Dangling nearly 900 feet above the Colorado River, Ryan Nataluk deftly rappels down a rope while searching for cracked concrete pillars and corroded steel girders on the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.
Climate change and sustainable energy were in the forefront Saturday at Lake Mead National Recreation Area as rangers and local experts came together for a presentation focused on exploring the evolving environment and energy needs in the Southwest.
On a cold and windy Jan. 12 morning, seven boats set out to different parts of lakes Mead and Mohave. The people on each boat were there for one reason: to survey the bald eagle population.
Tuesday marked a somber date in Sharon Tierney’s family history, and she observed it the way she usually does.
Lake Mead’s water levels are the lowest they have been in history and will continue to drop over the summer.
Visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area pumped $311 million into the economies of surrounding cities, with more than 75 percent of that benefiting Southern Nevada, according to a newly released National Park Service study.
In celebration of National Park Week, the Lake Mead Institute is holding Find Your Park Day on Saturday. Visitors are invited to participate in a variety of activities that will showcase the recreational opportunities available at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.