Colorado Springs Business Journal staff writer John Hazlehurst has won seven reporting awards, including the Palmer Hoyt or “Reporter of the Year” award, from the Colorado Society of Professional Jounralists’ “Top of the Rockies” annual contest.
The contest included more than 500 entries from publications in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah.
In a competitive division that included daily and weekly publications with circulation of 10,000 or less, Hazlehurst won first place in personal columns and editorial writing, second place in business investigative/enterprise reporting, and honorable mentions in personal columns, political reporting/feature , and business reporting/feature.
He was also recognized for:
“There goes the neighborhood” et al.
“Perhaps it’s best”
“It the pension fund safe?”