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Safe Boating Week

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Safe Boating Week

Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional kickoff to boating season, which also coincides with National Safe Boating Week. The week before Memorial Day, across the country, boating officials remind people of the often avoidable dangers that await boaters. Boating can be a great time and there are a few steps people can take to make sure it’s a safe time too. This week, Ed sits down with Fred...

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Boating Safety in Nevada Waters

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017

Boating Safety in Nevada Waters

March 19-25 is the national Spring Aboard campaign, a yearly effort to entice boaters to take a boating education course. Whether you are an angler, duck hunter, water skier or however you use a boat, the best way to stay safe on the water is to get educated, before you go. This week, Edwin sits down with Nick Duhe, boating educator at NDOW, to talk about the best way to get educated....

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Fall Boating in Nevada and Winterizing Your Boat

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016

Fall Boating in Nevada and Winterizing Your Boat

Most people stop thinking about boating as soon as the Labor Day weekend passes, but this is a big mistake for many reasons. In warmer parts of the state, boating can be wonderful in October and November, if you take a few basic safety precautions. For people in colder climates who decide to park the boat for the winter, there are some steps you can take to make the springtime boating a whole...

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Keep Nevada’s Waters Clean from Invasive Species

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016

Keep Nevada’s Waters Clean from Invasive Species

In 2007 quagga mussels were first discovered in Lake Mead. These small, clam-like mollusks are a damaging and ugly invasive species that is spread from waterway to waterway most often by boats. The 2007 discovery kicked off a race by NDOW and other agencies to halt the spread of this noxious invasive, and even after more than 6 years, no more waterways have been infected. This week, Edwin sits...

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Operation Dry Water

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016

Operation Dry Water

Boating under the influence, or “drunken boating,” is just as serious as driving a car impaired. The penalties are the same, but more importantly the dangers are just as serious for boaters who slide behind the wheel after a few too many. Last weekend was the national Operation Dry Water campaign, an annual, national effort to get drunk boaters off the water. This week on Nevada Wild...

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Lake Tahoe and Cold Water Shock

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016

Lake Tahoe and Cold Water Shock

The water at Lake Tahoe stays very cold all year around, but many boaters, paddlers and swimmers are unaware of the dangers of suddenly falling into cold water, creating a condition called “cold water shock”. Cold water is responsible for too many fatal accidents. People who find themselves suddenly in cold water often lose the ability to swim and can drown very suddenly. This week...

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