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December 29, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A ban on personal watercraft at Lake Mead National Recreation Area has been postponed until April 10, the National Park Service said. The Park Service reached an agreement with Bluewater Network, a San Francisco-based environmental group, that will allow use of personal watercraft until April 10 while officials for the recreation area finalize a management plan for lakes Mead and Mohave. The Park Service was supposed to have had the plan finalized and environmental impacts assessed by Sept.
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December 29, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A ban on personal watercraft at Lake Mead National Recreation Area has been postponed until April 10, the National Park Service said. The Park Service reached an agreement with Bluewater Network, a San Francisco-based environmental group, that will allow use of personal watercraft until April 10 while officials for the recreation area finalize a management plan for lakes Mead and Mohave. The Park Service was supposed to have had the plan finalized and environmental impacts assessed by Sept.
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October 1, 1995 | JOHN McKINNEY
Las Vegas visitors have an alternative to the ersatz volcanoes on the Vegas Strip--a chain of real ones about 25 miles out of town at Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Hoover Dam. Best known for boating, the area also has a lot to offer hikers, including vertical walled canyons, cactus-filled basins, colorful rock formations and dramatic plateaus. The hikes range from easy, leg-stretcher family jaunts to difficult cross-country routes that will challenge the most experienced hikers.
NATIONAL
May 26, 2002 | TOM GORMAN and JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Jason and Cori Babcock towed their new boat here Saturday from Southern California, expecting to ski carefree on one of the nation's largest recreational lakes. Instead, they discovered what hundreds of thousands of other vacationers are encountering throughout much of the West this holiday weekend. A stubborn decade-long drought is taking its toll on the great outdoors, upsetting boaters, campers and anglers who had grand plans to kick off the summer season.
NEWS
August 13, 1993 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This serene stretch of the Colorado River, nestled deep alongside khaki-colored bluffs that bring midafternoon relief from the summer sun, seems an unlikely place to worry about death. Fishermen cast for trophy-sized striped bass and rainbow trout. Children slip with a gleeful yelp into the cold blue waters from houseboat slides. Canoeists and rafters paddle here after getting a water-level view of the towering Hoover Dam 12 miles upstream and hoping for glimpses of bighorn sheep.
NATIONAL
May 26, 2002 | TOM GORMAN and JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Jason and Cori Babcock towed their new boat here Saturday from Southern California, expecting to ski carefree on one of the nation's largest recreational lakes. Instead, they discovered what hundreds of thousands of other vacationers are encountering throughout much of the West this holiday weekend. A stubborn decade-long drought is taking its toll on the great outdoors, upsetting boaters, campers and anglers who had grand plans to kick off the summer season.
NEWS
September 7, 1991 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After an intense public outcry, Las Vegas officials are shying away from plans to kill desert tortoises not adopted or relocated within five days after being found on properties slated for development. Clark County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury said Friday he will introduce a resolution at the next Board of Commissioners meeting to scrap the option of euthanizing tortoises. The board is likely to approve the proposal at its Sept. 17 meeting, commissioners said.
TRAVEL
July 20, 1997 | Associated Press
These places offer exceptional quiet, according to the National Park Service: Arizona Chiricahua National Monument Fort Bowie National Monument Grand Canyon (off-season) Tonto National Monument California Death Valley Colorado Dinosaur National Monument Hawaii and Samoa Haleakala National Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kalaupapa National Historical Park National Park of American Samoa, Tau and Tutuila Units Nevada Lake Mead National Recreation Area New Mexico Aztec Ruins Chaco Culture
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1988
An Irvine man riding a jet ski died after slamming into a boat on Lake Mojave, authorities said. John Edward Pastel, 37, died at 9:09 p.m. Saturday at Bullhead Community Hospital in Bullhead City, Ariz., as a result of massive injuries to his entire body, said Susan Warner, a spokeswoman for the Lake Mead National Recreation area near Boulder City. Pastel apparently was traveling north on the lake about 12:30 p.m. and approaching two boats head-on, Warner said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1997
Two UCLA students drowned at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area during a fraternity outing, authorities said Monday. National Park Service rangers recovered the bodies of Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity brothers Brian Thomas Pearce, 22, and Brian Toshio Sanders, 19, from about 30 feet of water in Cathedral Cove, UCLA officials said. "Our hearts go out to the families of these students," said Vice Chancellor Winston Doby. More than 50 people attended the Lamda Chi Alpha outing.
TRAVEL
October 1, 1995 | JOHN McKINNEY
Las Vegas visitors have an alternative to the ersatz volcanoes on the Vegas Strip--a chain of real ones about 25 miles out of town at Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Hoover Dam. Best known for boating, the area also has a lot to offer hikers, including vertical walled canyons, cactus-filled basins, colorful rock formations and dramatic plateaus. The hikes range from easy, leg-stretcher family jaunts to difficult cross-country routes that will challenge the most experienced hikers.
NEWS
August 13, 1993 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This serene stretch of the Colorado River, nestled deep alongside khaki-colored bluffs that bring midafternoon relief from the summer sun, seems an unlikely place to worry about death. Fishermen cast for trophy-sized striped bass and rainbow trout. Children slip with a gleeful yelp into the cold blue waters from houseboat slides. Canoeists and rafters paddle here after getting a water-level view of the towering Hoover Dam 12 miles upstream and hoping for glimpses of bighorn sheep.
SPORTS
January 10, 1996
Duck hunters again are able to hunt on federal wildlife refuges and fishermen again are able to cast their lines in waters within federally governed parks, thanks to the temporary resolution to the government shutdown. "The action comes in time to save the last three weekends of the duck season, which closes Jan. 21," a news release by the California Department of Fish and Game said.
NEWS
August 12, 2001 | From Reuters
Federal investigators Saturday combed the wreckage of a sightseeing helicopter that crashed in a rugged area of Arizona near the edge of the Grand Canyon, killing six people and severely burning a seventh. Officials of the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration searched for clues in the pieces of a AS350 helicopter carrying six family members and a pilot that went down Friday for "unknown reasons."
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