Congratulations to our top dogs in a highly competitive contest.
reporter Eric Peterson brought home
two first places for his feature on Rick Koeber in "All Bets Are Off"
and his look at tax breaks in Utah's oil and gas industry in "Jacked." He also brought home an
honorable mention for a feature on IHC titled "Shake Down."
Former staffer Ted McDonough garnered a second place for his investigative feature on Salt Lake City surveillance in "They Are Watching You."
Freelancer Wren Abbott earned a second place in her "Child's Play" feature about youth motocross in Salt Lake City.
Complete details follow:
16 B: General Reporting Business
1st place: Eric Peterson, “Jacked” City Weekly
Judge's comments: Good read, you felt you got the whole enchillida when you finished Peterson’s story. He took a complicated subject and made it understandable. Nice work
2nd place: Renee McGaw "Losing HQ's" Denver Business Journal
3rd place: Renee McGaw “Banks Struggle to Lend” Denver Business Journal
Category 18B: Investigative/Enterprise Business
1st place: Eric Peterson “All Bets Are Off” Salt Lake City Weekly
Judge's comments: A fast talking con man is taken down. Looks like this story was part of an ongoing series of reports on Mr. Koerber. The reporter did a good job of covering this from A to Z. Interesting read
2nd Renee McGaw “Lenders Bitten by Jaguar” Denver Business Journal
3rd Paula Moore “Advisor Faces Legal Trouble” Denver Business Journal
Category 12 B: Science/Environmental/Healthcare
1st: J. Adrian Stanley, Colorado Springs Independent, “The Tick and the Time Bomb”
2nd: Staci Matlock, Santa Fe New Mexican, “Tracing Water’s Hidden Journey”
Honorable mention: Eric Peterson, "Shakedown" Salt Lake City Weekly
1st place: Laura Snider, Daily Camera, Boulder’s fall from the Kyoto protocol
2nd place: Ted McDonough, Salt Lake City Weekly, They Are Watching You
Honorable mention: Adrian Stanley, Colorado Springs Independent, Tabor Tyranny
Category 14B: Sports Feature
1st place: Ian St. Clair, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, “Lane Frost”
2nd place: Wren Abbott, Salt Lake City Weekly, “Child’s Play”
Judge’s comments: Vivid descriptions made this feature on children’s motocross come to life. The story provides an intriguing look into this controversial sport.
3rd place: Dale Shrull, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, “Stonehouse dreams big”