At its annual winter meeting March 17 in Springville, UPA honored Southern Utah News Editor Dixie Brunner with the Master Editor/Publisher Award.
Sandy Phillips, editor of the Richfield Reaper, earned UPA's Jim Cornwell Distinguished Service Award, while attorneys Frank Pignanelli and Doug Foxley, who lobbied Utah lawmakers on behalf of the Utah Media Coalition in its effort to get HB477 repealed, received the Honorary Publisher Award.
Other first-place awards earned by The Tribune included:
Best front-page design • Kimberly Worner, for "Net worth: In end Jazz had to let D-Will go"
Best feature or community lifestyle page design • Blain Hefner, for "Superheroes assemble"
Best sports story • Brian Smith, for "Sloan calls it a career"
Best feature series • Tribune staff, for "9/11, 10 years later"
Best news photograph • Scott Sommerdorf, for "Angry warriors once again home"
Best editorial • George Pyle, for "Now it's up to you"
Best investigative reporting • Heather May, for "The kids are not all right"
Best feature reporting, single story • Peggy Fletcher Stack, for "Marriage: It's no cakewalk"
Best general news reporting, single story • Heather May, for "We really, really don't want to think bad things can happen to kids"
Best sports column • Kurt Kragthorpe
Best editor's/feature column • George Pyle