By Goat Staff

The Rocky Mountain Goat has been nominated for two Ma Murray awards by the BC/Yukon Community News Media Association (BCYCNA) this year, for work completed in 2022.

Leon Lorenz has been nominated for an award in the Feature Photo category for his underwater photo of spawning salmon that appeared in an August 2022 edition of the Goat.

The Goat has also been nominated for all-round newspaper excellence in its circulation category for excellence in photography, design, ads, editorial and news coverage. Fellow nominees in the Goat’s category include the North Thompson Times in Clearwater and the Lake Cowichan Gazette in Duncan.

“It’s always nice to be acknowledged by our peers in the industry for the work we do to serve our local communities,” said Publisher/Editor Laura Keil. “Our readers are at the heart of what we do, and our doors are open to ideas, feedback and submissions.”

The Goat serves the Robson Valley and Upper North Thompson Valley, including the communities of Valemount, McBride, Dunster, Dome Creek, Crescent Spur, Blue River, Tete Jaune and Mt. Robson.

“There are a lot of moving parts in running a newspaper, and I’d like to thank my team for their diligence and drive in making the Goat a reality each week.”

First, second and third place will be announced May 4th.