WASHINGTON — Former area resident Lars Peterson, son of Naselle’s Sherry Hartline, was awarded a NW Emmy earlier this month. This is Peterson’s fourth NW Emmy in recent years.

Peterson, a videographer and editor, received the award along with co-producers Christina Salerno and Anita Kissee-Wilder and videographer Markisha Lynch for their documentary, “Wolves in Washington,” created for Washington Public Affairs Network’s TVW. The award was given out in the category of Politics/Government – Program/Special.

The documentary addresses an issue that pits urban vs. rural values and draws visceral reactions from both sides of the political spectrum: How best to manage wolves in Washington. It included numerous in-depth interviews with Washington cattle ranchers, wolf habitat managers and environmentalists.

The awards were given out earlier this month by the Northwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during their Northwest Regional Emmy Awards ceremony. The Northwest Chapter serves television and media professionals in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington.

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