Lizette Richardson has no plans to hang up her hat and ride off into the sunset when she retires as superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Friday. She is already settled into the West, has fallen in love with the region and wants to explore other places in the National Park Service that she has served for many years.
Despite another dry winter on the Colorado River, Lake Mead and the millions of people who rely on it will avoid a water shortage for at least one more year.
From its impact on traffic in Boulder City to the role it will play in Southern Nevada commerce, few details were overlooked when designing Interstate 11. That includes the way it looks.
Ever since his childhood, Boulder City native Dennis McBride has been fascinated by the stories told by the women who helped transform the community from tents and temporary houses into homes and a fledgling city.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power recently announced a plan to use Hoover Dam, along with solar and wind energy, to help generate electricity during peak demand times, but its effect on Boulder City is still unknown.
Lizette Richardson, superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, announced her retirement late last month. Her last day will be Aug. 31.
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“It was terrifying. It was very scary, very deep and very dark,” said Dr. David Conlin about his first dive to the B-29 Superfortress bomber that rests at the bottom of Lake Mead.
For 70 years, a B-29 Superfortress bomber has rested peacefully in 100-plus-feet-deep water in Lake Mead. With the exception of a few visits by research team members and qualified divers, the plane has remained unseen by the public.
Authorities at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are searching for a man who may be missing within the park.