Over 57% of Utah and 86% of Nevada are government owned in some way. Government land is not taxed except for private uses of government land, mining and ranching, etc. The various departments BLM, USFS, EPA, DOD, BIA, ….. are run mostly by graduates of liberal colleges and universities of other states under laws written in Washington DC. Do you see where this is going? The government has no clue about real life issues in the mostly rural west. Nevada has the highest percentage of urban population of any state with well over 90% living in Las Vegas. Most of then could not name 5 other Nevada towns. Rural states get little play in the federal government and rural citizens get little from their states. We know the BLM well. The greatest function of the Federal government is to close huge areas and then erect historical markers that tell today's tourist what Americans used to do there. I hope Bonneville racing can be saved but I don't think it will happen unless some Senator in good standing in DC puts his name on it. Like Dingy Harry. As far a Wendover's survival goes legalized gambling in other states is a bigger threat than the loss of a potash mine. If the answer was easy it wouldn't be a problem. Sorry for the rant. I love Bonneville!