The Colorado Springs Business Journal won 16 awards at Thursday night’s Top of the Rockies ceremony, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists and including newspapers from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.

The newspaper earned eight first-place awards, two second-place finishes and six third-place awards.

Winners were:

Reporter Bryan Grossman 

  • First place for Education: Enterprise Reporting
  • Second place for News Feature
  • Third place for Education: General Reporting

Associate Editor Marija Vader:

  • First place for Legal: General Reporting
  • First place for Health:Enterprise Reporting
  • First place for News Reporting: Single Story
  • Third place for Business: General Reporting

Senior Reporter John Hazlehurst

  • First place: Personal/humor columns
  • First place: Arts and Entertainment Reporting
  • Second place: Arts and Entertainment Single Story
  • Third place: Environment: Enterprise Reporting
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Executive Editor Ralph Routon

  • Third place: News column

Editor Amy Gillentine Sweet

  • First place: News columns
  • Third Place: Public Service reporting

Designer Melissa Edwards

  • First Place: Feature page design

 

Former reporter Cameron Moix also won a third place for investigative news stories for his coverage of the Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners.