Summit Daily News founder sells California papers |

Summit Daily News founder sells California papers

CLIFF THOMPSONeagle county correspondent

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Jim Pavelich, founder of the daily newspapers in Summit and Eagle counties, has sold a group of daily newspapers he co-founded in California to Knight-Ridder Newspapers, the second-largest newspaper company in the country.Pavelich, 51, lives in Arrowhead. He founded the Summit Daily in 1989 and co-founded the Vail Daily with Jon Van Housen in 1981. In 1993, he sold both papers to their current owners, Swift Newspapers. He and partners Dave Danforth and Dave Price began publishing the Palo Alto Daily News in December, 1995. In 2000, the Daily News expanded, publishing daily papers in the nearby Bay Area cities of San Mateo, Burlingame and Redwood City. In 2002 the Daily News started a newspaper in Los Gatos, also in the Bay Area. Like the other editions of the Daily News, it began with eight pages and has now grown to between 24 and 56 pages per day.

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