Daily Press wins 3 awards from Associated Press

— The Craig Daily Press won three awards at the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters annual banquet Friday night in downtown Denver.

The newspaper won first place in the Feature Story category for former editor Josh Roberts’ “Soul Survivor,” a story that detailed a Craig woman’s coming to terms with the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepfather.

The Craig Daily Press also won first place for “Under the blistering sun,” an environmental story by Bridget Manley and Joe Moylan about the drought’s effect on Moffat County ranchers’ hay crop.

Moylan also won honorable mention in the Photo Coverage of a Continuing Story category for his photos of the 2012 wildfire season in Moffat County.

The Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters awards contest is judged annually by Associated Press member newspapers in Pennsylvania. The Craig Daily Press is judged against other Colorado newspapers with daily circulations of 15,000 or fewer. The Craig Daily Press is one of the smallest circulation newspapers in its class.

“These three awards are a real testament to the quality of journalism being done by the reporters and photographers at the Craig Daily Press,” Editor Brent Boyer said. “I’m extremely proud of their accomplishments, but even more so of the dedication they have for the community they cover.”

The awards banquet is part of the annual Colorado Press Association convention at the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel. The convention continues today with a CPA awards banquet.

The Colorado Press Association is a trade group dedicated to the preservation, progression and modernization of the state’s newspaper industry. It has nearly 350 members.

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