The Chronicle’s website won first place in Division IV at the Montana Newspaper Association’s annual awards banquet in Big Sky this weekend.
Division IV includes all newspapers with a circulation of 7,500, such as the Billings Gazette, Helena Independent-Record, Missoulian, Montana Standard and Great Falls Tribune.
This makes me happy.
Of course, now I have to really kick it up a few notches to earn the title again next year. Lee Enterprises rolled out a fantastic new template on the Gazette and is in the process of rolling it out to its other sites in Montana. This means I have to do something drastic to improve the quality and speed of our site to keep up.
Don’t worry. I have plans in motion already.
(And no, IE6 and IE7 are not supported by my plans.)
[For a full list of the Chronicle’s 30 winners, see our story here.](http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/article_8e85589c-b9a0-11e1-9375-001a4bcf887a.html?soc=8e85589c-b9a0-11e1-9375-001a4bcf887a)