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Winner of Superstition Review, Arizona State University’s online literary magazine, Fall 2009 Nonfiction contest for “Spirit of ’76.”

National Geographic Traveler Next Great Travel Writer Contest, First Runner Up, 2008

National Newspaper Association, Best Feature Series, Reporter-Herald Staff, Honorable Mention, 2006

National Newspaper Association, Best Serious Column Writing, Third Place, 2006

Colorado Press Association, Best Serious Column Writing, First Place, 2005

New Mexico Press Association, Best Deadline Writing, Rio Grande Sun Staff, First Place, 2004

Second Biennial X.J. Kennedy Competition for Creative Nonfiction, Semi-finalist, 2003