The BizWest news team collected three awards at the Colorado Press Association convention last week.
The convention featured conversations about new ownership strategies to help newspapers remain viable in their communities. The Aurora Sentinel announced on Saturday that it will continue to operate as a for-profit limited liability corporation under the umbrella of a new nonprofit organization that will permit community members to become owners. The new ownership format was inspired by the community ownership of the Green Bay Packers.
BizWest’s awards were:
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- Christopher Wood — First place Best Humorous Column Writing for a column titled “Weld County, Wyoming? How about Cheyenne, Colorado, instead?”
- Dan Mika — First place Best Health Enterprise/Health Feature Story for “There’s COVID. And ‘Long COVID.’”
- Dan Mika — Second place Best Business News/Feature Story for “As it shuttered stores, Alfalfa’s Market past due with vendors by millions of dollars.”