The Hayden Valley Press won seven first-place awards at the Colorado Press Association Convention. The awards were presented Saturday during a ceremony at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.
The Hayden Valley Press competed against other weekly newspapers with circulations of 1,750 or less. The paper also won the sweepstakes award for advertising. The Silverton Standard & the Miner won the sweepstakes award for photo and design. The Johnstown Breeze won in the editorial and general excellence categories.
First-place winners were Tam-era Manzanares, sports story; Tom Ross, business story; Melissa Roddy, headline writing; Kerry Crimmins, black and white ad; Jenn Tonk, small space ad; Whitney Stansberry, ad campaign; and Steve Nowak, Laura Murphy and Sarah Steneman, classified page or section.
Second-place winners were the entire staff for deadline news writing and circulation promotion.
Third-place winners were Melinda Mawdsley, sports event story; Manzanares, business story; and Manzanares, series.
The Hayden Valley Press' two sister papers in Colorado, the Craig Daily Press and the Steamboat Pilot & Today, also did well at the awards ceremony.
The Daily Press won General Excellence in the category for daily newspapers with circulations less than 7,500. The Daily Press also won the advertising and photo and design sweepstakes.
The Pilot & Today won General Excellence in the category for daily newspapers with circulations between 7,500 and 15,000.
"Crossing the Line: Immigration in Northwest Colorado," a joint series by the Pilot & Today and Craig Daily Press, won the Best of Show Award as the best editorial project in the state.