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Tippy Top of the Rockies Contest



The results are in; we're proud to announce that City Weekly garnered a number of coveted prizes—including nine first place awards—in the annual Top of the Rockies competition, --- sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists Colorado chapter. The regional contest salutes the best in journalism from among four states: Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado.

Big props to the following City Weekly writers for their outstanding work from 2012:

Stephen Dark, senior staff writer

- First Place, Politics Enterprise Reporting: An Audit They Couldn't Refuse
- Second Place, Environmental Enterprise Reporting: Toxic Secret in Sandy
- Second Place, Legal General Reporting: Warped Desire
- Third Place, Legal Enterprise Reporting: Lost in the Hole

Eric S. Peterson, staff writer

- First Place, Investigative Reporting: Campaign Confidential /Dialing for Dollars/ Phone Predators
- Second Place, Legal Enterprise Reporting: The Wild Bunch
- Second Place, Business Enterprise Reporting: Deserted News
- Second Place, News Feature: What I Saw

Colin Wolf, blogger/writer

- First Place, Blog: The Secret Handshake
- First Place, A&E Enterprise Reporting: Heavy Metal
- First Place, A&E Single Story: Latter-day Reality
- Second Place, Investigative Reporting: Steal This Bike

Scott Renshaw, A&E editor

- First Place, A&E Criticism: The Cabin in the Woods, Skyfall, The Hobbit: An Expected Journey
- Second Place, A&E Enterprise Reporting: Funny Business

Bill Frost, digital editor

-Second Place, A&E Criticism: True TV Fall Preview

Our talented freelancers also brought home the bacon, including:

Jason Stevenson:

- First Place, Business General Reporting: Take a Hike
- First Place, Public Service: The Great Obamacare Scare

John Rasmuson

- First Place, Personal or Humor Column: Man of Words

Rebecca Walsh

- Second Place, News Column, Wright Wrong, Women's Work, Rich Mitt

Gavin Sheehan

- Second Place, Blog: Gavin's Underground

Carolyn Campbell

- Third Place, Investigative Reporting: Sweetheart Swindlers

Mike Furness

- Third Place, A&E Single Story: The Mormon Masterpiece

There were 700 entries this year, with newspapers competing in four categories based on circulation. We're pleased as punch with our showing. Congratulations to our winners.