Sky Hi News staff garners 14 awards |

Sky Hi News staff garners 14 awards

The Sky-Hi News won 14 Colorado Press Association awards on Saturday, Feb. 25, during the organization’s 134th annual convention in downtown Denver.Competing in Class 3, which includes non-dailies from across Colorado with circulations above 4,000, the paper won five first place, three second place and six third place awards.First placeReporter Tonya Bina’s story about the effects of the recession in Granby garnered first place for business story. Former reporter/copy editor Reid Armstrong’s story about the wildfire west of Fraser took first in the News Story category. Longtime Friday Report columnist Jon De Vos won first for Humorous Column on a combined entry of a Freda Goodhome column and ***. Photographer Byron Hetzler’s shot of a young football player approaching a tackling dummy garnered first in the Sports Photograph category. And Sky-Hi staff won first place in the Ad Campaign category for a series of ads promoting the Granby Farmer’s Market.Second placeEditor Drew Munro’s column about the death of longtime editorial cartoonist Marianne Klancke won second place for Serious Column. He also won second place for News Page Design. Armstrong’s combined entry of a column about the “The Sure Signs of Spring” and Fraser’s Halloween Thriller won a second place for Humorous Column.Third placeBina and Armstrong won third place honors for Sustained Coverage for more than two dozen stories chronicling the East Grand School District’s budget issues, for a Serious Column about health insurance and for a Sports Story about a Grand Lake snowmobiler preparing for the Winter XGames. Hetzler won third place for a New Photograph of wildland firefighters in Rocky Mountain National Park and for his Photo Essay of Crankworx Colorado. And Sky-Hi News staff took third place for overall Editorial Layout & Design.The 2011 contest was judged by members of the Michigan Press Association.The 2011 contest results bring the total number of CPA awards won by Sky-Hi News staff and regular contributors to 55 during the four contest years since the paper became part of Colorado Mountain News Media.

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