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Scott Stanford has returned as editor of the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

Stanford served as the newspaper's editor from May 2001 through October 2005.

"I could not be more pleased to have Scott return as editor," said Suzanne Schlicht, general manager of WorldWest Li?--?--m?--?--ited Liability Co., parent company of the Steamboat Pilot & Today. "During his previous four years in the position, Scott served the community well by producing an accurate, thorough and engaging daily news product. He served his staff well by nurturing many young journalists."

Stanford most recently worked as the assistant news editor of the Victoria Advocate in Victoria, Texas.

"I feel fortunate and blessed to have the opportunity to return to Steamboat Springs," Stanford said. "I wasn't gone very long, but I was gone long enough to recognize what a special place this community is and what a special newspaper this is. I am glad to be back."

Stanford began work Tues?--day. He replaces Michael Smith, who resigned Jan. 30.

Stanford has more than 15 years of experience in the newspaper business, with stints as a reporter and editor with several Texas newspapers, including the Kingsville Record, the San Angelo Standard-Times and the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

Under his previous tenure as editor, the Pilot & Today won more than 200 state and national awards and was named the top newspaper of its size in Colorado by the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters and the Colorado Press Association.

"Scott is a fine editor and journalist," Schlicht said. "His enthusiasm and tireless work ethic are impressive, and we are certainly fortunate that Scott has rejoined our team."

Stanford's wife, Kelly, is a school administrator in Cuero, Texas. She and their two daughters will join him in Steamboat Springs after the school year ends.

-- To reach Scott Stanford, call 871-4221 or e-mail sstanford@steamboatpilot.com

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