National Recognition for Colorado Country Life

CCL's Willies Awards earned in 2020

Colorado Country Life magazine won three national awards in the recent National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Statewide Editors Association’s Willies Awards.

Competing with 32 other electric cooperative statewide magazines, CCL won one first place award and two awards of merit.

The magazine earned a first place gold award in the “Best Feature Communicating a Cooperative Principle” category with its May story by Amy Higgins titled “Co-ops Come Together During COVID-19.” Written at the beginning of the pandemic, the story captured how Colorado’s electric co-ops adapted quickly to the new situation while continuing to meet their consumer-members’ needs.

CCL Production Manager/Designer Cassi Gloe won an award of merit in the “Best Cover” category for her April cover design. Editor/Publisher Mona Neeley won an award of merit in the “Best Column” category for her December From the Editor column titled “Christmas Lights on a Cold, Dark Night.”