Issue: April 05, 2018

Welcome to this week's RN&R!

The face of downtown Reno is changing fast. Another motel, the El Ray, was razed this week. Development enthusiasts and preservationists each see the situation through very different viewpoints, and in this week's cover story, News Editor Dennis Myers dug deep into both sides' concerns—and the histories behind them—and called for more transparency in the planning process.

In other news, it's springtime, which means a trip to Reno and Verdi parks for Special Projects Editor Jeri Chadwell and her camera. In this week's Arts & Culture section, her primer on our local feathered friends will help you become a knowledgeable bird nerd in no time.

And keep reading for Movie Guy Bob Grimm's thumbs-down on Spielberg's newest, Ready Player One, and all the concert, art and event details you need to plan your weekend.

Thanks for reading,

Kris Vagner

Arts Editor