Summit Daily News convenes new editorial board |

Summit Daily News convenes new editorial board

Rick Hague.
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The Summit Daily News is proud to announce it has convened a six-person editorial board consisting of publisher Meg Boyer, editor Ben Trollinger and a news reporter, as well as citizen members Tamara Drangstveit, Rick Hague and Ken Gansmann. The board had its first meeting on Monday.

Each week the board will meet to determine positions on two issues of regional and local interest. Editorials based on those discussions will appear in the Wednesday and Friday editions of the newspaper. Citizen members will serve four-month terms. Email editor Ben Trollinger at with topics for board consideration or to apply for future board terms.

The board members

• Tamara Drangstveit, a Dillon resident, became the executive director of the Family and Intercultural Resource Center in September 2008. A native of Connecticut, Tamara is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Tamara has served as staff to Maine Governor John Baldacci, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and the Maine Senate. Prior to moving to Summit County, Tamara served as deputy directory of Wisconsin Citizen Action, Wisconsin’s largest public nonprofit organization. She holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University. She lives with her husband Russell, daughter Aila, twins Anja and Graham, and yellow lab Fischer.

• Rick Hague was born in Brooklyn, New York. He’s lived in Breckenridge since 2003. Following high school graduation, he attended the Colorado School of Mines and graduated as a mining exploration geologist and geophysicist. He went on to a long career working for large mining companies and as a banking and financial consultant, among other things.

Rick is a member of the board of directors and past president of the Summit Historical Society. He is also a founding board member and past president of the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance and currently serves on the Alliance board. After retiring in Breckenridge with his wife, Linda, Rick found the perfect niche for his life-long interests in history, mining, geology, natural resources and skiing. He has written numerous articles for the Summit Daily News regarding local mining history and given many lectures and guided hikes and tours over the years.

• Ken Gansmann, a Chicago native, has lived in Silverthorne since 2000. He has been co-owner of The Historic Mint Steakhouse since 1984 and remains active in the oil and gas industry. He has been a member of the Silverthorne Economic Development Advisory Committee since 2003 and is a frequent contributor to the Summit Daily’s letters to the editor section. He has been married to Jane (nee Reed) Gansmann for more than 51 years. They have two children and three grandchildren.

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