The Code of the Old West
It’s time once again for the annual Best of Reno contest.
The towns of Northern Nevada all have their roots in the Old West. Reno was born as a tiny crossroads town called Lake’s Crossing, while Sparks has its roots in the railroad industry.
It’s true that these towns have grown up a bit since their Old West days, but that doesn’t mean they’ve lost all of their old-time attributes. In many ways, the residents of Reno, Sparks, Carson City and beyond still live by the Code of the Old West.
What does this mean? Well, it means folks are considerate, yet daring; thoughtful, yet independent. But most importantly, the people around these parts play by their own set of rules.
Except for that Code of the Old West, what else could explain why the citizens of Northern Nevada chose a left-wing newspaper columnist as the area’s best print journalist, while simultaneously choosing a right-wing radio host as the area’s best? What other reason is there that this populace would choose a doughnut franchise that has not sold one donut here yet as the area’s second-best—and a long out-of-business doughnut shop as the third-best?
Those and other interesting results follow in the RN&R’s sixth annual Best of Reno issue. Check ’em out, pardner.
Readers’ choices by the readers of the RN&R
Editors’ choices by Jimmy Boegle, Kelley Lang, Deidre Pike & Adrienne Rice
Photos by David Robert
Art by Kamela Eaton
Art direction by Andrea Diaz
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