Letters to the Editor
May/June 2017 Issue
NOW THAT’S A NEVADA LOVER
I have been a subscriber to this wonderful magazine for more than 20 years. It is now the only magazine that I maintain a constant subscription with. My first interaction with the state of Nevada was when I was stationed at Indian Springs Air Force Base (now called Creech AFB) in 1982-1983. Since my discharge I have returned many times. I got married at the Ice Box Canyon trailhead in Red Rock Canyon, rode the roller coaster at Wild Bills in Primm and a paddle wheeler on both Lake Mead and Lake Tahoe. We toured the Colorado River from Laughlin and explored Valley of Fire. We watched the drag races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the Professional Bull Riders in Reno. I “survived” Highway 50, toured an open-pit gold mine in Elko, and had our picture taken with Wendover Will. We’ve been to many national parks, but Great Basin with its caves, trails, and peacefulness is the best. I am a ghost town lover: we’ve been to a handful and plan on seeing many more. Not exactly sure when the next trip will be, but until then, keep on doing what you’re doing. The small town and old-time stories are what put this magazine over the top. — James Finaldi, Durham, Conn.
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Very little is mentioned in the article (March/April 2017) regarding the after effects of Nevada’s atomic testing. Nothing is mentioned of the thousands of people who are fighting cancer due to this, and nothing is mentioned of those who lost their battle. I lost my father and my aunt due to cancers related to the testing, as they had the misfortune of living down wind as children. It is a part of this state’s history; however, it’s not as glamorous as portrayed. It is brutal, ugly, and painful to watch the facts of atomic testing. — Kimberly Rivera, via email
March/April 2017 Issue
Thank you very much for the beautiful picture of the Governor’s Mansion! I absolutely love it and will proudly display it. I appreciate all you do to feature all the amazing nooks and crannies of our great state. I look forward to seeing the magazine every month. See you on the trail. All Nevada!
— Governor Brian Sandoval, Carson City
LOTS OF GOOD STUFF
I love the magazine. I’m flabbergasted by the amount of material you run. — James Rentz, via phone
NO REFUGE IN THE WILD
I read with great interest your article on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge (Sept/Oct 2016). However, I was very disappointed when you mentioned the refuge might be changed into a wilderness area. That portion of Nevada has very few visitors because of the distance from any significant community or any major highway. Making it a wilderness area will limit the number of people who can visit and enjoy the refuge because as a wilderness area, most of the visitors will be limited to people who are very physically fit, and have sufficient vacation or leisure time. Because I grew up in that part of Nevada, I know the beauty of the area and enjoy the trips there. However, because I am elderly, I will not be able to enjoy the beauty of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge if it is made into a wilderness. — Donald Haas, via email
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