Writers took first place in several categories, including Best Reporter.
JH Weekly has been acquired by Copperfield Publishing, which also publishes Salt Lake City Weekly and Devour Utah magazine.
At just 27 years of age, Piper is the youngest in the newspaper's 30-year history.
Editor & Publisher's annual 25 Under 35 list recognizes "people who are young, bright, and capable of tackling whatever the changing newspaper climate throws at them."
City Weekly's event calendar poised to help Utah locals get out more.
Boulder Weekly, Colorado Springs Independent, Salt Lake City Weekly, and the Santa Fe Reporter picked up awards in the Top of the Rockies contest.
Sutcliffe is a longtime veteran of the alternative newspaper industry and related industries.
The paper picked up six first-place awards, 23 total, from the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Founder John Saltas will assume the role of interim publisher.
Five alt-weeklies were among the recent winners of The Society of Professional Journalists 2011 Top of the Rockies Excellence in Journalism Awards, covering Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.