Tom Hesse.Tom Hesse.
Tom Hesse

Tom Hesse joined CPR News in 2023 as the Western Slope Producer for Colorado Matters.

Tom kicked off his reporting career in Southeast Alaska, where he reported for the Daily Sitka Sentinel and volunteered for member station KCAW. His reporting has led to stops in Washington, D.C., Boise, Idaho, and Grand Junction. He was the city editor for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel prior to joining CPR.

Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wyoming.

  • Cedaredge High School students are celebrating the culmination of a multi-year effort to change the names of two geographic features in Delta County. The creek and mesa were originally named after a racial slur. The new names, Clay Creek and Clay Mesa, were approved this month following a back-and-forth between Cedaredge students and the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board.
    Cedaredge High School students Alexia Funk, left, and Damien Altamirano.Cedaredge High School students Alexia Funk, left, and Damien Altamirano.
  • Colorado continues to remember Pat Schroeder, the first woman elected to Congress in Colorado. She served 12 terms in the U.S. House. Schroeder died Monday at the age of 82. Her legacy lives on in those she inspired, like Wanda James.  The CU Regent and local business owner remembers Schroeder as being a steady hand through her own political career.
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