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Hoover Dam Standoff: An Armored Car and a Protest

Suspect blocked traffic with homemade armored vehicle, demanded 'release the OIG report'

(Newser) - A 30-year-old Nevada man is in custody after a bizarre 90-minute standoff Friday at the Hoover Dam, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal . Police say that Matthew P. Wright drove a homemade armored vehicle onto the towering Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Bridge and stopped, blocking traffic, with a sign reading "... More »

Drunk Man Becomes First to Survive Hoover Dam Swim

Lucky for Aaron Hughes most of the turbines weren't on

(Newser) - The world's least shocking quote: A British man's admission that his fairly miraculous swim across the Hoover Dam reservoir was "drink fueled," per the Guardian . Arron Hughes speaks to the Daily Post about his Aug. 10 experience, which came after what he says was a 37-hour... More »

You Can Go Kayaking... on Your Las Vegas Trip

Or, if you'd rather, experience arts and culture downtown

(Newser) - If your weekend in Las Vegas left you a bit hungover and in need of healthier pursuits, good news: You can get picked up at your hotel and whisked 30 miles away to kayak the Colorado River on an overnight Black Canyon "float trip" near the Hoover Dam, the... More »

Lake Mead May Vanish by 2021

Hoover Dam's vital source of water and power under threat

(Newser) - Lake Mead, the giant man-made lake behind the Hoover Dam and a major source of water for millions of people, is rapidly drying up, reports Live Science. A new study predicts a  50% chance the lake will be too low to produce hydroelectric power by 2017, and a 50% chance... More »

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