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In this month's Quick Hitters: Aspen Times names Laudicina new digital engagement editor, CCM buys and revamps Denver Herald-Dispatch, News Media Alliance honors two Rising Stars in Colorado, The Denver Post earns Edward R. Murrow digital sports reporting award, Heartland Emmy awards go to Denver Post video projects, Facebook and online news publishers work on social media platform project.

Salute and farewell to Coy Gau, former senior receptionist at The Denver Post; Patrick Etchart, former reporter, editor at Lamar Daily News, Longmont Times-Call; and Patrick Etchart, former reporter, editor at Lamar Daily News, Longmont Times-Call

  • Kyle Rini

For its member publications that made the Public Notice Colorado website possible, CPA now has print and website house ads and banner ads to promote the site in their publications and on their websites. For social media, two short, animated videos are available for member publications to post.

John “Sonny” DeLeon, former circulation manager for The Denver Post

In this month's Quick Hitters: Colorado Politics, Colorado Statesman announce June wedding; Colorado Community Media makes online access changes; Veteran editor Martinez returns to Swift Communications, Craig Daily Press changes publication days, adds distribution.

  • By Cheryl Ghrist Contributing Editor

This issue of “10 Questions” checks in with Barbara Hardt, publisher of The Mountain-Ear in Nederland. “Celebrating 40 years in print,” this community weekly located west of Boulder and just eight miles east of the Continental Divide, strives to cover a core market small in size but big in p…

  • Kyle Rini

The results from the survey of attendees to the 2017 Colorado Press Association Convention are in, and once again the event was rated highly by respondents. Forty-one attendees of the April convention gave their feedback on all aspects of the event with a majority giving “good” or “great” ra…

The Colorado Press Association Board of Directors has an opening after Lauren Gustus of The Fort Collins Coloradoan, resigned her position on the board.

  • Gabbi Steele

Thinking of integrating print advertising into your next marketing campaign, but you’re unfamiliar with the common jargon associated with print? You’re not alone!


In 2015, the Public Notice Colorado website — publicnoticecolorado.com — was launched thanks to CPA’s legislative efforts to create an online clearinghouse for public notices.

Dean F. Johnson, Denver Post pressman for 32 years

  • By Cheryl Ghrist Contributing Editor

This month, “10 Questions” checks in with Chris Dickey, owner and publisher of the weekly Gunnison Country Times, the newspaper of record for both the city and county of Gunnison in southwest Colorado. Besides the flagship weekly, Gunnison Country Publications also produces a variety of spec…

  • Column by Kevin Slimp

I don’t know about you, but my life seems to get busier with each passing day. I just finished publishing my second book in a month, began work on a major project to help raise funds for a press association, conducted more webinars than I can remember over the past few weeks, and summer conv…

April obits: Salute and farewell to Robert Hoag Rawlings, Edwin Lynn Wolff, Dale Edward Lashnits and Dewey Willis Wheeler

In this month's Quick Hitters: Nielsen study says print readership may surprise you, Coalition for Better Ads sets standards, 8 steps to growing digital revenue, Labor Department study looks at information industry employment since 2001.

  • By Cheryl Ghrist

Jay Seaton, publisher of The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, is a timely choice for a Q&A session, given the current climate swirling in the newspaper industry around the topic of “fake news.” A lawyer as well, he and his newspaper recently found themselves in a dispute with legal implications with a state senator on that issue, with resolution yet to come. Here is Seaton’s take on his newspaper, the industry and the major issues facing both at this time:

Former Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post employee Charmayne Delzer Smith, 64, died Feb. 12, 2017, at Porter Hospital in Centennial, Colo. She worked for both the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post for 15 years. She was born and raised in Denver, and was the eldest daughter of Rudolph and…

In this month's Quick Hitters: Durango Herald sets new publication schedule. Adtaxi, New York City-based The Rosen Group partner up. Research firm looks at how diversification and video factor in publishing’s future. Metropolitan State University site of Youth Journalism Day-based. CJR Tech Tips: 10 tools to tackle common problems.


  • By Cheryl Ghrist, Contributing Editor

This issue, “10 Questions” checks in with Aaron Storms, publisher and managing editor of The Weekly Register-Call – a community newspaper based in Black Hawk and serving Gilpin County from Central City to Nederland.

A dispute over the “fake news” label erupted in early February between state Sen. Ray Scott and Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Publisher Jay Seaton. This quarrel has implications that include whether fake news is defined broadly or narrowly, rights and responsibilities under the First Amendment and the state’s legislative immunity law, and the future of Colorado’s open records law, among others.

  • By Cheryl Ghrist, contributing editor

This issue of “10 Questions” checks in with Beecher Threatt, co-publisher of the weekly Ouray County Plaindealer (a newspaper dating back to 1877) along with her husband, Alan Todd.

Stein takes over as editorial page editor for Durango Herald, Valley Courier earns Colorado Nonprofit award for Excellence in Media, Retired AP bureau chief McGowan inducted into Wyoming Press Hall, Denver Post posts 6.3 million unique visitors, SPJ and 70 more journalism groups question government access

The 2017 Job Fair, hosted by the Colorado Press Association, is slated for 2:30-4:45 p.m. April 21, as part of the CPA's annual convention, which is held at the Denver West Sheraton. 

Throughout our nation’s history, government agencies have been required to alert citizens of certain government activities that may impact a local community, providing citizens with an opportunity to stay informed and take action when necessary. Newspapers have long partnered with government…

Members of Colorado newspaper community Miriam H. Goldberg, Dan Meyers, Amos Clark, Edward A. Rollman, Charles Stoddard, and Walter M. Wick recently passed away.

  • By Cheryl Ghrist, Contributing Editor

This issue, “10 Questions” checks in with new Colorado Press Association board member Jill Farschman, who became publisher and co-owner of the Washington Park Profile along with husband Jay after purchasing that newspaper in February 2015. They bought two more area publications in June 2016: Life on Capitol Hill and Neighborhood Life. 

Are you interested in learning more about industry news and trends? How about helping set the direction of the industry and the association? What about a chance to learn from other industry leaders?

Russell Bassett is the newest employee of the Colorado Press Association, taking on the role of membership and projects specialist. Bassett has almost two decades of experience with both digital and traditional media, as well as experience in the nonprofit world.

  • By Cheryl Ghrist, Contributing Editor

This month, “10 Questions” checks in with Vince Bzdek, a veteran newspaperman who took over as editor of The Gazette in Colorado Springs in April.