Sunday, September 17, 2000
ew Yorker joins Pilot staff
New York Mets fan Avi Salzman came a long way from home to settle in Steamboat Springs, where the 2000 Wesleyan University graduate now writes for the Steamboat Pilot and Today newspapers.
Salzman, 22, who covers Steamboat Springs city government, began reporting for the Pilot and Today on Aug. 9, after relocating from Manhattan Salzman's journalism experience includes jobs as photo editor, investigative editor and executive editor for the Wesleyan Argus in Connecticut. He also interned as a reporter for the Hartford Courant in 1999.
Last year, Salzman sold sodas to Mets fans at Shea Stadium in Manhattan. Learning to slide down the slopes of Mount Werner will be a whole new experience for him, but one that he has been looking forward to for some time.
"I came to Steamboat because I kept getting arrested trying to snowboard in New York City," he said.
Husker finds a home at paper
Eric Rineer, a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's journalism program, began work at the Steamboat Pilot and Today Aug. 21 as a sports reporter. Rineer, 26, of Columbia, Pa., spent three years in the military before attending college. He covered a number of different beats in college for the Daily Nebraskan as a news reporter. Rineer likes to write about a number of different topics, but was drawn to sports because of his die-hard love for the Huskers. The game between the Huskers and the Buffaloes in Nebraska will be a great one, according to Rineer, who is planning to drive back to Lincoln.
"Colorado may have come close last year to beating Nebraska, but the Huskers are certainly going to school the Buffaloes on Nov. 24," he said.
He enjoys watching movies, playing sports, and watching the Australian crocodile hunter on the Animal Channel.