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For the week of May 10 through May 16, 2000

Valley papers dominate press club awards

The Wood River Valley’s two newspapers dominated the winners’ podium during the Idaho Press Club’s annual awards ceremony Saturday.

The awards dinner was held at the Rose Room in Boise.

The Wood River Journal took first place and the Idaho Mountain Express second place for general excellence in the weekly newspaper category. The Idaho Statesman won the daily category.

The Idaho Mountain Express won 51 out of the 97 individual awards given to reporters, editors, photographers and graphic artists at weekly papers. The Wood River Journal won 10 of those awards.

Idaho Mountain Express employees swept all three places in the categories of Serious Feature, Sports News, Politics, Education and Health/Medical.

In addition, former Idaho Mountain Express arts editor Marilyn Bauer won an "Arts in Idaho" award for a story about Ernest Hemingway. The award, which carries a $100 prize, is contested among all the state’s print media.

The Idaho Mountain Express also took first place among weekly newspapers for its Website, and among magazines for its Sun Valley Guide Website.

In interviews, both Idaho Mountain Express publisher Pam Morris and Wood River Journal editor Wayne Adair attributed their paper’s impressive showing to the hard work and talent of their employees. Adair called the event "a nice evening of mutual recognition for your accomplishments."


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