A transition underway at the newspaper

David Peck

As most of our readers are now aware, we are experiencing a changing of the guard at your community newspaper.
Our intrepid reporter, Ryan Fitzmaurice, is moving east after five years as the lead reporter for the Chronicle.
He will be sorely missed.
A native of Michigan, Ryan came to us from Leadville, Colorado, in the spring of 2018, just in time to help cover the devastating hailstorm that struck our area a few weeks later. Over the years we have watched Ryan grow as a reporter and photographer, and we can now say he is as solid a journalist as there is in Wyoming – ethical, caring, thoughtful and erudite, with an ability to make even mundane topics interesting to the reader.
He’s also kind, without a mean bone in his body. His stories almost always elevate his subjects rather than tear them down, as so many “gotcha” journalists do in this day and age.
We will miss him in the office, too. His ready laugh, good nature and ability to converse on a wide variety of topics will be missed.
Happy trails, Ryan. We wish you the best as you move on to your next adventure.
Fortunately, we have a strong replacement in Erin Mullins, a recent graduate of Washington State University in Pullman. Erin hails from Leavenworth, Washington, a small town with a German motif nestled in the Cascade Mountains. She has purposely sought a job in a small town to practice community journalism, hoping to make a difference through strong coverage of local news.
Erin is a fine writer, but as a newcomer to our community, Erin will need the assistance of our many readers to help guide her as she grows into her new job and learns the ins and outs of our area.
Welcome to North Big Horn County, Erin. We believe you will enjoy your experience in this wonderful community.