Proponents of Las Vegas-style development have their sites set on NY’s storied Neversink drainage. Governor Paterson’s plan has been deemed a frivolous dice roll, rife with legal hurdles and environmental roadblocks—nevertheless gambling is money in the bank. Blogger Mark Izeman tells us: “Last Wednesday, I wrote about Governor Paterson’s surprise bid to build a Las-Vegas-style casino on the banks of the Neversink River, one of the most important freshwater ecosystems in North America. Not only could this casino pose a threat to New York City’s nearby water supply, because the Neversink is also a major tributary to the lower Delaware River, it also could pose risks to the drinking water of Philadelphia and millions of other downstream users.”Source Link
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.