Community hits hole in one in fight against breast cancer |

Community hits hole in one in fight against breast cancer

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as you drive downtown by the Capitol you will notice the lamplights are shining in pink.

Last month, the Soroptimists of Carson City held their annual Stroke for Help Golf Tournament. Thanks to all the golfers and sponsors, more than $22,000 was raised to help women get the needed assistance to fight breast cancer.

Columnist Kim Riggs went to the tournament and reported, “It was a wonderful event. A big thank you to all those in attendance – you made a huge difference in a woman’s life.”

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School is also collecting pink Yoplait yogurt lids to raise money to fight breast cancer.

People can drop them off at the school or mail them to 567 S. Richmond Ave., Carson City, NV 89703.

Nevada has always been a map-maker’s dream, according to the cartographers at Raven Maps. The state is full of sharply defined mountain ranges. Most of these are separated by distinct basins, and many of the basins themselves are punctuated by dry lakes at their low points.

“The Nevada landscape is wonderfully suited to landforms mapping” says Raven cartographer Stuart Allan. “And you don’t have to contend with the monotonous grid of section-line roads that dominate many plains and Western states. A map of Nevada can really show off the state’s stark beauty.”

Raven has been selling their large wall map (43-by-61-inch) of Nevada since 1987 – some 6,000 have gone out, to locals and to out-of-state enthusiasts over the last 19 years. That map featured hand-shading (with air-brush and pencil), and elevation colors painstakingly created by hand-cutting each elevation level, in 500 foot increments.

“The map looked great from across the room” says Allan. “But if you really got your nose on it, there was an awful lot that it couldn’t show”

The new edition of Raven’s Nevada map solves the problem. It uses newly available high-resolution satellite-based data, with elevation measurements every 90 feet or so.

While the new map looks just like the old one from across the room, the detail is remarkable, according to a press release from the company. Every wrinkle in the formerly “flat” Owyhee Desert stands out; the glacial carving in the Ruby Mountains is obvious. You literally can count the atomic bomb test craters at Yucca Flat, the press release said.

“For the first time, we are able to show the detail that people actually looking at the landscape can see,” Allan said. “And in Nevada, that’s especially rewarding.”

You can find Raven Maps & Images at or contact them by telephone at (800) 237-0798.