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Above, Shasta Dam under construction in 1944. The 600 foot tall structure created California’s largest reservoir on the upper Sacramento River. U.S.

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Colorado river reservoirs at historic lows; southwestern cities adapt to water shortages; nearly 100% of California’s energy demand supplied by renewable energy for one day; Pacific native representatives call fo

This year's Rural West Conference took place on April 8 and 9 in Pocatello, Idaho, where three engaging panels explored regional issues related to wildfire, the future of ranching, and water.
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Historically and today, secessionist movements in the Northwestern U.S. have had a particularly rural character. Here are a few recent examples.

Above: State of Jefferson themed merchandise for sale in a Colusa County restaurant.