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Man taken to UMC after shooting near Lake Mead and Jones


Date: 10/30/2014 12:51:00 AM

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV)-- A man was taken to UMC on Wednesday night after being shot in an apartment near Lake Mead and Jones. Las Vegas police said it happened just before 8 p.m. on the 2000 block of Winwood Street. Detective said the man was shot in the

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School hopefuls answer questions

Mohave Daily News

Date: 10/30/2014 12:41:00 AM

FORT MOHAVE — The six candidates for the Colorado River Union High School District governing board all say the district can’t rely on Phoenix as its financial savior and that technology is now a permanent educational experience. The candidates shared

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Las Vegas police investigate shooting near Lake Mead and Jones


Date: 10/30/2014 12:01:00 AM

Las Vegas Metro police said a man is recovering at University Medical Center following a shooting in the area of Lake Mead and Jones boulevards on Wednesday night. According to the department's Lt. Patricia Spencer, police were called to a home on Winwood

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Man shot in northwest valley

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Date: 10/29/2014 9:53:00 PM

Just before 8 p.m., police were called to the 2000 block of Winwood Street, near Jones and Lake Mead boulevards. Upon arrival, officers found the wounded man. He was taken to University Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening

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Four Corners Region plant life book up for state award

San Juan Health Parters General Surgery

Date: 10/29/2014 6:35:00 PM

The study area was defined as the drainage basin of the San Juan River, a major tributary of the Colorado River. The area covers 25,244 square miles. Heil spent about two years in each state for his contributions, with the rest of his time dedicated to

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• River: Colorado River
• Surface Area: 164,000 Acres
• Shoreline: 550 Miles
• Volume: 28,537,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 171,700 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 225 Feet
Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States in maximum water capacity. It is located on the Colorado River about 24 mi from the Strip southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the states of Nevada and Arizona. Formed by the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is 112 miles long when the lake is full, has 759 miles of shoreline, is 532 feet at greatest depth, with a surface elevation of 1,221.4 feet above sea level, and has 247 square miles of surface, and when filled to capacity, 28 million acre-feet of water. However, the lake has not reached this capacity since 1983 due to increasing droughts.
There are nine main access points to the lake. On the west are three roads from the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Access from the northwest from Interstate 15 is through Valley of Fire State Park and the Moapa River Indian Reservation to the Overton arm of the lake.
The lake is divided into several bodies. The large body closest to the Hoover Dam is Boulder Basin. The narrow channel, which was once known as Boulder Canyon and is now known as The Narrows, connects Boulder Basin to Virgin Basin to the east. The Virgin River and Muddy River empty into the Overton Arm, which is connected to the northern part of the Virgin Basin. The next basin to the east is Temple Basin, and following that is Gregg Basin, which is connected to the Temple Basin by the Virgin Canyon. When the lake levels are high enough, a section of the lake farther upstream from the Gregg Basin is flooded, which includes Grand Wash Bay and the Pearce Ferry Bay and launch ramp. In addition, there are two tiny basins, the Muddy River Inlet and the Virgin River Basin, that are flooded when the lake is high enough where these two rivers flow into the lake. As of now, however, these basins remain dry.
Lake Mead offers many types of recreation to locals and visitors. Boating is the most popular. Additional activities include fishing, water skiing, swimming and sunbathing. There are five marinas on the lake: Forever Resorts at Callville Bay, Echo Bay, and Temple Bar Marina; and Las Vegas Boat Harbor along with Lake Mead Marina in Hemenway Harbor which are family owned and operated. The area also has many coves with rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. There are several small to medium-sized islands in the lake area depending on the water level.
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