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Monsoons bring rare bloom south of Boulder City

They happen regularly in the wetter Sonoran Desert, but monsoon blooms in the northern Mojave are as rare as rain. South of Boulder City, the desert is carpeted with large patches of chinch weed blossoms. And with the bloom comes insects, including a minor invasion of bright green caterpillars in the hills around Lake Mead.

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Avi Kwa Ame named Nevada’s 4th national monument

President Joe Biden designated Avi Kwa Ame as Nevada’s fourth national monument Tuesday during the White House Conservation in Action Summit, protecting about 500,000 acres of public land from future development.

Senators call for disaster funding to help Lake Mead

“Disastrous conditions have reshaped Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s one and a half million acres of incredible landscapes and slowly depleted the largest reservoir in the United States,” the senators wrote in a letter to the National Park Service.

Where lost, unclaimed baggage goes to be resold

The store that answers the question “What happens to lost luggage that never gets found?” also happens to be a great place to go bargain shopping online.