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The Ajo Copper News was founded in 1916 and was bought by Richard F. & Ann Hollister David in 1968.  In 1983, Gabrielle David succeeded her mother as editor and her brother Hollister J. "Hop" David followed his father as publisher. Before his death in 2016, their brother Joseph David spent nearly a decade working with them. The Davids are supported by a staff who work hard at keeping them in line.

Gabrielle David inherited not just her mother's job as editor, but her column "Quacks" as well. When not hiding in her office at the newspaper, she spends her time at home with her cats, dogs, and turtles, trying to work on her computer, read mysteries, or indulge in the luxury of sleep. She has two grown children, three granddaughters, and a great-grandson she doesn't get to see often enough. You may send her e-mail at editor@cunews.info

H.J. "Hop" David is still wondering just what it is that a newspaper publisher does. In the meantime, he sets most of the ads and is in charge of bill paying. Hop's hobbies are art & mathematics. His wife, Margarita, often called Moppy, works for the post office. Their adult daughters are Nellie & Nico. You may send him e-mail at hopd@cunews.info

Michelle Alegria Pacheco is the Copper News office, advertising, and circulation manager. She handles most of the public notice advertising, gets the billing out on time, and keeps the subscriptions in order. She's a popular drummer and often appears in bands with her husband Joe. Their daughter, Dominique, is married and the mother of a toddler. You may send Michelle e-mail at pacheco@cunews.info

Dick Ducic joined the staff as a proofreader. He's retired from two other demanding jobs and considers this parttime job fun. An avid reader, he is also a bookseller and manages at Copper News Book Store. His e-mail is DickD@cunews.info

Kattie Allen handles the front desk and also takes pictures and does some interviewing and writing. You may send her e-mail at kattieallen@cunews.info

Melanie Candia joined the staff as a proofreader and also does a little writing. She can be reached at melanie@cunews.info

Andrew Sisk is our newest writer. He can be reached at andrewsisk@cunews.info

(This listing is not necessarily in order of importance. All the descriptions suffered alterations at the keyboard of the editor.)

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