2016 Suzan Nightingale Award for Best Columnist, Alaska Press Club.
"A fascinating and philosophical glimpse into the world of writing."
2005 Silver Medal Award for Meritorious Federal Service as Editor of 2004 Alaska Groundfish Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.
2017 Suzan Nightingale Award for Best Columnist, Alaska Press Club
"Hale's pieces are strikingly funny and reveal a writer so centered and confident in
so centered and confident in his craft that readers find themselves laughing out loud and knowingly nodding. Great stuff!"