weekly newspaper awards
place in General Excellence
Mountain Express scored a hat trick at the Idaho Press Club’s 2001
annual awards presentation Saturday in Boise.
captured first place in the coveted General Excellence category for weekly
newspapers. It took the Sweepstakes Awards for winning 40 of the 88 total
awards presented to weeklies. And Express staff members garnered 13 first
place awards in addition to the General Excellence award.
also were won by Express staff writers and photographers for the Sun
Valley Guide magazine. The magazine’s website on the Internet took third
place in General Excellence.
of the Express staff also swept the prizes ¾ first, second and third
places¾ in two categories: production manager Tony Barriatua for page
design and photographer David N. Seelig for magazine photography.
great. We’re very proud of the hard-working staff members whose work was
honored. And we’re proud of providing the valley with an award-winning
newspaper year after year," said Express publisher Pam Morris.
place in General Excellence for weeklies went to the Wood River Journal of
Hailey and third to The Star-News of McCall. The Journal also picked up
five awards, including a first place in political reporting for Chris
Ehlers, who died in a car accident March 9.
180 people attended the 2002 Awards Banquet at the Powerhouse Events
Center in Boise. The Funny Business Comedy Troupe provided entertainment
and announced the winners in more than 100 categories of awards to the
state’s print and broadcast media.
auction collected more than $1,700 to benefit the press club's First
Amendment Fund, helping to preserve access to public records and open
the weekly newspaper category were Greg Clark, of the Record Searchlight,
Redding, Calif.; Mike McInally, of the Missoulian, Missoula, Mont.;
photographer Glenn Oakley and writers Karen Baker and Marianne Flagg, all
Mountain Express staff members and associates show off some of the awards
for their hard work. Left to right, back row: Myko the dog , Rich
Trevillian, Pat Murphy, Jim Desnoyers, Matt Smylie, Jerry Seiffert, Brad
Nottingham, Greg Stahl, Laurie Burke, Peter Boltz, Greg Moore, Adam Tanous,
Zeb the dog, Gavin McNeil. Middle row: Dana DuGan, Lisa Larroquette, Gayle
Kerr, Jean Levy, Pam Morris. Front row: Willy Cook, Tony Barriatua, Jeff
Cordes, Amy Gray, Connie Johnson, Ken Retallic. Also, dog Sophie. Not
shown are Betty Bell, Dick Dorworth, Leanne Klaver, Jean Swartling, Travis
Purser , Jody Zarkos, David Seelig, James Mitchell, Janice Hicks and Jim
Bahnholzer. Photo by Jack
list of Idaho Press Club 2001 annual awards garnered by the Idaho Mountain
Express, as well as the Sun Valley Guide and the Express’ website,
Purser—"Ketchum housing planners learn from Jackson"
Purser—"Rinker proposes swap for mid-valley state land"
Stahl and Travis Purser—"Ketchum Mayor Coles dies at 77"
Purser —"Air shutdown hits Blaine County"
Purser —"Assessor: Sun Valley land among cheapest in county"
Purser & Greg Stahl —"Welcome to Ketchum – now go home"
Mention: Greg Stahl —"To the sea and back"; Dana DuGan —"Called
to serve a world away"
Cordes —"Lt. Pat Pidgeon retires from Sheriff’s Department"
Purser —"Falconers hunt from the skies"
Mention: Dana DuGan —"Yin & Yang of Valentine’s Day"
Stahl —"A tale of three rivers"
Purser —"Myths taint organ donation process"
Zarkos —"Green, green grass of home"
Cordes —"Schelecht, Welton shoot 700 targets"
Cordes —"Russell on roundball and Celtic pride"
Murphy —"Legislator mounts high horse; Right wing theocracy;
Musings about tortures"
Boltz —The Metaphysical Club; Making of a Navy SEAL commando; The Wild
Morris —"Politically incorrect and proud of it; Brake the attitude;
Small town economic terrorism"
Barriatua —"Summer splendor; Wander into Art; Architecture &
Barriatua —"Salsa; For love and art; Northern Rockies Folk
Barriatua —"Best of the Valley; Fully Committed; Dancing Outloud"
Mention: Leanne Klaver —"Bridal guide; Home & Garden; Christmas
around the world"
N. Seelig —"Wild Fire"
Cook —"Firefighters triumph"
Cook —"David and Goliath"
N. Seelig —"Drought"
Cook —"Elkhorn Cyclists"
Cook —"Skateboard haven"
Stahl —"Candidate reflects on rocky political past"
Purser —"Dual-immersion classes"
Purser —"Broadband comes to valley"
Purser —"The push-me, pull-you politics of agriculture"
Boltz —"Farmers squeak through drought"
Boltz —"Victim fought off attack"
Stahl —"Blaine County’s SUV love affair"
Boltz —"State cites St. Lukes"
Purser —"E.coli found in McHanville well"
Writing – Serious Feature
Stahl – Sun Valley Guide – "Return of the Wolf"
Writing – Light Feature
Retallic —"Silver Creek: Jack’s Private Idaho"
Mention: Ken Retallic —"Birds of the Valley"
N. Seelig —"Window to Idaho’s past"
N. Seelig —"Mural"
N. Seelig —"Gourmet Idaho"
(Print) General Excellence
Richard Trevillian —"www.sunvalleyguide.com"
addition to second place in General Excellence, the Wood River Journal
staff, including the late Christopher J. Ehlers, won the following awards:
Christopher J. Ehlers— "The Lariat Laureates – Cowboy Poets"
Christopher J. Ehlers— "Rumblefish 2001"
A. Janquart— "The Packers, Dad and Grandpa Petcka"
Bailey— "Bailey’s Bailiwick: ‘It’s no wonder...; Look out…;
It’s a near miss…"
Christopher J. Ehlers— "Road trip! From Bellevue to Bliss…"