Penne Usher is the Editor for the Mountain Democrat newspaper. Penne joined the Democrat in late February and hit the ground running. Her focus is community journalism. She enjoys telling stories that focus on the community.

Penne's rich background in journalism includes the Albuquerque Journal and several community newspapers. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Journalism with a minor in Criminal Justice. Her focus is "bringing more people, more photos, more personality profiles, more focus on the community and shorter stories."

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