Issue: April 12, 2012

"When I woke up in the morning everything was wet. With this heavy

layer of dew, I thought flora and fauna could thrive. Instead, the

closer I came to the sea, the more arid the terrain became. Finally,

right along the coast stretched an enormous expanse of sand

dunes. When I had this bout with heat over the last days, I

comforted myself with the vision to soon diver into the Atlantic

Ocean to cool off and to rest on balmy beaches."

Dear Folks,

The pleasures and hazards of bicycling across Africa are described in

detail this week in our cover story by Hans Frischeisen. Dave

Preston will profile the man who runs the Polo Lounge and Megan

Burner tells us about the local duo Daylight Toots. Brad Bynum

interviews the Nevada Museum of Art's new curator, JoAnne

Northrup. Ashley Hennefer writes about how Independence Lake's

owners won an award from Sunset magazine and in news we introduce

Denise Yoxsimer, the new director of the Committee to Aid Abused Women.

Thank you for reading us. Without you, we'd be up the veldt without a bicycle.

Take care,

Dennis Myers

News editor,

Reno News & Review