Issue: July 21, 2011

Hi everybody.

Welcome to this week's issue of the Reno News & Review. It might feel like "Screw Nevada" has long been a national motto, but in this week's cover story, news editor Dennis Myers traces the phrase back to when Yucca Mountain was first being discussed as a nuclear waste repository. He gives us the history of that fiasco and why we're all still upset about its continuing saga. But we start to feel a bit better when we read in our Arts & Culture section about the young creative types at Holland Project and Bootleg Bike Courier. They're putting together a bike-art tour, Forage, where cyclists can ride throughout Reno, stopping to admire special art pieces along the way.

There's actually a lot to feel good about if you look around, like local music, the release of the final Harry Potter movie, and a local theater production about a boy and a big-ass peach—all found in our pages. And don't forget about the special cartoons, horoscopes and columnists found in our print version.

As ever, thanks for reading. If it weren't for you, we'd be writing to no one and feeling, well, screwed.


Kat Kerlin