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Obituary - Chan Edmonds

Chan Edmonds, formerly of Pagosa Springs, and a longtime newspaperman in western Colorado, died May 29, 2010, at his home in Grand Junction.

Edmonds’ father, Glen, owned The Pagosa Springs SUN, and Edmonds and his brother, Ted, wrote columns for the newspaper as youngsters.

Chan Edmonds’ newspaper career included work as general manager of Grand Junction’s The Daily Sentinel in the 1970s and as manager of the former Valley Journal in Carbondale. He was one of four founders of the Grand Junction Free Press. Edmonds, with several partners, launched the Free Press in May 2003, and sold to Swift Communications in 2005. He continued to work for Swift, coordinating its technical aspects. His latest venture was working with computers for Swift Communications.

Edmonds is survived by sons Chance Edmonds and Val Gallegos; one brother, Ted Edmonds; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial celebration of his life will be held June 19 at Grande River Vineyards, 787 Elberta Ave. in Palisade, Colo.