Vail Daily grabs multiple awards |

Vail Daily grabs multiple awards

Daily Staff Report

DENVER ” The Vail Daily was recognized recently with 26 awards from three different newspaper associations.

At the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters Association awards dinner Friday, the Vail Daily received six awards, including a first place for managing editor Don Rogers in the news column category.

Saturday night at the Colorado Press Association awards banquet, the Daily received 19 awards, including five first-place mentions for layout, sports writing, editorial writing and photography.

Also, the Inland Press Association, which represents over 800 papers in the U.S. and Canada, awarded Vail Daily photographer Shane Macomber a third place mention for sports photography.

“It’s one of the best years we’ve ever had,” said Vail Daily Publisher Steve Pope. “I’m really proud of them, mostly because they reflect the efforts we try to make for the community every day.”

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Among Colorado Press Association members, the Vail Daily competes in the “Class 5” category, which includes daily newspapers with circulations between 10,000 and 100,000.

Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters Association

First place, news column: Don Rogers

Second place, beat reporting: Randy Wyrick

Honorable mention, editorial: Matt Zalaznick

Honorable mention, photo illustration: Bret Hartman

Honorable mention, business story: Alex Miller

Honorable mention, beat reporting: Vail Daily staff

Inland Press Association

Third place, sports photo: Shane Macomber

Colorado Press Association


First place, editorial layout and design: Vail Daily staff

First place, sports event story: Vail Daily staff

First place, sports story: Nate Peterson

First place, editorial writing: Matt Zalaznick, Don Rogers

First place, news photo: Preston Utley

Second place, serious column writing: Steve Pope

Second place, feature photo: Preston Utley

Second place, agriculture story: Randy Wyrick

Third place, deadline news reporting: Matt Zalaznick

Third place, news story: Cliff Thompson

Third place, business story: Shauna Farnell

Third place, sustained coverage: Randy Wyrick

Third place, series: Vail Daily staff

Third place, special section: Vail Daily staff


First place, advertising special section: Steve Larson, Harry Brooks, Geraldine Haldner

First place, best use of color in an ad: Mike Gregory

First place, ad campaign: Traci Schmiedt

Second place, advertising special section: Alithea Doyle, Geraldine Haldner

Third place, newspaper promotion: Danielle Behr

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