Green River Star wins two awards at press convention
February 2, 2023
The Green River Star was recognized for excellence in two categories during the Wyoming Press Association’s 124th winter convention in Cheyenne last weekend.
Editor Hannah Romero received two Pacemaker Awards.
She received second place in the Column Writing category for a package of three columns sharing personal reflections on the holidays of Veterans Day, Christmas, and New Year’s. The contest judges especially took note of the New Year’s column, commenting: “Pick a word for the new year... Well, that’s different. Enough with the weight-loss plans and exercise rituals. Let’s all pick a word to focus on instead. Great idea.”
Romero also received an Honorable Mention in the Government Issue Reporting category for a package of stories related to the changes in ambulance service in Sweetwater County. The judges said the stories were “an extremely detailed, informative account of a complex issue.”
The Green River Star is recognized as a Large Weekly by the WPA, having a circulation of over 2,500.