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Matt Bieker – First Place – Entertainment Feature Story – How to Hunt a Jackelope, Michael P. Branch on his New Book and the Power of Western Myth

How to Hunt a Jackalope

Matt Bieker – First Place Health/COVID Enterprise Reporting – Wild Harvest: Parts 1 & 2

Wild Harvest – Part 1

Wild Harvest – Part 2

Kelsey Penrose – Second Place – Business Feature Story – Denial of boutique slaughterhouse leads to accusations of ‘NIMBYism’ and concerns over food insecurity

Denial of boutique slaughterhouse leads to accusations of ‘NIMBYism’ and concerns over food insecurity

Kelsey Penrose – Third Place – Feature Writing – Hydroponics – farming’s indoor future

Hydroponics – farming’s indoor future

Congratulations to Matt and Kelsey, and to all the marvelous writers who grace the pages of the Sierra Nevada Ally.


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