Beast of Northern Nevada

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

Wow. Pretty cool weekend. On Saturday, the Reno News & Review received the Nevada Press Association’s top award for newsweeklies with a circulation greater than 20,000—General Excellence— for the third year running in the annual Better Newspaper Contest. We also won first place in Advertising General Excellence in the same size category.

And you won’t believe this, but I won the sweepstakes award for Editorial of the Year for “Damn us all” I was stunned. The best editorial written in any Nevada paper in the contest year? I’m honored, but … well … jeez. Good thing they don’t substance-abuse test the judges.

The newspaper and its staff also won awards in these editorial and advertising categories:

Best Business News Story, first, Dennis Myers; Best Business Feature Story, second, Don Vetter; Best Explanatory Journalism, third, Dennis Myers; Best News Feature Story, honorable mention, Deidre Pike; Best Entertainment Writing, second, Jessica Groach, honorable mention, Tim Prentiss; Best Overall Design, second; Best Page One Design, second; Best Page Designer, second, David Jayne; Best Special Section—Editorial, third; Best Illustration, first, Sandra Hoover; second, Michael Grimm; Best General News Photo, honorable mention, David Calvert; Best Feature Photo, second, David Robert; Best Sports Photo, first and third, David Robert; Best Spot Color Ad, second: Dawn Archie, Chris Doherty, third, Mark Martens, Marianne Mancina and Samantha Cid; Best In-House Advertising Promotion, second, Andrea Diaz-Vaughn; Best Multi-Color Ad, third, John Murphy and Marianne Mancina.

Speaking of awards, you’ve only got a few more days to get your ballot in for the annual Best of Northern Nevada readers’ poll. This week, it’s running on pages 39-40, and the deadline is 4 p.m. on Sept. 23.