The Chaffee County Times is seeking to fill its staff reporter position in mid-June, so we will be in an accelerated hiring process. The Times serves Buena Vista, Colo., and the whitewater haven Upper Arkansas River Valley. Nestled between two mountain ranges, we enjoy mild winters compared to our state’s ski areas, which are short drives away.

The position covers town trustee meetings, school boards and other standard beat items; the stuff we have to cover. What makes this community news job unique is the opportunity to report on our expansive public lands and the outdoors recreation and tourism that is the lifeblood of the valley’s economy.