- Associated Press - Friday, April 13, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Winners of the 2017 Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters contest were announced Friday in Colorado Springs.

Twelve newspapers submitted 654 entries in the contest, and a list of winners can be found at http://discover.ap.org/contests/caper.

The Associated Press is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing 1,400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations in the United States.

Winners in the 2017 Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters contest:

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Best of Show-All Divisions: 1, Joe Amon, The Denver Post, “A Native Language.”

General Excellence Division III: 1, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette.

General Excellence Division II: 1, (Boulder) Daily Camera.

General Excellence Division I: 1, Steamboat Today.

Public Service-All Divisions: 1, David Migoya and Alicia Wallace, The Denver Post, “Marijuana Legalization’s Legacy”; 2, Shay Castle, (Boulder) Daily Camera, “The Search for an Errant Gene”; 3, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “Southeast.”

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DIVISION III:

Feature Story: 1, Stephanie Earls, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “Fatal Addiction”; 2, Seth Boster, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette; 3, Noelle Phillips, The Denver Post.

Feature Photo: 1, Dougal Brownlie, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “New Ice”; 2, Dougal Brownlie, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette; 3, Dougal Brownlie, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette.

Beat Reporting: 1, Jennifer Brown, The Denver Post, “Opioids in Colorado”; 2, Debbie Kelley, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette; 3, Bruce Finley, The Denver Post.

General News Photo: 1, Christian Murdock, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “Blue Frame Controversy”; 2, Joe Amon, The Denver Post; 3, Lewis Geyer, (Longmont) Times-Call.

Headline Writing: 1, Dale Ulland, The Denver Post, “National Anathema”; 2, Larry Lopez, The Pueblo Chieftain; 3, Joe Cervi, The Pueblo Chieftain.

Business Story: 1, Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, “Drilling and Development are on Collision Course in Northeastern Colorado”; 2, Jennifer Brown, The Denver Post, “Burlington Struggles After Closure of its Largest Employer, Kit Carson Prison”; 3, Alicia Wallace, The Denver Post, “What Legal States Need to Know About Sketchy Pot Tax Predictions.”

Picture Story/Photo Essay: 1, Joe Amon, The Denver Post, “A Native Language”; 2, Joe Amon, The Denver Post, “Top of Her Game”; 3, Jerilee Bennett, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “Homeless Funeral.”

Spot News Story: 1, Lance Benzel, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “Coronado Affidavit”; 2, Tracy Harmon, The Pueblo Chieftain, “Evidence in Hiltz Case Found in Storage Unit”; 3, Jesse Paul, The Denver Post, “Man Hanging Unconscious by Backpack on Arapahoe Basin Chairlift is Cut Down by Friend in Harrowing Rescue.”

Spot News Photo: 1, Jerilee Bennett, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “Car in Pool”; 2, Helen Richardson, The Denver Post, “Fire Mountain”; 3, Jerilee Bennett, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “Grieving Mother.”

Environmental Story: 1, Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, “Catching Air”; 2, Mike Spence, The Pueblo Chieftain, “Watching and Waiting”; 3, Seth Boster, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “Nurturing Nature.”

Informational Graphic: 1, Derek Kuhn, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette; 2, Kevin Hamm, The Denver Post, “Votes; Population; Oil and Gas Wells”; 3, Derek Kuhn, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette.

News Column: 1, John Wenzel, The Denver Post; 2, Steve Henson, The Pueblo Chieftain; 3, John Vahlenkamp, (Longmont) Times-Call, “Johnnie St. Vrain.”

Photo Illustration: 1, Dougal Brownlie, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “Sex Offender”; 2, Christian Murdock, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “Coffee.”

Editorials: 1, Blake Fontenay, The Pueblo Chieftain, “Approve Referendum on County Jail Funding”; 2, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette; 3, Steve Henson, The Pueblo Chieftain, “Retail Marijuana Yes or No.”

Portrait/Personality: 1, Christian Murdock, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “Swimmer of the Year”; 2, Jenny Sparks, (Longmont) Times-Call, “Santa Delivers Smiles”; 3, Christian Murdock, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “Nature Photographer.”

Investigative Reporting: 1, Christopher Osher, The Denver Post, “Humanwire, a Boulder-Based Nonprofit”; 2, Peter Roper, The Pueblo Chieftain, “Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo”; 3, David Migoya, The Denver Post, “Legalization’s Legacy: Marijuana-Impaired Driving.”

Portfolio: 1, Dougal Brownlie, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette; 2, Christian Murdock, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette; 3, RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post.

Series: 1, The Denver Post, “Colorado Divide”; 2, The Denver Post, “Oil and Gas in Colorado”; 3, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “State of Marijuana Series.”

Online: Breaking News: 1, The Denver Post.

Online: Special Package: 1, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “Southeast”; 2, The Denver Post, “To Save their Dying Language, the Arapaho Turn to High-Tech Apps, Old-School Flash Cards and a New Generation”; 3, Jason Blevins and Lindsay Pierce, The Denver Post.

Sports Column: 1, Paul Klee, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette; 2, Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, “Gary Kubiak’s Brave Move; Mark MacIntyre’s Contract; 31 Broncos Defy Trump”; 3, Woody Paige, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette.

Sports Photo: 1, Christian Murdock, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “State Wrestling Champ”; 2, Christian Murdock, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, “State Track Winners”; 3, Matt Weigand, The Pueblo Chieftain, “West Football Touchdown.”

Sports Story: 1, Joe E. Cervi, The Pueblo Chieftain, “Happy Tales to You”; 2, Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post, “For Years, Former CU and Broncos Lineman Ryan Miller Refused to Tell his Full Story. Not Anymore.”; 3, Jeff Letofsky and Jeff Bersch, The Pueblo Chieftain, “Officials Shortage.”

Online: Best Website: 1, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette; 2, Jayson Peters and William Eaton, The Pueblo Chieftain; 3, The Denver Post.

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DIVISION II:

Feature Story: 1, Dan England, The (Greeley) Tribune, “Bonded by Blood”; 2, Erin Udell, (Fort Collins) Coloradoan, “30 Years Later: The College Days that Ended College Days”; 3, Matt Sebastian, (Boulder) Daily Camera, “Long Life to Postman Roger’.”

Feature Photo: 1, Jeremy Papasso, (Boulder) Daily Camera, “A Diving Catch”; 2, Cliff Grassmick, (Boulder) Daily Camera, “CU Graduation”; 3, Joshua Polson, The (Greeley) Tribune, “An Arborist.”

Beat Reporting: 1, Sharon Dunn, The (Greeley) Tribune, “Firestone Explosion”; 2, Tyler Silvy, The (Greeley) Tribune, “Government and Politics”; 3, (Boulder) Daily Camera, “Joe Tumpkin Scandal.”

General News Photo: 1, Chris Dillmann, Vail Daily, “A Dream Come True”; 2, Jeremy Papasso, (Boulder) Daily Camera, “Goat Yoga”; 3, Chris Dillmann, Vail Daily, “Bombs Away.”

Headline Writing: 1, Casey Hutchins, The (Greeley) Tribune.

Business Story: 1, Shay Castle, (Boulder) Daily Camera, “Affordable or Not?”; 2, Katarina Velazquez, The (Greeley) Tribune; 3, Shay Castle, (Boulder) Daily Camera.

Picture Story/Photo Essay: 1, Joshua Polson and Dan England, The (Greeley) Tribune, “Bonded by Blood”; 2, Jeremy Papasso, (Boulder) Daily Camera.

Spot News Story: 1, (Boulder) Daily Camera, “Fire Burns 62 Acres”; 2, Randy Wyrick, Vail Daily; 3, Elizabeth Hernandez, (Boulder) Daily Camera.

Spot News Photo: 1, Jeremy Papasso, (Boulder) Daily Camera, “Wildfire Containment”; 2, Joshua Polson, The (Greeley) Tribune; 3, Joshua Polson, The (Greeley) Tribune.

Environmental Story: 1, Sharon Dunn, The (Greeley) Tribune, “Capping Wells”; 2, Tyler Silvy, The (Greeley) Tribune; 3, Kelly Ragan, The (Greeley) Tribune.

Informational Graphic: 1, Amanda Swanson, Vail Daily, “Vaccines: Facts and Myths.”

News Column: 1, Krista Driscoll, Vail Daily; 2, Dan England, The (Greeley) Tribune.

Photo Illustration: 1, Joshua Polson, The (Greeley) Tribune, “Obsession”; 2, Joshua Polson, The (Greeley) Tribune.

Editorials: 1, Randy Bangert, The (Greeley) Tribune; 2, Dave Krieger, (Boulder) Daily Camera; 3, Scott Miller, Vail Daily.

Portrait/Personality: 1, Joshua Polson, The (Greeley) Tribune, “Laughter”; 2, Tim Hurst, (Fort Collins) Coloradoan; 3, Christy Fantz, (Boulder) Daily Camera.

Investigative Reporting: 1, Kevin Fixler and Heather Jarvis, (Frisco) Summit Daily News, “Whiteout: The Uphill Struggle to Uncover the Human Toll of Colorado’s Ski Industry”; 2, Mara Abbott, (Boulder) Daily Camera; 3, Kelly Ragan and Tyler Silvy, The (Greeley) Tribune.

Portfolio: 1, Tim Hurst, (Fort Collins) Coloradoan; 2, Jeremy Papasso, (Boulder) Daily Camera; 3, Cliff Grassmick, (Boulder) Daily Camera.

Series: 1, Tracey Flower, Vail Daily, “Vaccines: Facts and Myths”; 2, Mara Abbott, (Boulder) Daily Camera; 3, Randy Wyrick, Vail Daily.

Online: Breaking News: 1, (Fort Collins) Coloradoan; 2, (Boulder) Daily Camera.

Online: Special Package: 1, Heather Jarvis and Kevin Fixler, (Frisco) Summit Daily News, “Whiteout: The Uphill Struggle to Uncover the Human Toll of Colorado’s Ski Industry”; 2, Erin Udell, (Fort Collins) Coloradoan; 3, (Fort Collins) Coloradoan.

Sports Column: 1, Pat Rooney, (Boulder) Daily Camera, “Remembering Salaam: Tragedy a Stark Reminder of Life’s Travails”; 2, Samuel Mustari, The (Greeley) Tribune; 3, Chris Freud, Vail Daily.

Sports Photo: 1, Jeremy Papasso, (Boulder) Daily Camera, “Victory on Ice”; 2, Chris Dillmann, Vail Daily; 3, Cliff Grassmick, (Boulder) Daily Camera.

Sports Story: 1, Mitchell Byars, (Boulder) Daily Camera; 2, Brian Howell, (Boulder) Daily Camera; 3, Bobby Fernandez, The (Greeley) Tribune.

Online: Best Website: 1, (Fort Collins) Coloradoan.

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DIVISION I:

Feature Story: 1, Mia Rupani, The Durango Herald, “Where No Man Goes, a Robot Does”; 2, Quincy Snowdon, Aurora Sentinel, “BARRE NONE: New Class Gets Aurora Alzheimer’s Patients Moving”; 3, Scott Franz, Steamboat Today, “Barn Brothers.”

Feature Photo: 1, Joel Reichenberger, Steamboat Today, “Livestock Sale”; 2, Jerry McBride, The Durango Herald, “Homeless in the Storm”; 3, John Russell, Steamboat Today, “The Other Side.”

Beat Reporting: 1, Matt Stensland, Steamboat Today, “Avalanche Season”; 2, Scott Franz, Steamboat Today, “City Government”; 3, Tom Ross, Steamboat Today, “Real Estate Trends.”

General News Photo: 1, Matt Stensland, Steamboat Today, “Powder”; 2, Matt Stensland, Steamboat Today, “Prison Sentence”; 3, Philip Poston, Aurora Sentinel, “Old Wings.”

Headline Writing: 1, Dave Perry, Aurora Sentinel.

Business Story: 1, Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald, “Bracing for Tax Bills”; 2, Mary Shinn, The Durango Herald, “Cancer Tests Couple”; 3, Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald, “Rounding up Plastic.”

Picture Story/Photo Essay: 1, Gabriel Christus, Aurora Sentinel, “King’s Ransom? Motel Boots Homeless to Become Even More so”; 2, Scott Franz, Steamboat Today, “Deep Creek Fire.”

Spot News Story: 1, Ramsey Scott, Aurora Sentinel, “Colorado Sikhs Ask for Help from Schools, Rep. Coffman, to Combat Bullying and Intolerance”; 2, Brandon Johansson, Aurora Sentinel, “Aurora Woman’s Suspected Strangler was her Past Abuser, Records Reveal”; 3, Matt Stensland, Steamboat Today, “Man Dies in Avalanche.”

Spot News Photo: 1, Matt Stensland, Steamboat Today, “Fatal Avalanche”; 2, Gabriel Christus, Aurora Sentinel, “Drowned Boy Recovered from Icy Lake”; 3, John Russell, Steamboat Today, “Fatal Crash.”

Environmental Story: 1, Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald, “Return of the Cutthroat”; 2, Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald, “Prairie Dog Problems”; 3, Scott Franz, Steamboat Today, “Meet the Bullwinkles.”

News Column: 1, Aurora Sentinel; 2, The Durango Herald, “Test Case Shows How Viewpoints on Death Differ; Opioid Crisis May be Larger than we Know.”

Editorials: 1, Aurora Sentinel; 2, Steamboat Today; 3, The Durango Herald, “Affordable Housing; Arts Economy; Child Care.”

Portrait/Personality: 1, Aurora Sentinel, “PRO TACKLE FOOTBALL: It’s a Girl Thing”; 2, Aurora Sentinel, “Regis Jesuit’s Fran Belibi in Final Pool for USA Basketball’s U-16 National Team.”

Investigative Reporting: 1, Aurora Sentinel, “State Expert’s Advice……..”; 2, Aurora Sentinel, “Aurora City Council Candidate Abel Laeke a Registered Sex Offender; has Lengthy Criminal Record.”

Portfolio: 1, Matt Stensland, Steamboat Today; 2, The Durango Herald; 3, Aurora Sentinel.

Series: 1, The Durango Herald, “Mark Redwine”; 2, The Durango Herald, “Sexual Assault Series”; 3, The Durango Herald, “Homeless.”

Online: Breaking News: 1, Steamboat Today, “Man Dies in Avalanche”; 2, Steamboat Today, “Body Found in Yampa River”; 3, Aurora Sentinel, “Body of Missing Boy Discovered in Frozen Lake.”

Online: Special Package: 1, Steamboat Today, “Pumpkins Go Boom”; 2, Aurora Sentinel, “Cast Away and Reel in Fly Fishing Finesse”; 3, Steamboat Today, “4 Quiet Places to Visit.”

Sports Photo: 1, Joel Reichenberger, Steamboat Today, “X Games”; 2, Jerry McBride, The Durango Herald, “DHS Baseball”; 3, Jerry McBride, The Durango Herald, “DHS Girls Soccer.”

Sports Story: 1, Joel Reichenberger, Steamboat Today, “Looking for Murph”; 2, Joel Reichenberger, Steamboat Today, “Bull Bash”; 3, Joel Reichenberger, Steamboat Today, “The Road to Pyeongchang.”

Online: Best Website: 1, Aurora Sentinel; 2, The Durango Herald; 3, Steamboat Today.

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