It’s been a few weeks since my last post, but don’t worry. All is well. I started my new job at The Spokesman-Review as their breaking news and public safety reporter, but since my start date, I’ve covered a unique range of news.
Here’s some story samples:
I’m starting to get comfortable with my new shift and work load so now I can begin thinking about dumping out my memory cards like I used to.
A recent fire left four residents without a home in the Logan neighborhood. The fire burned a hole through a roof, but they had time to evacuate with their belongings in laundry baskets. Firefighters put out the fire before the damage spread to other floors.
A group of firefighters walked by me and one said, “Take a picture of this guy! He put out the fire! All he did was throw his jacket on it and rolled around a bit.” - I doubt that’s how the fire was extinguished, but I appreciate the humor on scene of breaking news.
The fire was also a block or so away from Donut Parade. Om nom nom nom.
One foggy morning, I took the elevator to the 7th floor of the Spokesman-Review building to see the downtown view. I almost slipped on a patch of ice, but I survived. Saw the steam plant smoke stacks disappearing into low cloud cover.