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Colorado Press Association gives former Rocky Mountain News staffers one last shot at contest glory

Writers at the

Denver Post

had to figure they'd be walking away with the lion's share of honors at this year's Colorado Press Association awards. After all, the

Rocky Mountain News

, which tended to win more than its share of baubles in the large newspaper contest, regularly beating the

Post

and the Colorado Springs

Gazette

-- the only other competitor in the category -- closed up shop in February. But hold up. The CPA's Nancy Burkhart sent an e-mail to members in which she writes, "The Colorado Press Association Board of Directors has decided that, due to the abrupt closure of the

Rocky Mountain News

this year, former

News

staffers may enter the 2009 Colorado Press Association Newspaper Contest.

News

staffers will submit entries as individuals in Class 7 and will each be responsible for paying $7 per entry. Since we do not have contact with the former RMN staffers, would you please let your friends know about this? They can find the rules and entry forms on our website:

www.coloradopressassociation.com

under 'Contests.'"

A Post cakewalk? Maybe not.

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