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Longtime former Nevada capitol reporter Cy Ryan dies at 88

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 15:46:41-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cy Ryan, a respected reporter and Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame inductee who covered the state Legislature for United Press International and the Las Vegas Sun for more than half a century, has died. He was 88.

Nevada Appeal reporter and close friend Geoff Dornan says Ryan had been in declining health and died Thursday.

A Las Vegas Sun obituary noted that Ryan was so admired by colleagues that it was his fiercest rival, Ed Vogel of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, who nominated him in 1999 for the Nevada Press Association hall of fame.

Vogel compared Ryan with another famous Nevada newspaperman, Mark Twain.