Glen Edmonds Scholarship
Glen Edmonds was born in 1917 on a ranch in northern Colorado. As a young man, he worked for several Colorado newspapers including the Meeker Herald. He was the publisher of the Plateau Valley Voice in Collbran, Colorado before he enlisted in the US Navy in 1940. He was wounded in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. He served in the South Pacific until the end of the war. When he returned, he purchased a newspaper company in Julesburg Colorado where met his wife, Ima Ray. He purchased the Pagosa Springs Sun in 1948 and was the publisher, editor, reporter, photographer typesetter, pressman, and advertising salesman, and handled any other necessary task. He was the president of the Colorado Press Association in 1958 and was active in it throughout his life along with many community causes including serving as a volunteer fireman and town councilman. During his tenure, the Sun won numerous awards from the Colorado Press Association. He was one of the founding members of Club 20, a group of western slope counties organized to lobby for equal funding for our region.
In 2022, this scholarship was established in memory of Glen by his son, Ted, and daughter-in-law, Ruth. Please write your thank you letter to Ted and Ruth Edmonds.