A new face joins our veteran crew

There’s a new face on our Chronicle staff this week. Sitting at the news desk now is Patti Carpenter, who made the short move from Red Lodge to cover the news in north Big Horn County.

Brad Devereaux has moved home to Michigan after four years with us, and we will miss him. As nice a young man as ever walked the Earth, Brad did a bang-up job for us as a reporter/photographer and later news editor. But he missed his family in the Detroit area and life in the “big city,” so he moved back to the Midwest.

We were lucky to find Patti right up the road in Red Lodge, where she honed her skills as a community journalist for the Carbon County News. North Big Horn County has already made a very positive impression on Patti as many people have stepped forward to give her a hearty welcome to Wyoming.

Our readers will enjoy Patti’s excellent photography, as well as her down home style with the written word. She loves small communities and small-town life, so we believe she will be right at home here at the Chronicle.

We are proud of our staff at the Chronicle. Our crew has been very stable over the years, and we are grateful for the longtime efforts of people like Pat Parmer, our talented and dedicated production manager who pieces together the Chronicle with a clean, crisp look and designs award-winning ads each week – and has done so for more than 20 years; our longtime office manager Gladys McNeil, who has anchored the front office and helped operate the business end of our operation for 33 years; our upbeat, talented and fairly new advertising manager, Stormy Jameson; Marwyn Layne, our friendly afternoon face at the Chronicle front desk; Photoshop whiz Jason Zeller; our excellent proofreaders Dorothy Nelson and Teressa Ennis; our intrepid van driver, Mike Kitchen; and Peggy Fowler, who cracks the whip Wednesday night on our teenage mailing crew.

We hope you will stop by to say hello to Patti and further welcome her to the community, and we appreciate the ongoing efforts of all of our crew members who bring you the news of north Big Horn County every week.

–David Peck