Sentinel news, ad staffs win CPA honors

The Daily Sentinel newsroom and advertising departments received 19 awards at the annual Colorado Press Association Newspaper Contest ceremony Saturday night in Denver.

Those are in addition to the eight awards the newsroom won Friday at the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters banquet.

“I think our good showing is a testament to the high quality news and advertising staff at The Daily Sentinel,” Executive Editor Denny Herzog said. “They are far and away the best in western Colorado.”

Reporter Mike Wiggins won first place for news story and second place for deadline news reporting.

Editorial Page Editor Bob Silbernagel won first place for editorial writing.

Chief Photographer Christopher Tomlinson claimed first and second places for news photograph.

From advertising, former Sentinel graphic artist Kay Stack won first place for black-and-white ad.

The advertising staff took first and third places for advertising layout and design and first and second places for classified pages.

Second-place honors went to sports reporter Kent Mincer for sports event story and reporter Gary Harmon for agriculture story. Reporter Dennis Webb, Harmon and former Sentinel reporter Mike Saccone won second place for best public service story.

Marketing Director Lynn Lickers won second place for advertising campaign design.

Third-place awards went to reporter Melinda Mawdsley for education story, copy editor Dave Haynes for headline writing and to the newsroom staff for public service story.

In advertising, third place honors were claimed by Creative Services Director Mike Erskine for use of color in an ad and graphic artist Cindy Whalen for real estate ad.

The Daily Sentinel competes in Class 6 for daily newspapers with a circulation of 15,001 to 75,000.


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