COLORADO SPRINGS – Two Colorado press organizations have awarded The Durango Herald for outstanding work in 2017. Judges commended the newspaper for stories and photographs, as well as its website.
The awards were announced Friday and Saturday at the annual Colorado Press Association convention in Colorado Springs.
“Once again, our journalists show how talented they are and how dedicated they are in providing local news in La Plata County,” said Amy Maestas, senior editor. “Year after year, our colleagues recognize our work as among the best in Colorado.”
Colorado Press Association
Best Health Story: Jonathan Romeo, first place
Best Environmental Story: Jonathan Romeo, second place
Best Feature Story: Jonathan Romeo, second place
Best Photo Slideshow or Gallery: Shaun Stanley, second place
Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters
Feature Story: Mia Rupani, first place
Feature Photo: Jerry McBride, second place
Portfolio: The Durango Herald, second place
Business Story: Jonathan Romeo, first and third places; Mary Shinn, second place.
Environmental Story: Jonathan Romeo, first and second places.
News Column: Carol Huser, columnist, second place.
Editorials: Ellen Stein, third place.
Series: The Durango Herald staff, first and third places; community contributors Maura Demko, Molly Wieser, Merkin Karr, Natalia Sells and Bernice Yeung, second place.
Sports Photo: Jerry McBride, second and third places.
Best Website: The Durango Herald, second place.