Communications Contest Results Are In!

The list of awards is now available. Award certificates will be mailed in the coming weeks. First Place winners are reminded that they must be members of NFPW by March 15 to move on to national competition. If you are not already a member, you may join through the NFPW website.

Update: We can now announce the Sweepstakes winners (highest point totals). See the results on our website Communications Contest page.

 

Join us March 20 – 21 for the New Mexico Press Women Conference 2020

New Mexico Press Women Conference flyerDEADLINE INFORMATION: The deadline for conference registration is 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 17. That is also the deadline for cancelling a registration and receiving a refund. We have to give final meal counts that day, so the deadline is firm. You can register for either the full conference (including all meals) or for just the awards banquet.

Peter Kierst to speak at next Albuquerque Press Women networking luncheon

Albuquerque Press Women and Friends will host University of New Mexico Lecturer Peter Kierst on Monday, February 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Restaurant (4316 The 25 Way) to discuss President Trump’s Impeachment Trial and the Constitution.

Peter Kierst

Peter Kierst

We are living in a complex time when it is hard to unravel just how the three branches of government are supposed to work with each other. President Donald Trump is on trial for abuse of power and obstruction of congress. Is this how the framers of the constitution pictured the process of impeachment? Is the U.S. Constitution actually working as the framers intended it to do? Come and ask the questions.

Kierst has taught courses on the “Powers of the Presidency” at the UNM Department of Political Science and has researched how recent court rulings have affected the flow of money in American politics.

Please join us for an interesting conversation on constitutional politics and democracy.

Colorado Press Women Invite NMPW Members to a Fall Conference

Weekend event planned in historic Trinidad

Colorado Press Women will host a weekend getaway Oct. 4-6 at the historical city of Trinidad in southern Colorado. Trinidad, 10 miles from the New Mexico border and on the Santa Fe Trail, was founded in 1862 soon after coal was discovered in the region. Currently, it’s undergoing redevelopment and historical preservation under the name of La Puerta de Colorado (The Gateway to Colorado).

Dana Crawford, known for spearheading the preservation of one of the oldest blocks in Denver and the creation of Larimer Square, has purchased a handful of buildings downtown and is working as a consultant on the redevelopment.

Currently in the planning stages, activities for the weekend may include a visit to the city’s newspaper office, a meeting with a city representative who will explain the town’s growth and its destination for artists, tours of the A.J. Mitchell Museum of Western Art and the Trinidad History Museum, and a trolley or walking tour through the city’s historic district.

On Friday, Oct. 4, attendees may want stop at the site of the 1914 Ludlow Massacre (about 10 miles north of Trinidad on I-25), to learn how John D. Rockefeller’s Colorado Fuel and Iron Company’s guards and the Colorado National Guard machine-gun fired into protesting miners and their families.

Meals will be at area restaurants, including the infamous Italian restaurant Rino’s that features singing waiters. CPW member Lee Anne Peck has relocated to the area and will entertain the group at her home for Sunday brunch. Twenty miles west of Trinidad on Scenic Highway 12, Peck will feed members brunch at her home in Weston, Colorado, before they travel to I-25 via LaVeta and Walsenburg. Fall colors will be in full view.

More details will be announced closer to the event. Email Sharon Almirall at salmirall@yahoo.com by August 20 to indicate interest in attending the CPW weekend. The organizing committee needs rough numbers to research accommodations and reserve tours. Registration costs will be minimal, designed to cover the group meal at Lee Ann’s house, group tours and other minor expenses. All other costs will be direct pay to vendor (hotel, restaurant meals, museum entry, etc.). Spouses and guests are welcome.