CCL Earns National Recognition

Colorado Country Life, your local electric cooperative magazine, won three national awards in this year’s National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Statewide Editors Association’s Willie Awards.

Competing with 32 other electric cooperative magazines from states across the country, CCL won an Award of Excellence and two Awards of Merit.

The Award of Excellence was for a 2020 Outdoors column by CCL Outdoors columnist Dennis Smith on a special dog named Moses that was remarkably gifted.

An Award of Merit was presented for having the Best Magazine Design among the magazines in 2020. Judges said: “Excellent work. Love the cover photos, especially April’s. Loved the contents page, too; very well done.”

The magazine also won an Award of Merit in the Best Personality Feature category for the February feature story “Mapping a Mountain’s Magic” by freelance writer Eugene Buchanan on Colorado’s own James Niehues, who maps ski resorts around the world.