2017 Bozeman Magazine Bozeman’s Choice Poll

Choice Local News Writer

2016 SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest

Government and Politics Reporting, First Place

Business Reporting, First place

Personalities Reporting, Second place

Division: Medium daily print and online

2015 Montana Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest

Best News Story

Division: Large daily newspaper

Reader praise

Letter writer, on a budget hearing preview piece:

Eric piqued my interest with his second paragraph:

“Think of the budget adoption meeting, held annually in advance of the July 1 start to the city’s fiscal year, as the equivalent of the NBA finals for City Hall watchers – except, well, perhaps a wee bit wonkier.”

… As one sentence brought a question to mind, the next sentence provided an answer. This logical progression is one characteristic that I value about Eric’s writing. That, and his exceptional talent with the written word.

Reader email:

Your Walkability article was excellent. Thoughtful, comprehensive, well expressed, and darn good punctuation!

Reader email:

Thank you for the great article you did on taxes and growth in Bozeman. I will reference it for a long time in the future to make taxing decisions and win lots of arguments with my friends.