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Rick covered Elbert County’s people, politics, and culture for the Elbert County News and believes the community and it’s people are underserved by Colorado’s media.

Rick has a reputation for fairness and prides himself on his no-dog-in-the fight approach to journalism.


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Rick Gustafson

Rick is a freelance writer and novelist.