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Dogs survive Rifle house fire after owners close bedroom door


Date: 6/25/2017 9:07:00 PM

Well, one family in Rifle got to see that firsthand when their house caught fire Friday. Colorado River Fire Rescue's Maria Pina says a home out in Garfield County caught fire while the two families that lived in it were out. The home was completely

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Domestic dispute leads to deadly shootout with SWAT


Date: 6/25/2017 8:30:00 PM

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating its 10th officer-involved shooting of the year after a shootout at a residence near Bookbinder Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard. Police responded to reports of a shooting around

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Why closing your bedroom door when you sleep could save your life


Date: 6/25/2017 6:42:00 PM

Maria Pina with Colorado River Fire Rescue says there’s another trick you can pull to help save you and your family’s lives. Close your bedroom door. It’s that simple – and it can be a major difference between life and death. Of course, you should

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Games, friends abound at Boys & Girls Club

Mohave Daily News

Date: 6/25/2017 12:41:00 AM

It is really fun here. I love it. Kids Column is a weekly feature, appearing each Sunday in the Mohave Valley Daily News. It is written by members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River. For more about the club, go to

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Learning center could be ‘first of its kind’

Havasu News

Date: 6/24/2017 11:51:00 PM

The center is hoped to become the mecca of water research and education on the Lower Colorado River. It will be the new home to the city’s water quality research lab, which will be set behind glass - providing the public with a behind-the-scenes look at

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• River: Colorado River
• Length: 550 Miles
• Surface Area: 164,000 Acres
• 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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