Issue: April 14, 2016

Hi everybody,

You might have noticed that, all of a sudden, there are seemingly dozens

of "vape shops" all around the valley. Using a vaporizer, a smoking

alternative, has really caught on in the last few years. And alongside

it has arisen a whole subculture. Our special projects editor, Jeri

Chadwell-Singley, dove in for a full report on the local vape scene.

Also in this week's issue, our environmental reporter, Kelsey

Fitzgerald, talked to a meteorologist who says that this year's wet

winter and spring might actually lead to a fiery summer. In A&C, our

theater critic, Jessica Santina, details a summer-long collaboration

among local schools and arts organizations to celebrate the plays of

William Shakespeare. In news, we report on opposition to UNR plans to

plow under a 19th century neighborhood. And our final page this week is

something of an accidental sports page: I interviewed San Francisco

Giants broadcaster--and Reno resident--Mike Krukow for 15 Minutes, and

columnist Bruce Van Dyke meditated on the recent successes of the Golden

State Warriors for his column.

As always, be sure to pick up a newsprint copy of the paper for

exclusive columns, cartoons and pages on which to collect your toenail

clippings or mustache trimmings.

Thanks for reading! If not for you, we'd still be smoking cigarettes.

Brad Bynum

RN&R Associate Editor