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Tippy Top of the Rockies Contest

by Jerre Wroble
- Posted // 2013-05-17 -

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

- First Place, Politics Enterprise Reporting: An Audit They Couldn't Refuse
- Second Place, Environmental Enterprise Reporting: Toxic Secret in Sandy
- Second Place, Legal General Reporting: Warped Desire
- Third Place, Legal Enterprise Reporting: Lost in the Hole

Eric S. Peterson, staff writer

- First Place, Investigative Reporting: Campaign Confidential /Dialing for Dollars/ Phone Predators
- Second Place, Legal Enterprise Reporting: The Wild Bunch
- Second Place, Business Enterprise Reporting: Deserted News
- Second Place, News Feature: What I Saw

Colin Wolf, blogger/writer

- First Place, Blog: The Secret Handshake
- First Place, A&E Enterprise Reporting: Heavy Metal
- First Place, A&E Single Story: Latter-day Reality
- Second Place, Investigative Reporting: Steal This Bike

Scott Renshaw, A&E editor

- First Place, A&E Criticism: The Cabin in the Woods, Skyfall, The Hobbit: An Expected Journey
- Second Place, A&E Enterprise Reporting: Funny Business

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
- First Place, Public Service: The Great Obamacare Scare

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.

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