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Colorado Broadcasters Association Recognizes KUNC News Department

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KUNC reporters Nathan Heffel and Grace Hood.

The KUNC newsroom was recognized with 4 Major Market awards for 2013 by the Colorado Broadcasters Association at their annual Awards of Excellence Banquet Saturday night.

Reporter Grace Hood received a first place award in the Best Single Event News category for a report on how oil and gas companies notify local residents when drilling operations move into neighborhoods. She received a second place award in the same category for a story on flooding impacts in the town of Lyons.

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Credit Jackie Fortier / KUNC

Hood was also recognized with a first place award in the Best News Feature, Report or Series category for her profile of an unconventional tour guide in Boulder.

Reporter Nathan Heffel received a second place award in the Best News Feature, Report or Series category for a two part series profiling efforts to educate refugees from war ravaged areas like Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq who settle in Greeley.

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