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ANGIUS ALONE IS UNOPPOSED

Hildy Angius is the only Mohave County Supervisor who is running unopposed in the current election cycle. The District 2 republican is the only incumbent who drew no challengers by the June 1 nominating petition filing deadline. A total of 16 others are running for supervisor in the county’s four other districts. Buster Johnson, the most tenured member of the current board, will face Gary Kellogg, Martin Brown and George Schnittgrund in the republican primary in August. The winner would face former republican Cassandra Mooneyham who advances to the November general election as the only Independent contender in District...

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River Insect Study

tive Flows Might Mitigate Negative Impacts The decline of aquatic insects downstream from some hydroelectric dams has been linked to a widespread practice known as hydropeaking, whereby river flows are increased during the day when electricity demands are large, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey, along with researchers from Oregon State University, Utah State University and Idaho State University. Findings show it may be possible to mitigate these negative effects by using alternative hydropower practices.Aquatic insects play an essential role in river food webs and are the main food source for countless species of fish, birds, bats and other wildlife. This study identified how abrupt water level changes affect aquatic insects in every stage of life, which is an important step toward understanding how to potentially improve river health downstream of hydropeaking dams throughout the world. The research was based in part on a large citizen science project with more than 2,500 insect samples taken on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, downstream of Glen Canyon Dam. This dataset was collected almost entirely by river guides, educational groups, and other citizen scientists. Researchers also tested the effects of abrupt water levels changes on river health by comparing insect diversity across 16 large dammed rivers in the western United States that vary in the degree of hydropeaking. The full report is available online in the...

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Local Election Notes

Mohave County voters approved both statewide ballot measures in Tuesday’s special election. Results are unofficial pending ongoing vote processing and the election canvas. Tabulation of nearly 27,000 votes reveals county voters favoring passage of proposition 123 (14,960-11,778). Prop 124 is passing in Mohave County (16,610-9,785). Unofficial results place three men and two women on the new board of the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District: Steve Berg                       228 David Anthony                 223 Eric Terrill                        215 Charlotte Kiffer                213 Debora Cass                  ...

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Successful Park Celebration

    Hundreds of thousands of people helped Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument celebrate National Park Week April 16-24. The parks held traditional events along with a few out-of-the-box virtual experiences in order to reach such a wide and diverse audience. “During the centennial celebration, we are using tried and true methods to connect with the next generation, but we’re also looking for innovative ways to connect with millennials, in an effort to inspire new visitors to discover our parks,” said Lake Mead Superintendent Lizette Richardson. “During National Park Week, we tested these groundbreaking methods and were successful in reaching hundreds of thousands of people.” Pacific West Regional Director Laura Joss kicked off the week in Southern Nevada April 16 by attending a cleanup at Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument and a National Junior Ranger Day event at Lake Mead. At Tule Springs, the new park recruited eighty volunteers, including Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross, who donated 240 hours to fill a 40-yard roll-off will debris. At Lake Mead, around 500 people stopped by the visitor center during Junior Ranger Day, and Joss swore in more than 50 Centennial Junior Rangers. “Being a ranger is special,” Joss told the crowd. “We have a very important mission to preserve natural resources … and cultural resources … so that hundreds of...

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Region’s new Deputy Regional Director

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Regional Director Terry Fulp announced the selection of Jacklynn L. Gould (Jaci) as the Region’s new Deputy Regional Director. Gould began working in the Boulder City headquarters on March 1, 2016.  “I’m pleased that Jaci is joining our Regional Office leadership team here in Boulder City,” said Director Fulp. “Jaci has a proven track record of successful partnerships and management of complex programs that will benefit the Region’s stakeholders and employees as a part of our leadership team.”  Gould will provide oversight for Regional programs such as the Lower Colorado Dams Area Office...

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