Times editor stepping down in February
November 29, 2006
Allyn Harvey will leave his job as The Aspen Times managing editor on Feb. 1. He’ll move on to book projects and consulting, but says he’ll miss the action of newspaper journalism.An Aspen native, Harvey spent the bulk of his newspaper career at the Times, first as a reporter for four years, then as assistant editor for a year and managing editor for three.”I’m going to miss being at the center of the storm,” Harvey said. He envisions staying in the area – he owns a home in Carbondale – and might do some media and communications consulting, along with developing book ideas.In response to the question whether he’s nervous about shifting careers with nothing set at the moment, Harvey said, “I work best on deadline”During Harvey’s tenure as managing editor, the Times won the Colorado Press Association editorial sweepstakes award. But he said the biggest challenge was “just trying to make the paper interesting every day.””We’re really going to miss Allyn not just as a friend, but we’ll also really miss his deep knowledge of Aspen, his keen news sense and passion for journalism,” said Bob Ward, editor of The Aspen Times.The Aspen Times, Aspen, Colo.