Gail Pitts, a business reporter for the Pueblo Chieftain and the Denver Post, died last week at the age of 83.
“I remember having mixed feelings when she was hired at The Chieftain, wondering how the former business writer for a metropolitan daily would feel working the No. 2 spot, while relishing the fact that it would be a person fully familiar with business and finance as well as the day-to-day construction of the stocks page and what every one of those numbers meant.
“But she loved it. The only problem — and she often would recount this to me as the first lesson learned here — was that everybody knew everyone in Pueblo and sometimes were related, sometimes to the people who paid our salaries.
“While The Chieftain also bought ink by the barrel, she had to be more diplomatic with sources than she was used to being in Denver.”
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