EO Media Group wins bid for 2 Central Oregon newspapers

BEND, Ore. (AP) — EO Media Group was the high bidder at an auction for The Bulletin and Redmond Spokesman, offering $3.65 million for Central Oregon’s century-old daily newspaper and a sister weekly.

The Bulletin reported Monday that EO Media, or East Oregonian Publishing, outbid Adams Publishing Group in the auction at the offices of Tonkon Torp LLP in Portland.

Michael Fletcher, attorney for The Bulletin’s parent company, Western Communications, said a previous bidder, Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers Inc., did not participate in the auction.

Judge Trish Brown in U.S Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon approved the sale, which is expected to close at the end of August.