Boulder Weekly won 36 awards, 14 of which were first-place honors, in the annual Top of the Rockies contest held by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Colorado Springs Independent won 21 awards overall, four of which were first-place nods. And the Santa Fe Reporter won 12 awards overall, three of which were first-place awards.
In addition, Westword editor Patty Calhoun was honored with the Keeper of the Flame Award, which recognizes a distinguished career in journalism:
“Westword, which started 37 years ago as a feisty alternative newspaper, is now a journalistic institution and a respect member of Denver’s media landscape,” said Gil Asakawa. “Patty Calhoun, one of the founders, is the editorial vision behind Westword, and has trained dozens of journalists â€” like me â€” on the job.”