The Ely Times captured multiple awards at the Nevada Press Association
annual banquet, with the paper honored for everything from best editorial writing to best website. The 2016 Better Newspaper Contest, was judged by members of the Arizona Newspapers Association.
Teresa Stewart took first place for Best Print Ad for the Valentine’s Day Special and third place for Best Print Ad of the Polar Express Rides Again.
The Ely Times Staff took first place in the Best Special Section for the Annual Visitor’s Guide The judge’s comments said: “Quite an impressive publication, with outstanding photos and packed with visitor information. This is how it’s done”.
The Ely Times also took first place for the Spring Sports Special and second place for Best Special Section for the Veteran’s Day section.
Mark Bassett, Director of the Northern Nevada Railway took second place for Best Nonstaff Story for Why the Railroad Matters.
Overall, Battle Born Media newspapers won 40 awards in the 2016 NPA competition shared among Mesquite Local News, Mineral County Independent-News, Sparks Tribune, Ely Times, Lincoln County Record and the Eureka Sentinel.