Pohl: We are not the ‘enemy of the American people’

Fort Collins Coloradoan: In the past week, we at the Coloradoan have been busy publishing dozens of pieces of exclusively local journalism and engaging with our community.

A reporter took an in-depth look at a 30-year-old cold case homicide. I continued probing what’s been driving a regional increase in felony charges. Journalists doggedly reported efforts to bring open records law into the 21st century in the name of transparency and governmental accountability. Reporters broke news relevant to public safety. Our sports team wrote a major story about an embattled coach — who is paid nearly $1 million of our money — on the brink of being fired for emotionally abusing players. A persistent reporter got an answer about a vacant downtown building that has spurred questions for months. And I kicked off our series that will explore challenges within Colorado’s child welfare system and the prevalence of child abuse.

That was just some of the reporting last week.

We brought the community — our community — together for a night of laughter and tears that gave people a platform to share their stories, discuss love, reveal heartbreak and illuminate bonds we share.

We engaged in public and private conversations on a daily basis about how to best serve our readers.

We constantly sought to get better. We constantly seek to improve.

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