Publisher’s Update: Thank You for Supporting Community Journalism

By David Sabados

This month is our annual fundraising drive and we’re excited to be on our way for our $10,000 overall community fundraising goal, which will also unlock an additional $5,000 matching grant facilitated by Colorado Media Project.

David Sabados

As you’re considering your end of year giving, please consider a contribution to your community newspaper. Ten percent of our yearly revenue is from readers like you. Just this month, our printer informed us of another price increase. It costs about a quarter of million dollars annually to fund the basic operating expenses of The Denver North Star and our bilingual sister publication The G.E.S. Gazette, and that is creeping higher.

Your contribution of $50, $100, or even $250 annually is greatly appreciated. Thank you to everyone who has already given. You can donate online at (click on the link at the bottom of the page) or with a check using the form below.

For a look at the year that’s nearly behind us, including some of our award-winning coverage, please check out last month’s issue, still available online.

Next year, we hope to serve you even better. This spring, Denver will have incredibly important municipal elections with a record number of candidates vying for seats. Providing you more information means more pages, which of course means more costs for reporters and printing. We’re also working on in-depth pieces on what’s next for Tennyson Street, ongoing efforts to improve Sloan’s Lake, updates on public safety, the latest in housing, and more.

As always, we’ll also have high school sports, business and community group features, and our amazing team of community columnists.

One question we often receive from readers is “Hey—what’s happening at X location?” This month, we started a development roundup with a few properties we thought might be of interest. Check out page 8, and let us know if you’d like it to be a regular installment or not. We want to write what you want to read. If you have feedback on that or any other stories, questions about what’s happening in our neighborhoods, or otherwise have story ideas to share, let Eric, our editor, know at

Sorry to take space away from actual news, but our yearly fundraising drive is crucial to continuing to provide the community with a high quality, independent, locally owned and run news source each month.

As you might have seen last month, we are trying to convert to a nonprofit model next year as well, but we’re not there yet. This is my disclaimer that contributions are not yet tax deductible, but they are greatly needed and incredibly appreciated.

Please visit us at and click on the link at the bottom of the page to make a contribution online or use the contribution form below to give by check. Last thing: If you’ve had any delivery problems these last few months, please email me directly at with your address and details so we can work with the local post offices to further improve our delivery in 2023.

Thank you for caring about your community and your community paper! From everyone at The Denver North Star team, Happy Holidays and a healthy new year. We look forward to continuing to serving the community.

David Sabados
The Denver North Star and The G.E.S. Gazette


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