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‘The Bugle’ newspaper shuts down at Fort Bliss after nearly 80 years

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An article in the final issue of The Bugle focuses on the paper's history.
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The masthead on the front page of the final print edition of The Bugle newspaper.

EL PASO, Texas --- After 78 years, the newspaper serving Fort Bliss has shut down.

The last issue was Thursday.

Over the years, the paper has gone by numerous names. Most recently, it was known as "The Bugle."

Last year, the paper was named the Army's best print publication.

But that didn't make it immune from the tough economics that have hit print publications in recent years.

Fort Bliss plans to publish news stories about its units and the installation on its main web site and on its various social media platforms.

The Laven Publishing Group published the Fort Bliss newspaper for the past 35 years.

Publisher Susan Laven in a note in the final Bugle said: "It goes without saying that working with all the folks at Fort Bliss, especially those at the Public Affairs Office, over the years has truly been an honor."

"Likewise, we are thankful for the many advertisers who have supported the Fort Bliss community and their newspaper year after year," Laven said.

The paper was staffed by a couple of Department of Army civilian employees and featured stories and photographs from Army journalists, both at Fort Bliss and elsewhere. It also employed several civilian contractors.

El Paso / News

David Burge

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