Register-Guard Executives Tell Employees They're Retiring

Feb 27, 2018

A source with the Register-Guard says several of the paper’s management announced their retirement Tuesday. This, as the sale of Eugene’s only daily paper is set to be finalized.

The Register-Guard's Opinion page.
Credit Rachael McDonald

In a message to staff, Logan Molen says he is stepping down as publisher of the Register Guard. Managing Editor Dave Baker and Chief Information Officer Rick Baker are retiring as of March 1st. The current Chief Financial Officer, Rob Ness, is severing ties with RG Media but will continue to provide financial consultation to the Baker Family.

The Register Guard was founded by Alton Baker in 1930. It has remained family-owned until the corporate publisher, Gatehouse Media, acquired it last month.

Gatehouse Media owns over 130 daily papers across the country. It is their practice to replace local publishers. KLCC has reached out to the Register Guard publisher, the Baker family and Gatehouse, and has yet to receive a response.