The twice-weekly Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City now is part of Country Media, a Salem (OR)-based group of 15 non-daily newspapers and associated digital media in four states, The Triplicate reports.

Western Communications, owner also of the Union Democrat in Sonora, had owned the Crescent City operations since 1988.

Santa Fe (NM)-based Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April represented Western Communications in the transaction.