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Lake Mead/Hoover Dam

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.

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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.

Admission to Lake Mead free during holiday weekend

Lake Mead National Recreation Area invites area residents to enjoy its trails, water and amenities, especially during the Presidents Day weekend when entry is free.

Family seeks ways to prevent suicides as it mourns loss

The family of a Phoenix woman who jumped to her death from the Hoover Dam bypass bridge said it would like to see higher guardrails and stronger security measures to deter suicides.

Fewer bald eagles at Lake Mead, but numbers still up

Although their numbers are down a bit this year, bald eagles by the dozens flock to Lake Mead National Recreation Area to wait out the winter.

Picture captures final moments of woman’s life

A woman who jumped to her death from the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Friday “was sly about it and didn’t want people to know.”

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.

Rangers encourage lake visitors to remain weather smart

Strong winds and freezing temperatures are forecast for Lake Mead National Recreation Area through Saturday; therefore, rangers are advising visitors and employees to be cautious of the hazards.

Willow Beach Road reopens after flood damage

Willow Beach Road in Lake Mead National Recreation Area has reopened. It was temporarily closed due to flooding and storm damage.