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Lake Mead/Hoover Dam

Lake Mead’s level rises slightly

Lake Mead’s water level is the highest it’s been since last May. Still, officials are reluctant to embrace the good news for too long.

Origin of name at sites at Lake Mead lost to history

The name crops up in several prominent places at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, from its busiest boat harbor to the road and the wash leading down to it. There is even a park in Boulder City, popular among grazing bighorn sheep, that bears the Hemenway name.

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Hoover Dam Lodge to close for remodeling

The Hoover Dam Lodge will temporarily close its doors as construction workers complete the renovation of the main casino floor and other areas. The closure is expected to last about seven weeks.

It’s official

The front of the Hoover Dam Lodge is plastered with stone, a burnt orange trim and a line of windows that stretches along the entire the building for drivers to view as they travel up and down U.S. Highway 93.

Dives to bomber in Lake Mead planned

The B-29 Superfortress bomber at the bottom of Lake Mead will be studied even more as the National Park Service allows two business opportunities to operate guided scuba diving tours of the doomed aircraft.

Last known Hoover Dam worker dies

Darwin Colby, the last remaining worker from the Hoover Dam project, according to museum records, died last week, closing the book on a legacy written more than 80 years ago by thousands of men desperate to make a living during the Great Depression.

Author shares stories behind photographs

While vacationing in Las Vegas in 2010, Anthony Arrigo decided to come to Boulder City to set his eyes on Hoover Dam.

Triathlon, talks on tap at Lake Mead

A triathlon, ranger talk and campfire singalong will highlight activities at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in the coming weeks.

Skeletal remains found at Lakes Mead, Mohave

Skeletal remains of two bodies were found at different locations at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Saturday.

Legacy of dam workers shared

As the sun began to set, the patio at the Boulder Dam Hotel began to fill for the annual 31ers dinner where nearly 50 guests came to celebrate the legacies of the men who built Hoover Dam.

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