Zion National Park, Utah - Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting Peregrine Falcons in Zion National Park will be temporarily closed beginning March 1, 2016 in order to protect these birds which are in recovery from "endangered species" status. The closure date is based on analysis of data collected from 2001-2015 regarding the peregrines' arrival time to their nesting cliffs in the park.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was arrested Tuesday evening in Portland, Oregon, and faces multiple felony charges filed in the District of Nevada related to the attempted cattle impoundment operation conducted by federal law enforcement officers near Bunkerville, Nevada. in April 2014, according to U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.

Washington, DC - NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) will hold its public meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday-Tuesday, February 22 and 23, 2016. The meetings will include presentations and discussions of progress and priorities for developing forensic science standards and guidelines for each forensic science discipline.

Baltimore, Maryland - Despite conventional wisdom that outpatient drug treatment centers such as methadone clinics bring violent crime into the neighborhoods where they sit, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests there may actually be less serious crime near clinics than other community businesses.

Washington, DC - The President released his final Budget today. It builds on the progress we’ve made together over the last seven years to rebuild our economy and make it the strongest, most durable in the world. And, it lays out a path to meet our greatest challenges not just the year ahead, but for decades to come, including: accelerating the pace of innovation to tackle climate change and strengthen our economy; giving everyone a fair shot at opportunity and economic security; and advancing our national security and global leadership.  This year, read President Obama’s Budget Message like never before — now complete with videos, graphics, and stories of everyday Americans.

Washington, DC - General Motors Company, Jim Koons Management and Lithia Motors Inc. have agreed to settle separate Federal Trade Commission administrative complaint allegations that each touted how rigorously they inspect their cars, yet failed to disclose that some of the used cars they were selling were subject to unrepaired safety recalls. Jim Koons Management, which has 15 dealerships in the Mid-Atlantic region, and Oregon-based Lithia Motors Inc., which has more than 100 stores in the West and Midwest, are two of the nation’s largest used car dealers.

Miami, Florida - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at Miami International Airport (MIA) arrested a passenger attempting to smuggle approximately 7.7 pounds of heroin with an estimated street value of $210,000.  The individual was arriving on a flight from Colombia on January 22.

Boulder City, Nevada - Survey teams set out at dawn on eight different boats throughout Lake Mead National Recreation Area January 12 to survey the local bald eagle population on lakes Mead and Mohave.

Washington, DC - The Bureau of Reclamation has released its study of the Truckee Basin in California and Nevada, projecting that climate change may impact water supplies in the 21st century. Now available online, this study provides water managers with information to better understand the basin’s water supply and demand from now until 2099, and also identifies potential options to help them meet future demands.

Washington, DC - The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Washington and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of November 12-21, 2015.