Beware! Nevada drivers are twice as likely to die in a car crash on a rural road than other roads. A national transportation report blamed road design, emergency response time, and people driving faster on country roads. A transportation expert tells us what's so deadly about rural routes.
The Strip is bulging with casinos, traffic, loud music, and flashing billboards. But there are parts of rural Nevada where people live far from bright lights - often in the middle-of-nowhere. What is the appeal of that rural life? What does it inspire in people emotionally and creatively? And what parts of the Wild West do we preserve far from the blazing lights of Las Vegas?
Corb Lund was a sensation at the last National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and he and his group, The Hurtin' Albertans, played the gathering again this year. And they will be in Las Vegas on Monday night at the Bunkhouse Saloon downtown.