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Lake Mead/Hoover Dam

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.

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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.

Hacienda to be remodeled, reopen as Hoover Dam Lodge

The Hacienda Casino will soon be named Hoover Dam Lodge, according to tavern operator Dotty’s, which is in the final stages of purchasing the property.

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.