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New city editor, features reporter at Pilot & Today

Pilot & Today staff

— There’s been a shuffling of leadership in the newsroom at the Steamboat Pilot & Today. Effective today, Mike Lawrence is the newspaper’s business and features reporter. Blythe Terrell takes over as city editor.

Lawrence had served as city editor since August 2007. He began working for the Pilot & Today in October 2005 as the newspaper’s education reporter, before moving to the city, county and politics beat. In his new role, Lawrence will be the primary reporter covering Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., as well as all other local businesses. He also will focus on feature and human-interest stories.

“Mike is a wonderful journalist and has served us incredibly well as city editor,” Editor Brent Boyer said. “But he wanted to get back to his true passions of reporting and writing. I’m thrilled we could find a way for him to do that without leaving the Pilot & Today or the Yampa Valley.”

Lawrence can be reached at 970-871-4233 and

As city editor, Terrell will be responsible for the day-to-day management of newsroom staff, including overseeing story and photo assignments. The city editor, in conjunction with the editor, also provides the first edits of local news and sports stories. Other city editor roles include overseeing Happenings, serving on the newspaper’s Editorial Board and maintaining the editorial content on

Terrell began working for the Pilot & Today in March 2007. She has covered the business and Hayden beats. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s in journalism in May 2005 and then went to work as a copy editor for the Austin-American Statesman in Austin, Texas.

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“Blythe brings tremendous editing skills to the city editor position, and her passion for journalism and commitment to its ideals make her a natural newsroom leader,” Boyer said. “She’ll excel in this demanding role.”

Terrell can be reached at 970-871-4234 and

Reporter Jack Weinstein will take over Hayden coverage in addition to his responsibilities as education reporter.

Boyer also noted the recent arrivals of copy editors and page designers Laura Mazade and Leslie Small. Mazade graduated with a journalism degree from Grand Valley State University in Michigan before going to work for the Bowling Green Daily News in Kentucky. She joined the Pilot & Today in August. Small graduated from Penn State University with a journalism degree and interned on the copy desk of the Philadelphia Inquirer before coming to the Pilot & Today in September.