In the opinion section, you'll find an open letter that local 4-H clubs and leaders signed, promoting the Oct. 2-8 National 4-H Week and criticizing the Capital Journal for not covering the Prairie Winds Achievement Days held from Aug. 7-8.

First, I want to provide some context about the newsroom's status during Achievement Days. The Capital Journal newsroom currently has four full-time staff members — Assistant Editor Gwen Albers, Assistant Sports Editor Austin Nicholson, Reporter Michael Leifer and me. During Achievement Days, it was Albers and me — that's it.

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Editor Jorge Encinas graduated from the University of Arizona with bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism. He moved to Pierre in 2021 after spending more than two years with the Green Valley News as a government and features reporter.

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