2006 Writing Awards

by Frank Zurey

Best of Show Writing went to Dan England for his article “The Longest Mile” published in the Greeley Tribune on May 31, 2005.

The judge

The writing and video categories judge was Joe Reid, with more than 22 years of experience as a writer, editor and publisher in the Rocky Mountain Region. He has written on subjects ranging from the endangered humpback chub to Latin jazz great Poncho Sanchez. A founding member of Book Organizations of Colorado, Reid currently works in the Public Information Office for the City of Westminster, Colorado. A child of the west, Joe always wishes he had more time to fish.

The awards

Best of Show

Dan England for his article “The Longest Mile” Greely Tribune May 31, 2005″ (Newspaper Columns)


1st Andy Lightbody, “American Heroes”, Rocky Mountain Television LLC, Spring 2005
2nd Steve Schweitzer, Whiting Farms promo video
3rd Andy Lightbody, SHOT Show 2005, Rocky Mountain Television LLC, Fall 2005

Newspaper Columns/Editorials

1st Dan England, “The Longest Mile”, Greeley Tribune, May 31, 2005
2nd Dan England, “Bat Man”, Greeley Tribune, February 17, 2005
3rd Dan England, “Peak Predicament”, Greeley Tribune, August 11, 2005

Newspaper Articles

1st Lee Allen, “Lassoing Lizards at Catalina State Park”, The Desert Leaf, March 2005
2nd Lee Allen, “Snake Saviors”, Tucson Weekly, November 18-21, 2004
3rd Don Laine, “Carved in Stone”, Journal Santa Fe North Summer Guide, Summer 2005

Magazine Articles

1st Mary L. Peachin, “Spirit Bears and Grizzlies of the Great Bear Rainforest”, Hawk Air Northern Routes, Fall 2005
2nd John Catsis, “Life on the Mesa”, Motorhome 2006
3rd Lee Allen, “Arizona’s Trail of Pools “, Rocky Mountain Game and Fish, January 2005

Published Article on 2003 or 2004 Conference

1st John Catsis, “Silver City, New Mexico: Mountains, Art and Victorian Architecture”, Pilot Getaways, Jan/Feb 2006

Books and Scripts for TV/Movie/Video

1st Don & Barbara Laine, The New Mexico Guide, Fulcrum Publishing, 2005
2nd Robert Stone, Day Hikes Series – Orange County, California Southern Coast, Yellowstone National Park, Day Hike Books, 2004 & 2005
3rd Maryann Gaug, History of the Land: The Giberson Preserve, Continental Divide Land Trust, August 2005

Newsletter Writing of Any Kind

1st Maryann Gaug, “Mexican Wolf Reintoduction” RMOWP Newsletter, July/August 2005
2nd Anne Sullivan, “Final Countdown to Silver City”, RMOWP Newsletter, April/May 2005
3rd tie – Jack Olson, “Jack’s Jaunts”, RMOWP Newsletter, Sep/Oct 2005 and Anne Sullivan “Sylvia’s Story” APAS Newsletter, Oct 2005