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Annual boat parade sets sail Saturday

The 37th annual Christmas Parade of Lights is scheduled to set sail at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor/Lake Mead Marina Complex in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The Lake Mead Boat Owners Association started this dazzling display of floating holiday lights in 1976 and every year puts up the money for event insurance and trophies for top parade entries.

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Rain causes temporary road closures at Lake Mead

Flooding and storm damage has caused the temporary closure of Willow Beach and St. Thomas roads in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Hoover Dam visitor attendance slides further

When the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge carried its first car across Black Canyon in October 2010, officials wondered and worried about what might happen to a Hoover Dam suddenly transformed from major interstate highway to mere roadside attraction.

Cleanup Day to be held Saturday at Callville Bay

Forever Resorts, in cooperation with the National Park Service, will host its annual Cleanup Day on Saturday at Callville Bay Resort and Marina in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. It’s a chance to come out and help clean up the marina and surrounding beaches.

Lake Mead Cruises to sail under new owners

The longtime operators of Lake Mead Cruises plan to hand over operation of the Desert Princess paddlewheel boat tours to a multinational corporation.

Lake Mead jobs gone after federal shutdown

Lake Mead National Recreation Area visitors will have until 3 p.m. today to leave the park, which was closed after a budget stalemate Tuesday shut down the government.

Dam power generation growing concern

A falling Lake Mead water level may mean rising electric rates for Boulder City residents.

Water Authority seeks $12 million emergency fix

With Lake Mead shrinking and a new deep-water straw still far from finished, the Southern Nevada Water Authority plans to declare an emergency and fast-track a new $12 million construction project aimed at securing the valley’s water supply through next summer.

Bureau of Reclamation official Rinne dies at 68

Former longtime resident William Rinne started as a fisheries biologist for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and rose to serve as the agency’s acting commissioner. Along the way, he helped craft a sweeping, multistate program to protect both endangered species and the use of the Colorado River for water and power generation.

Wildlife officials test for deadly pneumonia strain

State wildlife officials caught and killed a sick bighorn sheep from a Boulder City park on Sept. 4 so they could run tests to determine if one of Nevada’s most important herds has been infected with a deadly strain of pneumonia.

New park programs see recycling up, water bottle usage down

The recycling program at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area has seen a 20 percent increase in the past three months, the park service recently announced.