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Lake Mead/Hoover Dam

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.

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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.

Park Service marks 98th birthday with free admission, cake

Lake Mead National Recreation Area will celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service Monday by waiving its $10 entrance fee. Birthday cake also will be available at the visitor center, starting at 1 p.m.

New commission bond to save Nevada about $1 million annually

Nevada will save close to $1 million per year after the Colorado River Commission and the state treasurer’s office issued a bond to cut debt related to Hoover Dam.

Deal inked to conserve Colorado River water

Water suppliers from the four largest communities served by the Colorado River have finalized an $11 million agreement to prop up the drought-stricken river by paying cities, farms and industrial operations to cut their use.

Heavy rains force road closures at Lake Mead

Three roads are closed within Lake Mead National Recreation Area because of recent flash floods. More storms are expected this afternoon.

Summer heat prompts trail closure at Lake Mead

Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails within Lake Mead National Recreation Area are temporarily closed as a safety measure during the summer’s hottest months.

Lake Mead visitors’ spending benefits Boulder City

Visitors who made their way to Lake Mead National Recreation Area in 2013 spent $260 million in neighboring communities, according to a National Park Service report released Wednesday morning.

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