About The Mountain Times

A little about us

The Mountain Times is a weekly community newspaper, which means that it covers local events in a way that’s different from a large metropolitan or regional daily. The aim is to inform readers about their friends and neighbors, about events, local government, schools, sports and local business.

In addition to communicating local news, we seek to create marketing platforms that effectively reach a large community audience for our advertisers. The Mountain Times also employs award-winning graphic designers, who greatly enhance the paper’s design and our clients branding.

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What we do

Outer Limits Publishing produces the free weekly newspaper The Mountain Times, Central Vermont Getaways Magazine, The Menu Book, The Summer Guide, The Killington Map, The Rutland Map, as well as  mountaintimes.info.

Outer Limits Publishing is affiliated with The Addison Independent in Middlebury, The Reporter in Brandon, Vermont Ski & Ride Magazine, Vermont Sports Magazine, The Essex Reporter, The Colchester Sun, Milton Independent and St. Alban’s Messenger in addition to Freedom Publications, Route 802 and LocalvoreToday.

The Mountain Times is as much a part of the local community as many of the institutions covered in its pages.

The Menu Book
A twice annual magazine featuring summer menus June-October and winter menus November-May.

The Summer Guide
A guide for summer fun in Rutland County.

The Killington Map/The Rutland Map
Full size detailed maps of the region, an extremely popular item at welcome centers across the area!

The Fall Guide
A guide for fall fun in Rutland County.

Buy * Sell * Renovate: Real Estate Guide
A guide to the real estate trends in Rutland and Windsor Counties.

HomeLight Killington Cup program
Full-color program packed with what you need to know about the year’s FIS World Cup women’s slalom racing at Killington.

The Mountain Times website
Access to online version of our print publications as well as up-to-date news and event information.

Who we are

Polly Lynn – Editor & Co-publisher – editor@mountaintimes.info

Jason Mikula – Advertising manager & Co-publisher – jason@mountaintimes.info

Katy Savage – Co-editor / Office manager – editor@mountaintimes.info

Lindsey Rogers — Marketing and Advertising Consultant – lindsey@mountaintimes.info

Pat Wise – Lead Graphic Designer / Production – graphics@mountaintimes.info

Join our team

In-house Graphic designer / production specialist position now available(Posted April 5, 2022)

Want to join our freelance writing team?  Contact editor@mountaintimes.info.

Our History

The Mountain Times is, and has always been, a family-owned independent newspaper located on Route 4. Founded in 1971 by Ed Pickett as The Killington-Pico Paper, the publication had its original office on Route 4 in Mendon. After a few years, Pickett sold the paper to Andrew Neisner, who moved the offices east to Route 4 in Killington, across from the Post Office. Neisner then sold it to Fred and Olga Straka, who moved the offices a block to the east. In 1986 Royal and Zip Barnard bought The Mountain Times and eventually built new offices just a bit further east on the “Killington flats,” still on Route 4. The Barnards owned and operated the newspaper for 25 years before selling it to the Lynn family, who own eight other newspapers in the state.

Polly Lynn, editor & co-publisher, is a fifth generation newspaper publisher, she and her partner Jason Mikula, ad manager & co-publisher, took over operations of The Mountain Times just after Tropical Storm Irene decimated the region in the fall of 2011.

Publication requirements

The editorial staff is wholly separate from the newspaper’s advertising staff. The newsroom seeks to accurately report the news events mentioned above. The sales staff seeks to help clients effectively market their business with creative and effective marketing solutions, through print and digital advertising. News is printed at no charge, while advertising is purchased. News submissions are always welcomed and will be printed and edited at the editor’s discretion. The only way to guarantee publication is through paid advertising.

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