Advocacy Groups Host 'Day of the River' in Vegas - 8 News NOW

Advocacy Groups Host 'Day of the River' in Vegas

Posted: Updated:
  • EnvironmentMore>>

  • Orleans Arena Gets Major Sustainability Recognition

    Orleans Arena Gets Major Sustainability Recognition

    Monday, March 10 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-03-11 00:46:33 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Boyd Gaming Corporation on Monday announced that the Orleans Arena has been awarded LEED Gold certification for existing buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Orleans Arena isMore>>
    Boyd Gaming Corporation on Monday announced that the Orleans Arena is the first Nevada arena to be awarded LEED Gold certification for existing buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council.More>>
  • Group Claims Solution to Lake Mead's Water Shortage

    Group Claims Solution to Lake Mead's Water Shortage

    Friday, January 31 2014 11:22 AM EST2014-01-31 16:22:59 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Southern Nevada's main water supply is shrinking. Since the drought started 13- years ago, Lake Mead has dropped by more than 100 feet. It went from 1,200 feet in 2000 to 1,108 feet today.More>>
    Southern Nevada's main water supply is shrinking. Since the drought started 13- years ago, Lake Mead has dropped by more than 100 feet.More>>
  • Drought Hits Nevada Farmers Hard

    Drought Hits Nevada Farmers Hard

    Friday, January 17 2014 7:34 PM EST2014-01-18 00:34:59 GMT
    MOAPA VALLEY, Nev. -- The drought has hit the West hard, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has now declared Nevada a disaster area. Farmers feel the fallout first. Consumers feel it next, when itMore>>
    The drought has hit the West hard, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has now declared Nevada a disaster area. Farmers feel the fallout first. Consumers feel it next, when it drives up food prices.More>>

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Several advocacy groups in Las Vegas are hosting a Spanish community forum focusing on water issues, drought, conservation and the importance of the Colorado River to southern Nevada.

Officials are calling it The Day of the River.

The Nevada Conservation League, the Latin Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation and Nuestro Rio are holding the conference at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Rafael Rivera Community Center on Stewart Avenue east of downtown Las Vegas.

Officials including Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, Latin Chamber official Rene Cantu and Nevada Colorado River Commission member Marybel Batjer are due to head a discussion about competing demands on the river.

The Lake Mead reservoir behind Hoover Dam on the river supplies 90 percent of the southern Nevada drinking water supply.

 

  • Las Vegas NewsLas Vegas NewsMore>>

  • Police investigate double stabbing

    Police investigate double stabbing

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:17:18 GMT
    Two people suffering stab wounds were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, Metro Police said.More>>
    Two people suffering stab wounds were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, Metro Police said.More>>
  • Street performers peeved over downtown bathroom ban

    Street performers peeved over downtown bathroom ban

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:48:54 GMT
    Street performers bring a lot of entertainment to the Fremont Street Experience, but some of their say they are being forced out of the area when it comes to taking a bathroom break.More>>
    Street performers bring a lot of entertainment to the Fremont Street Experience, but some of their say they are being forced out of the area when it comes to taking a bathroom break.More>>
  • Fire damages apartments near Maryland & Hacienda

    Fire damages apartments near Maryland & Hacienda

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:52:26 GMT
    Las Vegas-- Investigators are looking into what sparked a fire at an apartment complex near Maryland Parkway and Hacienda.The Clark County Fire Department says the blaze started in a garbage can on the east side of the building. A total of five units were affected by smoke and water damage.The Red Cross is assisting one person from one of the units.Arson investigators are looking into the cause, but say there's nothing suspicious about the fire at this time.More>>
    Las Vegas-- Investigators are looking into what sparked a fire at an apartment complex near Maryland Parkway and Hacienda.The Clark County Fire Department says the blaze started in a garbage can on the east side of the building. A total of five units were affected by smoke and water damage.The Red Cross is assisting one person from one of the units.Arson investigators are looking into the cause, but say there's nothing suspicious about the fire at this time.More>>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KLAS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.