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Aspen Times wins newspaper awards

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER – The Aspen Times performed strongly in the Colorado Press Association’s 2009 Newspaper Contest, winning 14 individual awards and the editorial sweepstakes prize, as well.

The editorial sweepstakes award goes to the newspaper in each of six size categories that wins the most reporting/writing honors. The Times competes in Class 5, which covers newspapers ranging from 7,500 to 15,000 in circulation.

“In a year when we had to cut staff and struggle to put the paper out, it’s both surprising and rewarding to get this kind of peer recognition,” said Times Editor Bob Ward.

The 2009 CPA contest was judged by the Oklahoma Press Association.

Here is a list of The Aspen Times’ individual and staff awards:

• Best Editorial Writing, 3rd place, Aspen Times editorial board

• Best Sports Story, 3rd place, Jon Maletz

• Best Sports Story, 1st place, Nate Peterson

• Best Education Story, 1st place, Katie Redding

• Best Sustained Coverage, 2nd place, Times staff

• Best Serious Column, 2nd place, Gary Hubbell

• Best Serious Column, 1st place, Paul Andersen

• Best Humorous Column, 2nd place, Tony Vagneur

• Best Humorous Column, 1st place, Roger Marolt

• Best Sports Column, 2nd place, Roger Marolt

• Best Public Service, 2nd place, Carolyn Sackariason/Times staff

• Best Headline Writing, 3rd place, Chad Abraham

• Best Editorial Layout/Design, 3rd place, Times staff

• Best Informational Graphic, 3rd place, Jerrie K. Lyndon


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