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Sun brings home press, duck awards

Staff reports

Sierra Sun’s production, advertising and editorial departments brought home five awards from the Nevada Press Association’s 2000 Better Newspaper Contest held in Las Vegas last weekend.

The Sun is a member of both the California and Nevada press associations.

Jennifer Ewegen, a graphic artist with the Sierra Sun’s production team, won first place in the Best Page Designer for her design and page layout of the Longboard competition at Soda Springs ski area. The Sun also received a first place award for Advertising General Excellence.

Former editor John Bayless was awarded second place status for Best Spot News Story for his “DOJ Agent Murdered” story that ran on March 30, 2000.

The Sun also received a second place award in Best Business Coverage, a third place award for Best Editorial Page and honorable mention in Best Overall Design.

Contributing columnist Jim Porter of the law firm Porter/Simon received a third place award for Best Local Non-staff Column.

In addition, Abby Hutchison, Sierra Sun reporter and former publisher Eric Henry have been awarded for their outstanding contributions to the health of children and families in the Tahoe-Truckee area by Community Partnerships for Healthy Children out of Sacramento. They were nominated by the Children’s Collaborative of Tahoe-Truckee for supporting the work of the collaborative and the efforts to build a stronger community.

Sun staff also got some good quacks in while putting together their “Monster Duck,” which was the grand prize winner for first place in the “Best of Show” category in the Sunrise Rotary’s sponsor duck competition at Saturday’s Duck Races.

However, The Monster Duck, kept afloat with four monster truck plastic wheels, came in dead last in its Truckee River sponsor duck race heat.


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