WALSENBURG – Eric Mullens, a veteran Colorado news reporter, has joined the staff of the Huerfano World Journal in the circulation department and will be working the front desk at the Walsenburg office.
Mullens will be relocating to the Walsenburg area this month from the San Luis Valley where he most recently was the night editor and news and sports page designer for the Valley Courier in Alamosa. In addition to those duties, he covered breaking news, crime and feature stories and was a staff photographer for the publication.
Mullens has worked in newspaper and broadcast newsrooms throughout Colorado over the past 25-years including daily newspapers in Trinidad, Lamar and Alamosa, weekly newspapers in Del Norte, South Fork and Conejos County and at radio stations in Sterling, Pueblo, Lamar and Walsenburg.
Mullens has received a number of Colorado Press Association awards for breaking news coverage and has been recognized for broadcast work by the Federal Emergency Management Agency,state law enforcement agencies and rural health care organizations in Colorado.
He is a United States Air Force veteran and attended higher education classes at the University of Texas, the University of Maryland and the Air War College while on active duty in the Federal Republic of Germany. He is also a graduate of the Southern Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy at Trinidad State Junior College.
Gary M. Vezzani was elected Walsenburg’s mayor in Tuesday’s special mayoral election/recall vote. Preliminary results announced Tuesday night show that both Nick Vigil in Ward