The Aspen Times, The Aspen Times Weekly and the Snowmass Sun win 48 total awards in 2014 Better Newspaper Contest |

The Aspen Times, The Aspen Times Weekly and the Snowmass Sun win 48 total awards in 2014 Better Newspaper Contest

The Aspen Times, the Aspen Times Weekly and the Snowmass Sun took home a total of 48 awards in their respective circulation divisions at the Colorado Press Association’s 2014 Better Newspaper Contest on Saturday night in Denver.

The Aspen Times competes against daily newspapers in Colorado with circulations of 6,001 to 15,000. The Aspen Times Weekly is in the 4,001- to 7,000-circulation category, and the Snowmass Sun is in the 2,001 to 4,000 category.

The Snowmass Sun’s awards are:


• Best News Page Design: Emily Stott, page 1, Aug. 6, second place.

• Best Public Service Story: Jill Beathard, “Wildfire safety gaining traction,” second place.

• Best Humorous Column Writing: Roger Marolt, second place.

• Best Business Feature Story: Jill Beathard, Aubree Dallas, “Mountain Dragon to close at end of season,” third place.

• Best Sports Event Story: Dale Strode, “Winning bikers repeat in Power of Four,” second place

• Best Sports Column Writing: Roger Marolt, first place.

• Best Sustained Coverage: Jill Beathard, Rick Carroll, Andre Salvail, Michael McLaughlin, “Allegations of animal abuse at dog-sledding business,” first place.

• Best Environmental Story: Steve Alldredge, “Ziegler Reservoir: Sustainable water management in Snowmass Village,” third place.

• Best Investigative Story Package: Jill Beathard, “Krabloonik found in violation of state rules,” third place.

To see the other publications’ awards, visit

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