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RIP Rick Alvord, Longview (Wash.) Daily News

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by murphyc, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    Rick Alvord, former longtime sports editor at The Daily News in Longview, Wash. passed away this week from cancer. He was only 50.

    This just sucks, both because Rick was so young and because of the guy he was. I had the pleasure of doing several stories for him in my freelance days and greatly enjoyed the experience. Great, great guy. Prayers to his family.
  2. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Well-Known Member

    Only knew him as a freelance reporter, but yes, he was very easy to work for. Sorry to see this post.
  3. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    I met him a couple of years ago in a job setting. Warm guy, told funny stories, and he always carried around a golf club in the office, putting him a few seconds closer to playing nine holes. He'll be missed.
  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Oh my God. I knew Rick. Came close to taking a job there several years back. Shocking!
  5. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Sounds like a really good guy, reading the story and the comments.

    As I approach that age, it hits home even a bit more.

    RIP, Mr. Alvord...
  6. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    Rick was a great writer and an even better human being.

    RIP Rick.
  7. WoodDuck

    WoodDuck New Member

    Rick was a great writer, a great mentor, a great person.

    RIP Rick
  8. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    A service for Rick will be held Saturday in Kelso. PM me for details, if you like.
  9. spurtswriter

    spurtswriter Member

    So sad. I never met Rick, but always heard he was a wonderful guy. RIP.
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