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Times takes home 18 state awards

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The Aspen Times delivered a strong showing during this year’s Colorado Press Association awards ceremony, held Feb. 22 in Denver, topping last year’s awards total by one.However, the 12 awards won by The Aspen Times Weekly weren’t enough to win the General Excellence Award, an honor the paper had received for the past eight years. The Steamboat Pilot & Today took top honors this year in the Class 3 category, which includes all weekly newspapers in the state with a circulation of 4,000 and greater.The Times daily did extremely well in the Class 5 category (which includes daily circulations between 10,000 and 100,000), winning six awards, compared to five last year. Reporter Allyn Harvey brought home two third-place plaques for news stories in this competitive category, an accomplishment that is the first for anyone on the Times editorial staff in recent memory.The Times weekly awards included:- Editorial board, Best Editorial Writing, first place.- Brent Gardner-Smith, Best News Writing, first place.- Naomi Havlen, Best Feature Writing, first place.- Scott Condon, Janet Urquhart and Allyn Harvey, Best Deadline Reporting, first place for their coverage of the Glenwood Springs fire.- Christine Maggi and Reese Mattison, Best Black & White Ad, first place.- Barbara New, Best Small-Space Ad, first place.- Staff, Best Advertising Layout & Design, first place.- Staff, Best Special Section, second place.- Daniel Bayer, Best Photo Essay, second place.- John Chmielewski, Best Newspaper Promotion, second place.- Daniel Bayer, Best News Photograph, third place.- Jesse Davis, Best Single Page Design, third place.Awards won by The Aspen Times Daily included:- Ad staff, Best Advertising Layout and Design, first place.- Barbara New and Jeanne McGovern, Best Advertising Special Section, second place.- Allyn Harvey, Best News Story, third place.- Allyn Harvey, Best Business Story, third place.- Jesse Davis, Best Single Page Design, third place.- Barbara New, Best Newspaper Promotion, third place.The Aspen Times was not the only newspaper in the valley to bring home awards from the convention. The Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Snowmass Sun, Valley Journal and Rifle Citizen-Telegram all won awards.The Post Independent, competing in the Daily Class 5 category, won the overall first-place award for Photo & Design. Individual awards included:- Jim Noelker, Best News Photograph, first place.- Charlie Wertheim and Dennis Webb, Best Layout & Design, first place.- Kelley Cox, Best Feature Photograph, second place.The Snowmass Sun, Valley Journal and Rifle Citizen-Telegram all won awards in the Class 2 Weekly division, which includes all weeklies with circulations from 1,750 to 4,000. The Citizen-Telegram did extremely well, winning a total 12 awards and tying with the Nederland Mountain-Ear for the overall Photo & Design excellence award.Valley newspaper winners in the Class 2 division included:- Madeleine Osberger, Snowmass Sun, Best Editorial Writing, first place.- Dale Shrull, Citizen Telegram, Best Deadline Reporting, first place.- Staff, Citizen Telegram, Best Special Section, first place.- Dale Shrull, Citizen Telegram, Best Sports Column, first place.- Staff, Valley Journal, Best Editorial Writing, second place.- Jacob Ware, Valley Journal, Best Feature photograph, second place.- Staff, Citizen Telegram, Best Public Service, second place.- Dale Shrull, Citizen Telegram, Best News Photograph, second place.- Melanie Handl, Citizen Telegram Best Informational Graphic, second and third place.- Catherine Lutz, Snowmass Sun, Best Headline Writing, third place.- Carol Craven, Valley Journal, Best Photo Essay, third place.- Dale Shrull, Citizen Telegram, Best Series, third place.- Heidi Rice, Citizen Telegram, Best Humor Column, third place.- Kelley Cox, Citizen Telegram, Best Feature Photograph, third place.- Dale Shrull, Citizen Telegram, Best Layout & Design, third place.- Melanie Handl, Citizen Telegram, Best Circulation Promotion, third place.All five newspapers are part of Colorado Mountain News Media, which is owned by Swift Newspapers.


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