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We at KRCC were greatly saddened by news last week of the death of Mando Montano, the son of Colorado College Professor and Chair of the Anthropology Department Mario Montano and Diane Alters, Academic Communications Specialist in Colorado College’s Communications Department and a visiting lecturer at CC teaching journalism. A young journalist and recent graduate from Grinnell College, Montano is remembered widely as an irrepressible spirit and absolute devotee of his chosen career. He was working as in intern for the Associated Press in Mexico City at the time of his death and circumstances are currently under investigation.

Though he was only 22, Montano had already made his way onto the international stage as a journalist. Salon published his piece on nine African elephants relocated to Puebla, Mexico on June 11 HERE; a piece on Bieber fans in Mexico HERE; his two most recent articles on the drug cartels and the Mexico City Airport HERE and HERE; and finally, an incredible essay about Mexican food and his relationship with his father HERE.

Mando’s untimely death is an enormous loss both to journalism and to the local community. A memorial service will happen at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 15th at Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus. It is open to all but no cameras will be allowed.

Our condolences to Diane Alters, Mario Montano, their family and friends.

 

2 Responses to Remembering Mando Montano

  1. Liz Arnold says:

    I didn’t know Mando, and I don’t know his family, but I am so saddened to hear of his death. He obviously had so much to give the world, and his untimely death will alter the course of events in the world, as he had given so much, and still had so much to do. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

  2. Carmen Atilano says:

    I was not fortunate to have known Mando. I am positive that his legacy will continue to inspire many. I salute his life and celebrate his memory in the voices of the underrepresented he was
    committed to having their stories known. I thank him for his commitment, hard work and great soul. And for Mario and Diane– thank you for their great parenting and for sharing Mando’s life with the world. Mi mas sincero pesame y un abrazo en solidaridad.

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