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February 2024

Sharon Almirall — 2024 Colorado Communicator of Achievement

By |2024-02-26T17:41:18-07:00February 25th, 2024|Categories: Communicator of Achievement|

Perseverance, service and courage are the hallmarks of Sharon Almirall’s 55-year career in journalism and communications. With perseverance and courage, Sharon has suffered many “scrapes and scars” in her career, as she writes in her memoir by that title. Whether it was being victimized by gender discrimination at her first job after college, sustaining verbal insults [...]

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November 2023

Authors bring unique perspectives to event

By |2023-11-16T16:03:57-07:00November 16th, 2023|Categories: Club News, Events|Tags: , , |

By Sharon Almirall “If I trace it back, it goes back to 9/ll,” said Jacqueline St. Joan in explaining how she was inspired to write “Shawl of Midnight,” a novel about the strength of Pakistani women living today under medieval laws and the networks they form to help each other. “Every murderer creates his own story,” [...]

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Panel marks Banned Books Week

By |2023-11-12T19:24:09-07:00November 12th, 2023|Categories: Club News, Events|Tags: , , |

By Sharon Almirall “So many people are coming in from outside to try banning books,” Colorado State Senator Lisa Cutter noted at Colorado Press Women’s Oct. 7 event, “Book banning and information suppression: What the media needs to know.” “My perspective is these people are trying to suppress information,” Cutter said at the program attended in-person [...]

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June 2023

Colorado’s 2023 national contest winners

By |2023-07-01T00:09:35-06:00June 30th, 2023|Categories: Club News, Competitions, Professional Contest|

Congratulations to Colorado Press Women's entrants in the National Federation of Press Women's top contest! They all brought home awards despite the tough nationwide competition. They are: Donna Bryson: Honorable Mention—Web and Social Media-Blog, Personal Julie Estlick: Honorable Mention—Page Design, Magazine or Magapaper Kristen Gilbert: Honorable Mention—Page Design- Magazine or Magapaper  Karen Petersen: First place—Web and Social [...]

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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 – 2023 National & Colorado Communicator of Achievement

By |2023-06-30T23:37:29-06:00April 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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