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Nevada celebrates veterans’ achievements

Southern Nevada resident and former Army Sgt. Richard “Dick” L. Moyer was presented with a Bronze Star Medal with a “V” for valor this month for his heroic efforts during the Vietnam War.

Jane Russell turned tragedies into inspiration for others

“These days I am a teetotal, mean-spirited, right-wing, narrow-minded, conservative Christian bigot, but not a racist.” Those are the words of actress Jane Russell as reprinted in her obituary via the New York Times. She was an actress who lived her life on her terms, including a stint in rehab at age 79 for alcoholism.

Community key part of education at BCHS

As a veteran teacher at Boulder City High School, I wish to acquaint our community with an issue of some concern. Our projected enrollment for next year is 587 students, and at that number we will be forced to lose three staff positions — after losing two last year.

Work together to preserve views of lake

Three and a half million dollars is a lot of money. It’s more money than most of us will ever accumulate in our lifetime. But that is approximately how much more money it will cost to bury a portion of power lines between substation 3 and substation 6, according to an alternatives study on the 69kV power line funded by the city. This would nearly triple the cost of the proposed over-ground option.

Lady Liberty’s message remain timely

Apart from the original American Indians, all current U.S. residents are immigrants or descended from immigrants. We are familiar with the historic photos of ships passing the Statue of Liberty with hopeful families gazing at the promised land.

Airport’s potential for success sky-high

Boulder City Municipal Airport is an important economic tool for the city and has the potential to become an even greater one. While the airport is a public enterprise, it also supports several for-profit aviation-related businesses, employs over 400 people, and brings hundreds of visitors to our town each day.

Curtis introduced to Nevada early in his career

When people think about gambling addiction or Tony Curtis, they normally don’t associate it with Boulder City. However, for today’s Throwback Thursday, gambling addiction and Tony Curtis make perfect sense.

Sights, sounds of spring delightful

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.

Residents deserve answers to their questions

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.

Hitchcock broke boundaries at dam location

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.

Connections common in small town

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.

Residents must work together to maintain vibrant community

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.

Do we need a new vocabulary?

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.

WWII vet fights second battle of Tarawa

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.

Plan for future with past in mind

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?