Elbert County News welcomes new lead writer

I look forward to bringing a local perspective to the paper

Chancy J. Gatlin-Anderson
Special to Colorado Community Media
Posted 5/17/21

I would like to introduce myself as the newest lead writer for the Elbert County News and express my goals for contributions moving forward. I am 33 years old and I live in the Spring Valley Ranch …

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Elbert County News welcomes new lead writer

I look forward to bringing a local perspective to the paper

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I would like to introduce myself as the newest lead writer for the Elbert County News and express my goals for contributions moving forward.

I am 33 years old and I live in the Spring Valley Ranch area with my husband and two orange cats. In addition to my work with the Elbert County News, I serve as a college anthropology instructor for Washington State University’s Global Campus, which is the university’s online program. I am also a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology researching contemporary Japanese culture and behavior.

Throughout my career as a community researcher, I have devoted my time to studying culture and working to bring positive change to communities all over the world. Originally from Georgia, I have experience working with students with special needs, with underprivileged Black youth groups, Atlanta’s Asian refugee community, and various Asian religious communities around the state. I also have experience working with the Maya in Belize, store workers on the Greek Island of Lemnos, middle and high school students in Montpellier, France, and the Japanese body positive fashion community of Tokyo. I have worked not only to help better these communities, but to tell their stories.

Locally, I am a moderator for Denver Fatties, a group for men and women devoted to body positivity as well as the creator and administrator for Colorado Crafting for a Cause. I also recently obtained my certification as a Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified Barbecue Judge and plan to attend and judge at events across the state. I am also a member of the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association.

My goal for the Elbert County News is to provide a local perspective to the paper, which I can strengthen as a reporter whom actually resides in the county. Having spoken with multiple residents, they are excited to have a fresh, local perspective to the paper. My goal moving forward is to not only provide local news, but to highlight the beauty that is Elbert County and its people.

I invite the community to reach out to me with story ideas and to share their perspectives on local issues. I look forward to working with the Elbert County community and am honored to help bring the local news every week.

To contact me with stories, please email me at chancy.gatlinanderson@gmail.com.

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