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Grand Junction Free Press celebrates CPA award wins

Compiled by Caitlin Row
crow@gjfreepress.com
From left: Caitlin Row, editor, and Brittany Markert, reporter, excitedly celebrate Grand Junction Free Press's many wins from the Colorado Press Association awards ceremony, held in Denver last weekend.
Valerie Richardson |

Grand Junction Free Press took home a variety of awards from the Colorado Press Association 2015 awards ceremony, which was hosted in Denver last weekend.

Caitlin Row’s article, “Vinyl in the veins,” took third place in the Best Feature Story category. This story also received second place in the Best News Page Design category thanks to designer Emily Stott.

Brittany Markert’s article, “Racing with grace,” placed second in the Best Sports Story category.



Markert’s article, “Hooked for life,” also placed third in the Best Sports Story category.

Markert additionally placed second in the Best Sports Event Story category with “Off-Road back again.”



Row’s article, “Backyard Beekeeping,” took third place in the Best Agriculture Story category.

Ken Johnson, founder of the Free Press and a regular columnist, won second place in the Best Serious Column Writing category for “Park Status: It’s about time.”

Markert took second place in the Best Humorous Column Writing category with “Once, and done,” a descriptive story of her trip hiking up Mount Garfield.

Markert placed second in the Best Education Story category for “Learning beyond four walls.”

Row and Markert received third place in the Best Series category for two stories: “Ranger for a day” and “What is a National Monument?

Kelly Davis won second place in the Best Feature Page Design category for “Jack + Jill.”

Darin Bliss won third place for Best Cover Design for the 2014 Cycling Guide.

And Ben Rogers, general manager of the Grand Junction Free Press, won Colorado Press Association’s Rising Star award. Please congratulate him!


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