Wick Communications announces the promotion of Lucas Vader to managing editor of the Delta County Independent.
Vader is a 2015 graduate of Cedaredge High School. He then graduated from Colorado Mesa University in May of 2019. He was hired as a general reporter for the DCI in August of the same year. Over the past three plus years, Vader has covered city government for Delta, Cedaredge and Orchard City.
He also has written features and enterprise stories. His reporting has made an impact on the community, according to Publisher Dennis Anderson.
“I’m very proud of Lucas’ accomplishments as a writer,” Anderson said. “Over his time with the DCI, Lucas has shown a penchant for jumping in and doing whatever it takes to produce a meaningful weekly publication for Delta County. Over the past few months, Lucas has taken on editing duties and I’m confident he will continue to grow and do a great job for not only our organization but our readers as well.”
“I’m really excited to take on this role,” Vader said. “I grew up out here and I care about this area quite a bit. I’m ready to seize any chance I can to make this paper valuable to this community.”
Vader oversees staff writer Frank Witowski and a pool of freelance contributors. He officially started his duties on Jan 19.
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