Issue: December 31, 2015

Hello Everyone,

In the first Reno News & Review issue of 2016, we're bringing you essays

from two women whose personal experiences lend a good opportunity for us

to stop and reflect on the issues "both big and small" that really matter.

Also in this issue, Dennis Myers takes a look at what billionaire

Sheldon Adelson's acquisition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal could mean

for Nevada Democrats. Bob Grimm discusses Quentin Tarantino's new movie,

The Hateful Eight. Kelsey Fitzgerald, our Green columnist, tells us how

a man and his goat herd are helping keep Christmas trees out of

landfills, and RN&R regular Kris Vagner takes us on a visit to the

University of Nevada Reno's Sheppard Gallery to see how artist Emily

Arthur is bringing a fresh perspective to the arguably tired world of

bird-themed art.

Happy New Year, and thanks for reading.

Warm regards,

Jeri Chadwell-Singley

Special project editor