Dennis wins first-place prize in Nevada Press Association contest

Dennis recently took home a first-place prize in the Nevada Press Association’s 2011 “Better Newspaper Contest.”

Dennis recently won a first-place prize for his column in the "Comstock Chronicle."

The award, for “Best Local Non-Staff Column, Class III,” was in recognition of Dennis’s history column for the Comstock Chronicle, and specifically for his write-ups on Alf Doten, John Mackay’s silver and the Pyramid Lake Indian wars.

Dennis has been writing for the Comstock Chronicle since 2007. The newspaper, published weekly, is available in Virginia City and outlying areas.

In 2009, Dennis compiled many of his articles into the book “Chronicles of the Comstock,” which also featured a foreword by Comstock Chronicle editor Angela Mann.

Dennis recently received a plaque for his award, and he says he is grateful to the Nevada Press Association, as well as to the Comstock Chronicle and its loyal readers.

Way to go, Dennis!

— Allen Coyle

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About Dennis Cassinelli

Dennis Cassinelli is a Nevada author, historian and outdoorsman. He’s written extensively about American Indian culture and Comstock history. His book, Preserving Traces of the Great Basin Indians, contains up-close photographs and detailed pen-and-ink drawings of American Indian stone artifacts. It also contains a fold-out chronology chart showing projectile points across a 12,000-year time scale. The book is a must-have for every enthusiast of Great Basin archaeology. Dennis’s website is DennisCassinelli.com.