Jenna Weatherred, publisher of The Citizen Telegram and the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, will be leaving the post May 4 to lead the Children's Health Foundation in Aspen.
Weatherred has served as publisher of the two papers since 2009, and was the publisher of The Aspen Times from 1998 to 2011.
The Aspen, Glenwood Springs and Rifle papers are owned by Colorado Mountain News Media, a division of Swift Communications Inc.
"We are appreciative of the excellent work and the leadership Ms. Weatherred has provided to her teams in Rifle, Glenwood Springs and Aspen during her tenure with the newspapers," said Jim Morgan, general manager of Colorado Mountain News Media.
"We wish her the best and are glad that in her new role with the foundation she'll continue to work with the Times, the Post Independent and The Citizen Telegram as an advocate for children and young people in our communities," he said.
The recruiting search for Weatherred's successor is ongoing, and Morgan said the hope is to announce the new publisher in the coming weeks.
Starting May 7, Weatherred will be the president and CEO of the nonprofit Children's Health Foundation. She will oversee the foundation's programs focused on school lunch reform, school safety and the prevention of childhood obesity.
"With two young boys just entering the public school system, I am passionate about healthy, safe schools," Weatherred said. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to address these issues."