Steamboat Pilot & Today wins 25 CAPER awards at state contest |

Steamboat Pilot & Today wins 25 CAPER awards at state contest

Victor Colaleo
Scott Franz

— The Steamboat Pilot & Today won 25 awards in the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters annual awards contest. The awards were presented during a reception Friday night at the Westin Downtown Denver.

The Pilot & Today won its awards competing in the circulation class of 15,000 and less.

In all, the Pilot & Today won eight first place, nine second place and eight third place awards in the contest.

The Pilot & Today also won third place for general excellence.

“I’m incredibly proud of our entire news team and the fact that almost every member of our staff won an award in a very competitive circulation class,” Editor Lisa Schlichtman said. “These awards motivate us to continue providing our readers with the top quality content they’ve grown to expect, which ranks us among the best newspapers in the state.”

Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters is made up of Associated Press member newspapers in Colorado.

First-place awards for the Pilot & Today:

• Beat reporting: Matt Stensland for court reporting

• Business story: Michael Schrantz for “For rent, by owner”

• Environmental story: Tom Ross for “50 years of the Wilderness Act”

• Feature photo: Scott Franz for “Calm water fishing”

• Investigative reporting: Stensland for “When a deal can’t be reached”

• Sports column: John F. Russell for “Steamboat learns that post-season berths best won on the field, not decided on paper”

• Sports photo: Joel Reichenberger for “Leaping for joy”

• Sports story: Reichenberger for “Making peace”

Second-place awards:

• Environmental story: Ross for “Saving the ranches”

• Feature story: Luke Graham for “Brewing battleground”

• General news photo: Reichenberger for “Lodwick carries U.S. flag during Olympics ceremony”

• Informational graphic: Jerry Martin

• News column: Lisa Schlichtman for “A fight worth fighting”

• Portfolio: Reichenberger

• Portrait/personality: Russell for “On the right track”

• Sports column: Ben Ingersoll for “Snowboard school builds confidence, makes memories”

• Sports story: Graham for “From Steamboat to Russia: Vic Wild wins gold for host nation”

Third-place awards:

• Beat reporting: Franz for health beat stories

• General excellence: Pilot & Today staff

• Informational graphic: Laura Mazade

• Online general excellence: Pilot & Today staff

• Sports column: Reichenberger for “I’ll sleep in Steamboat”

•Public service: Stensland, Scott Franz and Michael Schrantz for “Pot sales in Steamboat Springs”

• Sports photo: Ingersoll for “Paddling the Yampa”

• Sports story: Reichenberger for “Making the team: Snowboarder Justin Reiter hopes he’s on the verge of realizing his dream”

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