The Bugle received second place for Best Issue for its November 2015 edition, and editor Kristal Leebrick received third place for headline writing.
Awards were given in more than 60 categories for newspaper reporting, online news, photography, television, radio and multimedia. Entries were judged by members of the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
This is the third time the Bugle has won an award in the Best Issue category. The December 2011 and June 2012 issues both were awarded second place. The Bugle competes in the Newspaper—Less than 50,000 Circulation category, which includes daily papers such as Finance & Commerce and Duluth News Tribune and the biweekly Southwest Journal.