Heather McGregor announced as new editor of Post Independent | PostIndependent.com

Heather McGregor announced as new editor of Post Independent

Heather McGregor

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Glenwood Springs Post Independent is proud to announce that Heather McGregor has accepted the managing editor position and will start Monday, Jan. 17.

McGregor returns to the Post Independent after a six-year hiatus from newspapers. During that time, she worked as the communications director for The Bell Policy Center in Denver working on state-level social and fiscal policy issues, and as communications director for CLEER: Clean Energy Economy for the Region in Carbondale working on clean energy programs and services for households, businesses and local governments in Garfield County.

“We are thrilled to have Heather and her experience, and know she will help the Post Independent improve our service to the Garfield County communities we reach,” said publisher Jenna Weatherred.

Heather started her journalism career as a reporter with the Montrose Daily Press and the Gunnison Country Times, then had a long run as the Glenwood Springs bureau reporter for The Daily Sentinel. She joined the Glenwood Independent in 1998 as a reporter, stayed on through the merger with the Glenwood Post, and succeeded Jon Klusmire as editor of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent in 2001.

Heather is married to Steve Smith, assistant regional director for The Wilderness Society. They live in Glenwood Springs, where they garden and keep bees. Heather plays violin with Symphony in the Valley and serves on the orchestra’s board.

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