Explorer Newspapers Sold

Thirteenth Street Media has purchased EXPLORER Newspapers Inc., publisher of the free weekly EXPLORER that covers Oro Valley and Marana.

Randy Miller will take over as publisher from Melanie Larson, who has owned the EXPLORER since 1993. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray brokered the deal. Miller is publisher of the Colorado Daily, a community newspaper serving the University of Colorado and Boulder, where Thirteenth Street Media is headquartered.

Terms of the sale were not disclosed.