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  • 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.

  • Rantcast: The silence of desert greetings

    Rantcast: The silence of desert greetings

    Michael Branch muses on Mary Austin, desert loners, and why the inhabitants in his arid part of western Nevada choose to limit their interactions to a few choice syllables. Rants from the Hill are Michael Branch's monthly musings on life in rural Nevada.

  • 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.

  • Las Vegas needs to let the market decide where the water goes

    Las Vegas needs to let the market decide where the water goes

    The only reason Las Vegas has managed to thrive in the scorching desert is that its water is subsidized and its use is disconnected from the real cost.

  • Balancing act

    Balancing act

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

  • 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.

  • Power from the underground

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

  • When the going gets tough, the tough collaborate

    Sometimes it seems that only the impact of a severe drought can get Westerners to work together on water issues

  • Two weeks in the West

    Western real estate slump hits suburbs, but developers keep on developing; Marijuana McMansions; copper booming; Logan, Utah, rejects dirty power; Tri-State puts off two coal power plants; animals killed by Wildlife Services

  • A Western historian and a Western hero

    Las Vegas historian, author and community activist Hal Rothman may be dying from Lou Gehrig’s disease, but he’s determined to go on his own terms – with courage, grace and a sense of humor.

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