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Opinion: As planning for 2015 kicks into high gear, Free Press invites reader feedback

Ben Rogers
Free Press Opinion Columnist

Where did the year go? It seems like yesterday we were welcoming in 2014 and now, out of nowhere, it is already October. With the rainy days and nights the last few days and colder temperatures it is remarkable how quickly the seasons can change in Colorado.

Fall is probably my favorite time of year, although I do love the summer, and ski season isn’t bad either. That is one of the best things about Colorado — no matter the season, we live in an amazing place. But fall is one of the most interesting times, especially with the football season in full swing and the Broncos back in action.

It is also probably my busiest time of year. At the Free Press we budget and plan during this season. We come up with ideas for changes and directions that we could take, and we develop plans to make those ideas happen. At this point we have a lot of plans in the works. They range from new sections and magazines to new opportunities to engage our readers.

Since we are still in the development stage with most of these plans, all I can say is we have some great things coming for the end of this year and next.

With all of the change one thing we intend to do is to remain active and present in our market. While other newspapers in our area are closing and consolidating their efforts, we have been growing. With the addition of the Western Slope Wheels & Deals to our team of publications and plans to launch several new sections and features for the Free Press, we have one goal — to grow and continue to provide great content for our readers.

Since we are in the planning process, I am always curious to hear from our readers what you would like to see us do in the next year. Since we strive to be the voice of our community, we feel that we have an obligation to our readers to make sure that we are providing content that fits your needs.

So please, reach out to us. Let us know how we are doing and what you think we can do to be even better.

Ben Rogers is general manager of the GJ Free Press. He may be reached at brogers@gjfreepress.com.

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