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The DAN editor, seen here on assignment for the Montreal bureau.

Peter Rice / Editor

Peter Rice started out young in journalism. As a teenager growing up in Washington State, he worked in community radio and later for a consortium of NPR stations. While attending Colorado College, he wrote features for the Colorado Springs Gazette and the Denver Business Journal. He later worked as a general assignment reporter for the Curry Coastal Pilot on the southern Oregon coast, on the city hall beat for the Albuquerque Tribune, and as an announcer/news writer for KUNM.

Having noticed the grim direction the journalism industry was heading, he retreated for several years from the business and put in stints as an electrician, video producer, and public relations jack of all trades. He probably should have been content with this, but the siren call of reporting proved too strong in the end – hence, DAN.

Rice, an avid cyclist and incurable nerd, is the author of several books, including Spandex Optional Bicycle Touring, Curry Made Easy, and Liberal for Conservative Reasons. He also consulted on Anna, Age Eight, a 2017 book about the prevention of childhood trauma by Dominic Cappello and Katherine Ortega Courtney. He has lived in Barelas since 2012.

In the interest of full disclosure, we should also mention that he worked as volunteer coordinator for the 2009 reelection campaign of City Councilor Isaac Benton. Rice has subsequently sworn off electoral politics. All present and future candidates for that office or any other will get a fair shake from DAN. As a small demonstration of that sentiment, he donated $5 to the public financing efforts of all six candidates for the district two seat.