WERE A BUNCH OF ANIMAL LOVERS at RENO Magazine, and its
been a blast putting together our first pet-focused issue. Several of us have
adopted animals at Nevada Humane Society through the years, and, most recently,
Senior Editor Amanda Burden became so enamored with one of the pups we photographed
for the cover story she adopted it on the spot. Were equally engaged by
the good work NHS does in our community connecting animals with loving families,
and teaching humans how to be good pet owners.
Knowing Reno solidly voted to fund the NHS/Reno Animal Services facility set
to open in January 2006 made preparing this issue all the more fun. Look for
the COVER story on page 44.
Inside youll also find articles about all sorts of unique pets, special
places where you can enjoy them, and where to buy an amazing assortment of accoutrements
for your own pampered pet.
If youve recently found yourself stuck in traffic, whether on the freeways
or a surface street, turn to Jim Sloans VIEW article about current and
future plans for dealing with the regions growing glut of vehicles. If
traffic gives you heartburn, learn how local women are working together to Go
Red in support of womens heart health education and research. See the
article and special photo spread in SEEK on page 63.
Theres a lot more inside, too. We hope you enjoy it all.
This is a bittersweet letter for me, as it is my last as Editor of RENO Magazine.
My family soon will move to Southern California for a new opportunity in my
husbands career. It has been an honor for me to be the founding editor
of RENO Magazine. Im grateful to the many talented people Ive had
the privilege of working with and learning from. My special thanks go to our
publisher, Fred Hamilton, for believing in us all and giving us the chance to
build what we think is a cool magazine.
Please be in touch with Senior Editor Amanda Burden with your feedback on
this issue and ideas for the future. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 327-6732.
All the best,