I’m a reporter with experience covering breaking news, government, political campaigns, higher education, marijuana, natural resources and the environment.

Now in Idaho Falls, the majority of my beat at the Post Register newspaper is focused on Idaho National Laboratory, the nation’s lead laboratory for nuclear energy research. I also frequently dig into stories on national parks (Yellowstone and Grand Teton are just up the road), agriculture and the environment.

At the Riverside Press-Enterprise I wrote about the Coachella Valley, which contains a resurgent Palm Springs and eight more burgeoning desert cities. I transitioned to the P-E from the Orange County Register, where I reported on the affluent city of Laguna Niguel and all things south O.C. Both papers are owned by Freedom Communications, which you may have heard about.

I began my journalism career with a five-month reporting internship at the Eureka Times-Standard, a 23,000-circulation six-day newspaper covering California’s far North Coast.

In 2012, I graduated from Humboldt State University in Arcata (way up there near Oregon). That’s where I studied journalism and geography while serving as sports editor, opinion editor and reporter at The Lumberjack student-run newspaper.

On the weekend I compete as a category two amateur road cyclist and a category one mountain biker. I raced my bike around the state and country for the Humboldt State Cycling Team, the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team, and a couple elite-amateur teams since graduation. I was team president at HSU, and helped mold the team into a regional powerhouse.

Click around to learn more about me and my work and feel free to send me an email, at lramseth@gmail.com. You can find me on Twitter, @lramseth, and on Facebook.

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