Sky-Hi Daily News announces leadership change |

Sky-Hi Daily News announces leadership change

Kim Burner
Sky-Hi Daily News publisher
Grand County, Colorado

I was once told “the only constant in newspapers is change.” This is one piece of advice I’ve found to always be true. Sky-Hi Daily News is no exception to the rule. We’ve seen our fair share of change in the past couple of years and I’m sure we’ll see more in the future.

With each change comes the chance to grow, expand and morph along with the communities we serve.

Change came again last week when Editor Autumn Phillips was offered an exciting opportunity to take the reins of a newsroom in New Braunfels, Texas. Her last day at the Sky-Hi Daily News is Aug. 4.

Autumn will be exchanging Grand County winters for hot (extremely hot) summers. When we start our cars in the early mornings to warm, she’ll be starting hers to cool off. I think we get the better end of that deal. At least we can put on another sweater or add another log to the fire to warm up. She’s stuck with the humidity.

Autumn will be leaving the paper she helped create in the very capable hands of Drew Munro. For two years, Drew Munro has served as the news editor of the Sky-Hi Daily News.

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His newspaper background is extensive – including time as the editor of the Cody Enterprise in Cody, Wyo.

Drew will bring fresh perspective and new way of looking at issues to the newsroom of Sky-Hi along with his wealth of experience in community publishing.

When not slaving away in the newsroom, you’ll find Drew with a fishing pole in his hand, canoeing one of our beautiful lakes or camping with his wife, children and grandchildren. His love for the outdoors is one of the things that brought him to Grand County two years ago.

Join me in wishing Autumn and Drew every success in their new endeavors by emailing Autumn at and Drew at

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