My parents LOVE the Rhino Times! Gotta wonder about the name. I assume it doesn’t refer to RINOs like McCain. Anybody know the story?
It was named after a downtown bar of long standing, The Rhinoceros Club, to my knowledge. That little advertiser supported newsweekly has been a thorn in the side of bureaucrats in general and Democrats in particular for as long as I’ve lived here.
Their biggest issue of the year, every year for at least a decade now, is the county employee salary issue. The county gave them such a hard time about getting access to salary information for one person about whom they were writing a story, that they published the whole thing once they finally got it. Kept doing it. The apparatchiks hate it. The taxpayers are made livid by it. Just how many psychiatrists and psychologists does one county of a half million or so population really need, lol?
Orson Scott Card is a local who writes several columns for The Rhino. He’s a well known science fiction author, Mormon and conservative Democrat, or he was last I checked lol. This article in his weekly “Civilization Watch” makes me wonder if he didn’t finally make the switch.