WYOMING \u2014 The awards keep coming for Wyoming Public Radio News' outstanding reporting across the state.\r\n\r\nThe most recent award is for Cooper McKim's story, Scientists Race To Research Stonefly Species Threatened By Climate Change. The piece received a 2019 National Edward R. Murrow award in the small market category for Best Use of Sound.\r\n\r\nMcKim's story follows a group of scientists on a field expedition up and down a mountain in the Teton Range in search of answers. The \u201cAlpine Stream Dream Team\u201d is collecting the basic natural history of a glacial stonefly sensitive to warming water temperatures. The species survival could help inform scientists about its entire ecosystem\u2019s health.\r\n\r\nMcKim covers energy and natural resource issues and said he wanted the story to feel like an adventure.\u00a0 \u201cTo do that, I made sure each scene had a unique ambient sound, along with casual remarks from the scientists to hold listeners in the moment. I\u2019m thrilled the diverse sound and candor from the scientists helped tell this important and continuing story,\u201d explained McKim.\r\n\r\nWyoming Public Radio News Director Bob Beck praised McKim\u2019s work. \u201cWhen I first heard the story it sounded like I was on the adventure with them.\u00a0 Cooper does a tremendous job with this story and it deserves this prestigious honor.\u00a0 We are all thrilled for him.\u00a0 We\u2019ve had several regional wins over the years and it\u2019s exciting to finally have one of our great reporters win the top prize,\u201d said Beck.\r\n\r\nThe\u00a0Radio Television Digital News Association announced the winners of the\u00a02019 National Murrow Awards\u00a0on June 18.\u00a0 From more than 4,600 entries, these awards recognize 100 local and network radio, television and digital news organizations for 122 examples of outstanding journalism in 16 categories. \u00a0The National Murrow Award winners will be honored at a black-tie event this fall in New York City.