Spokane Metro Magazine, launched in spring 2008 by Spokane residents Collin and Amy Klamper, has ceased publication. The August issue, according to an e-mail sent to fans and supporters, is the final issue for the time being.
In the e-mail, publisher Collin Klamper wrote, “We’ve worked hard to raise the standard — we’ve won a few awards, made some noise and had plenty of fun — but today the time has come for us to close the curtains, and assess our options for the future.”
On the magazine’s Facebook page, Klamper also wrote: “It is our goal to maintain Metro’s vibrant presence in the Spokane community. Unfortunately, to get to that point we’re going to have to undergo some restructuring.”
Magazine writer Eric Klamper, Collin Klamper’s brother, said in a separate e-mail that the goal is to find one or more investors to buy the magazine. “We are actively seeking such investors or buyers,” he wrote.