We win, we win

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

The Nevada Press Association Awards were bestowed on Saturday in Las Vegas. This little newsweekly did pretty well. We won the General Excellence award—the top award—for the fourth year in a row. Also, Kristina Granados and Cheryn McNicol won Ad of the Year for all weeklies, another feather in our caps.

EDITORIAL AWARDS: Community Service, second, “Flood money;” Best Spot News Story, first, “Shooting shock,” Kat Kerlin and Dennis Myers, third, “Open restaurants,” Dennis Myers; Best Feature Story, first, “One church one war,” Dennis Myers, second, “Why is life in Nevada so lousy?” Dennis Myers; Best Business News Story, first, “Banks ‘R’ us,” Dennis Myers; third, “Sticker shock,” Dennis Myers; Best Business Feature Story, second, “Geeks Inherit the Earth,” R.V. Scheide, third, “Strange brew,” Brad Bynum; Best Investigative or In-Depth Story or Series, second, “Public notice,” Dennis Myers; Best Explanatory Journalism, second, (tie) “The meth menace,” Kat Kerlin, Honorable Mention, “Got gang?” Stephanie Perry; Best Local Non-Staff Column, second, Deidre Pike; Best Editorial Writing, first, D. Brian Burghart, second, Dennis Myers; Best Local Sports Story, second, “Pedal to the metal,” Kris Vagner; Best Overall Design, second; Best Special Section (Editorial), first, “Join the Pack,” second, “Best of Northern Nevada”; Best Information Graphic, first, “The meth menace,” David Jayne; Best Illustration, first, “High anxiety,” Rick Sealock, Best Spot News Photo Coverage, first, tie, “Shooting shock,” David Robert; Best Feature Photo, first, “Controlled burn,” David Robert; Best Multiple Feature Photos, first, “Portraits of teens,” David Calvert; Best Illustrated Photo, first, “Family secrets,” David Robert; Best Headline Writing, third, Kat Kerlin.

ADVERTISING AWARDS: Best In-House Advertising Promotion For Circulation, Advertising or Editorial, first, Testimonials, Andrea Diaz Vaughn; Advertising General Excellence, second.