The Ely Times

Lukas Eggen, managing editor for The Ely Times, has resigned his position with the newspaper in order to become sports editor at a newspaper in Oregon. His last day at the newspaper is Friday.

Eggen has worked for The Ely Times for nearly two years, starting as a reporter in February of 2011. He was promoted to managing editor earlier this year.

“We’re really going to miss Lukas,” said Kirk Kern, chief operating officer of Battle Born Media, which owns The Ely Times. “He came to us right out of college from the University of Nevada, Reno and really grew into the position.”

In his two years, Eggen collected numerous awards from the Nevada Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. This past fall, he took a second place for best sports feature and sports photo, and also earned a third place for best sports story.
In his place, the Times announced Garrett Estrada will start Monday as its new reporter. Estrada graduated from UNLV with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies. He grew up in Las Vegas and also studied at UNR as well.

“We feel Garrett will step right in and do a great job,” Kern said. “He’s a personable and hard-working young man and should fit in well in the community.”