By Dan Oancea
You have a country that is so vast that at the horizon the sky merges with low hills or plains. Snow capped mountains - Nevada, in Spanish - tower the other side of the region. An arid climate made it good (mostly) for cattle raising & agriculture on irrigated lands. Due to the hardship and the need for a constant stream of revenue the vice industry was legalized and is booming - well, most of the time as it is not quite recession proof.
The outback still reigns as king as the land cannot be tamed that easily. The fluffy and tasty I might add sage grouse enjoys breeding on the vast expenses of semi-arid land. The state's mineral wealth claims some of the landscape as well. Geological potential is huge.
How do you manage all these? See an update on the issue by reading this article.