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Aug 30 2017 | Out West student blog
“The last week of my internship,” writes Max Vilgalys, “We visited a building that, more than any other, is responsible for keeping the lights on in Colorado.”
Aug 29 2017 | Out West student blog
“August 21, 2017 was an exciting day as an intern at the California ISO,” writes Karen Huynh. “While we gathered on the front lawn with solar glasses to watch the eclipse, the grid operators were at work balancing the grid.”
Aug 28 2017 | Out West student blog
“By merely looking at various initiatives across the country,” writes Jamie Rodriguez, “I’m truly witnessing the full breadth of governance and what direct democracy can actually entail.”
Aug 28 2017 | Out West student blog
“Seven weeks into my adventure through curatorial museum work,” writes Amelia Traylor, an intern at Yellowstone National Park, “I have lost the hurry that I brought with me.”
Aug 28 2017 | Out West student blog
“An important thing to understand about wildfires, specifically those in the Sierras,” writes Tish Johnston, “Is that they are not all bad and therefore are typically not fully extinguished”
Aug 27 2017 | Out West student blog
“I have spent the past six weeks reading, hiking, climbing, and coding,” writes Zac Espinosa from the Henry’s Fork Foundation in Idaho.
Aug 23 2017 | Out West student blog
“Creating parks for people,” says Nate Marshall, “is no walk in the park. But the result – enabling millions to experience beautiful walks in a park – is undoubtedly worth it.”

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Jul 16 2018 | Out West student blog
California’s Department of Water Resources "cannot deliver water to your local water suppliers without energy, and quite a lot of it," writes Barrett Travis. His job at the state agency this summer is to help model the feasibility of proposed hydropower projects.
Jul 13 2018 | Out West student blog
When only 18% of Americans today say they can trust the government to do what is right, says the intern Hannah Zimmerman, the NCSL "can work to decrease the divide between elected officials and their districts."
Jul 13 2018 | ... & the West Blog
An arid region 180 miles south of Tijuana is the crossroads where strawberries, economics, and groundwater meet.