From the Editor: We’re all on one big happy cruise |

From the Editor: We’re all on one big happy cruise

Tonya Bina
Staff Photo |

Our young and diligent reporter Reid Tulley has moved on to test the waters in marketing in Grand County.

Hired two years ago, Reid started under former editor Drew Munro at the Sky-Hi News and has since become a devoted member of the community, an expert telemark skier and one who gained valuable experience in journalism and with Grand County’s Search & Rescue. We will miss him and his talents as a writer. We’ll also miss his white labrador Lola, who had become our trusty office dog, often making random appearances on the Sky-Hi Facebook page.

We are in the process of searching for a new reporter to fill Tulley’s position.

We are also welcoming a new front desk administrative assistant. Jamie Woods will start here next week and will assume responsibility of the Sky-Hi’s comprehensive community calendar. We thank Amber Phillipps for helping us grow the calendar to the trusted resource it is today.

It’s interesting to me how change is constant in the news business.

I started working here full-time when the Sky-Hi underwent its most abrupt change ever, and that was building a new building after the original one was bulldozed by someone seeking vengeance in the town of Granby.

I saw the newspaper transform again when Colorado Mountain News Media purchased it, then again when the recession hit and the newspaper transitioned to a bi-weekly paper.

Last year we embraced new computers and a whole new Cloud-based content management system.

Whether it’s new technology, new staff members, or news itself, we are a crew in an ever-evolving, ever-adjusting industry, but we are always committed to giving you the best product we can.

And I thank you, our readers, for remaining loyal to us though changes.

We hope you are finding value in your community newspaper and are supporting you community newspaper, because what we do boils down to just that: Pleasing you, our readers.

Grand Life

With that said, we want to feature more of you, our readers, in the newspaper. Starting soon, we will be dedicating space to a feature called “Grand Life.” Grand Life will be your space, a space carved out for sharing photos of people in Grand County doing everything from sipping coffee at a local coffee shop, to attending a fabulous event in Grand County, to working in the fields, working on the hill or working in town.

We will soon be coordinating a permanent address to send these photos for Grand Life, but in the meantime, please send them to Please include the name(s) of subjects in the photos, with correct spellings please.

Beyond Grand

Also, if you are going somewhere enviable this spring, which many are, please allow us to live vicariously. Send us a photo of you holding a Sky-HI News front page in front of an attractive background indicative of where you are. We will print these photos in the Sky-Hi News. If packing the front page of the Sky-Hi in your suitcase is not possible, please hold up the other medium you use to read the Sky-Hi, such as your laptop, phone or tablet. Please send the photo with the name(s) of subject(s) and where you are to, “Beyond Grand” in the subject line.

Around this time of year, I often think of one particular Jon de Vos column that explored what it would be like if all of Grand County’s citizens coordinated to go on a cruise together during the off season. The comic material from that notion is endless, no doubt. But maybe we can just pretend… So, Hey! I’ll meet you all on the pool deck for drinks later.

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