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Sports writer, Colby Free Press (Kan.)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jay Sherman, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Jay Sherman

    Jay Sherman Member

    From JJobs:

    Salary is $20,000-25,000; paper has a circulation of just under 2,000. Hey, ya gotta start somewhere. Happy 4th, people.
  2. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Colby ... egad. The Gateway to Hell on Earth (Goodland is hell).
  3. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Ahem ... The good people of Colby prefer to call it "The Oasis on the Plains." In case y'all haven't visited western Kansas, this place is in the middle of the middle of nowhere.
  4. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I actually stayed a night here while on my way West. What a hellhole. I think I rolled in around 8 o'clock, and I couldn't even find a Chili's or Applebee's. Ended up eating at Arby's just off the interstate. "Downtown" looked as though a fire could only improve it.

    And really? An editor AND a part-time reporter too?

    On the plus side, maybe the publisher can introduce you to his brother, Peter. I hear he's a professor.
  5. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    I thought that was Liberal.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    An easy 20-minute commute from Colby's suburb, Oakley.
  7. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    A description of hell.

    Hell is Liberal; No doubts about it.

    Dodge City is real damn close;

    The Oakley-Colby-Goodland metroplex is hellish, but compares not to the other two villages.
  8. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Western Kansas is hell. No need to clarify further.
  9. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Metroplex. Ha! I laughed out loud at that.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Dodge City has Mom and Pop's pool hall. Fantastic place to have a Bud at 11 a.m. and record locals talkin' local (man, I hope I still have that tape).
  11. Gillette237

    Gillette237 Member

    Ten years ago I stopped in Colby on my way to Denver and ate at a Chinese place called the Big Wong.
  12. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Liberal has King's BBQ. That alone trumps the Oakley-St. Francis-Colby-Hoxie metroplex.
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