Stepping Back But Not Going Away

David Sabados

Thank you, North Denver. Founding The Denver North Star and running the paper these past two and a half years has been a privilege. Every community deserves a paper that serves as a place to discuss topics big and small. I’m glad to have written about everything from zoning and development proposals to business openings to coverage of the exciting arts and community events that make North Denver a community we all love to live in. We’ve talked about school board elections together, we’ve weathered a global pandemic together, and we’ve looked at what change and growth in our community means together. Now it’s time to pass the torch.

While I’m not going away, I am stepping back as editor of the paper to explore other professional opportunities and focus on some other priorities in my life. I’ll still be serving as the paper’s publisher and you may still see my name on a byline from time to time, but this is the last issue I’ll be directly overseeing. I wasn’t going to step back until I knew there was someone who could step forward; I know the paper is in great hands with Eric Heinz serving as editor. 

Two and a half years ago, some people said we were crazy for starting a print newspaper. Maybe we were, but these past two and a half years have been a joy for me. I hope the paper arriving on your doorstep, mailbox, or local business has been a joy for you each month too, and will continue to be so. Thank you North Denver for the opportunity.

Dear Denver North Star Readers,

Eric Heinz

I am pleased to begin working with you, and I am eager to take on this new role as the editor of this great community newspaper, as well as its sister publication The G.E.S. Gazette.

 North Denver is a fascinating place to live and work, and I look forward to tackling some of the major issues by providing quality reporting on everything that affects and is important to our neighborhoods.

Having grown up in Denver, it’s a pleasure to return and have the opportunity to extensively cover the neighborhoods of one of the most unique areas of the city.

Although I’ve familiarized myself with the major issues North Denver faces, I believe community papers function best when they can address topics that are directly related to the neighbors they serve, and I can’t wait to dive into those issues with you. 

 I am a graduate of East High School and the University of Northern Colorado. From there, I began my career out of state, working in small towns in New Mexico and eventually running a local outlet for four years, the San Clemente Times in San Clemente, California.

After that I covered Los Angeles City Hall for City News Service, but shortly after the pandemic hit, I knew I wanted to come back to my hometown.

I began my tenure working for publisher David Sabados at the beginning of last year, and after a brief stint with, I’m looking forward to seeing all of you out in the community and embarking on this endeavor.

~ Eric Heinz


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