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Jefferson Geiger is a former arts and entertainment editor of the Summit Daily News. He joined the Summit Daily News as a copy editor in 2018 and became the arts and entertainment editor in 2019. He left the Summit Daily News in December 2022.
Jefferson provided the community with details on local happenings including festivals, live music and other events. He wrote 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. He also served as the on-duty editor on Sundays.
In 2021, Jefferson began covering nonprofits and the town of Frisco, and he also briefly covered the town of Dillon. As magazine editor, he put together the summer 2021 edition of Explore Breckenridge and Summit County, as well as the 2021-2022 winter edition and the 2022 summer edition, and 2022-23 edition of Explore Summit. He also edited multiple monthly editions of Summit County Home, the 2022 Summit County Trail Guide and Best of Summit 2022.
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, he 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.