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99 bald eagles recorded at lakes Mead, Mohave

Strong winds delayed completion of a Jan. 6 eagle survey at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, but boat crews from the National Park Service made it out to Lake Mohave last week and spotted eight more bald eagles, bringing this year’s total to 99.

Smog rules cause concern for Southwest industries

The Obama administration took steps last week to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory problems, but meeting the stricter emissions limits is expected to be costly, including for the Southwest states of New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.