- Associated Press - Saturday, April 19, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The publisher and editor of the Laramie Boomerang is resigning to become the CEO of the Colorado Press Association and Sync2 Media.

Jerry Raehal joined the Boomerang in September 2012 after five years as publisher of the Rawlins Daily Times.

His last day in Laramie is May 9. The newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1h9IDlx ) he will still consult for the Boomerang while a search for his replacement is conducted.

Raehal is a Colorado native. He says leaving the Boomerang was a difficult decision, but the chance for his family to be close to relatives was an opportunity they couldn’t pass up.

Raehal announced his resignation Thursday. The same day, the newspaper said it was promoting assistant editors Peter Baumann and Mark Heinz to managing editor and special section and projects editor, respectively.

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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com