For the love of community


February 6, 2019

Courtesy Photo

Although the first year’s photo of the Courier Staff has been lost to time, this photo was taken in 1999 for the second anniversary. The staff includes (from left) Anna Mahorski, Gay Waterbury, Selene Luna, Bruce “Biff” Warren, Karen Copperberg, Ann Barnsley, Helen Johnson, Julie Fowler and her children, Ron Goodman, Mary Wolbach Lopert, Kim Alsop, and Vicki Maurer.

Reporter’s note: I’ve been reporting for the Left Hand Valley Courier (LHVC) since July 2018, although as a Gunbarrel resident, I’ve been reading the paper for four years. Much of my life has been in small towns, so I have a fondness for small, independent papers—which, by the way, are a rapidly disappearing breed. When I began working with the LHVC team, I was struck by the founders’ fierce dedication to the integrity of the paper, but even more so by their dedication to the community that they intend to serve.

During a chat with one of the founders, Selene Luna, she said someth...

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