Hayden Valley Press still No. 1

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— For the second year in a row, the Hayden Valley Press won the Colorado Press Association award for general excellence.

The honor recognizes outstanding overall work by both weekly and daily newspapers.

"We are very proud of the Hayden Valley Press and we hope the community is as well," Editor Mark Louden said. "In an era when more and more newspapers are closing their doors, the Hayden Valley Press has reinvented itself and is excelling."

In addition to individual writing, photography, layout and ad design categories, newspapers are recognized with "sweepstakes" awards for their performance in three broad categories: advertising, editorial content, and photo and design.

The Hayden Valley Press was named the best newspaper of its size in both editorial content and advertising. It also won a community service award for a series on teen smoking.

Newspaper staff members were honored with numerous individual awards:

News story: Bonnie Nadzam, 3rd

Feature story: Bryna Larsen, 1st

Sports story: Henry John Stegeman, 1st

Series: Bryna Larsen, Bonnie Nadzam, 1st

Public Service: Bryna Larsen 1st

Headline writing: Melissa Roddy, 1st

Feature photograph: Tyler Arroyo, 1st

Editorial layout and design: Staff, 3rd

Black-and-white ad: Bryna Larsen, 3rd

Advertising campaign: K. Crimmins, composing staff, 1st

Advertising layout and design: Staff, 3rd

Classified page: Samantha Johnston and staff, 1st and 2nd

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