In late October I was offered a dream gig: Writing about technology. For those of you who don't know, I am a closet tech-geek. I love all things tech and I consume tech news ravenously, particularly via the excellent tech podcasting network TWIT. So I was thrilled to be approached by eBay.com to start writing guest posts on technology for them across various websites and blogs.
While I relinquished the full-time reins of the Sun Valley blog last year when I moved from Idaho to Charleston, I still pop in from time-to-time with posts in my favorite area of expertise Sun Valley's unique history (I'm actually writing a book about the history of Sun Valley, shhh!).
Last week, I delved into the story behind the annual Wagon Days parade, the largest non-motorized parade in the West, and unearthed a fascinating tale of bare-knuckle survival in the original Wild West.
Read The Wagons of Wagon Days here.
I got the chance to catch up with my all-time favorite country rock band last week, interviewing Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly for a gig they're doing in Sun Valley next month.
My husband first introduced me to Reckless Kelly while we were on our second date (a 2-week cross-country American Road Trip), and I've been a big fan ever since.
Now that I've abandoned our mutual home of Idaho I have to admit that listening to the tracks from their new album Long Night Moon made me quite homesick for the wide-open spaces, towering mountains and idyllic lifestyle of Idaho.
Read the interview here.
Continuing my guest blogging gig for Sun Valley Resort with Part 2 of a new series I created, Stories From The Staff: “There’s more than one way to shoot a bull” John M. Stephens on his Hollywood career.
Truly humbled to be honored by the Idaho Press Club Saturday night, with 8 awards in newspaper writing, magazine editing and blogging, including 4 First Places.
2012 was the first year I wrote newspaper features full-time for the Idaho Mountain Express, and it was also my first year blogging for Sun Valley Resort, so it was especially exciting to be honored in both those categories.
2012 was also my final year as editor of the Sun Valley Guide. To receive the General Excellence award for the 7th time was incredibly important to me, and made for the perfect high note on which to end my near decade of work with Express Publishing. Here's hoping South Carolina will be as kind!
Serious Feature Report – Weekly Print
1st Jennifer Tuohy – Idaho Mountain Express – “It Was Absolutely Terrifying”
2nd Carissa Wolf – Boise Weekly – “Crimes of Hate”
3rd Jennifer Tuohy – Idaho Mountain Express – “Flying with Fire”
Light Feature Report – Weekly Print
1st Deanna Darr, Josh Gross, George Prentice, Adam Rosenlund, Sheree Whiteley – Boise Weekly – “Guide to the Apocalypse”
2nd Jennifer Tuohy – Idaho Mountain Express – “Born to ride: Baby Arrives on Highway 20”
3rd Tony Evans – Idaho Mountain Express – “Finding the real Santa Claus”
Health/Medical Reporting – Weekly Print
1st George Prentice -Boise Weekly – “Five Weeks”
2nd Rebecca Meany – Idaho Mountain Express – “Efforts Target Mental Health”
3rd Jennifer Tuohy – Idaho Mountain Express – “They don’t call it Sun Valley for Nothing”
General Excellence – Magazine
1st Jennifer Tuohy, Tony Barriatua – Sun Valley Guide – Sun Valley Guide Summer 2012
2nd Statesman Staff – Treasure Magazine – Idaho Statesman – Treasure Magazine – February 2012
3rd Michael McCoy – Teton Valley Magazine – Teton Valley Winter
1st Jennifer Tuohy – Sun Valley Guide – “Snow: An Adaptation”
2nd Jennifer Tuohy – Sun Valley Guide – “Moving for a Mountain”
Online Media / Web Division
1st Jennifer Tuohy – Sun Valley Company – “The Valley Sun”
It was also excellent to see some of my colleagues recognized for their great work on the Sun Valley Guide:
Magazine Writing – Serious Feature
1st Greg Stahl – Sun Valley Guide – “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants"
Website – General Excellence – Weekly
2nd Chris Seldon – Sun Valley Guide – SunValleyGuide.com