The results are in; we're proud to announce that City Weekly garnered a number of coveted prizes—including nine first place awards—in the annual Top of the Rockies competition, --- sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists Colorado chapter. The regional contest salutes the best in journalism from among four states: Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado.
Big props to the following City Weekly writers for their outstanding work from 2012:
Stephen Dark, senior staff writer
Eric S. Peterson, staff writer
Colin Wolf, blogger/writer
Scott Renshaw, A&E editor
Bill Frost, digital editor-Second Place, A&E Criticism: True TV Fall Preview
Our talented freelancers also brought home the bacon, including:
Jason Stevenson:- First Place, Business General Reporting: Take a Hike
John Rasmuson- First Place, Personal or Humor Column: Man of Words
Rebecca Walsh- Second Place, News Column, Wright Wrong, Women's Work, Rich Mitt
Gavin Sheehan- Second Place, Blog: Gavin's Underground
Carolyn Campbell- Third Place, Investigative Reporting: Sweetheart Swindlers
Mike Furness- Third Place, A&E Single Story: The Mormon Masterpiece
There were 700 entries this year, with newspapers competing in four categories based on circulation. We're pleased as punch with our showing. Congratulations to our winners.