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Author discusses challenges of right-sizing

By |2023-01-24T22:20:24-07:00January 24th, 2023|Categories: Club News|

By Sharon Almirall Are you emotionally connected to your stuff? Rachel Kodanaz, national speaker and author of three books, advised the audience at CPW’s January 21 Zoom presentation to search their hearts and minds for the reasons they’re having difficulty in managing stuff. "Finding Peace, One Piece at a Time: What to do with yours [...]

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Three outstanding authors speak to CPW

By |2023-01-25T15:58:27-07:00November 17th, 2022|Categories: Club News, Events|

By Sharon Almirall Gay introduces speakers. “My book began with a voice in my head.” (E. J. Levy) “I was a lifelong strong locker for secrets.” (Erika Krouse) “Unresolved generational issues are often story triggers.” (Steven Schwartz) Three published award-winning Colorado authors presented an engaging program at the annual Authors’ Event at the [...]

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Summer Getaway Highlights: Wet Mountain Valley

By |2022-08-02T15:58:15-06:00August 2nd, 2022|Categories: Club News, Events|

A group of 22 Colorado Press Women joined by family members and a friend relished scenery, western hospitality at lodging and cafes, unique sites and frequent rain at a summer getaway at Westcliffe, Colorado over July’s final weekend. Snuggly nestled between the Wet Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo Range, Westcliffe and its neighbor Silver Cliff [...]

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All Colorado entrants bring home national honors in 2022

By |2022-06-26T20:07:08-06:00June 26th, 2022|Categories: Club News, Professional Contest|

Colorado Press Women’s entrants continue to make a great showing at the NFPW professional communications contest. All six of them brought home awards! NREL's Karen Petersen and two teammates new to CPW brought home one first-place win and two third-places. New member Elizabeth Paulson of Ouray impressed judges for a first place for her book of [...]

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Telling stories in a fresh way

By |2022-06-11T18:51:52-06:00June 11th, 2022|Categories: Club News|

Humans verbalizing stories to each other is an older communications vehicle than the written word. The newest way to relate stories is the podcast, a thriving method of storytelling capturing the attention of listeners eager to tune into some of the estimated two million podcasts. Jo Ann Allen speaks while (l-r) Gay Porter DeNilson, [...]

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Here are the Colorado winners in NFPW’s At-Large Contest

By |2022-04-10T22:57:03-06:00April 10th, 2022|Categories: Club News, Professional Contest|

The contest was extremely competitive again this year with entries from eighteen states, the District of Columbia and Spain. Kathleen Spring tied with Karen Petersen and three coworkers from the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for most first-place wins with three, edging out Donna Bryson. Here are [...]

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On the Front Lines: Communications Pros Share Crisis Lessons

By |2022-02-28T19:26:03-07:00February 26th, 2022|Categories: Club News, Events|

Expect the unexpected. Trust yourself. Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know.” Get the information out as quickly as possible. Jacki Kelley Kyle Patterson Sara Spaulding These were among the takeaways from a trio of seasoned public relations/public information specialists who spoke about crisis communications to Colorado Press [...]

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CPW Author’s Lunch brought wide array of local writing talent

By |2021-11-07T19:06:09-07:00November 7th, 2021|Categories: Club News, Events|

The annual Colorado Press Women’s Author's Lunch often celebrates the local. This year’s event on Nov. 6 was particularly Denver. Among the three writers who addressed about 30 people – some via Zoom but most in person in a conference room of the Buell Public Media Center in the heart of Colorado’s capital – was Jenny [...]

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80th anniversary celebration mixes history with community journalism’s future

By |2021-10-06T20:34:25-06:00October 6th, 2021|Categories: Club News, Events|

Linda Shapley's talk was 'broadcast' via Zoom. The hybrid celebration of Colorado Press Women’s 80th anniversary held at the Buell Public Media Center on October 2 was a mingling of the historic and contemporary high tech with discussion of a first-of-its-kind funding model for community journalism. With a combination of CPW’s history by [...]

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Archive of program announcements

By |2023-01-24T18:45:58-07:00October 3rd, 2021|Categories: Club News|

2023 Jan. 21:  Downsizing, Rightsizing & Living with Loss  CPW will hold a Zoom meeting Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. with presenter Rachel Kodanaz who is a speaker, consultant and author of “Living with Loss, One Day at a Time,” “Grief in the Workplace” and “Finding Peace, One Piece at a Time.” She has been [...]

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