More than 7 million people visited Lake Mead National Recreation Area in 2016, generating a $369 million benefit to the local economy, according to a new report from the National Park Service.
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The lower Colorado is the most-threatened river in America, a conservation advocacy group said in its annual report published this month.
Boat, pickup truck destroyed
One of the oldest buildings in Boulder City is getting some much-needed upgrades.
Local youngsters are invited to find out what it takes to be a park ranger and become an official Lake Mead National Recreation Area Junior Ranger at the annual Junior Ranger Day.
With snow piling up in the mountains that feed the Colorado River, the short-term outlook for Lake Mead has suddenly improved.
Hoover gets all the glory, but Nevada is home to more than 650 dams, nearly a quarter of which are classified as “high hazard” because of what could happen if they fail.
Though the worst drought on record has been plaguing the Colorado River since 2000, the water situation for Boulder City residents may not be as dire as some people believe, according to multiple sources.
Dangling nearly 900 feet above the Colorado River, Ryan Nataluk deftly rappels down a rope while searching for cracked concrete pillars and corroded steel girders on the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.
Climate change and sustainable energy were in the forefront Saturday at Lake Mead National Recreation Area as rangers and local experts came together for a presentation focused on exploring the evolving environment and energy needs in the Southwest.
On a cold and windy Jan. 12 morning, seven boats set out to different parts of lakes Mead and Mohave. The people on each boat were there for one reason: to survey the bald eagle population.
Tuesday marked a somber date in Sharon Tierney’s family history, and she observed it the way she usually does.
City’s K-9 officer euthanized after condition worsens, seizures
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Lake Mead’s water levels are the lowest they have been in history and will continue to drop over the summer.
Visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area pumped $311 million into the economies of surrounding cities, with more than 75 percent of that benefiting Southern Nevada, according to a newly released National Park Service study.
In celebration of National Park Week, the Lake Mead Institute is holding Find Your Park Day on Saturday. Visitors are invited to participate in a variety of activities that will showcase the recreational opportunities available at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
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This weekend kicks off National Park Week as Lake Mead National Recreation Area, like parks around the country, celebrates the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary with zero entrance fees and a cornucopia of events.
The National Park Service is considering closing two trails at Lake Mead National Recreation Area on an annual seasonal basis after four deaths in two summers forced the trails’ temporary closure.
Around 80 volunteers will pick up trash along 3 miles of the lower Colorado River along the Black Canyon National Water Trail by canoe, kayak, foot and diving between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday.
Marshmallows are an old favorite around the campfire, but this spring the classic treat is serving a new purpose: promoting safe habits at Lake Mead National Recreation Area for the fast-approaching summer.
Area science and nature enthusiasts scoured more than 4 square miles around Lake Mead on Saturday, as part of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversay celebration, cataloging and learning about the national recreation area’s plethora of flora and fauna.
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