This month’s Colorado & Wyoming section of Mountain States Construction magazine highlights several Colorado construction industry association awards. The awards criteria and their scope differ with each association, but the winners represent many of the best projects completed in 2008 and throughout 2009.

Top Colorado & Wyoming Newsmakers of 2009
Photo: Frank Ooms

Other industry awards programs have previously been covered in Colorado Construction and The Daily Journal or will be covered in more detail in upcoming issues of Mountain States Construction and other publications such as AGC ONSite and Engineering Colorado.

The editors of Mountain States Construction and The Daily Journal also selected a handful of key stories, projects and people that dominated Colorado and Wyoming construction industry news in 2009.

Writer Angelle Bergeron profiles the scope of the $245.5-million High Plains wind farm project bringing new energy to Wyoming, owned by a Utah power company and built by a Colorado contractor.

The University of Wyoming has started construction on a 35,000-sq-ft expansion project for the 50-year-old War Memorial Stadium that will add premium seating options and concourse improvements to the football stadium in Laramie.