DCSki Columnist Honored with West Virginia Division of Tourism’s “Stars of the Industry Award” 8
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In late September, 2009, DCSki Columnist Jim Kenney was recognized by the West Virginia Division of Tourism with a “Stars of the Industry” Award for his reporting on skiing in West Virginia. Jim was the winner in the category “Best Web/Internet/E-Magazine Article” for his story titled Firsthand Report: Ski the Valley - Canaan and Timberline, West Virginia, which ran on DCSki on January 31, 2009. In this story, Jim described a mid-winter trip to Canaan Valley and Timberline Ski Resorts, capturing the essence of skiing in the region with solid writing and photos.

This is the second time that DCSki writers have received “Stars of the Industry” awards from the West Virginia Division of Tourism. In 2003, DCSki Columnist John Sherwood was recognized with the award for his reporting on West Virginia skiing.

The vase is engraved:
The Stars of the Industry Award, proudly displayed at Jim Kenney’s house. The vase is engraved: “2009 West Virginia Division of Tourism’s Stars of the Industry Award; Best Web/Internet/E-Magazine Article; Jim Kenney”. Photo provided by Jim Kenney.
About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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Reader Comments

October 16, 2009
Congratulations to a wonderful recognition.
October 16, 2009
But those pics don't look like WV to me.
Connie Lawn
October 16, 2009
You are all terrific! We are proud to be part of the team. Yours, Connie Lawn and Charles Sneiderman.
October 17, 2009
Well done and well deserved, Jim! Hope to see you soon on the slopes.
October 18, 2009
Nicely done Jim! See you at the swap next weekend?
October 19, 2009
Awesome news! Congrats Jim!
November 1, 2009
As a West Virginia native one of the things I like about DC ski is the positive articles.
November 4, 2009
Great news, Jim. It is nice to get recognition for a job well done.

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