Issue: December 21, 2017

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Reno News & Review. I hope your holiday season has been good so far. If you're wondering what you might get up to for New Year's Eve, I want to recommend you check out our calendar. It's available on the website (, but you can also find it in the actual paper. And this week's issue has an events guide specifically for NYE, compiled by our calendar editor, Kelley Lang. It's super comprehensive, with information about events in the Truckee Meadows, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Virginia City.

This week's feature story was written by RN&R contributor Luka Starmer. It's about Ketamine, which has long been used as both a party drug and an anesthetic. A clinic in Reno is now using it to treat depression and pain.

Over in the arts section, we've got a story from Kris Vagner, our arts editor. She spoke with Reno residents who've got roots in other countries about their favorite foods from back home and the places they go to find them locally. We also have a story from contributor Andrea Heerdt about Laika Press, a community press that opened recently on Wells Avenue.

Don't forget that it's 95-Word Fiction season. We're accepting entries for this annual contest until 9:01 a.m. on Jan. 11. We want 95 words, as counted by LibreOffice, Google Docs or Microsoft Word. Please email submissions to and include the subject line "Fiction 2017." Put each story in the body of an email, because we definitely won't open any strange attachments. We require the author's name, email address and phone number listed above each story. That stuff won't count toward your word count and will be removed before judging. Titles are acceptable but not required (and also don't count among your 95 words).

If you need some inspiration, take a look at last year's winners here:

Happy reading!

Jeri Chadwell

RN&R Special Projects Editor