It has been a summer of change in our newsroom. We have added staff, changed some beats and seen some personnel leave.
I know that it has been only a few weeks since I last wrote about staff changes, but the recent departure of city and county government reporter Dana Strongin has prompted us to shuffle assignments again.
I think it's always helpful to know whom to contact on which topics, so here is our most recent roster, with contact information:
Brent Boyer, city editor, 871-4233 or email@example.com. Brent is in charge of daily reporting assignments and is one of our lead editors. If you have a story or photo idea, he is a great person to call. He also is the person who maintains the Happenings on a daily basis.
Mike Lawrence, city government, county government and the environment, 871-4203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melinda Mawdsley, education and lifestyle, 871-4208 or email@example.com.
Alexis DeLaCruz, law enforcement, emergency services, the court system, South Routt County and obituaries, 871-4234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allison Plean, arts, music, entertainment, weddings, anniversaries and engagements, 871-4204 or email@example.com.
Matt Stensland, business and Hayden, 871-4210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Ross, real estate and local columns, 871-4205 or email@example.com.
Dave Shively, outdoors and sports, 846-1129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luke Graham, sports, 871-4229 or email@example.com.
John Russell, sports and photos, 871-4209 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tyler Arroyo, photos, 871-4201 or email@example.com.
Laura Meerkatz, online content editor, oversees the news content on www.steamboatpilot.com. Call her at 871-4246 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
News Editor Meg Wortman, 871-4207 or email@example.com, oversees our night news desk of four copy editors. The news desk is responsible for designing pages, writing headlines, editing stories and proofing pages. The copy editors include Jayme Elrod, Mike Hart, Tara Schupner and Hannah Donegan.
I handle letters to the editor, editorials and general news questions. I'm also the guy to blame when things go wrong, from misspelled names to factual errors. When you see those things, call me at 871-4221 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.