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.