Issue: February 23, 2017

Hi everybody!

Here are a couple of cliches about living here: "If you don't like the

weather in Reno, wait five minutes" and "you're not a real Nevadan until

you learn to appreciate every shade of brown." The former sentiment has

been ably demonstrated by the weird, wild weather around the region

lately. It's lurched from sunny to snowy, from arid to flooding, from

winter wonderland to hellish apocalypse with all the emotional

volatility of a teenager on cocaine.

But appreciating the brown means heading out to the desert. Arts writer

Josie Luciano headed out in search of some of the large-scale,

desert-inspired artworks around the region. In this week's feature

story, she presents her full report.

Also in this week's issue, Special Projects Editor Jeri Chadwell-Singley

writes about an issue near and dear to the hearts of many Nevadans—our

state's wild horses. Movie critic Bob Grimm takes on Matt Damon's new

flick, and columnist Bruce van Dyke continues his ongoing battle against

idiocy and imbecility. Also be sure to check out our Family Guide this

week—it's all about reading.

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

exclusive columns, cartoons and something to put your muddy boots on.

Thanks for reading! If it weren't for you, we'd have nowhere to spout

our cliches.

Brad Bynum

RN&R Editor