Cover design by John Bardwell

RANGE garners big wins in Nevada Press Association’s annual journalism awards

The Nevada Press Association held its annual Awards of Excellence ceremony in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 24. RANGE magazine’s diverse and skillful contributors and regulars have again garnered big wins in top categories.


    FIRST PLACE: Explanatory Journalism

“Ill Wind in Cherry County” by Carolyn Dufurrena, Denio, Nev.

Judge’s Comment: “Thoughtful and descriptive with compelling photography.”

“Ill Wind in Cherry County” (Spring 2022)

Photo by Michael Forsberg

FIRST PLACE: Outstanding Visual Journalist

Todd Klassy, White Sulphur Springs, Mont.

Judge’s Comment: “Klassy showcased his tremendous eye for detail, creativity and use of lighting and color. His work tells a story.”

(Entries were for Summer 2021 “Kinship,” Fall 2021 “Small Towns,” Winter 2021/2022 “The Perfect Catch,” and Spring 2022 “Rural Churches.”

Kinship by Todd Klassy
From “Rural Churches” by Todd Klassy
From “Rural Churches” by Todd Klassy
The Perfect Catch by Todd Klassy

 FIRST PLACE: Portrait

“Under the Big Sky” (cover photo, Summer 2021) by Danielle Coon, Wisdom, Mont.

Judge’s Comment: “Crisp and clean photo, good balance, vivid colors. Very nice shot.”

Under the Big Sky (Summer 2021)    

Cover photo by Danielle Coon

     FIRST PLACE: Page One/Cover Design

Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2021-2022 & Spring 2022 by John Bardwell, Reno, Nev.

Cover design by John Bardwell

FIRST PLACE: Local Column

“Up Front” by C.J. Hadley, Washoe Valley, Nev.

Judge’s Comment: “Each column is a conversation starter.”

CJ Hadley


“Texas Cowpunchers” by Robb Kendrick, Dripping Springs, Texas

Judge’s Comment: “Good composition, cropped well for magazine cover, slight out of focus feel makes it look like an old-time photo. Very nice touch.”

Texas Cow Punchers, Cover by Robb Kendrick

Additional RANGE wins in other areas of visual and print journalism include:

        SECOND PLACE: Feature Writing

“A Cowgirl’s Vision” by Marjorie Haun, La Sal, Utah

     SECOND PLACE: Feature Photo

“The Caldor Fire” by Larry Angier, Jackson, Calif.

       THIRD PLACE: General Online Excellence

For Facebook, Twitter, Truth Social, Instagram and by social media editor, Marjorie Haun, La Sal, Utah

  THIRD PLACE: Feature Photo

“Balsamroot” by David Muench, Harrison, Mont.

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