GSPI enters a new era with a new look |

GSPI enters a new era with a new look

Heather McGregor

Here it is: the redesigned Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

After a false start last spring, and two months of intensive work this fall, we are proud today to roll out the fresh new look of your community newspaper.

With the help of redesign consultant Roy Willey, we have given our pages a facelift and reorganized the flow of news, features and commentary. We will introduce some new items today and through the coming week, and more content improvements are in store for the new year.

We are also introducing a new logo for the paper, designed by marketing consultant Doug Straw of Glenwood Springs. It’s pictured here.

It makes use of Stone, the stylish and highly readable font that we are using for our new flag, our body text and as the headline font for feature stories and commentary. You’ll be seeing what we have come to call “Doug’s bug” in a lot of places.

We have also introduced another font, Frutiger, to do the heavy lifting as the headline font for all hard news stories.

It’s also the font we are using in a new front page attraction, something we are calling the “window.” Look to the window for a summary of the best we have to offer inside each day’s paper.

You’ll also find a different order to the sections.

We are giving you all the news first, starting with the top local stories on pages 1, 2 and 3, and the top stories from the state, nation and world on 4 and 5. Today, the news package continues through page 8.

That’s followed by the new Community pages, on 10 and 11 today. That’s where we are anchoring obituaries, thank-you letters, Donna Daniels’ Mountain Mailbag and Postings. These pages will run Tuesday through Friday and Sunday.

Our Commentary pages appear behind the Community pages. That’s where you’ll find editorials, columns, letters to the editor, guest editorials and, on Fridays, the new opinion bank feature, Independent Voices.

Behind Commentary, you’ll find Panorama on page 14 and the Sports section on pages 15-17. The calendar, with the spiffy new name “FYI: For your information,” now appears on page 27, the inside back page, along with the weather report.

It may take a few days to get used to this, but we think it makes sense.

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