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Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

I want to start this week by sending congratulations from all of us here in the office to our editor, Brad Bynum, and his fiancée, Margot Choltco, who have finally had their baby. Have a great holiday season, guys!

For the next several weeks, the rest of the RN&R team and I will be holding down the fort—keeping you all informed and entertained as we make our way through the holidays. Things to be on the lookout for include our annual Winter Guide on Dec. 14 and the official start of our 95-word fiction contest on Dec. 14. We’ll have more details on that next week.

This week, we’re all very glad to have Dennis Myers, our news editor, back in the office with us. Interestingly, we received a press release about Dennis recently. It was from the Human Services Network—a coalition of human service providers from Truckee Meadows and surrounding rural areas. They’re preparing for the 29th annual Human Services Awards. According to the press release, the event “shines a light on important work that takes place within the many human services organizations in our community, often times with little recognition.”

This year, Human Services Network chose Dennis as the “Media Representative of the Year,” an award that recognizes his more than four decades as a journalist and the work he’s done covering human services issues.

I don’t normally quote press releases verbatim, but I was impressed that this one said—because of his work—he’d been called by some, “the ‘conscience’ of Nevada’s journalism community.”

Certainly in this newsroom, we’re grateful for him.