Tribune wins statewide awards

The Tribune has been recognized by the California Newspaper Publishers Association for arts and entertainment coverage and editorial comment.

The newspaper took second place in those categories in CNPA’s 2010 Better Newspapers Contest.

In the daily category, nearly 60 papers entered and were divided by circulation categories. The Tribune, with a daily circulation of more than 35,000, competes in the 25,000-to-100,000 category.

“We are excited to have our arts coverage recognized by CNPA,” Managing Editor Tad Weber said. “We take pride in chronicling our county’s rich arts scene.

“Another terrific aspect of life here is the abundant exchange of ideas, so we are also pleased that our opinion pages were honored.”

The Cambrian, the weekly that covers Cambria and the North Coast, took first place for a feature story by Staff Writer Kathe Tanner that dealt with World War II veterans honored in the community’s annual Pinedorado parade.