Brent Boyer: Your paper, your community
March 2, 2013
I like change. I think it's good, and healthy.
There have been some changes at the Craig Daily Press in recent weeks, and I'm thrilled to be part of them. When former Publisher Bryce Jacobson left last month to become director of revenue at the Greeley Tribune, I took on the role of editor for the Daily Press. I've really enjoyed my first three weeks overseeing news content, and I look forward to continuing in that capacity even after a new managing editor has been hired to handle the day-to-day operations of the newsroom. I've also enjoyed spending time in the community and working with the newspaper's talented and energetic staff.
Our goal is simple: to continue to improve the Craig Daily Press and its essential role in the community. My philosophy is simple — a newspaper should be a window to the community, reflective of the diverse interests and opinions of its residents while maintaining the essential and noble purpose of being a watchdog of local government.
You may have noticed some recent changes to the newspaper. We've expanded the police blotter to provide more detailed accounts of the types of crimes and incidents to which law enforcement agencies respond. Datebook has been beefed up to include more information about community events and happenings. The sports cover has been moved from the back page to the inside of the paper. News briefs have been expanded with an emphasis on timely and interesting community news updates.
I'd like to hear from you about what can make the Craig Daily Press a better newspaper. There's a role for everyone in a newspaper like ours. The community is filled with talented photographers, writers and videographers — in short, with great storytellers. More of those stories belong in the pages of the Craig Daily Press, and we've made it easier to share your talents with your neighbors, friends, family and coworkers through the pages of this newspaper as well as CraigDailyPress.com.
Send your photos of anything and everything related to Moffat County and Craig to share@CraigDailyPress.com. Have a news tip, story idea or press release to share? Email it to news@CraigDailyPress.com. Feel the need to brag about an athletic accomplishment by either you or your children? Shoot a note to sports@CraigDailyPress.com. Want your event listed in our revamped and expanded Datebook? Simply email the details (who, what, when, where, cost and contact information) to datebook@CraigDailyPress.com.
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Of course, we still love visits and phone calls from our readers. Always feel free to stop by our offices or to call us at 970-824-7031. I look forward to hearing from you.
Brent Boyer is the editor of the Craig Daily Press and Steamboat Pilot & Today. He can be reached at editor@CraigDailyPress.com and 970-875-1790.