I started 2018 with no notion of the Longmont Observer in my future. Too many other things in my life – my Boulder home of nearly 30 years on the market, looking ahead to a full year without my husband of 25 years who died in 2017, and the closing of the publishing business he started 45 years earlier and where I worked for over 20 years. But I moved to Longmont, took a few deep breaths, and looked around for new adventures. I came into contact with the principals of the Longmont Observer and was impressed with their professionalism and enthusiasm, as well as their goals for the future of news coverage in Longmont and beyond. I became a volunteer reporter.
As we journey into a new year, I believe that the Observer will continue to provide an important service to both the residents and leaders of Longmont. In these somewhat turbulent times a steady, impartial and informed press is vital. As news consumers, we all have a responsibility to demand truth from power and to demand a press that will support those demands. I am looking forward to helping the Longmont Observer become the number one source of news and information in our city and our county in 2019. News that is trustworthy. Information that is reliable.