Glenwood Springs Post Independent wins 15 awards from Colorado Press Association |

Glenwood Springs Post Independent wins 15 awards from Colorado Press Association

DENVER – The Glenwood Springs Post Independent picked up 15 awards at the annual Colorado Press Association convention over the weekend.

The awards were announced at a banquet at the Brown Palace on Saturday.

Editor Dale Shrull won first place in the public service category for spearheading the newspaper’s efforts to collect pet donations for Colorado Animal Rescue. He also won first place for headline writing.

Photographer Kelley Cox was awarded a first place for a feature photo of a ceremonial flag burning for worn out U.S. flags.

Advertising representative Kendra Jones won first place for an ad promoting the Adventure Pass for the Hot Springs Pool, Rock Gardens Rafting and Glenwood Caverns Adventure.

Former reporter Pete Fowler won first place for a business story

Shrull and sports editor Jeff Caspersen won second-place awards for stories from the Glenwood Springs High School football championship season.

A business series earned a second-place honor for stories written by John Stroud, John Gardner, April E. Clark and staff. Former reporter Phillip Yates earned second place in the deadline reporting category.

Publisher Andrea Porter’s “Community Cares” newspaper promotion campaign earned a second place as well.

Third place awards went to Gardner for deadline reporting, Heidi Rice for feature story, The Post Independent competes in the daily newspaper with circulation between 7,500 and 15,000 division.

The Post Independent competes in the daily division for newspapers with circulation between 10,000 to 100,000 in that contest.

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