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  • The Latest Bounce

    Whistleblower Earle Dixon’s complaint denied; Colorado moose has chronic wasting disease; Colorado wind power gets cheaper than traditional electricity; court nixes BuRec’s 10-year Klamath River plan

  • Parched lives in a parched land: A review of the Ordinary Truth

    Parched lives in a parched land: A review of the Ordinary Truth

    Jana Richman's novel of a Nevada family divided by conflict over water

  • In defense of bibliopedestrianism

    In defense of bibliopedestrianism

    A writer’s love of reading while walking in Nevada’s Great Basin desert.

  • Rantcast: The leprechaun trap

    Rantcast: The leprechaun trap

    Rants from the Hill are Michael Branch's monthly musings on life in rural Nevada. In this Rantcast, Michael Branch muses on holidays and creates a leprechaun trap with his two daughters.

  • Balancing act

    Balancing act

    A look at how Western state governments are managing their budget shortfalls.

  • Rantcast: Sorry, Utah

    Rantcast: Sorry, Utah

    Ever found balloon detritus when hiking in a pristine wilderness? Michael Branch rants about the airlifted trash he finds in Nevada's high elevation desert, and then decides to dump some of that trash on Utah.

  • The Vegas Paradox

    The Vegas Paradox

    In Sin City, excess and efficiency walk hand-in-hand.

  • Power from the underground

    Geothermal power heats up in Reno, Nev., as the West begins to pay more attention to its underground energy resources.

  • Wilderness, schmilderness

    In Nevada, local counties spooked about the prospect of wilderness within their boundaries derail public-lands bills that could actually help their communities.

  • A bighorn sheep comes through the window, $500K left in airport change buckets, and more.

    A bighorn sheep comes through the window, $500K left in airport change buckets, and more.

    Mishaps and mayhem from around the West.

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