2000 Winners

2000 Daily Newspaper Awards General Excellence:

1st The Idaho Spokesman-Review

Judge’s comments: “The S-R is a beautifully designed paper that appreciates good photos and graphics and knows how to play them. The ‘Handle’ section is an innovative way to engage readers. Feature sections are strong and consistent. Weaknesses: writing often was flat and did not live up to play. Business content very uneven. Sports and commentary are not really Idaho sections.”

2nd The Idaho Statesman

3rd The Idaho Press-Tribune

General News Story

1st Liz Wyatt – The Idaho Statesman – “River Street neighborhood”

Judge’s comments: “Important urban story told with style, depth, and humanity”

2nd Angie Gaddy & Jenny Slater – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Foes say strip club crosses the line”

3rd Staff – Post Register – “Goodbye Ricks”

Spot News Coverage

1st Kate Reynolds Yaskot & Jennifer Langston – Post Register – “Rescue Efforts; Experts say”

Judge’s comments: “The main rescue story is missing a sentence that tells us what day the avalanche happened. Otherwise a very good package. Good details. The stories work well together.”

2nd Corey Taule & Kortny Rolston – Post Register – “Man shot, killed after attacking officers”

3rd Staff – Post Register – “Eastern Idaho blown away”

Watchdog/ Investigative Report

1st Angie Gaddy, Betsy Z. Russell & Ken Sands – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Grim highway”

Judge’s comments: “This isn’t the first look at Highway 95’s carnage – but it clearly is the best. A wonderfully thorough examination of a lingering problem and why the body count has been allowed to grow. Excellent editorial and reader support. Good job!”

2nd Bill Roberts, Jennifer Oxley & Mike Prater – The Idaho Statesman – “BSU athletics, Pavilion red ink; Board wants report on BSU losses; BSU report on finances was verbal”

3rd Craig Quintana – The Idaho Statesman – “Fate of the Foothills”

Serious Feature Report

1st Corey Taule – Post Register – “Lending help to their fellow men”

Judge’s comments: “Top-notch storytelling! A smart account of how a shelter thrives with local support. The writing is crisp and detailed. Chapters spring to life nicely.”

2nd Tim Woodward – The Idaho Statesman – “Dr. Wells remains the Idaho historian”

3rd Susan Drumheller – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Fatal accident divides families”

Light Feature Report

1st Maggie Hall Walsh – Post Register – “That’s no lady”

Judge’s comments: “Interesting story – good to see it published in Idaho. Would have liked to see the story focusing on the performers themselves rather than trying so hard to explain how ‘normal’ it is. Also wanted to know how these guys get treated – any abuse/harassment? “

2nd Tony Spilde & Maggie Hall Walsh – Post Register – “Yellowstone on the cheap; Yellowstone on the splurge”

3rd Tony Spilde – Post Register – “Ballad of a wanna-be cowboy poet”

Series

1st Julie Titone – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Tribal sovereignty”

Judge’s comments: “An authoritative but highly readable examination of the issues. The writing was excellent, as were the photos. Outstanding work! “

2nd Wayne Hoffman & Vickie Holbrook – Idaho Press-Tribune – “Cassie’s Law”

3rd Staff – Post Register – “Our Kids”

Outdoor Feature

1st Pete Zimowsky & Rocky Barker – The Idaho Statesman – “Salmon”

Judge’s comments: “Ambitious look at salmon. Well-done.”

2nd Rob Thornberry – Post Register – “One clue at a time”

3rd Zaz Hollander – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Life at the Lake”

Sports News Coverage

1st Mike Prater – The Idaho Statesman – “Hawk’s at the helm”

Judge’s comments: “Reasonably complete coverage of a big breaking story – a coaching change at Boise State. Showed a lot of initiative to go beyond the obvious, even in the breaking-news cycle.”

2nd Howie Stalwick – Coeur d’Alene Press – “Good morning, Mr. Phelps”

3rd Jim Meehan – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Crab apple fells player”

Sports Feature Story

1st Chris Gove – Idaho Press-Tribune – “Pearson keeps beating cancer”

2nd Derek Samson – The Idaho Statesman – “Playing through the pain”

3rd Paul Lambert – Post Register – “Dragila”

General Column

1st Maggie Hall Walsh – Post Register – “Main Street”

Judge’s comments: “Exceptional writing elevates this column. Excellent window into the human condition. Nice eye for detail.”

2nd Dan Popkey – The Idaho Statesman – “HP firing case pits one set of beliefs against another; Fruitland police arrest man for picking up garbage; Brazen, obnoxious Marvel out of touch with Idahoans”

3rd Denise Turner – The Times-News – “Hope comes up with daffodils every Easter; Would that I was born a fidgeter; How my kid got lost in Cyberia”

Specialty Column

1st Mike Prater – The Idaho Statesman – “Woods concentrating on the big picture; White’s hire improves image of Idaho; Gymnasts get edgy on issue of wedgie”

Judge’s comments: “This is what a first-rate sports column should be: a mix of pathos and tragedy, humor and irreverence. Each sample rose to the occasion.”

2nd Dan Popkey – The Idaho Statesman – “Micron tax break’ shifts bill’s benefits to big companies; Nervy women force lawmakers to face homophobia; It’s time for the governor to appoint female judges”

3rd Andrea Scott – Idaho Press-Tribune – “Lots of farmers are worried these days; Work with dogs as partners; Rams aren’t exactly sheepish”

Review

1st Chris Thomas – The Idaho Statesman – “Dining Page”

Judge’s comments: “Engagingly written and packed with knowledge and expertise, these reviews convey a real sense of what it’s like to eat at their joints.”

2nd Dana Oland – The Idaho Statesman – “Appealing ‘Two Gents’ opens at Shakespeare Fest; Tragedy delights Shakespeare audience; ‘Swan Lake’ shows heart”

3rd Tom Szaroleta – Post Register – “Frankenstein; Asleep at the wheel; Sawyer Brown”

Editorial

1st D.F. Oliveria – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Celebrate verdict, but stay vigilant; Let inmates’ pen pals use common sense; Our freedoms not license to do wrong”

Judge’s comments: “Strong positions, argued with force and vigor. Good work.”

2nd Chuck Malloy & Martin Johncox – The Idaho Statesman – “Pro tem replacement; Legislature report card; Everyone must work together to better deal with wildfires”

Dave Turner – Bonner County Daily Bee – “Maybe Bush; Even on strike; Buying votes”

3rd Marty Trillhaase – Post Register – “Where is Dirk; Idaho’s traveling; Stonewalling”

Headlines

1st Staff – The Idaho Statesman – “Pocatello rodeo backers…; Wow, Dow! Index soars 499 points; Nervy women forces lawmakers to face homophobia; It’s stupor Tuesday for the Dow, blue chips; Oh, Oh! It seems we ought not use zip for nada in ‘00”

2nd Bryce Glenn – Post Register – “Voted on the island; Stocking the holiday spirit; Buck’s playoff-win drought stops here; Arti-choked: Vikings rip Scottsdale; Many happy returns for Titans; A niche in stitch”

*no other awards given

Page Design

1st Patrick Davis – The Idaho Statesman – “Healing broken lives; Salmon; 2000 A Summer of Fire”

Judge’s comments: “Creativity and diversity of skills shines through. This entry clearly stood far above the rest.”

2nd Kelton Hatch – Idaho State Journal – “Outdoors”

3rd Dave Oakley – Post Register – “June Bugs; East Idaho Blown Away; A truck in the forest wars”

Spot News Photography

1st Jesse Tinsley – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Moyer acquitted”

Judge’s comments: “The emotion…definitely caught our attention. A nice moment that could have been missed by an inattentive photographer. Great job!”

2nd Pete Zimowsky – The Idaho Statesman – “Boise man killed in police standoff”

3rd Kathy Plonka – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Captured”

Feature Photography

1st Kathy Plonka – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Don’t tread on me”

Judge’s comments: “This feature had it all. A flag, a dog, and a little girl – how can you go wrong? The judges would have liked to have seen the story the picture accompanied.”

2nd Rob Bartholomew – Idaho Press-Tribune – “Cooling off”

3rd Logan Castor – The Times-News – “I got it! I got it!”

Sports Photography

1st Bruce Shields – The Times-News – “Raft River Falls”

Judge’s comments: “This battle-for-the-ball was our unanimous first-place winner. Great expression and peak action made this one work. “

2nd Logan Castor – The Times-News – “Undermined”

3rd Jesse Tinsley – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “He’s safe!”

Photo Essay

1st Kathy Plonka – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Meth: One woman’s struggle”

Judge’s comments: “The photographs tell the story. This was a very touching, insightful glimpse into the life of a drug addict and the lives affected by the disease. Gaining access was probably the most difficult task and the pictures rewarded the effort.”

2nd Kathy Plonka – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Life at the Lake”

3rd Kim Hughes – the Idaho Statesman – “Healing broken lives”

Graphics

1st Patrick Davis – The Idaho Statesman – “Controlling wildfires”

2nd Patrick Davis – The Idaho Statesman – “Salmon Migration”

*no other awards given

Political Reporting

1st Allison Boggs – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Our man in Washington”

Judge’s comments: “Impressive profile! Excellent job of capturing the essence of the man in the spotlight. Nice writing touches throughout.”

2nd Corey Taule – Post Register – “The smallest precinct”

3rd Thomas Clouse – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “City Hall calm amid exodus”

Education Reporting

1st Bill Roberts – The Idaho Statesman – “Showdown arrives over school funding”

Judge’s comments: “This story covers all the bases. Highly readable, with depth and needed human touches. Excellent job of priming readers for a big court case.”

2nd Jennifer Sandmann – The Times-News – “Out of Patience; Concern over teen-agers disrupts rural town”

3rd Kortny Rolston – Post Register – “Last day at school”

Business Reporting

1st John Tucker – The Idaho Statesman – “Love of machines powers careers”

Judge’s comments: “First-rate profile that really exposes what is driving the man behind MK’s comeback. Great quotes, nice flowing prose.”

2nd Ken Dey – The Idaho Press-Tribune – “Keeping the heart beating”

3rd Sean Ellis & Chris Hunt – Idaho State Journal – “Old Town’s new life”

Agriculture Reporting

1st John Tucker – The Idaho Statesman – “Farming: A career withers on the vine”

Judge’s comments: “Solid look at the tough issues facing farmers – and I like the work you did to make Hergert’s tough choices representative of the trouble facing agriculture.”

2nd Dusty Parnell – Idaho Press-Tribune – “Battle for lands heads into court”

3rd John T. Huddy – The Times-News – “Neighbor complaints”

Crime / Courts Reporting

1st Angie Gaddy – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Amber struggles to shake drug’s hold”

Judge’s comments: “An important story. Amber’s tragic life is vividly portrayed. The writer and photographer took pains not to glamorize drug use.”

2nd Mike McLean & Staff – Coeur d’Alene Press – “Aryans Lose”

3rd Angie Gaddy & Thomas Clouse – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Teenager walked wayward path”

Religion Reporting

1st Liz Wyatt – The Idaho Statesman – “Islam finds a home in Boise”

Judge’s comments: “Important trend story, sensitively told. ‘About Islam’ sidebar gives readers important background. Story and photos click nicely.”

2nd Tony Spilde – Post Register – “Bible-believing scientist”

3rd Denise Turner – The Times-News – “As seen on TV”

Environment Reporting

1st Rocky Barker – The Idaho Statesman – “Western Wildfires: The Lessons Learned”

Judge’s comments: “Good piece!! Liked the history angle a lot. It tied up the present situation nicely. Great package! information-packed.”

2nd Susan Drumheller – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Biologists losing battle to save dwindling caribou”

3rd Zaz Hollander – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Wolves worry rancher”

Health/Medical Reporting

1st Winston Ross – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Red tape mires help for disabled”

2nd Betsy Z. Russell – The Idaho Spokesman-Review – “Cutting into care”

3rd Tony Spilde – Post Register – “Water”

Rookie of the Year

1st Tony Spilde – Post-Register

Judge’s comments: “An ambitious writer with a crackerjack, lively style…and be aware that you get just one chance to write a cowboy-poetry story in cowboy-poet style.”

2nd Winston Ross – The Idaho Spokesman-Review

*no other awards given

 

2000 Annual Awards Weekly Newspaper

General Excellence:

1st Wood River Journal

Judge’s comments: “This is a very well-rounded paper with lots of interesting news as well as features and sports. Fun to read and informative.”

2nd Idaho Mountain Express

3rd The Star-News

 

General News Story

1st Travis Purser —Idaho Mountain Express —”Suspect in Cody Boyd bicycle fatality says he‐s sleepless‐”

Judge’s comments: “Having read the spot news story, this answers my questions. Good to hear the driver‐s side. Would have liked to hear mom‐s reaction to his comments.”

 

2nd Travis Purser —Idaho Mountain Express —”An American runaway in Spain”

3rd Andrew M. Scutro —Boise Weekly —”Hanging in the courthouse”

Spot News Coverage

1st Travis Purser – Idaho Mountain Express —”Nine-year-old Hailey cyclist killed in truck collision”

Judge’s comments: “Tragic story but insightful and informative. Well-written.”

 

2nd Staff —The Star-News —”Clinton visits McCall”

3rd Greg Stahl —Idaho Mountain Express —”Slide buries avalanche expert”

 

Watchdog/ Investigative Report

1st Andrew M. Scutro —Boise Weekly —”Soft serving the news”

Judge’s comments: “Thoughtul writing. Clear, easy to follow. Balanced. Good job.”

 

2nd Carol Ryan Dumas —Ag Weekly —”IBP sale surprises cattlemen”

*no other awards given

 

Serious Feature Report

1st Kevin Wiser —Idaho Mountain Express —”Return of the wolf”

Judge’s comments: “Thorough and interesting. Gives complete perspective on the issue.”

 

2nd Greg Stahl —Idaho Mountain Express —”Zoning snow”

3rd Travis Purser —Idaho Mountain Express —”Cannon misfire victim”

 

Light Feature Report

1st Greg Stahl —Idaho Mountain Express —”Corduroy, the evolution of Sun Valley‐s grooming”

Judge’s comments: “Very good idea for a story. Didn‐t think it would suck me in, but it did.”

 

2nd Peter Boltz —Idaho Mountain Express —”Secret life of Sun Valley‐s ten pins”

3rd Mindy Kay Bricker —Boise Weekly —”Clean up your act”

Honorable Mention:

Travis Purser —Idaho Mountain Express —”Chili, chili, chili”

Laura Cordes —Idaho Mountain Express —”World War II veterans honored”

Ralph Bartholdt —The Gazette Record —”Daddy made the Dobro”

Christopher J. Ehlers —Wood River Journal —”One-Wheel Appeal —Love of Unicycles runs in the family”

Ralph Bartholdt —The Gazette Record —”Ed Fecko & daughter journey”

Travis Purser —Idaho Mountain Express —”Who wants to be a rodeo clown?”

Series

1st Julie Pence, Bruce Shield & Carol Dumas —Ag Weekly —”Murtaugh: Time of transition”

Judge’s comments: “Poignant look at an important community issue and how it not only affects the individuals directly involved but the area as well. Great human touch.”

 

2nd Greg Moore & Travis Purser —Idaho Mountain Express —”A growing Hispanic population feeds Blain County‐s job needs”

3rd Greg Stahl —Idaho Mountain Express —”Wolf wars”

Honorable Mention:

Roger Phillips —The Star-News —”The changing face of McCall”

 

Outdoor Feature

1st Ellie Rodgers —Boise Weekly —”Foothills rancher”

Judge’s comments: “Very detailed and informative. This story didn‐t just share Mr. Little‐s story, it informed about a host of environmental issues. Well done.”

 

2nd Ralph Bartholdt —The Gazette Record —”Preparing for the hatch”

3rd Greg Stahl —Idaho Mountain Express —”Wolf flight”

Honorable Mention:

Marylyn Cork —Priest River Times —”A peat fen is a rare and wonderful place”

 

Sports News Coverage

1st Jeff Cordes —Idaho Mountain Express —”Picabo: It‐s business, not personal”

Judge’s comments: “Very interesting story on Picabo Street. It has a lot of good background and is an excellent profile of what kind of person she is.”

 

2nd Jody Zarkos —Idaho Mountain Express —”Mr. Shay crosses the finish line”

3rd Jeff Cordes —Idaho Mountain Express —”Slow start, amazing finish for Wolverines”

 

Sports Feature Story

1st Jody Zarkos —Idaho Mountain Express —”A painful knee injury, then new challenges ahead”

Judge’s comments: “Nice lead. Good story. Lots of insight into this skier‐s plight.”

 

2nd Jody Zarkos —Idaho Mountain Express —”Kent Kreitler: A new kind of big mountain skier”

3rd Peter Boltz —Idaho Mountain Express —”Ukrainian biathletes are straight shooters”

 

 

General Column

1st Bill Cope —Boise Weekly —”Call to duty; Fowl trip; Somebody else‐s Christmas”

Judge’s comments: “Particularly liked the piece on the two moms. ‐Call to Duty—was hard-hitting and well-written. ‐Fowl tip—amusing, nice mix. Nice mix.”

2nd Adam Tanous —Idaho Mountain Express —”Possessions—Mystique; Our one true privilege; What is the right decision”

3rd Ralph Bartholdt —The Gazette Record —”When it comes to haircuts; The telemarketing gambit; Everything Y2K”

Specialty Column

1st Steven Anderson —Idaho Business Review —”Centres, townes, pointes &c. faileth to prouve specialitee (spelling correct); Heinz mines hype for color green in old red sauce; How to beat ‐boot‐- Nicht denken, gucken!‐”

Judge’s comments: “Good job, enjoyable reads.”

2nd Pat Murphy —Idaho Mountain Express —”Playing political games; Biggest jerk in town; HST & Idaho lawmakers”

3rd Sara Kuhl —Boise Weekly —”Boise tries to legislate morality; Mayor Coles takes potshots at Erotic City in speech; Abortion pill won‐t put end to political debate”

Review

1st Steve Martin —Boise Weekly —”Belles of Boise; To gents falter in Verona; Beasts of absurdity”

 

 

2nd Robert Olmstead —Boise Weekly ‐ “Let us now praise famous diners; Reading, writing & remoulade; A sumptuous affair of the plate”

3rd Anna Webb —Boise Weekly —”Under the surface; Needle swansong; Put your hands on the television”

Editorial

1st Staff – The Star-News —”Stop the madness‐; Decision on vets‐; Valley should make WestRock start over again”

Judge’s comments: “Good strong local editorials. They say something and they say it well. The lead of each was particularly good because they out the paper‐s position right from the start.”

 

2nd Pat Murphy —Idaho Mountain Express —”Democratic charade; Justice done; Signs abuse valley aesthetics”

3rd Pam Morris —Idaho Mountain Express —”Our tax cut; Back to the Dark Ages; Don‐t abandon Blaine Manor”

 

Headlines

1st Wayne Adair —Wood River Journal —”Gold minors; Old man Newman; Miami advice; Roadless rage”

 

 

2nd Ron Soble —Idaho Mountain Express —”Weather outlook: whew! and more whew!; The end of #&@*!; The fox‐s tale”

3rd Steven Anderson —Idaho Business Review —”Java, 10W-30 meet at co-branding alter; Heinz mines hype for color green in old red sauce; Crucial mines mega-hunger for bytes”

Page Design

 

1st Tony Barriatua —Idaho Mountain Express —”Bridal Guide; Jazz Jamboree; Northern Rockies Folk Festival”

Judge’s comments: “I like the overall feel. Good use of photos, nice and big. Fonts work well.”

 

2nd Tony Barriatua —Idaho Mountain Express —”Arts & Events, August 30, May 24 & February 2″

3rd Dave Goff —Boise Weekly —”BW pick; selection 3″

Honorable Mention:

Wendy Hall —Idaho Mountain Express —”Weekend, March 10; Weekend, February 25, Weekend, July 7″

 

Spot News Photography

1st Tim Hohs —The Adams County Record —”Rescue!”

Judge’s comments: “Nice lens choice, good sense of tension.”

 

2nd Willy Cook – Idaho Mountain Express —”Boater grounds out at Magic”

3rd Ralph Bartholdt —The Gazette Record —”Snow Day”

 

Feature Photography

1st Scott Sanders —Wood River Journal —”Kristen Hanggi”

Judge’s comments: “Nice moment. Good capture of emotion. Could‐ve cropped microphone out.”

 

2nd Willy Cook —Idaho Mountain Express —”The rise and fall of a wolf pack”

3rd David N. Seelig —Idaho Mountain Express —”Glory of our past”

Sports Photography

 

1st David N. Seelig —Idaho Mountain Express —”Come fly with me”

Judge’s comments: “Good moment.”

 

2nd Willy Cook —Idaho Mountain Express —”A ripper”

3rd Jason Hui —Wood River Journal —”Lars Hovey”

Photo Essay

1st Brad Talbutt —Boise Weekly —”Roads & Wilderness”

Judge’s comments: “Photos tell the whole story. Well-executed and an interesting, eye-catching layout.”

 

2nd Ralph Bartholdt —The Gazette Record —”On the Joe”

3rd Ralph Bartholdt —The Gazette Record —”Just another day at the office”

 

Graphics

1st Gavin McNeil —Idaho Mountain Express —”May I see your driver‐s license?”

Judge’s comments: “Clever idea with policeman.”

2nd Gavin McNeil —Idaho Mountain Express —”Salmon solutions”

*no other awards given

Political Reporting

 

1st Ralph Bartholdt —The Gazette Record —”Candidate‐s resume includes prison”

Judge’s comments: “Wow! Made me want to know if he won! Very interesting and well-written. Would have liked to hear what his political opponents had to say, though.”

 

2nd Travis Purser —Idaho Mountain Express —”Mix dismisses P&Z chair”

3rd Greg Stahl —Idaho Mountain Express —”Stennett in the Senate”

Education Reporting

 

1st Mindy Kay Bricker —Boise Weekly —”Kids on the move”

Judge’s comments: “Great idea for a story – very nicely executed. An important topic. The four paragraphs at the top of page fifteen were nice nut graphs to pull you into the story. “

 

2nd Travis Purser —Idaho Mountain Express —”Survey blasts Idaho schools”

3rd Christopher J. Ehlers —Wood River Journal —”The future of technology”

Business Reporting

 

1st Travis Purser —Idaho Mountain Express —”Potential DSL providers stumble over hurdles”

Judge’s comments: “Nice explanation of the issue – both what DSL would bring to the local economy and the economic challenges that work against making DSL profitable to providers in the short term.”

 

2nd Steve Martin —Idaho Business Review —”Independents defy drug giants dominance”

3rd Carol Ryan Dumas —Ag Weekly —”Amalgamated forfeits on loan”

Agriculture Reporting

 

1st Mindy Kay Bricker —Boise Weekly —”A tough row to hoe”

Judge’s comments: “Nice writing job – good approach to follow these four.”

 

2nd Carol Ryan Dumas —Ag Weekly —”Spud industry fries biotech hopes”

3rd Peter Boltz —Idaho Mountain Express —”No easy answers to aerial crop spraying”

 

Crime / Courts Reporting

 

1st Ralph Bartholdt —The Gazette Record —”No charges filed in Coats shooting”

Judge’s comments: “Very dramatic telling of story.”

 

2nd Andrew M. Scutro —Boise Weekly —”Brain Damage”

3rd Greg Moore —Idaho Mountain Express —”Supreme Court hears Blaine domestic violence case”

Honorable Mention:

Ralph Bartholdt —The Gazette Record —”No wedding bells at Jailhouse ceremony”

Religion Reporting

 

1st Mindy Kay Bricker —Boise Weekly —”Say Your Prayers”

Judge’s comments: “Nicely written, nice lede.”

*no other awards given

Environment Reporting

 

1st Greg Stahl —Idaho Mountain Express —”Cyanide solution”

Judge’s comments: “This is environmental reporting at its finest. Informative, thorough, and really a shocking situation. Excellent lead, tying historial and present-day perspectives.”

 

2nd Christopher J. Ehlers —Wood River Journal —”Teddy bears or nightmares?”

3rd Greg Stahl —Idaho Mountain Express —”River greenway project gains momentum”

Honorable mention:

Phillip Gomez —Wood River Journal —”Feds announce plans to limit backcountry damage”

Health/Medical Reporting

 

1st Andrew M. Scutro —Boise Weekly —”Short sheeted”

Judge’s comments: “A good read that blends lifeon the street and one doctor‐s passion to help. It also points out an important problem.”

 

2nd Travis Purser —Idaho Mountain Express —”Planners play hot potato with Blaine Manor”

Tie 3rd

Travis Purser —Idaho Mountain Express —”Without equipment, surgeon leaves valley”

Travis Purser —Idaho Mountain Express —”Two left partially blind after eye surgeries”

 

Rookie of the Year

1st Tyler Rhodes —Teton Valley News —”Driggs drops curfew; A Break from the Mold; Life after Spuds‐..”

Judge’s comments: “Good leads and news judgement. ‐Spuds article the best of the three.‐”

2nd Peter Boltz —Idaho Mountain Express —”Refuting a bad rap”

3rd Chad Coleman —The Star-News —”X-C Race; Saving Lake Cascade; Eagle Release”

 

2000 Annual Awards Magazine

General Excellence

1st Amy Stahl — Quest — Albertson College of Idaho Alumni Magazine

Judge’s comments: “Nice, clean presentation and excellent use of action photos for livlieness. Smooth visual transitions from features to alumni-specific topics. Would appeal to current students as well as alumni.”

 

2nd Larry Burke, Janelle Brown, Kathleen Mortensen, Bob Evancho, Pat Pyke — Focus Magazine — Boise State University

3rd Ron Soble & Evelyn Phillips — Sun Valley Guide

Magazine Writing — Serious Feature

1st Kathleen Mortensen — Focus Magazine — Boise State University — “Party prominence”

Judge’s comments: “Excellent research substantiated with quotes. Fast-paced delivery of what could have been a very tedious topic. Good mix of geographic spread and statewide analysis with small-town examples.”

 

2nd Bob Evancho — Focus Magazine — Boise State University — “We are not immune”

3rd Diane Ronayne — Boise Magazine, Spring 2000 — “Return of the front porch”

Honorable Mention:

Bob Evancho — Focus Magazine — Boise State University — “Politics and the Supreme Court”

Magazine Writing — Light Feature

1st Janelle Brown — Focus Magazine – Boise State University — “View from the trenches”

Judge’s comments: “Excellent! Unbiased, non-judgemental presentation, clear focus, and interesting topic.”

2nd Travis Purser — Sun Valley Guide — “Good Wine — You can have too much, but you can never—.”

3rd Eric Cardenas — Quest — Albertson College Alumni Magazine — “Mano A Mano”

Magazine Photography

1st Chuck Scheer & John Kelly — Focus Magazine — Boise State University

Judge’s comments: “Excellent moment-in-time. Catching real people doing real things in front of the the camera can be difficult, but these pass the test with flying colors. Good cropping and composition.”

 

2nd David N. Seelig — Sun Valley Guide — “Art of Sushi”

3rd Steve Grant — Albertson College of Idaho — “Commencement Memories”

Honorable Mention:

David N. Seelig — Sun Valley Guide — “Wine Cellar”

 

2000 Annual Awards Student

Student

General Excellence

1st The Argonaut — University of Idaho

Judge’s comments: “Bold front page. Nice mix of hard news/features. Good heads…. Opinion page and arts page are STRONG! (a reason to turn inside). Keep up the good work.”

 

2nd The Sentinel — North Idaho College

3rd The Arbiter — Boise State University

Honorable Mention:

The Scroll — Ricks College

 

General News Story

1st Wyatt Buchanan — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “UI moving forward on financial restructuring”

Judge’s comments: “Solid reporting and writing. The lead set the tone for the article very well.”

 

2nd Melanie Ball — The Scroll — Ricks College — “Accident kill 19-year-old Ricks Student; two in critical condition”

3rd Kate Elsa & Jerry Manter — The Sentinel — North Idaho College — “Instructors— opinions differ on hate”

Honorable Mention:

Nick Raterman — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Student fees will rise 10 percent after Spring Semester 2001”

Annette Henke — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Few UI students study abroad”

Wyatt Buchanan — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Morning blaze engulfs apartment”

John Threet — The Arbiter — Boise State University — “Senate grills administrators about parking fees”

Watchdog / Investigative

1st Carissa Wolf — The Arbiter — Boise State University — “Retraction spurs battle for academic freedom”

Judge’s comments: “Great story! …You have written an excellent, hard-hitting piece! You have covered the bases on interviews – well done!! “

 

2nd Leah Andrews — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Higher permit fees—. Possible in 2001-2002”

3rd Wyatt Buchanan — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Altering the ethnic image”

Honorable Mention:

Carissa Wolf — The Arbiter — Boise State University — “Cheap Trades”

Serious Feature

1st Yvonne Wingett — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Hispanic Student Pursues College Dream”

Judge’s comments: “Super! This story is a classic example of the —focus— structure developed by the New Yorker Good small, personal details with a nice, newsy peg – the CAMP program.”

 

2nd Carissa Wolf — The Arbiter — Boise State University — “One out of every two women”

3rd David Browning — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Joining Mockba and Moscow”

Honorable Mention:

Sara Yates — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Behind the Scenes at MPD”

Trent Toone — The Scroll — Ricks College — “A Fight for Life”

Light Feature

1st Jennifer Warnick — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “The Legend of Zelda”

Judge’s comments: “Just delightful. The writer paints a profile of a lovable eccentric, without pandering or posing. The reader ought to love Zelda and this story. Good details, good quotes.”

 

2nd Mike Winter — The Arbiter — Boise State University — “Langroise donated an elegant addition”

3rd Jennifer Warnick — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Alotta personality for just one man”

Honorable Mention:

Annette Henke — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Senator speaks for non-traditional, off-campus students”

Eric Pero — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Carnival Life”

Stephanie Bodden — The Arbiter — Boise State University — “A Woman—s Sport”

Column Writing

1st Jade Janes — Ricks College Scroll — “Going for Gold; Peanut Butter Should Know No Color; Jacob Spori Building May Come Down”

Judge’s comments: “Best work in the category by far. Good sense of organization, no “padding” — clean, crisp, clear writing. Keep it up!”

 

2nd Andrea Schiers — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Episode II; Bush/Gore Kiss; Dr. Laura”

3rd Lesleigh Owen — The Arbiter — Boise State University — “The PC Factory; Dissing Up Halloween; Won—t Work for Food”

 

Editorial

 

1st Carissa Wolf — The Arbiter — Boise State University — “From the Editor”

Judge’s comments: “Powerful voice! Excellent work. —Free speech— is what an editorial should be & seldom is. Congrats on a job well done”

 

2nd Wyatt Buchanan, David Jack Browning, Sara Yates — The Argonaut — “ASUI; Dome; Local elections”

3rd Jennifer Warnick — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Paste-a-face; Unfairness; Let them explore”

Headlines

 

1st Argonaut Staff — The Argonaut — University of Idaho

 

 

2nd Sentinel Staff — Sentinel – North Idaho College

3rd Argonaut Staff — The Argonaut — University of Idaho

Honorable Mention:

Arbiter Staff — The Arbiter — Boise State University

Review

 

1st Jim Toweill — The Arbiter — Boise State University — “Classic Neil Young—; Mad Ro—; Elliot Smith sits in chair—”

Judge’s comments: “Lead on —Mad Ro— is superb – thanks for the laugh.”

 

2nd Eric Pero — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Kid A adds new genre—; It may not be for the likes of MTV—; Roger Waters, in the flesh”

3rd Kate Hoffman — The Arbiter — Boise State University — “Horror flick—; Testosterone—; How blue—”

Sports News Report

 

1st Cory Jaynes — The Scroll — Ricks College — “High school teammates join forces for Vikings”

Judge’s comments: “Great lead. The writing style was consistent and good for sports. You created a fine picture of two remarkable young men”

 

2nd Jennifer Warnick — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Jenny Neville serves humble pie”

3rd Josh Jordan — The Arbiter — Boise State University — “Have the Broncos performed a vanishing act?”

Honorable Mention:

Debi Cain — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Stepping up”

Aaron Barron — The Scroll — Ricks College — “Huml takes his second nationals”

 

Page Design

 

1st Bill Canepa — The Sentinel — North Idaho College — “Total Moab; One with the world; Help me, two too many”

Judge’s comments: ” —Total Moab— — wow! Beautifully planned and executed. Thanks for having the guts to run your lead photo that big!”

 

2nd David Jack Browning — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Not in the cards; Election Day; Twice as nice”

3rd Brian Passey — The Scroll — Ricks College — “A moment in history; Conference Coverage; A long look back”

Honorable Mention:

David Jack Browning — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Drag; Elk River; Wine”

Graphics

Tie 1st

David Jack Browning — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Altering ethnic image; Idaho on fire; Home fire safety”

Stephanie Pittam, Ted Harmon & Jeremy Webster — The Arbiter — Boise State University — selection of 3

 

 

2nd David Jack Browning — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Digital Imaging; Local candidates, ASUI”

3rd David Jack Browning — The Scroll — Ricks College — “Lip Service; Making Your House a Home; Taking the bride / groom to the alter”

Photography

 

1st Wintersong Braden — The Sentinel — North Idaho College — “Moab, etc.”

Judge’s comments: “Clearly the strongest photos of the lot. —Moab— is stunning — beautiful composition, great layout.”

2nd Amanda Hundt & Christina Carney — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Dance all night long; Trapping bear hair; Bumbershoot”

3rd Shauna Greenfield & Brad Kempton — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — “Pow-Wow; UI get much needed home win; Not in the cards”

Honorable Mention:

Brian Passey — The Scroll- Ricks College — “Guns and girls”

2000 Annual Awards Radio

General Excellence

1st Laura Love Cross & Paul J. Schneider — KBOI Radio — “News”

Judge’s comments: “Four stories, three tape cuts in three minutes. Pretty good. This —cast moves well. The writing is tight and active. Moves well into tape.”

 

2nd Sadie Babits, Samantha Wright & Steve Jess — Boise State Radio —

“3 O—clock News”

3rd Sadie Babits, Samantha Wright & Steve Jess — Boise State Radio —

“Noon News”

General News Report

1st Sadie Babits — Boise State Radio — “Jarbidge Rebellion”

Judge’s comments: “Nice use of tape. It captured well the characters and their feeling.”

 

2nd Steve Jess — Boise State Radio — “The President in Idaho”

*no other awards given

 

Spot News Report

1st Dave Plourde — KADQ / Rexburg, Idaho — “Spori Fire”

 

 

*no other awards given

Live Coverage

1st Steve Jess & Sadie Babits — Boise State Radio — “The Statehouse Mourns”

Judge’s comments: “Competent handling of an unexpected death in the legislature. But the event doesn—t lend itself well to —live— coverage. The drama is in Twiggs— death, not the reaction from colleagues. Good political reporting, though/”

 

2nd Paige Carleton & Laura Love Cross — KBOI Radio News — “False Police Report”

*no other awards given

Watchdog / Investigative Report

*no entries

Serious Feature Report

 

1st Jyl Hoyt — Boise State Radio — “Idaho Farm Workers”

Judge’s comments: “Nice mixing…overall the writing flowed very well. Important topic brought to life by the reporter.”

 

2nd Sadie Babits — Boise State Radio — “Supreme Court Election”

3rd Bob Ziel & Neal Larsen — KWIK / KID Radio — “Clear Creek Fire”

Light Feature Report

 

1st Paige Carlton — KBOI Radio News — “BSU Grads 2000”

 

 

*no other awards given

Sports News Report

1st Jyl Hoyt — Boise State Radio — “Extreme Kayaking”

Judge’s comments: “Great use of sound. Nice writing to set up some really strong quotes. Good balance between storyteller and voices.”

 

2nd Paul J. Schneider — KBOI Radio News — “Tribute to Ginger”

*no other awards given

Public Affairs Program

 

1st Sadie Babits — Boise State Radio — “The Fires Next Time”

Judge’s comments: “Comprehensive story on a good topic. Good in-depth investigation. Good voice work.”

 

2nd Steve Jess — Boise State Radio — “House Tax Debate”

*no other awards given

 

Use of Sound

1st Jyl Hoyt Boise State Radio — “Wilderness Volunteers”

Judge’s comments: “This was a nice piece. And Jyl has taught us to expect great things. This one is pretty good.”

 

2nd Steve Jess & Sadie Babits — Boise State Radio — “2000 — A Year in Focus”

3rd Sadie Babits & Steve Jess — Boise State Radio — “The Shovel Brigade”

Rookie of the Year

1st Paige Carlton — KBOI Radio

Judge’s comments: “Good strong delivery…great work. Keep it up!”

 *no other awards given

 

2000 Annual Awards Television

General Excellence

 

1st KBCI — Channel 2

Judge’s comments: “Good writing on headline and intros and teases. Graphics are clear and well-designed. Good involvement of reporters in newscast. Scott Logan—s report the best of all on that topic (of all entries).”

 

2nd KIVI — Channel 6

3rd KTVB — Channel 7

 

General News Report

1st Jon Hanian & Clyn Richards — KBCI-TV — “Task Force Eagle”

Judge’s comments: “Strong live work, comprehensive and compelling storytelling. Nice urgency and great use of video and sound.”

 

2nd Chris Egan & Lon Van Wyck — KTRV-TV — “Coin Toss”

3rd Rob Piercy — KIVI-TV — “Stray Cats”

Spot News Report

1st Dale Dixon, Paul Boehlke & Tim Hurtt — KTVB-TV — “In the Heart of the Fire”

Judge’s comments: “Good story, well told. Excellent standup while driving car, nice reference to heat. Very good use of cafe owner to personalize the story. Not your run-of-the-mill forest fire story, and this comes from someone who has covered fires in the past.”

 

2nd Tom Hudachko & Tim Hurtt — KTVB-TV — “World Trade Protest”

3rd Mary Beth Walker — KLEW-TV — “Semi-truck Slams into ISP Building”

Best Live Shot

 

1st Jon Hanian — KBCI-TV — “Task Force Eagle”

 

 

Tie 2nd

Kim Holcomb & Kevin Eslinger — KTRV-TV — “Police Stand-off”

Mark Johnson & John Miller — KTVB-TV — “Gold Medal Win”

3rd Mark Browning — KPVI-TV — “Valentines Day Tornado Highway Wreck”

Honorable Mention

Adrian Maclean — KPVI-TV — “Plane Crash”

Michael Keckler — KBCI-TV — ” Poppleton Shooting”

Watchdog/Investigative Report

1st Gary Salzman, Jennifer Isenhart-Hadzor — KTVB — TV — “Cancer Machine”

Judge’s comments: “Very amusing and very disturbing. Well organized and researched. A valuable service for your viewers.”

 

2nd Jon Hanian, Clyn Richards — KBCI — TV — “School Bus Behavior”

3rd Rob Piercy — KIVI-TV — “Mosquitoes”

Serious Feature Report

1st Kim Holcomb & Kevin Eslinger — KTRV-TV — “Cochlear Implants”

 

 

2nd Kim Holcomb & Kevin Eslinger — KTRV-TV — “Jimmy Stace”

3rd Chris Egan & Kevin Eslinger — KTRV-TV — “Strip Club Wars”

Honorable Mention

Maggie O—Mara & Paul Boehlke — KTVB-TV — “Child Safety Caps”

Jon Hanian & Clyn Richards — KBCI-TV — “Marty—s Silver Circle”

Light Feature Report

 

1st Chris Egan & Tim Hurtt — KTRV-TV — “Crazy License Plates”

Judge’s comments: “Slow start but once underway very creatively told story. Excellent writing. Well shot and edited.”

 

2nd Rob Piercy — KIVI-TV — “Shopping for Socks”

3rd John Miller & Xanti Alcelay — KTVB-TV — “Flagger Floyd”

Series

1st Melinda O—Malley, Jennifer Isenhart-Hadzor & Tom Hadzor — KBCI — TV — “Roads More Traveled”

Judge’s comments: “It—s great to see a station commit to a story that the consultants would frown on. The fact it was done well makes it all the more worthy of praise. Strong, showy open sequence and solid reporting throughout. Excellent use of videography and editing to enliven a challenging topic”

2nd Kim Holcomb, Lon Van Wyck — KTRV – TV – “Strong Heart”

3rd Michael Keckler, Clyn Richards — KBCI — TV – “Maine Dam Breaching”

 

Public Affairs Program — Studio

 

1st Joan Cartan-Hansen, Ricardo Ochoa & Al Hagenlock — Idaho Public Television —

“Dialogue for Kids: Dinosaur”

 

 

2nd Joan Cartan-Hansen, John Crancer & Ricardo Ochoa — Idaho Public Television –

“Idaho Reports This Week”

3rd Joan Cartan-Hansen, Al Hagenlock & Ricardo Ochoa — Idaho Public Television —

“Dialogue: David Mc McCullough”

Public Affairs Program — Field

 

1st Joan Cartan-Hansen, Alan Austin, Ricardo Ochoa, Lori Joyce, Tom Hadzor, Joe Golden, Tom Willmorth — Idaho Public Television — “Life in the Fast Lane”

Judge’s comments: “New take on an old lesson”

 

2nd Dee Sarton, Paul Boehlke, Jim Stoner — KTVB — TV — “A Home for Always”

*no other awards given

Documentary

1st Marcia Franklin, Al Hagenlock, Jay Krajic, Lori Joyce & Jeff Tucker — Idaho Public Television — “Hearts and Minds: Teens & Mental Illness”

Judge’s comments: “Excellent topic, important to all, particularly teens. Good format, well told. Should be mandatory viewing for all schools and parents.”

 

2nd KIVI-TV Staff — “Idaho Wildfires: Beyond the Flames”

3rd John Crancer, Bruce Reichert, Ricardo Ochoa, Pat Metzler & Alan Austin — Idaho Public Television – “All Aboard: A Northwest Rail Journey”

Sports News Story

 

1st Brad Carlson — KIVI-TV – “It—s Tradition”

Judge’s comments: “Originality was excellent. Music was well done. Using kids to set up the rivalry was just a great idea. Black and white opening sequence was hard to follow at first, but made sense after seeing the rest of the story.”

 

2nd Kim Holcomb & Andy Kohler — KTRV-TV — “UTEP Fans”

3rd Joe Hughes — KIVI-TV — “Boys of summer”

Weathercast

1st Vin Crosby — KTRV-TV

Judge’s comments: “Solid presentation. Easy to understand.”

 

2nd Steve Liebenthal — KIVI-TV

3rd Scott Stevens- KPVI-TV

Outdoor / Environment Report

 

1st Roger Fuhrman, Pat Metzler, Bruce Reichert — Idaho Public Television — “Outdoor Idaho: The Public—s Land”

Judge’s comments: “We applaud the effort and willingness to report an important but under-reported topic. Great research, background, and storytelling. Outstanding photojournalism.”

 

2nd Michael Keckler & Clyn Richards — KBCI-TV — “Maine Dam Breaching”

3rd Tom Hudachko, Paul Boehlke — KTVB-TV — “What—s in the Water?”

 

Television Writing

1st Chris Egan — KTRV-TV — “Crazy License Plates”

Judge’s comments: “Nice story. Very creative writing. Excellent writing to video. Creative story idea. Interesting to see and hear. Very well done.”

 

2nd Joan Cartan-Hansen — Idaho Public Television — “Outdoor Idaho: Volunteers in the Out-of-doors”

3rd Tom Hudachko & Tim Hurtt — KTVB-TV — “Search for Evidence”

 

Videography

1st Kevin Eslinger — KTRV-TV — “Women—s Challenge”

Judge’s comments: “Well shot, well edited. This story draws the viewer in right from the top. You feel the excitement, see the speed. This is more than just great shooting and editing, this is excellent storytelling. Well done!”

2nd Xanti Alcelay — KTVB-TV — “Flagger Floyd”

3rd Lon Van Wyck — KTRV-TV — “Arena Cross”

Video Essay

1st Brad Carlson — KIVI-TV — “You Can—t Park Here!”

Judge’s comments: “We loved this story! A great example of “how-the-heck-can-you-make-a-story-out-of-that” story telling.”

 

2nd John Crancer, Ricardo Ochoa, Pat Metzler & Alan Austin — Idaho Public Television – “Idaho, A portrait”

3rd Brian Holmes — KTRV-TV — “Free Gas”

Honorable Mention:

Gary Salzman — KTVB — TV — “Fallen Hero”

Brad Carlson — KIVI-TV — “Day off”

Rookie of the year

1st Valerie Rainis — KTRV -TV

Tie 2nd

Derek Sciba — KIVI — TV

Chris Ceresa — KBCI-TV

3rd Melanie Marsing — KTVB-TV

 

2000 Annual Awards Public Relations

News Releases

1st Joe Relk — Idaho Transportation Department — Selection of three

Judge’s comments: “Very good leads.”

2nd Communications Department — Idaho Housing & Finance Association — Selection of three

3rd Lynda Friesz Public Relations, Inc. — Selection of three

Honorable Mention:

Brian Harris — Ada County Highway Dept. — Selection of three

Eric Cardenas — Albertson College of Idaho — Selection of three

 

Feature Writing

1st Franklin O. Carroll — Potlatch Corporation — “Northwest energy crisis is no joke”

2nd Leslie Jones — Idaho State Tax Commission — “Queen of TDB gives up her throne”

3rd Janelle Brown, Bob Evancho, Patricia Pyke & Kathleen Mortensen — Boise State University News Service — “Back to school story packet”

Honorable Mention:

Franklin O. Carroll — Potlatch Corporation — “Spangle and the soil sea”

 

Script Writing

1st Anne Abrams — Idaho State Library — “Pioneering new frontiers — Idaho State Library Centennial Video”

Judge’s comments: “Great work! Interesting, Informative, creative!”

2nd Joe Relk — Idaho Transportation Department — “Not your father—s Transportation Department”

3rd Communications Department — Idaho Housing and Finance Association — “Governor—s housing conference speech”

 

Media Kit

1st Communications Department — Idaho Housing and Finance Association – “Governor—s conference on housing”

Judge’s comments: “The only thing this package lacks is video for TV. You should be proudof your work.”

2nd Chereen Langrill — Idaho Transportation Department — “Winter Driving Packet”

3rd Communications Department — Idaho Housing and Finance Association — “Accessibility Improvements Program”

Annual Report

1st Communications Department — Idaho Housing and Finance Association — FY00 Annual Report

Judge’s comments: “Great use of graphics with copy. Excellent report with useable information!”

2nd Greg Grasso & Andrew Taylor — Idaho State University — “The Changing Face of ISU”

3rd Joe Relk — Idaho Transportation Department — “Idaho Transportation Department Special Report — Annual Report”

 

Internal Newsletter

1st Chris Thomas & Chris Ackerman — Chris Thomas Company — Interstate Batteries— “Crank It Up”

Judge’s comments: “I was impressed! What a great way to get the info to the employee while respecting their busy schedule! Great narration and organiuzation of info.”

2nd Joe Relk — Idaho Transportation Department — “Transporter”

3rd Lynette Berriochoa — Idaho Power Company — “Currents”

Honorable Mention:

Rick Just — Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation — “Outlook —E”

 

Newsletter

1st Communications Department — Idaho Housing & Finance Association — “HomeSense Newsletter”

Judge’s comments: “Creative, original! Love the use of space, color, and design; very modern and easy to read!”

2nd Office of Public Affairs & Lynda Friesz Public Relations — Idaho Transportation Dept. — “Idaho 55 — Smiths Ferry to Round Valley”

3rd Communications Dept. — Idaho Housing & Finance Association — “Cornerstones Newsletter”

 

Photo Essay

1st Ron Paarman & Jason Bohne — i News — INEEL — “Si Se Puede: 2000 Hispanic Youth Symposium”

Judge’s comments: “Engaging photos pull in the reader. Great candid shots tell a strong story.”

2nd Joe Relk & Mark Hall — Idaho Transportation Department — “WYE Interchange Reconstruction Project 2000”

3rd Ron Paarman — i News — INEEL — “Robo Challenge”

 

Video News Release

1st Frank Carroll & Stefany Bales — Potlatch Corporation & Intermountain Forest Association — “2000 Fire Season — Thinning Helps”

Judge’s comments: “Excellent slating makes it easy to use. Fabulous footage; well organized; grea variety in sources. Well done!”

2nd Frank Carroll & Dan Walker — Potlatch Corporation & Dan Walker Productions —

“Governor Kempthorne—s Fish Story”

3rd Lynette Berriochoa — Idaho Power Company — “Power Line Completion Serves BSU Expansion Needs”

 

Special Purpose Publication

1st Garry Young — Idaho Transportation Department — “Taking the Scenic Route”

Judge’s comments: “Excellent photography, truly showcases the beauty and splendor of Idaho.”

2nd Joe Relk — Idaho Transportation Department — “Idaho Highway Historical Marker Guide”

3rd Amy Stahl — Albertson College of Idaho — “Inauguration Invitation”

 

2000 Annual Awards Arts in Idaho

$100 cash prize sponsored by the Idaho Commission on the Arts

 

Television

Idaho Public Television � “The Governors Millennium Award in the Arts”

 

Radio

*no entries received

Print

Dana Oland – The Idaho Statesman – “Jialdi 2000 Special Section; Boise Contemporary Theatre; Nutcracker; The Art of Sound

 

2000 Annual Awards Website

Public Relations

 

1st Rick Just — Idaho Department of Fish & Game — www.idahoparks.org

Judge’s comments: “Outstanding design: attractive with good use of art and photos, yet extremely easy to navigate. Simple home page is very inviting to viewers.”

2nd Leslie Jones — Idaho State Tax Commission — www2.state.id.us/tax

3rd Communications Dept. — Idaho Housing & Finance Association — www.ihfa.org

 

Broadcast

 

1st Jason Hedstrom — KPVI —TV — www.kpvi.com

Judge’s comments: “Good navigation structure. Clean yet attractive.”

 

2nd Idaho Public Television staff — www.idahoptv.org

3rd Don L. Day, Keri Evans & Patti Cummings — KTVB-TV — www.ktvb.com

Print

1st Brien Barnett —The Idaho Statesman — www.idahostatesman.com

Judge’s comments: “Clean, easy to navigate. Good mix of graphic elements and photos. Good mix of topics on home page. Excellent entertainment section. Editorial/advertising clearly separated.”

 

2nd Pam Morris — Idaho Mountain Express — www.mtexpress.com

3rd Tracey Emery — The Times-News Online — www.magicvalley.com

 

Student

 

1st Marty Becktell — The Sentinel Online — North Idaho College — www.nic.edu/sentinel

Judge’s comments: “Good content and navigation. Nice use of art and photos.”

 

2nd Matt McCoy — The Argonaut — University of Idaho — www.uidaho.edu/argonaut

*no other award given