Sierra Sun earns top Nevada newspaper awards |

Sierra Sun earns top Nevada newspaper awards

Sun staff report

TAHOE/TRUCKEE and#8212; The Sierra Sun was rewarded Saturday night in Virginia City at the 2011 Nevada Press Association and#8220;Better Newspaper Contestand#8221; convention, earning a slew of awards, including a pair of first-place nods for Reporter Jason Shueh and Sports Editor Sylas Wright.

Wright earned a top award for Best Sports Story, for and#8220;Perfection,and#8221; his story recapping a second consecutive undefeated season and state title last November for the Truckee Football Team.

Shueh’s first-place award was for Best Business Feature, for and#8220;Kitchen’s Closed,and#8221; the story behind the closure last year of Donner Lake Kitchen.

In all, the Sun earned seven awards at the annual convention, in which newspapers serving readers in Nevada are awarded top honors in the state for reporting, photography, graphic design, editorial writing, advertising and general excellence. The awards were for content created March 2010 through March 2011.

The Sun competes in the Class II Division and#8212; intermediate newspapers printed more than once a week with circulation of less than 15,000.

The Sun’s sister paper in Incline Village, the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, earned eight awards, including the prestigious General Excellence award as the best newspaper and#8212; the second consecutive year for the award.

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The General Excellence award is the top honor the NPA can award a newspaper, as it takes in all aspects of the paper’s production. The Bonanza won the award in NPA’s Class III division and#8212; community newspapers printed weekly with a circulation of less than 10,000.

Below are the awards won for the Sun.