A look back on Carson Now’s 2022 Award Winning Stories | Carson City Nevada News

A look back on Carson Now’s 2022 Award Winning Stories | Carson City Nevada News

Happy 2023 Carson City! Let’s take a look back at Carson Now’s award-winning stories of 2022.

Carson Now took home eight awards from the 2022 Nevada Press Association competition, joining the best of the best in Nevada journalism.

All winners are divided into urban or rural categories; Carson Now, serving Carson City, Douglas County, Lyon County and beyond, is a rural publication.

First place: Reporting of Political Government Enterprises

‘Constitutional District’: Lyon to vote to support group that believes local sheriffs should interpret constitution

An agenda item at the next meeting of the Lyon County Commission states an intention to declare that Lyon County operates as a “Constitutional County” and “proudly supports the Sheriff as a member of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Officers Association. Police,” a group that believes local sheriffs should have the final say on which laws are constitutional.

However, what exactly is defined as the “Constitutional District”, has not been included in the agenda or announcement.

First Place: Feature Writing

Carson City couple refuses to surrender family’s stolen cat, prompting questions over law enforcement, animal control jurisdiction

Imagine, one night your family cat goes outside and is scared and runs away. You search day and night for him, posting flyers, offering rewards, contacting every lost and found site and humane society in the area. Just when you give up hope, you learn that your cat is safe and sound—only, it turns out, it’s being kept at someone else’s house. When you contact animal control and the sheriff’s office to try to get your pet back, they tell you it’s not in their jurisdiction, without providing exactly whose jurisdiction it belongs to.

First Place: Investigative Story

Could Carson City see the completion of the South Carson Road overpass? The answer is: It’s complicated

After November’s deadly crash at the intersection of I-580, the 395 Freeway and the 50 Freeway that killed two and injured several, many residents have questioned whether this crash and others at the intersection could have been avoided if the freeway’s original planning project, which included an overpass between I-580 and the 50 Freeway, was completed.

In the past two years, at least 21 crashes have been reported at or near the intersection, many involving rollovers, vehicles catching fire and multiple injuries.

While many have questioned whether the flyover will end, the answer doesn’t seem to be a simple yes or no.

First Place: News Photo Coverage

Prison Hill fire update: Ground crews mop up, pick up individual hot spots (Video)

Second place: Reporting of Political Government Enterprises

‘I wait. The Trump Way agenda item is going back to the Lyon Commissioners because of the potential violation

On Thursday, Lyon County released a statement regarding the agenda item that could rename Old Dayton Valley Road ‘Pres. Trump Way,” which was voted 4-1 during the July 1 meeting.

According to Jeff Page, Lyon County Manager, the county has received numerous messages from constituents stating that the Board of Commissioners may be in violation of the open meetings law since the agenda language was not specific as to which roads would be affected. , or what the proposed name would be.

Runner-up: Reaching Underserved Communities

The American Indian movement holds a prayer circle for Anna Marie Scott, demands accountability for her murder

On Wednesday evening, the American Indian Movement (AIM) of Northern Nevada held a prayer circle at the Washoe County Detention Center in Reno to remember Anna Marie Scott and demand accountability for her murder.

Scott, who was 23, was found in the trunk of a burning car in the early hours of February 3 on I-580 between Reno and Carson City.

Second place: Headline writing

Tourists enjoy oysters at the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fest

From far and wide, thousands flocked to Virginia City this weekend for the annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fest.

For those who don’t know, Rocky Mountain Oysters are a special delicacy founded by old west pioneers, made from battered and fried bull testicles.

‘Innovative’ bills honor Nevada’s indigenous peoples, outlaw sunset sirens, offer free tuition and more

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law on Friday three bills that directly affect Nevada’s indigenous tribes and communities, including providing free tuition for Native students, outlawing sunset sirens and racially offensive mascots and managing transfers for the Stewart Indian School Museum and Cultural Center.

The bill signing was held Friday on the Stewart Indian School campus, and Governor Sisolak was joined by tribal elders as well as legislative representatives.

To see all of the 2022 Nevada Press Association contest winners, click here or view the release below.

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