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Lake Mead/Hoover Dam

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.

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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.

Reid praises lake’s amenities

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid holds a dear place in his heart for Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Ironman to race through Lake Mead Sunday

Around 2,000 athletes from around the world will race through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sunday for the Ironman 70.3 Silverman.

Golden milestone

The Lake Mead National Recreation Area turns 50 Wednesday, and throughout the years it has cultivated a distinct landscape for the National Park Service.

Park ranger honored for his work with boating safety

National Park Service park ranger Marc Burt was named the 2014 Boating State Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, marking the first time a park ranger has won the award in Nevada.

Lake Mead to become living classroom for teachers

Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be a living classroom for teachers through Lake Mead Institute’s professional development series’ workshop Climate Change in the Desert Southwest.

Heavy rains cause temporary closure of St. Thomas Road

Flash floods have forced the closure of the access road for the historic town of St. Thomas within Lake Mead National Recreation Area. More storms are possible this week and there is no estimate for when the road will reopen.

Double dip

Tourism numbers at Lake Mead have dropped dramatically since last year, and park officials are attributing it to the decrease in the nation’s largest man-made reservoir.

Road to Lake Mohave landing open for holiday weekend

Eldorado Canyon Road, which leads to Nelson’s Landing on Lake Mohave, will reopen temporarily for Labor Day weekend. However, additional closures are planned for the next two months for repairs after a storm washed away a large portion of pavement on the eastbound side.

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