SPJ's Top of the Rockies Contest Honors Solutions Reporting on Early Education, Wildfire Response and More

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Solutions-oriented coverage of early education, wildfire response and other issues was honored in the Society of Professional Journalists' Top of the Rockies Excellence in Journalism competition. The winning stories were produced by reporters at news outlets including EdSurge, Source New Mexico/ProPublica, Colorado Springs Gazette and Boulder Reporting Lab. The annual contest celebrates the work of reporters in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, and has included a category for Best Solutions Journalism since the 2019 Top of the Rockies contest, which honored journalism done in 2018.