Who Had the Worst Week?

  • What do you not do when you are smuggling 29 pounds of cocaine through Mesa County? Drive 110 mph on I-70.
  • Mike Willis, the director of Colorado’s Office of Emergency Management, looks like a dead man walking after a Denver Post profile of his threatening and bullying behavior. There’s no way Gov. Jared Polis wants this guy on the payroll as he campaigns for re-election.
  • Want to take a leisurely stroll through a former Superfund clean-up site? Good news! An appeals court gave its approval to continue constructing trails at the site of the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant.
  • Anglers 1, Fish 1: A 100-pound sailfish that was being reeled in lunged onto a fishing boat, impaling a 73-year-old woman.
  • A chess-playing robot broke a 7-year-old opponent’s finger during the “Moscow Open.” In understated fashion, the president of the Moscow Chess Federation noted, “The robot broke the child’s finger. This is, of course, bad.”
  • Deranged-billionaire-mad-scientist-frenemy Elon Musk made headlines this week for an alleged affair with the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin that ended their friendship and led to Brin’s divorce.
  • Residents of Yamaguchi, Japan, have come under attack from monkeys “that are trying to snatch babies, biting and clawing at flesh, and sneaking into nursery schools.”
  • A jury ordered cable company Charter Communications to pay $7 billion in damages to the family of a woman who was brutally murdered by one of its installers.
  • Your boss won’t give you a $1.6 million annual bonus? Just give it to yourself! That line of reasoning led to a guilty plea by Weber Shandwick’s now-former CFO. He embezzled $16 million over a decade from the PR firm.
  • Coyotes ate six of Martha Stewart’s pet peacocks. Celebrities … they’re just like you and me!

So, who won the week?

PRSA Colorado Announces ‘Gold Pick’ Special Award Winners

PRSA Colorado announced the Special Award Winners it will honor at its 2022 Gold Pick event in August:

  • Dawn Doty, University of Colorado Boulder, Swede Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Jackie Clark, HolcimUS, Public Relations Person of the Year
  • Joelle Martinez, Latino Leadership Institute, Business Person of the Year
  • Anusha Roy, 9News, Newsperson of the Year
  • Nora Thomas, Nora Thomas Ltd., Joe Fuentes Rookie of the Year
  • Cori Pope, Keeton Public Relations, Mentor of the Year
  • Shannon Hughes, Linhart Public Relations, Chapter Service Award
  • Denver Water Public Affairs, Public Relations Team of the Year

2022 Gold Pick Awards Event Details

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Denver Water
1600 W 12th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
4:30-6:00 pm Networking Reception
6:00-8:00 pm Awards Presentation 
Register to Attend