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SPJ Awards 

On Saturday night, Inland Northwest journalists gathered to note the best work of 2006. The Society of Professional Journalists' Inland Northwest chapter honored The Inlander with the following awards. The competitors were non-daily newspapers from all over Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Arts Reporting

Second Place: Michael Bowen, Ann M. Colford, Marty Demarest and Luke Baumgarten, "Rising from the Davenport" (11/30/06)

Business and Agriculture

First Place: Joel Smith, "Here Comes the Neighborhood" (1/26/06)

Energy and Environmental Affairs

First Place: Joel Smith, "Building an Industry" (2/16/06)

Second Place: Luke Baumgarten, "The Sins of the World" (10/19/06)


Second Place: Jack Nisbet, "The View from Above" (6/1/06)

Third Place: Paul K. Haeder, "Camas Culture" (6/29/06)

Page Design: Graphics

Second Place: Chris Bovey, "Iraq: Staying the Course" (9/28/06)

General News

First Place: Joel Smith, "Tilting at Windmills" (9/28/06)

Second Place: Kevin Taylor, "Heart of One-Legged Doug" (7/20/06)

Third Place: Doug Nadvornick, "Three's a Crowd" (10/12/06)

Investigative Reporting

Second Place: Kevin Taylor, "Postcards from Hell" (5/25/06)


First Place: Mike Corrigan, "Stranger Than Fiction" (6/15/06)

Second Place: Joel Smith, "Blazing a Trail" (7/27/06)


First Place: Howie Stalwick, "Great Expectations" (8/31/06)

Government and Politics

First Place: Kevin Taylor, "Amber Waves of Pain" (8/10/06)

Science and Health

Third Place: Joel Smith, "Lisa Brown's Body" (6/1/06)

Special Sections

Second Place: 2006 College Guide (8/31/06)

Third Place: 2006 Best of the Inland Northwest (3/23/06)

& lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & lso on Saturday, the Society of Professional Journalists' Region 10 branch handed out its awards, also for work published in 2006. Region 10 awards are given to alternative newsweeklies in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Our fellow competitors included Seattle Weekly, Eugene Weekly, Willamette Week (Portland), The Source (Bend), Anchorage Press, Idaho Mountain Express (Sun Valley) and the Missoula Independent.


Second Place: Kevin Taylor, "Fast Lerner" (9/14/06)


Second Place: Ann M. Colford, "Avast Ye Brigands!" (5/4/06)


Second Place: Ted McGregor, "Willful Ignorance" (4/13/06), "McMaverick?" (8/17/06) and "No Man's Land" (12/21/06)

Special Section

Second Place: "Peace on Earth" (11/23/06)

Sports Reporting

Second Place: Howie Stalwick, "The Life of O'Reilly" (5/4/06)

Government Reporting

Third Place: Kevin Taylor, Joel Smith, Ted McGregor, "Retaking the 5th" (8/10/06)


Third Place: Mick Lloyd-Owen, "Burying the Hatchet" (12/7/06)

Page Design

Third Place: Chris Bovey, "Iraq: Staying the Course" (9/28/06), "Donuts" (10/12/06) and "James Bond" (11/2/06)

Social Issues

Honorable Mention: Ted McGregor, "Karmic Journalism" (11/23/06)


First Place: Joel Smith, "Blazing a Trail" (7/27/06)

Honorable Mention: Ann M. Colford, "I Really Do Have Friends" (2/2/06)

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