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Richardson ready to explore

Lizette Richardson has no plans to hang up her hat and ride off into the sunset when she retires as superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Friday. She is already settled into the West, has fallen in love with the region and wants to explore other places in the National Park Service that she has served for many years.

Water shortage delayed for now

Despite another dry winter on the Colorado River, Lake Mead and the millions of people who rely on it will avoid a water shortage for at least one more year.

Interstate has ‘designer’ look

From its impact on traffic in Boulder City to the role it will play in Southern Nevada commerce, few details were overlooked when designing Interstate 11. That includes the way it looks.

Historian to bring tales of ‘Dam Women’ to life

Ever since his childhood, Boulder City native Dennis McBride has been fascinated by the stories told by the women who helped transform the community from tents and temporary houses into homes and a fledgling city.

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Lake Mead superintendent to retire

Lizette Richardson, superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, announced her retirement late last month. Her last day will be Aug. 31.

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Crash course in history: Story of B-29 at bottom of Lake Mead shared

“It was terrifying. It was very scary, very deep and very dark,” said Dr. David Conlin about his first dive to the B-29 Superfortress bomber that rests at the bottom of Lake Mead.

Lake Mead to mark 70th anniversary of B-29 crash with program

For 70 years, a B-29 Superfortress bomber has rested peacefully in 100-plus-feet-deep water in Lake Mead. With the exception of a few visits by research team members and qualified divers, the plane has remained unseen by the public.

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Peregrines back from brink of extinction

TEMPLE BAR, Arizona — The peregrine falcon can target prey up to a mile away and dive on it at more than 200 mph, faster than any other animal on Earth.

Lake Mead entrance fee rises Friday

Entrance fees to Lake Mead National Recreation will increase $5 on Friday, June 1.

Lake tourists give local economy $336 million boost

Visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area spent $336 million in communities near the park during 2017, according to a new report released by the National Park Service.

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