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Dear Departed 

Editor:

Your very brief, almost hidden, mention of Carrie Peyton Dahlberg's departure as editor surprised and disturbed me ("Transition," Nov. 21). After several years of serial editors and wildly varying quality the Journal seemed to have settled in and found its ground, again.

After a period of ambivalence I once again found I was turning to the Journal as my first choice for serious in-depth reporting on important local issues. I'm puzzled and saddened by her departure; her leadership was evident in the stories.

A question: How does a paper keep up this level of quality without an editor? I hope this doesn't signal a change away from the Journal's current direction. It would be a great loss if it did, just as Dahlberg's departure is now.

Stilson Snow, Eureka

Editor:

I was saddened to hear that Carrie Peyton Dahlberg will not continue as your editor. I believe she brought the magazine forward immensely during her tenure. Her professionalism and dedication to turning out a high-quality weekly paper will be missed.

Nancy B. Lengyel, Eureka

Editor:

I am dismayed and saddened by the loss of Carrie Peyton Dahlberg as editor.

Under her leadership the NCJ has shown all the quality I look for in a newspaper: balance, depth, some entertainment and humor. The Journal has become a trusted source for excellent local reporting.

Dahlberg has been an asset to both the NCJ and the greater community. I'm sorry to see her go.

Nancy Short, Eureka

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