Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Burning Man: Yes, we've noticed the water on the playa
It's mid-June, and the Black Rock Desert is still a giant mud puddle.
Although it's been a game of wait and see for Burning Man organizers, they are still confident that Burners will be able to come home for their annual end of summer bacchanal.
Burning Man, a massive arts rendezvous, is set for Aug. 27 to Sept. 4 outside of Gerlach, about two hours north of Reno.
About an inch of water still stands on much of the playa, an alkaline dust flat that 12,000 years ago was Lake Lahontan.
"We still have a solid month of drying out to do, but, honestly, we don’t think we’ll ever have to cancel the event," said Burning Man spokeswoman Megan Miller...more