NORFOLK—A private conservation organization has offered to buy three miles of Nebraska’s “blue-ribbon” Snake River, with the intent of transferring ownership to the state. “The scenic river in the Sandhills, the best trout stream in the state and arguably one of the best in the country, is a genuine treasure. The plan by the Conservation Fund would put part of the river, including the biggest falls in Nebraska, in public hands, ensuring that future generations would be able to appreciate its charms.” The deal, however, has been labeled as complex, involving multiple parties and hinging on the approval of a $2.4 million grant application.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.