The Idyllwild Town Crier received word last week that it had garnered three honorable mentions at the California News Publishers Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest.

Awards went to Staff Reporter Marshall Smith for Writing for his story, “Drama in the descent,” a story about the crash of a small plane l. The judge’s comment was, “Solid writing, great detail, awesome reporting.”

Operations Manager Halie Wilson and Advertising Sales Representative Lisa Streeter received an award for Special Section for the Lemon Lily Festival Program. The judge’s comment was, “Jam packed with great event information and creative design touches.”

Former freelance photographer Chandra Lynn received an award for Sports Action Photo for a photograph of Idyllwild School’s Jenna Arnett running the hurdles during the Middle School Track Meet in May 2016. Judges do not always leave comments and did not in this instance.