project manager from manroland for the Lehman Communications project, the new press is on the cutting edge of technology, with the ability to process double the pages of the current press and with precise ink calibrations for each print project. These capabilities are made possible by parts from around the world. The paper reels for the press were produced in Sweden, rubber roller coverings and blankets were made in the United States, and the drive system is from Baumueller, Germany. The manroland plant in Plauen, Germany, produced the printing units and the folders. “We test the competitors and buy the best products for the best price,” Norton says. Dale Carr, Lehman Communication’s director of commercial print sales and project manager for this expansion, appreciates the international aspects of the press. “There is no press of this caliber in the state,” Carr says. According to manroland sales manager Wolf Scheibe at the Plauen plant, Plauen has a long tradition in making presses – 113 years. Plauen is located in the southwest corner of the State of Sachsen, which was the most southern part of the former East Germany, Scheibe said. He lived there before and after the fall of the wall in Germany. “During the East German times, Plauen was the only plant manufacturing newspaper presses in the Eastern Bloc,” Scheibe says. Scheibe was born in 1965 and grew up in a little town about 20 miles east of Plauen. He finished high school in 1983 and served in the army until 1987, and then started at a university. Before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Scheibe felt the atmosphere of Germany was hard to thrive in – everyone had to make life work even when the basics weren’t available. But he graduated successfully in 1992 and joined manroland in early 1993. Eastern Germany experienced a big wave of consolidation in the printing business to fit the hard economic times. “I believe we will see another phase of consolidation in Germany in the near future,” Scheibe says. The manroland company has witnessed times of great invention, penny pinching and grand successes sweeping the international printing scene. The new Uniset 75 offset press brings a piece of that history to Colorado soil.

Top: The manroland factory site in Plauen, Germany, where the Lehman Printing Center’s press was manufactured. (Courtesy manroland) Center left: A staging area outside the manroland headquarters plant in Augsburg, Germany. Center right: A press side frame resting on its side prior to assembly. The frames are machined to exact specifications so that high-speed parts operate with minimal vibration, thus resulting in press longevity, energy savings and high print quality. Lower left: Press cylinders await installation. Manroland cylinders are ceramic coated, unlike those of many other press manufacturers. Lower right: A factory worker rides a bicycle through the mammoth press manufacturing facility in Augsburg. (Ken Amundson/Reporter-Herald)

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Celebrating 138 Years

Longmont Times-Call 1871 Elmer and Fred Beckwith came to Burlington, a city southeast of Longmont, to print the first newspaper. Printing the Free Press two times, April 26 and May 5, 1871, the Beckwith brothers soon migrated north to the booming town of Longmont, then the ChicagoColorado Colony.

equipment from a defunct Ward, Colo., newspaper. In 1905 he renamed it the Call and it became a six-day-a-week newspaper.

1906 The Daily Times was the first newspaper in northern Colorado to install a linotype, beginning a tradition of technological investment.

June 1872 Elmer Beckwith published the Longmont Sentinel, quickly changing names to the Colorado Press and then the Longmont Press.

Jan. 1, 1919 Ray Lanyon became the owner of The Daily Times and remained publisher for 38 years.

Sept. 7, 1879 The building housing the Longmont Press burned down Sept. 7, 1879.

1925 Otis Moore, who had been with the paper for several years, acquired a third interest in The Daily Times.

Sept. 8, 1879 The burning of the Longmont Press did not stop the printing of publications. Charles W. Boynton and J.J. Jilson seized the moment and printed their paper, the Longmont Ledger, the day after with the fire as their lead story. Camaraderie prevailed, however, and the Longmont Press was printed for several weeks by the Longmont Ledger.

1929 After the death of George W. Johnson, Dr. J.A. Matlack bought The Call.

1887 Elmer Beckwith persevered and rebuilt, creating the Longmont Weekly Times, half of what would later be called the Longmont Times-Call. 1893 The Longmont Weekly Times evolved into the Daily Times. Competition was expanding though, as George W. Johnson, publisher of the Berthoud Bulletin, soon moved to town. 1898 William Forgey started the Longmont Call. It was bought by George W. Johnson, who had dissolved his partnership with the Berthoud Bulletin. He moved the Call to 655 Fourth Ave. after acquiring additional

1931 Longmont’s two competing newspapers merged, giving birth to the Longmont Times-Call. Changing hands multiple times, it featured Ray Lanyon as managing editor, James Matlack as associate editor, and Otis Moore was named production superintendent. Feb. 1, 1957 Ed and Ruth Lehman purchased the Longmont Times-Call. Ed is a former reporter for the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post, as well as a former practicing attorney and deputy district attorney in Denver. Ruth also had experience as a practicing attorney before entering the newspaper business. Sept. 5, 1964 The Times-Call moved into a new 11,000-squarefoot building at Fourth Avenue and Terry Street. Continued on 27

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Continued from 26 May 1967 The Longmont Times-Call merged with the Loveland Reporter-Herald. Ed Lehman became president of Loveland Publishing Co. Ruth G. Lehman was the company’s secretary-treasurer. June 2, 1969 Ed Lehman became publisher of the Reporter-Herald. 1970 Edward Lehman was elected president of the Colorado Press Association. During the 1970s, the Daily Times-Call made a $100,000 investment in cold type technology to accommodate the new technology, ending the era of the linotype. 1973 A four-unit Goss Urbanite press was installed, capable of 32 pages in black at 20,000 copies per hour. The following year another unit was added. 1978 Lehman Communications purchased the Cañon City Daily Record. 1979 Two additional Goss Urbanite press units were installed to bring production to a 56-page capacity in black. 1982 Ruth Lehman was elected president of the Colorado Press Association. 1985 The Times-Call became a sevenday-a-week operation with the introduction of the Sunday edition. 1987 Dean Lehman was named president of Lehman Communications. 1988 The Times-Call added a 22,500square-foot upgrade that more than doubled its size. The expansion also allowed the paper to remain in downtown Longmont. 1991 The newspaper library was converted to electronic filing and recovery. Installation and staff training began on major state-ofthe-art electronic news and advertising systems.

1992 The Daily Times-Call was one of the first newspapers in the United States to convert to total pagination, which is electronic imaging of stories, photos, graphics and advertisements. 1995 Another press unit and folder were added to the Urbanite press, bringing the total to eight press units with a 64-page capacity with two folders. Ruth Lehman received the Distinguished Service Award from Inland Press Association. 1996 The Longmont Times-Call celebrated its 125th anniversary. In a commemorative edition on April 21, 1996, the Times-Call shared its rich history, as well as how Longmont has grown and embraced its newspaper. February 1997 The Times-Call’s Web site was launched under the address It is now June 1997 Lehman Communications purchased the Louisville Times, Lafayette News and Erie Review.

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Nov. 24, 1997 Ken Amundson was promoted from managing editor of the Reporter-Herald to assistant to Lehman Communications publisher Ed Lehman. 1998 The Times-Call converted to morning delivery seven days a week. 2001 Ken Amundson was elected president of the Colorado Press Association. The Times-Call was awarded the General Excellence Award from National Newspaper Association. 2005 The plate/press department converted to computer-to-plate, putting the company on the cutting edge of newspaper production. 2009 Dean Lehman, president of Lehman Communications Corp., was elected president of the Colorado Press Association.


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Community Reflection Local newspapers serve as a record to city events, taking interest in all happenings in history

The Loveland Reporter-Herald hosts an annual barbecue competition for the community. Below far left: The Reporter-Herald is a great supporter of the annual Corn Festival and parade. (Reporter-Herald photos)

By Rhema Muncy Loveland Reporter-Herald

A strong local paper reflects community. For decades, the Reporter-Herald and the Times-Call have worked tirelessly to create a common base of knowledge for their respective cities. Breaking news, military homecomings, school board decisions, human-interest features and local voices can have a vehicle of expression within the pages of the daily newspaper. “Being in touch with the community is very important,” says Ken Amundson, Reporter-Herald general manager. “It is important to talk to people, to be open to hear what they are saying – even the worst of complaints. You really have to understand the community, and it keeps changing. It becomes more challenging the more diverse a community becomes.” Times-Call managing editor John Vahlenkamp attempts to create a place for everyone to find out what is happening in the city. “A newspaper is what people in the community should look forward to – everyday Longmont wakes up to the same page,” Vahlenkamp says. “What makes a community newspaper thrive is being a paper that is continually on top of what is going on – a newspaper that holds up a mirror to the community.” Sustaining that promise is backed by a hard working staff. “Our commitment to the community is to work our tails off to make sure nothing important happens that we don’t catch,” Vahlenkamp says. “People who read our papers will find out things no one else knows. We fit a particular niche, and it is our job to fill that niche.” The paper acts as a living, breathing organism, exhibiting all of the emotions of a human and preserving history along the way, Amundson says. “There’s a lot of longevity in the staff. People here know how the community did or didn’t respond to different situations in the past,” he says. Lehman Communications President and TimesCall General Manager Dean Lehman holds the papers under his management to a high standard of excellence. “The responsibility is to try to report the news as fairly and accurately as possible and to provide a forum for the public to offer their own ideas and opinions through letters to the editors and guest opinions,” Lehman says. “We also try to provide an effective vehicle for local businesses to advertise their goods and services. We believe that strong local economies are good for the community.”

Above: Times-Call Publisher Ed Lehman, Jim Mitton and Connie Lehman wave to the crowd during the Boulder County Fair parade in 2008. (Jill P. Mott/Times-Call) Left: Gary Stratton from the Times-Call helps post signs for the annual community food drive. (Times-Call photo)

Giving back to the communities is at the core of each paper’s business strategy. “The biggest thing about family-owned papers is that the owners take great interest in the community,” Amundson says. “To the Lehmans, being involved in the community has always been more important than the bottom line. The Lehmans give back by quality and staff. It is important, from the community stand point, to have access to the owners.” People who work at the newspapers have a great understanding of the communities they are involved in and can tell the news through the filter of what is important to the local people, Lehman says. Vahlenkamp takes community involvement seriously. “A newspaper is in a unique position to host community events – something we not only have a privilege to do but a responsibility to do as well,” he says.

Reporter-Herald managing editor Christine Kapperman works as a gatekeeper for the news in the city. She coaches her staff to capture the life of Loveland by holding up the mirror of what is important to all of the people who live in the city. “Our commitment is community first,” Kapperman says. “We use that as a guide when anything is before us, and we weigh how many people it will affect. We use that as our decision factor to determine the front page – local is first.” Kapperman sends reporters to the city council to translate the tough issues and enable the public to be in the know about local politics. And that is just a slice of the local knowledge Lehman Communications papers offer. “Information is empowering and engaging and helps you live better in your community,” Kapperman says.

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Inside the

Longmont Times-Call Special Daily Content

Daily Content We Love

• Local news • Local opinion • Sports • T-C Line • Local weather • Things to Do listings • Cone Zones • Classifieds

• Dear Abby • Today in History • Comics, including Two Cows and a Chicken by local artist Steve Skelton • Crossword • Soduku • Horoscopes • Police Notes • Lottery numbers






• News – Local and national. Includes city crime map every other week. • Sports – Coverage of local prep sports and Big 12 action. • Sunday Life – A focus on the community with a volunteers feature, Two Cows and a Chicken comic, local columns. • Business – Features on local business, local columnists, weekly market outlook and interest yields, and Biz Buzz. • Inserts – TV Times magazine, Parade magazine and comics.

• News • Sports – A coverage of prep competition. • Life – A focus on food featuring your recipes, Colorado State University extension column and Johnnie St. Vrain answers your questions. • Relish – A monthly food supplement • Business – A daily market roundup.

• News • Sports – Prep roundup with local features, columns, athletes of the week, peak performance of the week and training tips. • Life – A focus on health.

• News • Sports – Including Thursday’s prep results • Life – A focus on faith, Johnnie St. Vrain answers your questions, local monthly columnist Rick Cross and Kid Scoop. • Inserts – Day & Night, a weekly arts and entertainment magazine with local features, movie reviews, Rocky Mountain Gamer video game column and cultural calendar.

• News – Includes How they voted and Pet of the Week column. • Sports • Life – With a focus on couples, including engagements, weddings and anniversaries, a feature about a local couple and Betty Ann Newby local history column every other week. • Occasions – A bridal feature the last Saturday of the month. • Inserts – Home & Real Estate Weekly, a focus on home features, real estate news and local features.

Monday • News – Includes Reader Photo of the Week. • Sports • Frontiers – A focus on science and technology. • Johnnie St. Vrain answers your questions. • Spry – A monthly boomer supplement.

Tuesday • News • Sports – Patrick Ridgell’s Big XII notes. • Life – A focus on schools, local monthly columnist Paul Flanders. • Business – Daily market roundup.

Special Sections The Times-Call Special Sections department focuses on providing magazines, sections and specialty publications on a variety of topics, including home, health, community, lifestyle, outdoors, fashion, women, youth, boomers, holiday and more. This department creates Longmont Magazine, the quarterly community magazine.

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Daily Content We Love

• R-H Line • Just Weird rail on page 1 • Local News and Photos • Editorial Page • Sports • Local Weather • Features about local people • Classifieds

• Dear Abby • Today in History • Comics • Crossword • Sudoku • Daily record • Horoscopes • Mark Your Calendar





• A – News. Get all of your local and national news. • B – Focus. Get acquainted with well-known columns that include Ghost Towns and Trivially Speaking. Trivially Speaking is written by Loveland’s well-known trivia guru Jim Willard and runs Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. • C – Sports. Local and national coverage. • D – Vitality. Look for You Docs column by Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz. • Inserts – Parade magazine and Select TV.

• A – News. Local and national news, as well as senior calendars. • B –This Week. Includes menus, Patty Packrat, Dear Buck, Loveland History and Club notes. • C – Sports • Spry – A monthly boomer supplement. • Relish – A monthly food supplement.

• A – News • B – Neighbors. Information on community people and organizations. Includes campus notes, stork news and words of thanks. • C – Sports

• A – News • B – Flavors a food page, Valley Window page, an arts feature and Kid Scoop page. • C – Sports

Thursday • A – News • B – Outpost. Includes Kevin Cook Wildlife Window column, Dennis Smith, Catch of the Week with big fish photos and Mini Page. • C – Sports

Special Sections The Reporter-Herald special sections staff produces several niche publications including topics such as pets, family, seniors, local businesses, academics, holidays, and home and real estate. One of the more popular sections, Health Line, is a monthly magazine concerning the health and vitality of Loveland’s residents.

Friday • A – News • B – Together including weddings, engagements and anniversaries. Also showcases By:You, reader-submitted snapshots and stories. • C – Sports • D – Nation/ World • Inserts – Go, an entertainment guide.

Saturday • A – News • B – Faith including Faith directory • C – Sports • D – Business with restaurant inspections • Inserts – USA Weekend and American Profile.


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Newspaper headlines share a history into the story told By Brittany Sovine Longmont Times-Call

A headline is an integral part to a story, as anyone in the news business can tell you. Bold lettering and large fonts catch the reader’s eye to draw them down the page and into a story. Headlines from the Longmont TimesCall and Loveland Reporter-Herald have been catching readers’ attention since the newspapers began. Headlines from major events are chronicled in bound folders of aged paper and fading print, but headlines also are a timeline for history. “First, a good headline grabs the reader’s attention,” says Times-Call News Editor K.J. Ritter. Reporter-Herald Managing Editor Christine Kapperman added, “Headlines need to be creative, concise, active and, of course, accurate in attracting attention and conveying what the story is about, all in a very small space.” Throughout the years, newspaper designers have been constrained by rules of page design in making sure headlines are larger at the top of the page and vary in size and weight down the page. This adds to the effectiveness of newspaper design, and brings proper attention to stories at the top of the page with larger headlines because they need more impact. Kapperman says newspapers have evolved quite a bit in terms of the headlines they share. Historically, nation and world news covered the front page. Today, as newspapers have evolved to focus more on local communities, headlines tell people what they can’t get on television or online. Headlines have reported a unique history throughout the years. For instance, Jan. 28, 1986, will go down in history as one of the greatest tragedies in space exploration. Paired with a shocking picture of smoke and debris, the Reporter-Herald headlined the paper with ‘Shuttle explodes; crew lost’ leaving time to tell the tragic fate of the crew on board the space shuttle Challenger. “Good headlines tell the reader exactly what they need to know in as few words as possible,” says Ritter. This short headline turned the attention of the Loveland community to a national

tragedy. On Sept. 11, 2001, the nation was shaken by the worst terrorist attack in United States history. The Times-Call’s headline the next day read ‘Shattered: Thousands of Americans killed in attacks aimed at nation’s soul,’ chronicling the devastatingly personal attacks on the United States. Capturing the horrific shock, the Reporter-Herald went with the headline ‘Evil Acts of Terror,’ but localized the story with ‘Colorado mobilizes aid efforts’ giving a glimpse of the impact close to home. In 2006, a headline splashed across the top of the Times-Call simply states, “Longmont wins All-America.” It was this designation that earned the city national recognition. Last summer’s annual Corn Festival in Loveland brought out the entire community to enjoy the festivities. On the Sunday, Aug. 24 front page of the Reporter-Herald, the simple punch headline read ‘Corn Rush,’ attesting to the festival’s great attendance and superb sales. The recent presidential election in November 2008 changed the face of American politics forever. President Barack Obama won by a landslide of electoral votes and became the first black president to be elected into the White House. The Times-Call on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, ran the headline ‘Change has come.’ The ReporterHerald proudly stated ‘OH-BAMA! Americans embrace first black president.’ Inauguration sealed the deal as the 44th president of the United States was sworn into the White House on Jan. 21, 2009, with millions of people watching. The Times-Call that Wednesday displayed an inspiring quote by President Obama followed by simply stating ‘Mr. President.’ A good headline, whether one word or several, draws the attention to what follows. The headlines of the Times-Call and Reporter-Herald have been capturing their communities’ attention and drawing them into the story. The Times-Call and Reporter-Herald are newspapers that share a complex history of the good times and the bad.

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Celebrating 129 Years

Loveland Reporter-Herald Aug. 7, 1880 Loveland’s first newspaper, The Loveland Reporter, was founded by G.N. Udel. The newspaper’s motto was “Independent in All Things, Neutral in Nothing.” Two months after starting, the weekly Reporter was sold to Frank A. McClellan, the eldest son and founder of the Larimer County Express, which was established in April 1873. Early 1882 McClellan sold the plant and subscription list to George W. Bailey and John Smart. John B. Bruner was the next owner, although it is unknown when he purchased the newspaper. 1883 The Loveland Leader was in operation with G.A. Perry as the editor of the weekly. The same year, the Leader was sold to The Reporter. At that time, The Reporter claimed 1,000 readers. 1884 The Loveland Register entered the Loveland newspaper market, providing competition for the Reporter. The paper changed hands several times. Jan. 10, 1889 Frank S. Smith became the manager of The Reporter, and on March 21 the paper moved to a new site. Dec. 11, 1890 W.L. Thorndyke from Kimball, N.D., became the new owner of The Reporter. February 1902 A new building for The Reporter was completed on the east side of Cleveland Avenue, between Fifth and Sixth streets near the newspaper’s current site. Feb. 2, 1905 Thorndyke was forced to sell The Reporter because of ill health. Frank McMeekin became the new owner.

1908 Mark Ellison obtained the Register and renamed it The Daily Herald, with G.A. Collett listed as editor. Feb. 4, 1909 The Reporter was sold to Ira O. Knapp. 1915 A.W. Barnes became the editor and owner of The Reporter. 1920 The Reporter became a daily after running as a tri-weekly publication. 1922 Barnes purchased the Herald from Ellison and combined the two, forming the Daily Reporter-Herald. The operation moved to the old Herald location at 428 Cleveland Ave. Sept. 1, 1922 Barnes sold the newspaper to R.J. Ball and R.L. Etter. Ball was editor and Etter was advertising manager. Ball was a major influence in Colorado journalism and served as president of the Colorado Press Association in 1931 and 1932. 1944 The paper was sold to Harley E. Holden, a former Kansas publisher. 1956 The Daily Reporter-Herald facilities moved to 450 N. Cleveland Ave. March 1959 Holden sold his interest in the newspaper to Harlow E. Tibbetts, also a former Kansas publisher. Tibbetts copublished with Holden’s son, Jack Holden, until the sudden death of Tibbetts on Jan. 11, 1962. Jack Holden then became both publisher and editor-in-chief. Continued on 35

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Continued from 34 May 1967 The Daily Reporter-Herald merged with the Longmont Daily Times-Call. Edward Lehman became president of Loveland Publishing Co., and Holden continued as editor and publisher. Ruth G. Lehman was the company’s secretary-treasurer. June 2, 1969 Edward Lehman became publisher of the Reporter-Herald, and Tom Reeves became editor. Jack Holden sold his remaining interest to Times-Call Publishing Co.

Nov. 22, 1993 The Reporter-Herald moved across Fifth Street into its current facility at the corner of Cleveland Avenue, 201 E. Fifth St. February 1997 The Reporter-Herald’s Web site was launched under the address with news articles, classified advertisement listings and display advertisements. It is now June 1, 1997 The Reporter-Herald launched a Sunday edition after previously publishing every weekday afternoon and on Saturday mornings.

1973 The Reporter-Herald shut down its hot metal press and moved printing to the Times-Call in Longmont.

June 1997 Lehman Communications purchased the Louisville Times, the Lafayette News and the Erie Review.

Aug, 7, 1980 More than 4,000 people visited the Reporter-Herald for the newspaper’s 100th birthday party. In a commemorative centennial edition, the Reporter-Herald reaffirmed its statement of purpose published 100 years earlier: “There is nothing that so materially advances and is so valuable to a town as a live newspaper.” 1981 Dean G. Lehman became editor and general manager. Bob Rummel became managing editor.


Lehman was named president of Lehman Communications.

1970 Edward Lehman was elected president of the Colorado Press Association.

Aug. 1, 1976 A major flood in the Big Thompson Canyon on July 31 resulted in 144 deaths and two weeks of intensive newspaper coverage. The Reporter-Herald received recognition for journalistic service from the Associated Press for its work and was presented the honor in New York City.

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1987 Bob Rummel was named editor and general manager of the Reporter-Herald. Ken Amundson became managing editor. Dean

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When Ed Lehman took over the Times-Call in 1957, it was no surprise to anyone who knew him. Dedication to the newspaper industry was not new in the life of Ed. From his earliest years, he was publishing neighborhood newspapers. He continued his interest in various school publications, and then during his seven years of college and law school he worked full-time with the Denver newspapers. Ed and his wife, Ruth, purchased controlling interest in the Daily Times-Call on Feb. 1, 1957. In the new Times-Call Publishing Co., Ed was named the president and editor, while Ruth was named secretary. When the Lehmans took charge, the newspaper was published six days a week and had a circulation of 4,000. Today, circulation has grown to more than 21,000 daily and 22,500 on Sundays. The Times-Call Publishing Co. also acquired the Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald in 1967 and the Cañon City Daily Record in

1978. Ed has a bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Denver. In 1951, he became a Denver deputy district attorney and formed a private law practice. He served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1954 to 1956, before becoming the editor and publisher of the Times-Call. Ed was honored with Outstanding Newspaper Publisher of the Year in 1967 by the Colorado Press Association, Colorado’s Outstanding Journalist in 1966 and the Ralph D. Casey Award from the Inland Press Association in 1988. Ed served for many years as a trustee for the Boettcher Foundation and is the recipient of the Evans Award presented by the University of Denver. He is a 50 year member of the Longmont Rotary Club. In 1982, Ruth was the first woman in 51 years to hold the presidency of the Colorado Press Association. She served on the board and as treasurer

of the Inland Daily Press Association, was the recipient of the Inland Distinguished Service Award in 1995 and the Newspaperperson of the Year Award from the Colorado Press Association in 1997. Along with their achievements in newspapers, the Lehmans are active within the community. Ruth served as president of the St. Vrain Valley YMCA and was a founding member of the Longmont Council for the Arts. She worked for many years as editorial page editor of the Times-Call in addition to her work on the business side of the newspaper. Her vision was instrumental in the company obtaining the Berthoud building site years ago. Ruth was honored by the Colorado General Assembly for her many contributions to Colorado. She died in 2000 at the age of 76. Their son, Dean Lehman, and daughter, Lauren Lehman, have both worked for the company. Dean worked as editor and

general manager of the Reporter-Herald from 1981 to 1987 before being named president of the company in July 1987. Lauren was appointed state government editor for the Daily Times-Call, the Daily Reporter-Herald and the Cañon City Daily Record in 1977. Lauren went on to become involved in state politics. Lauren also worked as business manager of the company and as an editorial writer and managing editor. In 2001, Ed and Connie Coffield were married. Connie has worked at the Times-Call in circulation and in the promotion and community service department.

President & Times-Call General Manager

Dean Lehman From newspaper carrier to president and general manager of the Longmont Times-Call, Dean Lehman has been involved in every aspect of the newspaper business. Dean came to the Times-Call in July 1987 when he was appointed president of the company. From 1981 to 1987, he worked as editor and general manager of the Reporter-Herald in Loveland.

Dean began his career in newspapers as a carrier for the Times-Call, and later worked in the composing and circulation departments, and the news department. Dean attended the University of Denver for his undergraduate degree and graduated from the University of Denver’s College of Law and practiced law prior to his appointment at the Reporter-Herald.

Dean is a former board member and treasurer of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce and a former chairman of the Longmont Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the board of Community Food Share serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties. He is a former member of the Loveland Rotary Club and belongs to the Twin Peaks Rotary Club of Longmont.

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Bob Rummel served as managing editor of the Reporter-Herald from 1981 until 1987 and then as general manager for more than 20 years. Rummel, who wrote hundreds of editorials for the Reporter-Herald, continues on the board of Lehman Communications.

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(Columns of Concrete) Embedded in press pad, and extending 30 feet to the bedrock

3,500 gallons

Distance of one roll of 50-inch 27.7-pound newsprint would extend if unrolled

800 pounds

22 feet


Height of press at its highest point

Times a typical newspaper can be recycled

11 miles

Capacity of the black ink tank; there are three 2,000-pound tanks for colored ink

6,500 to 7,300 Plates used and recycled per month by the Lehman Printing Center

70 to 100

Average weight of a newsprint roll Employees at the Lehman Printing Center

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Tons of material recycled per month by the Lehman Printing Center

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