The Sheridan Press has hired a new publisher, Stephen Woody of Montrose, Colorado. Originally from Texas, Woody has been with the Montrose Daily Press for the past fourteen years.
No stranger to Sheridan, he is married to former Sheridan resident and Sheridan High School Class of '74 graduate, Susan Bradley. Her mother, Tana Bradley, still lives in Sheridan; her father was the late Bob Bradley, who died last year. Bob served as Sheridan Police Chief for many years, and in speaking with Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson for this story, Woody wryly drawled.
Woody comes by his newspaper life naturally – his father was the publisher of the News Messenger in Marshall, Texas. Aside from the allure of moving close to his wife's family roots, Woody tells us what appeals to him about taking the publishing position with The Sheridan Press.
Of course, even though he and his wife happily anticipate the move, the transition is bittersweet.
Mr. Woody has two children – a son, who is a photo journalist for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Colorado, and a daughter who will be graduating from Montrose High School this spring. She will be attending Mesa State College in Grand Junction in the fall.
CORRECTION: Woody will work June 1st with longtime Press Publisher Carl Sanders, who is retiring. He will begin his Sheridan Press publishing duties July 1st.