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May 2023

See CPW’s Facebook page for May 6 photos, story

By |2023-05-15T20:19:39-06:00May 14th, 2023|Categories: Club News, Events|

Member Donna Bryson wrote an excellent story accompanied by 28 photos reporting on CPW's water panel and tour of the CSU Spur campus. Find it on CPW's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/32868322303. The panel discussion featured three journalists who cover water issues: Conrad Swanson (Denver Post), Alex Hager (KUNC) and Jerd Smith (Fresh Water News). Recognition for [...]

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CPW members win in 2023 NFPW At-Large Contest

By |2023-05-10T23:24:54-06:00May 10th, 2023|Categories: Club News, Competitions, Professional Contest|

Four Colorado Press Women members won first places with their entries in the NFPW At-Large Communications Contest, which means those entries are now competing in the National NFPW contest. Those winners and their entries are: Kate Ruder – 1st place – Specialty article-physical health   “        “           1st place – Specialty article-education [...]

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April 2023

Marilyn Saltzman – Colorado 2023 Communicator of Achievement

By |2023-04-21T18:59:57-06:00April 21st, 2023|Categories: Communicator of Achievement|

The morning of April 20, 1999, Colorado Communicator of Achievement Marilyn Saltzman’s life changed forever. Two armed teenagers strode into Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado, and shot and killed 12 fellow students and a teacher and wounded 26 others. Marilyn, then a school district communications manager, was “in the center of that storm,” [...]

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January 2023

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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November 2022

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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August 2022

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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June 2022

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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April 2022

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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February 2022

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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