Issue: May 14, 2015
Y'all remember that great winter we had? All that skiing, building
snowmen, catching snowflakes on your tongue? Yeah, we don't remember
that either, because it didn't happen. It hardly snowed at all, down
here in the valley or up the Sierra where we need that precious
snowpack. And no snow in the winter means no water in the summer. And
no water in the summer means trying to remember which days are
acceptable for lawn watering, and then getting all cut up trying to
swim in a Truckee River that's 90 percent rocks. It looks like
somebody spilled a soda over cat litter. Our intrepid photographer
Eric Marks headed out into the dry wilds to document the desiccation.
Also in this week's issue, food reviewer Todd South describes some
insects he ate, movie guy Bob Grimm reviews the new Jack Black movie,
arts writer Kris Vagner wrote about photographer Nolan Preece, and
news editor Dennis Myers wrote about some retirement issues that I
didn't really understand.
As always, be sure to pick up a newsprint copy of the paper for
exclusive columns, cartoons and all the raw materials you might need
to build a paper airplane.
Thanks for reading! If not for you, we'd still be hot ... but it
would be a dry heat.
RN&R Arts & Culture Editor