UNREST IN THE WEST: NEVADA'S NYE COUNTY

WELCOME TO NEVADA'S NYE COUNTY, WHOSE ANGRY RESIDENTS ARE SPEARHEADING THE REGION'S CHARGE AGAINST WASHINGTON

SITTING ON A BALE OF BARLEY destined for his cattle, Dick Carver gets just a little misty eyed as he recalls the moment that propelled him to leadership of a rebellion now sweeping the West. Usually mild mannered and affable, the Nevada rancher and Nye County commissioner reached a point last year when he had had enough. To him, federal intrusion into the daily life of his county had simply grown too great, so on July 4, 1994--Independence Day--he took the law into his own hands. His weapon of choice: a rusting, yellow D-7 Caterpillar bulldozer.

Carver sat astride the 22-ton...

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