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Park Service Looking for New Fuel Provider at Echo Bay

Park Service Looking for New Fuel Provider at Echo Bay

 

The National Park Service seeks a new operator for water-based fuel services at Echo Bay.

The previous water-based fuel station closed Feb. 1 when the temporary contract under which it was operating expired. Park officials hope to restore this service before the busy summer season because the closest alternative water-based fuel is now 30 miles away at Callville Bay. Applications must be received by 3 p.m. May 15.

To view more details about the opportunity, visit http://www.nps.gov/lake/parkmgmt/businesswithpark.htm.  

All applications must be received by the Concession Management Office, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, no later than 3 p.m. PST May 15.

Your Chance to Run the Tour Operation at Lake Mead

Your Chance to Run the Tour Operation at Lake Mead

 

Anyone interested in becoming a tour operator at Lake Mead can apply for the 10-year contract that begins in October.

The National Park Service is soliciting for proposals to operate sightseeing boat tours and other related services at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The current Lake Mead Cruises concession contract, which expires Sept. 30, includes operation of the Desert Princess paddlewheel tour boat and the Lake Mead Cruises landing at Hemenway Harbor. The new concessioner will provide sightseeing tours and related services in the Boulder Basin/Hoover Dam area of Lake Mead.

Hospital Gets $14 Million Grant for Expansion and Renovation

Hospital Gets $14 Million Grant for Expansion and Renovation

 

Renovation and expansion of Boulder City Hospital will be funded by a $14 million federal grant, according to information from the office of Senator Harry Reid.

The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development fund. According to the USDA, the hospital’s pharmacy, home health, lab and dietary areas will be remodeled, and surgery, physical therapy, long-term care and admissions lobby will be renovated and expanded. The Emergency Department also will be expanded by more than 5,100 square feet.

Small Business Loan Helps Boulder City Business Expand

 

A boat business that started in Boulder City is now expanding with the help of a Small Business Administration loan.

Business prospects have dramatically improved for Stuart Litjens, owner of Boulder Boats in Boulder City.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

FAA Makes Flight Restrictions Deal with Tour Companies

FAA Makes Flight Restrictions Deal with Tour Companies

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is going to restrict air space around Las Vegas from Sunday evening to Wednesday afternoon while President Barack Obama is in town.


An FAA statement issued Friday says eight local Grand Canyon sightseeing tour companies will be able to use nearby Jean Airport during that time. Jean is 25 miles south of the Strip. Several other area airports will be closed to general aviation. Commercial traffic at McCarran International Airport won’t be affected.

Two helicopter air tour companies also will be able to conduct night sightseeing tours out of McCarran.

The president plans a campaign event late Sunday at a Las Vegas high school. He’s scheduled to stay at the Westin Lake Las Vegas to hold debate practice sessions for two additional days before his scheduled debate against Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Report Pushes Benefits of Parks to Economy

Report Pushes Benefits of Parks to Economy

National Park Service officials are touting the findings of an annual report that shows spending in or near parks supports local economies.

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 7 million visitors in 2010 spent more than $254 million at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and communities in Nevada and Arizona near the park. The report postulates that spending supported 2,452 jobs in the local areas.

“The people and the business owners in communities near national parks have always known the economic value of the parks. Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a key piece of the engine that drives our local economy,” said William Dickinson, Park Superintendent.

City Signs Lease for Solar Power Projects

City Signs Lease for Solar Power Projects

 

Boulder City signed a 50-year lease with a Korean Company allowing it to develop solar projects in the Eldorado Valley.

The Boulder City Council approved the agreement last month. The city and Korean Midland Power Company signed the lease Wednesday morning. The solar array will be on 1,550 acres of Eldorado Valley, which is 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. The area is considered one of the best places in the country to develop solar power projects.

The array will be a 250 to 350 megawatt solar generation facility. The project will break ground in the middle of next year. Company representatives say the new facility will employee hundreds of people for construction and operation. The company plans on establishing a solar training center for local workers.