Portraits of the newsman

Friends, colleagues, rivals and antagonists remember Dennis Myers.

Now you are gone, but you live in my heart. You are Nevada. You are a journalist’s journalist. You are a friend to the poor and the powerless. You are a friend to all who knew your heart.

I love you.

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2013-10-12 - Wedding of Carol Cizauskas and Donald Prather - Plumas House, Reno - by Patrick Casey - b+w

Dennis Myers at the wedding of Carol Cizauskas and Donald Prather, The Plumas House, Reno, Nevada, 12 October 2013. Dennis served as Carol’s best man.

Silver beauty and self-inflicted wounds

Carol Cizauskas is a former public radio reporter who has written for the RN&R since 1999.

I will miss the great good of Northern Nevada—the loved ones who changed my life for the better, the incomparable beauty of Lake Tahoe, the Sierra, and Reno itself, the vibrant and growing art scene, characterized by Artown and the Nevada Museum of Art. I wish for Reno a turn to social justice marked by economic fairness for all, not just the powerful elite of old and the new power brokers, the owners of high-tech moving to Reno and their workers imported from other states. I wish for Reno to grow its social structure to match the beauty of its natural surroundings.

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Growing out

Activists fight sprawl into areas remote from the Truckee Meadows.

“Once they develop that Winnemucca Ranch, it’s gone forever. Once they cut down the old growth, it’s gone forever,” Bob Fulkerson said. “We can stop them right now on those issues, but next year, yeah, they could be back. But, you know what? It’s our watch that matters. … The next generation—it’ll be up to them. They’d better freakin’ be up to the challenge.”
Winnemucca Ranch protest

At a demonstration last week, protestor Susan McNeall displayed a regional planning map showing the distance between the remote Winnemucca Ranch land west of Pyramid Lake and the Reno metro area.
PHOTO BY DENNIS MYERS


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Richardson meets the locals

Five days after announcing his candidacy for president, New Mexico governor Bill Richardson addressed a core group of Democrats in Reno.

“I’m a Westerner, like you,” Richardson said on why he was stumping Nevada so early in the campaign (besides Nevada’s second place in the national caucus lineup). “I want to be able, when I campaign in the West, to wear blue jeans.”
Richardson Reno

Democratic presidential contender Bill Richardson, here addressing a group of Nevadans at the Gold-N-Silver Restaurant, is cultivating support around the state.
PHOTO BY CAROL CIZAUSKAS


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