Ah, it’s that wonderful time of year. The days are getting longer, the sun is shining brighter and the sky seems bluer.
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At this time of year, just when the Dam Short Film Festival comes and goes and the cold winter rains and winds die down, spring returns to Boulder City. It is still too early for the blooming of the colorful desert flowers, but observant walkers can record the stirrings of new growth in the town.
There are many organizations that help veterans, and sometimes they overlap. In fact, there is often much overlap, but each major group does have a positive specialty of some type, such as Paralyzed Veterans of America, Nevada Chapter.
Information is tricky difficult to find. Town hall meetings where the public asks questions or even submit items for discussion to be shared publicly don’t take place. Public comments at meetings are limited to five minutes, and answering a speaker’s question or having a dialogue during this five minutes is not permitted. Put this all together, and you have those who believe, correctly or incorrectly, that something is being hidden.
Alfred Hitchcock, often referred to as “The Master of Suspense,” was one of the first directors for Universal Pictures to utilize on-location filming. Hitchcock’s 1942 film “Saboteur” broke boundaries with coast-to-coast location shots, including here in Boulder City.
Having somebody believe in you can make all the difference in the world.
Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living beings in the entire world are only six steps away from being connected in some way. And that’s an Earth of 7 billion people.
Workshop limited ability to express true opinion
Just as the Eskimo are said to have a hundred words for snow, and the auto industry has many more hundreds of names for cars, so the world has many words for love.
Similar to the theory of trickle-down economics — which says that benefits for the wealthy will eventually “trickle down” to everyone else — the divisive spirit of November’s presidential election continues to linger and seems to have affected practically everything.
Last year in my State of the City address, I urged us to make sure that, when we’re making decisions, we’re careful to always put family and faith first. I reminded you that a few years ago Family Circle magazine named Boulder City one of the Top 10 places in the nation to raise a family. And that the No. 1 reason that most of us moved to Boulder City is because it’s a wonderful place to raise a family.
When you think of Boulder City do you immediately associate it with Jim Morrison of The Doors? Most people do not, but Boulder City is linked to Morrison in a very oblique way.
I am somewhat of a barbecue aficionado. I come by it naturally.
Go to the Oxford English dictionary http://www.oed.com , and you will find a list of new words added to the dictionary in September. It is a long list.
Last month I began to tell the story of Leon Cooper, a World War II veteran who took part in the bloody battle of Tarawa. A California resident, in 2008 he paid a visit to the Pacific island and said he could not believe his eyes. The sunny beach that in 1943 had been turned into a battlefield had deteriorated into something else again — a combination junkyard and burial ground.
Jon Bon Jovi. Andy Griffith. John Wayne. All these notable men have ties to Boulder City, and so does a man named Paco.
The words “quality of life” have been replaying almost constantly in my head for some time now. What do the words mean to me, to you and to those who do not know us in Boulder City or know each of us intimately?
It appears something fishy is happening with Boulder City’s closed grocery store. And we’re not talking about the shrimp, oysters, scallops and other fish that was sold in the seafood department.
It’s never too late to shoot for a life-long dream. If you don’t believe me, just ask George Markle.
We have become a throwaway society.
Many contributed to success of holiday light display
Most people own a car, perhaps more than one, but there are times when you can’t drive yourself and need a ride. Times such as when you don’t want to leave your car at the airport and pay the parking charges, when you get stuck at a venue without a ride home, or family and friends are busy or out of town themselves. What are your options?
Just call me Shrek.
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