Heres an up-front warning: We are about to toot our own horn.
Over the weekend, Boise Weekly
staffers were honored with an armload of awards from the Idaho Press Club Best of 2008 Awards
Editor Rachael Daigle took away two first-place plaques, one in the arts and entertainment reporting category and the other for business reporting. Arts and Entertainment Editor Amy Atkins joined her in the former category, taking third place for her day-in-the-life story about Trey McIntyre.
Features Editor Deanna Darr won third place in the light feature category, as well as an honorable mention for serious features.
Venerable columnist Bill Cope tied with Darr for honorable mention in the serious feature category for his story on post traumatic stress disorder, as well as taking third place in the general column category.
The judges showed that they recognized what we already knew, that Staff Writer Tara Morgan is the rookie of the year. Morgan took first place in the tough category.
s arts magazine, Idaho Arts Quarterly
, took third place for general excellence among magazines.
freelance writer Carissa Wolf won first place for health/medical reporting for her feature on the lack of doctors in rural Idaho.
Finally, former BW
editor Shea Anderson took home several awards for work he did while still in Boise, including: first and second place for political reporting, second place for outdoor feature and first place for watchdog/investigative reporting,
Congratulations to all the winners in all the categories.