Rogers returns to Vail Daily |

Rogers returns to Vail Daily

Daily staff report

Don Rogers, publisher of the Record-Courier in Gardnerville, Nev. and former editor of the Vail Daily, will return to Vail as the paper’s associate publisher effective Aug. 25. He will replace Alex Miller, who is moving to Summit County to be the editor of the Summit Daily News.

Rogers, who was editor at Vail from 1999 to 2007, left last December to take a job as publisher with the Gardnerville paper. Rogers said it was a great experience but is looking forward to returning to Vail.

“My family had not yet made the move to Nevada, and I visited often. So in a way I never really left,” Rogers said. “I got the chance to experience the Daily more as a regular reader, and I think that gave me valuable insights that I would not have from the inside. And working in a new place has given me fresh perspective. I love this community and the vital role the Vail Daily plays to help make it a better place.”

Vail Daily Publisher Steve Gall said Rogers will take on an expanded role as associate publisher and editor.

“We’re excited to have Don back in Vail,” Gall said. “He brings a lot of knowledge of this area and true passion for the newspaper and the community.”

Miller said he returns the Daily to Rogers’ care in the same strong shape he left it.

“Don built a great community newspaper here over the years, and now that he’s got experience as a publisher, I’m sure the community can expect even better things from the Daily,” Miller said. “I’ll miss all the wonderful folks at the Vail Daily as well as the dynamic community of Eagle County, but I look forward to a new challenge over in Summit County.”

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