Lots of firsts highlight year

Another year has come and gone for Boulder City and with it is a time to reflect on some of the major events from 2018.

A look at 2018 in pictures

Interstate 11, which opened in August, features a scenic overlook that provides a bird’s-eye view of Lake Mead.

New year brings promise of hope

It’s hard to believe that 2019 arrives in just six days. I have just gotten used to dating things for 2018.

Business Beat: Mobile pet groomer puts down roots

After falling in love with the community, Janette Housley decided to put some roots down and planted her mobile pet grooming business on Boulder City Parkway.

Mikkelson twins’ efforts on tennis court recognized

Helping bring Boulder City High School tennis to prominence, twins Olivia and Connor Mikkelson were both named to the Nevada first-team all-state for their efforts this season.

Bailey named to all-states first team

After helping Boulder City High School’s girls volleyball team claim its second consecutive 3A state championship, sophomore Kamry Bailey was named to the Nevada all-state first-team.

Roundup: Three receive all-state honors

Representing Boulder City High School, seniors Thorsten Balmer and Ryann Reese and junior Makena Arboreen were all named to the Nevada all-state team in their respective sports.

Grothe places in top five in world championships

Swimmer Zane Grothe, a 2010 Boulder City High School graduate, took home a pair of top five finishes at the 2018 FINA World Swimming Championships Dec. 11-16 in Hangzhou, China.

‘Double Life’s’ message rings true

On Christmas Day in 1947, Universal Pictures released a noir film, “A Double Life,” about an actor named Anthony John who starts to take his roles a little too seriously.

Military members lucky in love

For the second year in a row, Clark County, in conjunction with the Armed Forces Chamber of Commerce and others, has produced “Las Vegas Marries the Military.” During Veterans Day weekend, 11 couples from around the country came to Nevada to get married or to renew their vows in no-cost ceremonies from the Strip to downtown and other locations around the city. Five of the ceremonies were new weddings, and six were vow renewals. Those participating were veterans, on active duty, in the National Guard, reservists or retired.

Letter to the Editor, Dec. 27

Ruben’s great example for businesses to follow

Clean hands save lives

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Hand-washing with soap removes germs from hands.

Program recycles Christmas trees into mulch

Boulder City residents can recycle their Christmas trees for free from now until Jan. 14.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Dec. 27

1 RETURN TO POOH CORNER: The lovable bear, Winnie-the-Pooh returns for a visit with his old friend to help him rediscover the joy of life in “Christopher Robin,” which will be shown at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, in the community room at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd. Bring a comfy chair and snacks. Call 702-293-1281 for more information.

Community Briefs, Dec. 27

Art professor to teach class

Senior Center, Dec. 27

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday at 813 Arizona St., 702-293-3320. Visit the center’s website at www.seniorcenterbouldercity.org.

Avoid identity theft: Be careful with personal information

I hope that all my readers are enjoying a healthy and happy holiday season and ask your indulgence as I take a short break from my regularly scheduled column to enjoy a little rest and relaxation time, as well. I have included a bit of information I thought you might find useful. Let’s all be safe out there.

Police Blotter, Dec. 27

Dec. 18, 12:58 p.m.

News Briefs, Dec. 27

Federal shutdown stops most park services at Lake Mead

Wreaths Across America honors veterans’ sacrifice

Saturday was a day to honor veterans’ sacrifice through the local Wreaths Across America program at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City.

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 20

Communication with Meaning

City makes historic preservation top goal

Historic preservation will be more of a priority for the city in the future as it is one of the five goals adopted in the new strategic plan.

City’s motion to disqualify judge denied

A District Court judge denied Boulder City’s motion to disqualify Judge Richard Scotti in a case involving a former resident’s crosswalk protest because the city did not bring forward a substantive reason.

‘Twas the baking before Christmas

A few years ago, many readers commented how much they enjoyed my column about holiday baking and requested that I make this an annual tradition. As you read this, I will be at home, knee-deep in flour, sugar and spices, in the true spirit of this message.

Eagles defeat Gators in away game

Boulder City High School boys basketball picked up a big win Dec. 12, defeating 4A Green Valley 64-60 on the road.

Lady Eagles win in overtime

Boulder City High School flag football escaped rival Moapa Valley in a triple-overtime thriller Dec. 13, prevailing 20-14.

Wrestling team wins big in out-of-state tournament

Boulder City High School wrestling found ample success this weekend at the Warrior Invite at O’Gorma High School in South Dakota.

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