Mr. Gardner:

We are pleased to give your site, The Nevada Index, a "Point of Excellence" award from the PBS Online news & views neighborhood, called "The Point."

To receive this award, your site had to meet the following criteria: 1) a citizen-oriented approach instead of one focused only on policy or power-holders; 2) content with depth, deliberation, and duration; 3) interactivity; and 4) information that empowers the public.

Attached to this message is a Point of Excellence Award logo GIF, which you are welcome to display on your site. If you choose to do so, please be sure to hyperlink the image to PBS's "The Point" at

Congratulations, and thanks for providing the public with such a useful resource.

Jennifer Johnson
PBS Online News & Public Affairs