Issue: August 06, 2015
Here they are: the results of this year's Biggest Little Best of
Northern Nevada, the RN&R's annual readers' poll of the best
businesses, personalities and attractions around Reno, Sparks, Carson
City, Lake Tahoe and beyond. 5,176 readers placed 88,484 votes in 345
categories. So flip straight over to the results of the categories
you care most about to see if you or your friends or family won. But
be sure to read through all of the results. It really gives you an
appreciate of our neat, weird, hard-working little community.
And this week, more than any other week of the year, the online
edition has something special to offer: the first and second runners
up. Listen, we know as well as anybody that, in the context of a
readers' poll, "best" often translates to "most popular," and
furthermore "most popular" is usually just code for "most well
organized social media presence." Often, the people and businesses
who are actually the best are too busy being the best to mount a
carefully organized social media campaign, but on merits and honest
opinions, they're still able to take second or third place. The point
is that it's well worth reading through the second and third place
winners because there are names there that deserve your attention.
But there's more than just Best Of results in this week's issue. News
editor Dennis Myers examined Medicare as the federal insurance for
seniors hits its 50th birthday, just 15 years shy of being able to
qualify for itself, arts writer Jessica Santina surveyed Reno's
bopping jazz scene, and most importantly of all, special projects
editor Georgia Fisher visited Reno's first commercial medical
marijuana cultivation facility. Well, the first legal one, anyway.
Be sure to pick up a newsprint copy of the paper for exclusive
columns, cartoons and captain's hats.
Thanks for reading! If it weren't for you, we'd never know Northern
Nevada's Best Place to Have Sex in Public.
RN&R Arts & Culture Editor