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Jul 10 2019 | Out West student blog
"The breadth of responsibility and subjects covered by the advisors have been the most surprising part of the work" saying CPUC intern, EJ Baik.
"Something about rural America just really brings out my adventurous side," says Henry's Fork Intern Ilinca Popescu.
Galatee Intern Marina Luccioni wants to explore the ways different people relate to the environment and art.
Invasive mussels stall a pricey water pipeline on Utah’s Lake Powell; a new class of western land tycoons clash with locals over land use; cannabis farmers tap into a budding market for organic and biodynamic marijuana products; and other recent news from around the West.
“The System of the River,” by historian William Lilley III looks at the early development of the vast irrigation system that now supplies water throughout the West and the role played by its unheralded pioneer, Francis G. Newlands.
Jun 26 2019 | ... & the West Blog
With the state committed to decarbonizing its electricity supply by 2045, Farmington’s coal-fired power plant and mine are set to shut down. Faced with the loss of their largest employer, city leaders are considering whether to get behind an uncertain carbon-capture technology, or turn to renewables and the tourist economy.
How a team of editors and librarians saved Sunset magazine’s archives—and helped preserve the history of the American West.

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Jun 3 2020 | Out West student blog
Hannah Kelley discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation.
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