Latest Colorado River News

Utah audit shows millions to go to proposed pipeline costs

Aug. 24, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Washington County is expected to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to build and operate a proposed water pipeline, according to a Utah legislative audit. The audit found it will require a large fee, rate and tax increases for a southern Utah county to pay for a proposed pipeline...

Man who botched 2 casino robberies later killed by police

Aug. 19, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) — A man shot and killed by Las Vegas police in the Colorado River resort town of Laughlin botched two casino robberies within 30 minutes and had a gun in his hand when he got out of a vehicle after a nearly seven-hour standoff, police said Monday. Cashiers at both the Golden Nugget...

The Latest: Gunman killed by police tried robbing 2 casinos

Aug. 19, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a man who Las Vegas police say refused to leave a vehicle after firing a gunshot at a security guard during a botched casino cashier robbery in the Colorado River resort town of Laughlin (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Police say a man shot and killed...

Arizona, Nevada cuts to Colorado River water negligible

Aug. 16, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Arizona and Nevada will face their first-ever cuts in Colorado River water next year, but the changes aren't expected to be overly burdensome for either state. The water is delivered through Lake Mead, one of the largest manmade reservoirs in the country that straddles the...

Climate change still threatens key US river after wet winter

Aug. 15, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Snow piled up in the mountains across the U.S. West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely making wildfire restrictions unnecessary. But the wet weather can be misleading. Climate change means the region...

The Latest: Colorado River improves, but voluntary cuts loom

Aug. 15, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the outlook for the Colorado River (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Conditions on the over-taxed Colorado River have improved dramatically over the past year, but not enough to stave off voluntary cutbacks for some water users in the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico. A federal...

Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

Aug. 13, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above the field, the drone landed and the...

17 Texas lakes now confirmed with invasive zebra mussels

Aug. 12, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Zebra mussels have been confirmed at two more Austin-area lakes to bring the statewide infestation to 17 Texas lakes in five river basins. The Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife on Monday announced invasive zebra mussels have been discovered at Lake Lyndon B. Johnson in the...

Drowning victim ID'ed as 16-year-old Las Vegas girl

Aug. 12, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed the identity of a girl whose body was pulled from the Colorado River in Laughlin. The Mohave Valley Daily News of Bullhead City, Arizona, reports that the Clark County Coroner's Office on Friday identified the girl as 16-year-old Sharon Mako of Las Vegas. An...

Bear attacks 13-year-old boy at campground near Moab

Aug. 9, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Wildlife officials say they are still looking for the bear that attacked a 13-year-old boy at a campground in eastern Utah. The state's Division of Wildlife Resources said the teenager was sleeping at a campground along the Colorado River Friday morning when a bear approached him and bit...