Central Oregon Daily News nominated for 5 Regional Emmys

Central Oregon Daily News has been honored with five regional Emmy award nominations from the Northwest Regional Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

The academy Recognizes Broadcast Excellence in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington state. Central Oregon Daily News received five nominations – and was the only local news station to receive a nomination.

Eric Lindstrom was nominated twice for Best Sports News Story for his feature on local boxing coach Richard Miller and for a series of stories on the Madras High School football team, which was co-produced by Cody Rheault. He was also nominated for the Best One-time Sports Program with his feature on the Culver Wrestling team and their coach, J.D. Alley. Lindstrom was also nominated as Best News Writer, which pits him against one reporter from Anchorage and four reporters from KING in Seattle.

Allen Schauffler was nominated for Best Environment News Story/Series for his report on the efforts to restore the Pacific Lamprey.

Sports – News Story
Eric Lindstrom

A Boxing Life: Richard Miller

Bend boxing coach Richard Miller has trained numerous champions throughout his long career.

But it’s the legacy he’s leaving with the boys and girls and young men and women he’s trained over the years that’s really leaving a lasting impact.

Why Madras  (co-produced by Cody Rheault)

In a town where football has been the forgotten sport for so many years, one coach and a group of diverse players are bringing hope and triumph back.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom presents “Why Madras” – a story of a town, a program and a brotherhood where football is a melting pot.

Sports Program – One-Time Special
Eric Lindstrom

Title Town

The Culver High School Wrestling team earned their 12th State championship in the last 13 years in February and added to the program’s reputation as a true wrestling dynasty in Oregon.

The one constant during the Bulldogs’ dominant run has been Coach J.D. Alley, who has been turning Culver teens into champions for nearly three decades.

Environment – News Story/Series
Allen Schauffler

An Ugly Fish Worth Saving

They’re not as pretty, nor as sexy as salmon. And they’re not the same kind of cultural icon as a shiny fall chinook.

But they face the same kind of environmental pressure in our Pacific Northwest river systems.

The Pacific Lamprey are a fascinating fish and they need human help.

They need that help, of course, because we’ve been making their lives miserable and decimating their populations for more than a century.

Now, they might be bouncing back a little.

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