Issue: August 16, 2012
Scientist Glenn Miller: "Thus, from a water resource perspective,
pit lakes are important to Nevada, and the quality of the water in
them will determine their future use, as well as their effects on the
aquifer, wildlife and ecosystems."
Have you heard of Nevada's pit lakes? If not, you're not
alone. This week we will fill you in on the lakes that fill in open
pit mines, and explore whether they can safely be put to recreational use.
Elsewhere in this issue, Ashley Hennefer reports on the
energy summit in Las Vegas, Brad Bynum interviews Chapel Tavern owner
Duncan Mitchell, and Ben Garrido writes about a racing experience he
had. In news, we will explain some things about the soon-to-open
freeway that runs from Washoe Valley to the Mt. Rose highway.
Reviewer Dave Preston will give you a taste of Duke's Steak
House in Carson City, Bob Grimm shares his dislike of The Bourne
Legacy, and Marvin Gonzalez takes a close look at the art of Larry
Hunt, now being shown at the Reno Art Works. And Bruce Van Dyke has
an interesting tale about Nevada's arboreal history.
Thank you for reading us. Without you, life around here
would be the pits.