Copperfield Publishing Acquires Jackson Hole Alt-Weekly

Planet Jackson Hole Inc. and Copperfield Publishing Inc. are pleased to announce the

acquisition of the JH Weekly, its websites and related publications by Copperfield, the

publisher of the Salt Lake City Weekly newspaper and Devour Utah magazine.

The transaction closed Wednesday, Dec. 31. Details were not announced.

Mary Grossman, founder, owner and publisher of JH Weekly, said the sale brings to a

close an exciting and challenging time for her and her husband Judd, who is also an


“In 2002 we started the paper out of thin air and successfully nurtured it through some

tough times, but it’s time for someone else to take it to the next level. We’re excited to see

it grow.”

“We’re leaving The Planet in the very capable hands of Copperfield Publishing and our

existing employees. We couldn’t have wished for a better outcome.”

John Saltas, president and CEO of Copperfield, said no major changes are planned other

than to lend his company’s alternative weekly expertise to the Jackson operation.

“My uncle was a sheepherder on the Idaho side of the Tetons, so I’ve been stunned by the

beauty of the Jackson area since I was very young. Salt Lake City is also beautiful and

like Jackson Hole has many recreational opportunities on one side and so many growth

and environmental challenges on the other. We consider this a partnership of

communities and we look forward to sharing the Jackson experience with our Salt Lake

City readers and vice-versa.”

The Grossmans plan to remain in Jackson Hole with specific plans uncertain. “I’m ready

to go on to my next adventure, possibly working on freedom of expression issues,” Mary

Grossman said.

Planet Jackson Hole was represented in the transaction by Ken Amundson, senior

associate for the Western United States for the W.B. Grimes media brokerage firm.

For more information, please contact:

Planet Jackson Hole, Inc.

Mary Grossman 1-307-690-4932

Copperfield Publishing, Inc.

Andy Sutcliffe 1-520-631-6586