It's called the Community Leadership Award for newspapers, and we won it for coverage of the excessive drinking issue.
Really, though, the community won it for stepping up and deciding that the same old could not continue.
Contributions from readers filled the Views page every week for six months, and along the way many potential solutions were proposed.
Some are being enacted now, others are being considered. A lot has been done and a lot more has to be done, but we've been recognized for making things happen, and that's a credit to the community.
Thanks to all who have contributed to our Focus on Excessive Drinking, and on Monday, Oct. 25 when the CDT receives the award we will run the names and column headlines of all contributors to the Views page series.
All should be recognized for stepping up and trying to make things better.