Neil Armstrong’s astronaut training in Nevada went much more smoothly than his disastrous stops here in 1962, which ended with a stuck fighter jet and a hard landing.
Henry Brean writes about water and the environment for the Review-Journal, where he has worked since 2003. A native of Tucson, Arizona, he earned his journalism degree from the University of Missouri before returning to the desert as a reporter and editor for the Pahrump Valley Times.
In February 1965, Neil Armstrong and his fellow Apollo 11 crew members spent three days exploring at what was then known as the Nevada Test Site.
The Eldorado Valley Dry Lake will be off-limits from 5 p.m. Wednesday through 5 p.m. July 5 to “prevent massive gatherings — and the associated clean-ups — that have occurred there in the past,” the city said in a statement
Visitation has more than tripled in the past six years at Red Rock Canyon National Recreation Area, leaving officials searching for solutions to address growing, seasonal congestion.
The outlook for Lake Mead continues to improve, as forecasters account for a wet winter and a new interstate deal that will leave more water in the reservoir.
Las Vegas has the second hardest drinking water in the nation, according to new rankings from a group that sells water softeners.
The Arizona attraction 280 miles east of Las Vegas joins Great Basin and Death Valley national parks on the list of certified parks that are stargazing hot spots.
Conservationists are pushing back against plans to build the plant north along the road to Valley of the Fire State Park, 30 miles northeast of the Las Vegas.
The National Atomic Testing Museum hopes to use a $1 million matching grant from the state to move to a larger space in downtown Las Vegas.
The city-run Aliante Golf Club is tearing out 129,000 square feet of grass, cutting the property’s overall water use by more than 7 million gallons a year.
The city will receive $1 million to convert about 1 million square feet of cool-season fescue grass with a hybrid Bermuda grass that goes dormant in winter.
Researchers found a sky full of expectant mothers last week at locations in the Mormon Mountains, about 75 miles northeast of Las Vegas, during an annual bat survey.
Anglers of any age can catch their limits without a fishing license or a trout stamp at rivers, lakes and participating community ponds throughout the state.
The artifacts from the Walking Box Ranch near Searchlight, which was owned by Clara Bow and her film star husband, Rex Bell, have been in storage at the university since 2013.
In a made-for-TV visit to the proposed burial site for the nation’s nuclear waste in Nye County, Nevada’s senior senator vows to block efforts to restart licensing process.