There are journalists, there are bloggers and there are very few who are very good at both. And there is only one in this town who is consistently great at both. Whatever Betsy Russell is reporting on, it's engaging, relevant and most of all, important. There isn't a reporter in this town worth his or her salt that doesn't regularly check Eye on Boise. And if they say they don't, they're lying. In a world that uses the term "gold standard" too frequently, Russell's work is platinum.
Third Place: Kelli Ryder, Stop Shop