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Jefferson Geiger

Jefferson Geiger joined the Summit Daily News as a copy editor in 2018 and became the arts and entertainment editor in 2019. As the arts and entertainment editor, Geiger provides the community with details on local happenings including festivals, live music and other events. He writes two weekly columns: Summit Suds, which features beer news, reviews and recipes, and The Geiger Counter, which features his picks of things to do around Summit County over the weekends. Jefferson also serves as the on-duty editor on Sundays.

In 2021, Jefferson began covering nonprofits and the town of Frisco. He also put together the summer 2021 edition of Explore Breckenridge and Summit County.

Jefferson kindled his passion for storytelling at Colorado State University in Fort Collins as the senior entertainment reporter for their student newspaper, the Rocky Mountain Collegian, while earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from Pennsylvania, he and his family moved to Alamosa over a decade ago to embrace the mountain lifestyle. There, Geiger worked first as a freelance video game journalist for ZAM and GameSpot, and then as a reporter and award-winning photographer for the Valley Courier.

The Colorado Press Association has repeatedly recognized Jefferson’s work over the years. In 2020, Jefferson was part of the team that produced the second-place winning Explore Breckenridge and Summit County magazine. In 2019, he worked on an edition of Everything Summit that won second place for Best Editorial Special Section and was part of the team that won second place for Best News Page Design. In 2018, his work was awarded first place for Best Photo Essay and Best Photography Portfolio.

In his free time, Jefferson enjoys skiing and hobbies like baking and jeeping. He loves science fiction and fantasy and can often be found reading, watching movies and playing video games, as well as exploring new breweries, distilleries and restaurants.

Recent Articles

September 24, 2022 - National Repertory Orchestra auditions open Oct. 17

September 22, 2022 - Satellite13 get 2nd place at Throwdown Showdown battle of bands

September 22, 2022 - Rotary Club of Summit County recognizes iFurnish with award

September 22, 2022 - Music Scene: Roundup of live music in Summit County, Sept. 23-29

September 22, 2022 - Stream these award-winning movies at the virtual Breck Film Festival

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