Mark Humbert began his newspaper career at age 15, writing sports, then covering city government for a weekly newspaper in Portage, Ind. Upon graduation from Wabash College, he started work as a reporter/editor for the Vidette-Messenger, ultimately as news editor his last two years there. He was founder of the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival (to honor native son Orville Redenbacher and that city’s role in producing a favorite American snack). Mark moved west in 1980 to work as a copy editor for the Albuquerque Journal, later joining the sports desk as copy editor, designer and columnist. From there he has been managing editor of the Los Alamos, N.M., Monitor; a design editor, then local news editor of the Loveland, Colo., Daily Reporter-Herald; and for 12 years was a presentation editor at the Rocky Mountain Newsin Denver.
Mark and his wife, Allison Lockwood founded Banner Press of Brighton, which includes the Daily Post online bulletin, Local Color magazine and The Banner weekly newspaper. Mark has won numerous statewide awards from Colorado and New Mexico press associations, and has been a tireless Brighton community booster and provided literally many thousands of dollars of free publicity to Heart of Brighton, the Armory and other community events. He writes music of various genres, including a hymn that appeared on a compilation album for Trinity Lutheran Church in Loveland and has performed his work (blues, rock ballad) with the BrightonMusic Orchestra.
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