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Lake Mead/Hoover Dam

Safety lessons begin Lake Mead’s 50th celebration

The Lake Mead National Recreation Area brought in its 50th year Saturday as vendors, park rangers and visitors made their way to Hemenway Harbor to check out seasonal events, as well as gain an insight on boating safety.

Lake Mead wraps up park celebration

As Lake Mead National Recreation Area continues its observance of National Park Week, several special events and activities have been planned for visitors through Sunday.

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Man jumps off bridge Tuesday

A man died after jumping off the O’Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge on Tuesday.

Love of outdoors inspires Williams

From the time she came to the United States as a 4-year-old from Guatemala, Jana Williams has always had a fondness for the outdoors.

Raft trip ends five-year lesson about Lake Mead

For 83 Boulder City High School sophomores, enjoying a rafting trip from Hoover Dam through Black Canyon to Willow Beach was five years in the making.

Hoover Dam solid but workforce aging

Hoover Dam has been showing its age lately, and the problem can’t be fixed with fresh concrete or new equipment.

Search for missing Lake Mead boaters scaled back

A National Park Service official said searches have been scaled back to routine patrols in a Lake Mead area where two Las Vegas-area fishermen were reported missing from a capsized boat more than two weeks ago.

Search continues for two missing boaters

The search continued Wednesday for two of three Las Vegas boaters who were reported missing at Lake Mead last week.

Faulty hoses blamed for sinking Newton’s yacht

When people say Wayne Newton has a really good set of pipes, they apparently don’t mean the ones on his yacht at Lake Mead.

Pneumonia outbreak now called ‘worst-case scenario’ for bighorn sheep

In what wildlife biologists are calling “a worst-case scenario,” bighorn sheep in four Southern Nevada mountain ranges have tested positive for bacteria that causes deadly pneumonia, including one herd infected with two different strains.