Readers will find changes on our Web site and in the paper |

Readers will find changes on our Web site and in the paper

Drew Munro / From the Editor
Grand County, Colorado

Sky-Hi Daily News readers and visitors to our Web site may have noticed some changes lately.

The Web site,, has been redesigned to make navigation easier and to better display the news. Text is larger, complete headlines are displayed and a new “Members’ Hub” encourages readers to join online discussions about issues near and dear to our communities. The Hub also highlights reader-submitted content such as photos and videos.

As with most things technological, a few glitches are bound to emerge and users may become frustrated with certain changes. Please take a day or two to become familiar with the new features. There is also a “feedback” link at the top of all pages where we look forward to learning what you think of the changes.

And while you’re there, take a moment to vote in our Best of Grand County contest, which also “went live” this week.

New to the paper

Many readers of these pages undoubtedly noticed two new bylines recently.

We’re please to introduce Reid Armstrong, copy editor/reporter at the Sky-Hi Daily News. She joins us and returns to Colorado from Kilmarnock, Va., and the Rappahannock Press and Rappahannock Record.

A graduate of the University of Colorado – Boulder, she brings more than a decade of award-winning journalism experience to the paper.

In addition to helping produce the newspaper, Reid will cover West Grand schools, the towns of Winter Park and Fraser, and the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District, in addition to performing the myriad tasks we all find ourselves engaged in as your faithful scribes these days.

She, her husband and two children have had quite an adventure relocating to the high country from their former home on the Chesapeake Bay. In her spare time, she enjoys blogging, skiing, camping, photography and reading.

If you have a news tip, suggestions or just want to say hi, Reid can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610 or

Notes from Kremmling

Laurie Henderhan’s weekly column from Kremmling, called West Side Stories, appears in our Wednesday edition.

She moved from Garden City, Kan., to Grand County in 1979, originally to Granby. After two years, she moved to Kremmling and has lived in the area since, the past five years in her family’s “dream house” in Old Park, on the Gore.

She and husband Sam, who works for Mountain Parks Electric, have four grown children, all of them products of West Grand schools. Grandchild No. 14 is on the way this December.

Laurie has worked in the accounting department at Spur Companies for five years. She has owned and operated her own business, a flower/gift shop in Kremmling called Grande Creations, and has worked at Ehnle Fuel and Oil and Middle Park Bank.

Longtime readers may recall that she covered Mustang wrestling for a spell in the Middle Park Times. She can be contacted with comments, info, or events at or at 970-5131-2431 or 970-724-9575.

On a sad note, Larry Banman’s column and West Grand sports coverage will not appear this week as he responds to a family emergency. Our thoughts are with him.

– Drew is always interested in hearing from readers about how we can best cover Grand County. He can be reached at (970) 887-3334 ext. 19600 or at