As we enter 2018, I reflect on the first few months with Mountain Media Group and the wonderful adventure I signed up for.

It has been a lot of fun being a part of a creative team with passion, grace and limitless talent, whether they are writing the stories, designing the magazine, or meeting our readers and advertisers in the community.

This issue’s cover design kicks off changes to Style’s looks and offerings, undertaken through many hours of research and collaboration internally with our entire team, and externally with experienced publishing executives, our longtime, loyal readers, and regional market leaders. But, this process of redesign will not happen overnight. We look forward to partnering with you on this journey as we introduce new complementary media services and exciting new design elements to our publication.

So, as we kick off the new year, I’m excited to share with you the reasoning behind the name change from Style to NOCO Style. Style has been a staple in many of your homes for a very long time. But it hasn’t reached a lot of the outlying Northern Colorado readers. With the increase in residents moving into the region, we’re increasing our print circulation to provide this audience, who may not have seen or read the publication before, with a resource that highlights all NOCO has to offer. We strive to prove that we are “The Premier Magazine of Northern Colorado.”

We’re setting some hefty goals this year. Goal #1—We want everyone to have access to NOCO Style that celebrates this dynamic area. If you’re visiting our beautiful state, or happened to pick this up in a newsstand and don’t get the magazine at your home, subscribe to the print edition for free online at

www.nocostyle.com/subscribe. Goal #2—Provide enhanced feature articles and departments that focus on our region and the many great things that NOCO represents. Goal #3—Interact more with the communities we serve by sponsoring more events. Goal #4—Launch a new website featuring our print content, online exclusive articles, an advertising directory, contests, surveys, and much, much more.

We welcome your feedback and ideas. We’d like to hear what brought you to NOCO? What do you love about this region? What do you like to do in NOCO? What would you like us to feature in the coming months? Listening to our readers is Goal #5, so please send your feedback to us at letters@nocostyle.com.

I would also like to welcome our new editor, Toni Lapp, to Mountain Media Group. She has many years of magazine publishing experience and is excited to serve your editorial needs. We’ll be compiling staff biographies for each of us in the coming months so that while we’re getting to know you, you can learn a little about us.

Finally, I want to thank my family for bearing with me during a tremendous year of change. Their patience and encouragement have allowed me to spread my wings and venture into new opportunities and possibilities.