Crowley's John Jackson wins awards in Denver

TransworldWorld SNOWboarding loves John Jackson.

One of the leading voices in the sport gave the Crowley Lake resident its Rider of the Year award, along with the Men’s Video Part of the Year.

It was the second straight year the magazine gave him the two awards, making him a downright celebrity, if he wasn’t already.

The awards were announced last Friday at the 2011 TransWorld SNOWboarding Poll Award show in Denver.

In another era, Jackson might have wanted to call home to tell the news to his mom, Shirley, and track down brother Eric, too.

He’s past that in the era of Social Media.

Shirley got the news by Twitter.

By Saturday, she also had a new Twitter account

Even so, “I’m waiting for him to call me,” she said.