As a small, independently owned print newspaper for a rural community our goal is to provide the good people of Florence and Eastern Fremont County with fair and unbiased reporting on local government while lifting up all the things that make our region of Colorado special and unique like Junktique, Apple Day Parade and Tour de Coal Towns.
With more than a decade of professional experience engaging diverse communities through various initiatives and campaigns, Kevin has a proven track record of turning concepts and strategy into measurable action.
Prior to starting The Florence Reporter, Kevin served as the project manager for Colorado's Upper Arkansas Tourism and Retail Sector Partnership, a four-county initiative focused on workforce development. Additionally, Kevin is the owner of Two Rivers Consulting, which provides professional consulting services including strategic communications, legislative affairs, issue advocacy, stakeholder engagement and more.
In his free time, Kevin likes to give back to his community through volunteerism. He currently serves as President of the John C. Fremont Library District Board of Trustees, and a board member for Fremont Center for the Arts and volunteers with the Florence Rotary Club and numerous other nonprofit organizations.
Sherry Skye Stuart has lived in the Rocky Mountains for over fifty years. Forty of those years were spent in Fremont County Colorado raising her nine children and being active in the community. Sherry is an author, writer, artist, and yoga teacher. She has authored four books on Penrose History and edited one other Penrose history book:
The Early History of Penrose Colorado 2021
Down Memory Lane with the Beaver Creek Folks 2012, editor
The Forgotten Cemeteries of Beaver Creek 2008
Pioneer Women of Beaver Creek 2007
San Juan Bautista Cemetery 2007
Skye has been a middle school librarian, curator of the Penrose History Exhibit, substitute teacher, and museum curator. She served on the Fremont County Heritage Board, the Florence Pioneer Museum Board and was a member of the Fremont County Historical Society. She’s also edited and published the memoirs of five women and has written numerous newspaper columns, a local history blog, and produced over a dozen educational programs on Fremont County, Colorado, Local History.
Skye loves to delve into the lives of marginalized women in history, teasing out their stories and bringing them to light. Ladies of the evening, female felons and old cemeteries particularly intrigue her. She believes we each need a connection to the past to bring balance and peace into our lives. Writing about the past is her small contribution to making her corner of the world a better place.
She also writes poetry, prose, short stories, flash fiction, and has numerous book ideas. Writing historical fiction and ageless romance are in Sherry’s future.
Skye holds two Associate Degrees from Pueblo Community College, Fremont Campus, in Library Science and Fine Arts (History) and is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and a Certified YIN yoga teacher.
Visit www.sherryskyestuart.com to stay in touch with her latest books, projects, presentations, and musings.
Follow Skye on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sherry.skye.stuart/
Visit the Facebook group Penrose Colorado History to learn more about the history of Penrose, Colorado. https://www.facebook.com/groups/722548532053929
To contact Skye please email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Justus uses his talents as a photographer and digital creator to cover city council meetings and community events. As a Florence resident and someone who believes strongly in free press, we're excited for the opportunity to work with him.