Help us keep doing award-winning work

In case you missed it, two journalistic organizations gave several awards last week. That’s big news for our small operation! It’s affirmation that what we’re doing matters, and we’re doing it well.

Heath Haussamen

Heath Haussamen

We won awards for news, investigative, political and feature reporting; commentary writing; and the strength of our website. These are all critical elements of the news organization and online community we’re building. We need your help to continue doing this work.

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In the multi-state 2015 Top of the Rockies contest — in which we were competing with journalists from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming — we won two awards:

  • The article, “Flawed NM campaign reporting system needs reform, many say,” won first place for politics reporting in a category that included newspapers with a print circulation of 10,000-29,999 and several online-only media outlets. “A fine piece of reporting by Heath Haussamen of on the far-reaching problem of campaign financing abuses, with good reporting and analysis of the roots of the problem and possible solutions,” the judge’s comment stated.
  •’s website won second place for general excellence, also in the category that included newspapers with a print circulation of 10,000-29,999 and online-only news organizations.

We won four awards in the state-level 2015 New Mexico Press Women competition: operates on a shoestring budget. As editor and publisher, I’m the news organization’s only staffer. We were competing against newspapers and nonprofit news organizations with larger budgets and many staffers in these contests, and I’m really pleased with the results.

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This BBSNews article was syndicated from, and written by Heath Haussamen. Read the original article here.