Our digital edition’s monthly readership exploded to over a quarter million plus, due in large part to our aggressive multi-platform marketing, and the stunning images created by talented artists like Anicia Beckwith, Clayton Beck, Frank Haxton, Chris Holloman, Bishop Bautista and Shannon Balazs.
Under the stewardship of our award-winning Art Director Grae Warren, RTT’s design team lifted us, with standout work turned in by Courtney Meredith of Design on the Edge, and newcomers Kristine Palmer, and Megan Duggan. Mike Robertson and Paula Campbell continue to make meaningful contributions to our page design and Copy Editor Elisika Arango makes us smarter with her fastidiousness. Photographer Tony Contini continues to do some very heavy lifting as our eyes on the street, doing design work for Swill, shooting the majority of our business features, and impressing us with his live concert coverage, reportage and visual art.
Most noticeably, our column writing grew by leaps and bounds in 2013, as community voices like Emily Reese, Dr. L Martina Young, New Age cosolargist/explorer Sean Savoy, novelist Thomas Lloyd Qualls, and media personality Sean Cary contributed important pieces that grew a loyal readership from diverse sectors of the culture.
Our print partner CPC Solutions continues to print us on the best paper in the world with vegetable and soy ink, delivering the finest customer service in the industry.
2014 promises to be another banner year for RTT as we debut our new free mobile app on iTunes and Google Play this month, and expand to over 350 retail locations and lifestyle destinations from Truckee, California to the Hallelujah Junction. Increased coverage of health and wellness and a HUGE commitment to the culinary arts will be a renewed focus editorially, as we feel there’s a big part of those cultures that are not being served.
We are so thankful to have earned the most eclectic readership in northern Nevada, from artists, judges, vegans and teens, to police officers, ranchers, burners, beauty queens and everyone in between.