Frank Perea, Publisher of the Carbon County News, Stillwater County News and Big Horn County News announced he has been named COO for Oregon based Country Media Inc. Perea will also serve as publisher of The News-Guard in Lincoln City, Oregon. Perea will be departing in early September. “I want to thank the entire Carbon County community for making the past two years so very special. I will greatly miss seeing my many friends and unsurpassed beauty of Montana daily”. I especially will miss and want to thank my staff. Although I served on several community boards and represented the news at many local events it was my dedicated co-workers who really deserve the credit for making things go so smoothly. While my decision to depart wasn’t easy, it will be exciting to help lead a media company in these evolving times for community newspapers and help shape the media landscape. Perea has been with Yellowstone Newspapers since May 2011, before that he was with Lee Enterprises, as General Manager of the Times of Northwest Indiana, Publisher of the Meade County Times-Tribune and Black Hills Press in Sturgis, S.D. Perea has two daughters attending college.