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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.

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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.

Two locals promoted at Reclamation

The Bureau of Reclamation recently announced the promotion of two locals in its Lower Colorado Region office.

Lake search continues for missing man

The National Park Service is searching for a 23-year-old North Las Vegas man last seen in the water about a mile north of Cottonwood Cove on Lake Mohave Sunday. The search was suspended at 3 p.m. Monday and resumed Tuesday, according to Christie Vanover, spokeswoman for Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Hacienda to be sold

The Hacienda Hotel and Casino is being sold, the employees were told in a meeting Thursday.

Lake visitation up this year, Park Service says

Nearly 3.3 million people have visited the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in the year’s first six months, the National Park Service announced.

Park Service installs life jacket loaner stations

Park rangers from Lake Mead National Recreation Area stressed life jacket safety to a group of children at the Boulder City Library last week as part of a larger outreach to mitigate accidental youth drownings at Lake Mead.

Chicago man’s body recovered at Lake Mead

The body of a Chicago man was recovered last week at Lake Mead, 13 days after he went missing.

Lake Mead Park Service wins prestigious film award

The recently renovated Alan Bible Visitors Center at Lake Mead National Recreation Area has another reason to shine besides the new lighting fixtures and walkway.

Improvements being made to Las Vegas Bay Campground

A portion of the Las Vegas Bay Campground at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is receiving a $200,000 renovation, National Park Service officials announced Monday.