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2012-03-11 17:54:00

Hoover Dam Honors Girl Scouts with Logo and Green Light Display on Dam, March 12, 2012. LAS VEGAS, March 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,000 Girl Scouts rocked the Hoover Dam Saturday in a bridging ceremony to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Girls traded decade inspired Girl Scout S.W.A.P.S. (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere), ate pancakes, walked the green carpet, and participated in a sing-a-long that included a...

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2010-10-18 06:10:23

The Hoover Dam now is neighbor to a massive bridge held up by the longest arch in the Western Hemisphere. The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge will open this month to help connect Arizona and Nevada traffic, which is split by the Colorado River. Officials said the 1,900-foot-long structure will reroute traffic off of the Hoover Dam, helping to improve jams and protect the dam from terrorist threats. The new bridge is the seventh highest bridge in the world at 890 feet above the...

2010-09-15 14:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Hoover Dam (dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Sept. 30, 1935) and the completion of the new Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge this fall, Forever Resorts will be giving away FREE Black Canyon River Rafting Trips (valued at $85.95 per person; www.BlackCanyonRiverAdventures.com) with each trip taken on Lake Mead or Lake Mohave aboard a Forever Houseboat (www.ForeverHouseboats.com) from September 15,...

2009-04-22 18:23:00

LAS VEGAS, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Breathtaking seclusion allows one to take a moment from life to just appreciate and enjoy one of nature's majestic wonders... that is what awaits guests who embark upon Pink Jeep Tours' brand new Grand Canyon Classic Deluxe tour. The popular tour company is currently the only one to be granted access to Quartermaster Point, one of the most remote areas at Grand Canyon West. Guests travel in the Tour Trekker, Pink Jeep Tours' brand new first of its kind,...

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2009-04-21 10:27:18

Scripps researchers find that currently scheduled water deliveries from the Colorado River are unlikely to be met if human-caused climate change reduces runoff in the region The Colorado River system supplies water to tens of millions of people and millions of acres of farmland, and has never experienced a delivery shortage. But if human-caused climate change continues to make the region drier, scheduled deliveries will be missed 60-90 percent of the time by the middle of this century,...

2008-10-06 15:00:17

POMONA, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectra Company, the prominent historic restoration firm based in Pomona, California, has been awarded the exacting historic preservation projects on two noted historic landmarks: The Hoover Dam -- one of Nevada's most popular tourist attractions; and The Ennis House -- one of Frank Lloyd Wright's renowned residences in Los Angeles. Of the famed Ennis House, Anthea Hartig, PhD, Director, Western Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation, said,...

2008-08-27 12:00:55

For John McCain, it was another what-was-I-thinking moment -- but this time on a topic close to home: In a mid-August telephone interview with the The Pueblo Chieftain, the Republican presidential candidate-to-be called for renegotiation of the Colorado River Compact -- with more water in mind for fast-growing Arizona, the state he represents in the Senate, as well as Southern California and Las Vegas, Nev. More water there, less in the "upper-basin" states of New Mexico, Utah, Colorado...

2005-08-02 19:42:27

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nevada may be near a deal that would clear the way for one of the most ambitious water projects in the arid U.S. Southwest since the Hoover Dam -- a $5 billion network of wells and pipelines to bring water to the booming Las Vegas area. The agreement would allow the Southern Nevada Water Authority to proceed with its plan for a $5 billion water project, including 500 miles of pipelines, to meet the increasing demand for water in the booming Las...

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2005-04-04 21:15:16

HOOVER DAM, Nev. (AP) -- Water officials from California, Arizona and Nevada joined the federal government Monday in enacting a 50-year plan to protect the lower Colorado River and ensure states are able to get enough water and power from it. The $626 million agreement will benefit "the many important species, including humans, that rely on the Colorado River," said John Keys, commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, during a ceremony at the base of the massive Hoover Dam. The program,...