A memorial observance was held Aug. 12 at the Denver Press Club for the late John C. Ensslin, a former president of SPJ national. Dan Petty (left), president of the Press Club, welcomes guests. Denver Councilman Kevin Flynn (right), a former reporter for the late Rocky Mountain News and colleague of Ensslin, read a city proclamation. Friends and colleagues filled the Club to fire-marshal capacity. Here is an obit from The Gazette of Colorado Springs.
By Joey Bunch, For The Gazette, Colorado Springs
Colorado Politics reporter John C. Ensslin was found dead in his Denver apartment Monday (Aug. 5).
Ensslin joined the staff of Colorado Politics in March, focusing on Denver politics.
But his heralded career in Colorado goes back decades. He has been a member of the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame since 2007 and was a past president of that institution.
He was a man of uncommon compassion and good cheer, agree those of us who knew and loved him.