By Arnold M. Knightly, Boulder City Review
Memorial Day weekend in Boulder City always brings crowds. People come for the first big Lake Mead weekend of the year, events at the veterans cemetery and the growing annual barbecue event.
This year, however, city officials and business leaders worry that traffic problems that have gridlocked the area during Thanksgiving and other holidays will be magnified when people try to get to the lake. This weekend is the first major lake holiday since the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge opened in mid-October.
Boulder City Police Chief Thomas Finn said people trying to come to Boulder City during peak hours will likely meet gridlock.