Whether or not there are further developments regarding a possible sale to Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz, the Gazette continues to beef up its staff in surprising and laudable ways.
Of course, if one continues to draw a line from California to Colorado, maybe it shouldn't be so surprising. The Orange County Register, the parent company's flagship paper, continues its own transformation, most recently adding a hefty-sounding Sunday magazine to go with reviews from its new, James Beard Award-winning restaurant critic.
And with the departure of current reviewer Kate Jonuska to Boulder, that position is also open at our daily. And so are one-and-a-half features reporter jobs; page- and ad-designer jobs; and a night copy editor gig.
Interestingly, a previous ad for an arts and entertainment reporter includes the "need to easily switch gears when the need arises, including as back-up for our Society writer." Considering we've never heard of a "Colorado Springs society" section, and have little idea what would go in it, things could get interesting.