The Montana Newspaper Association held its annual conference at Buck’s T-4 in Big Sky this week. Yesterday, it hosted the first official debate in the race for Sen. Jon Tester’s seat in the U.S. Senate, between Tester and Rep. Denny Rehberg.
As soon as they announced the debate last week, I called the MNA and signed Big Sky Weekly reporter Taylor Anderson up for the panel of journalists asking questions of the politicians. I’m proud of Taylor for his good work up there.
Also, I’m proud of myself for winning two MNA awards! In total the Weekly won four and placed in seven others.
My award winning stories are Turf War, which is about eminent domain and proposed high voltage transmission lines in Montana, and Effluent snowmaking pilot project on track, which is about making snow from wastewater and really should have had some clever double-entendre about poop in the title.