Star wins five Pacemakers at 125th WPA convention

The Green River Star was recognized for journalistic excellence during the Wyoming Press Association’s 125th winter convention in Casper last weekend.

Editor Hannah Romero received five Pacemaker Awards, four of which were for first place.

The article “‘Who She Is’ shares stories of MMIW in Wyoming” was chosen for first place in the General News Story Category. “Concerns over the BLM’s RMP,” a packet of articles regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s Resource Management Plan for the Rock Springs Field Office, took first place in Government Issue Reporting. “Support for Single Mothers,” describing the plans for the McKenzie Home, took first in News-Feature Story. A package of articles was chosen for first in Business Energy Reporting, including stories on new industrial projects coming to Sweetwater County like Project West and new local business developments like the da Vinci robot at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

The article “The end of an era: K9 Jara retires” was also chosen as an Honorable Mention in the News-Feature Story category.

The Green River Star competes in the Large Weekly category for the Pacemaker Awards contest, having a circulation of over 2,500.


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