Planning commissioner Clements dies unexpectedly

Boulder City Planning Commissioner Tom Clements, grandson of original 31ers Tom and Erma Godbey, died unexpectedly the night of Aug. 16. He was 65.

Rabbit killer to remain in jail; man said he wanted to ‘eat people’

A former Boulder City resident will remain in jail for his six-month sentence for animal cruelty after making threats against a prosecutor and possessing items prohibited by the justice court.

Water shortage delayed for now

Despite another dry winter on the Colorado River, Lake Mead and the millions of people who rely on it will avoid a water shortage for at least one more year.

Planners favor RV garages, recommend variance for StoryBook

Planning commissioners approved a resolution that will allow StoryBook Homes to build RV garages on two of the five models it plans to offer at its new Boulder Hills Estates subdivision being built near Adams Boulevard and Bristlecone Drive.

Emphasis on local news vital

Last Thursday, more than 350 newspapers across the nation participated in an editorial writing campaign to promote the importance of a free and independent press in response to several tweets by President Donald Trump and allegations of fake news.

City lost true ally when Clements died

I have been asked to compose a few words of remembrance. It is at once both an unwanted yet an honorable chore. I now find this among the most difficult tasks I have ever been assigned.

Summer — pool — goes to the dogs

The dog days of summer are here and local canines can celebrate with a pool “pawty.”

Number of desert birds declining

Bird populations have collapsed in the desert along the Nevada-California border, and climate change could be to blame, according to a new study by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley.

Eagles ready to put skills to test on football field

This could be the year Boulder City High School’s football team returns to postseason play, according to head coach Chris Morelli. Its last appearance was in 2014.

Soccer coach: Team full of talented players

Boulder City High School’s first-year girls soccer coach Arnold Oeland doesn’t see it possible for his girls to be shut out once again after narrowly missing the postseason a year ago.

Cross-country teams blend experience, youth

Staci Selinger, Boulder City High School’s cross-country coach, said she expects big things this season from the girls and boys teams, which have a good mixture of experience and youth.

Girls golf team sets course for repeat championship

Defending 3A state champion Boulder City High School’s girls golf team might have lost star player Lani Potter, but don’t expect there to be much of a drop-off from this year’s upperclassmen-laden group, according to head coach Andy Schaper.

Convicted child sex abuser dies in prison

A former Boulder City and Henderson teacher, imprisoned in 2010 for producing child pornography and sexually assaulting young boys, died in prison Monday, Aug. 20, the Nevada Department of Corrections said.

Rosen delivers support for Meals on Wheels

U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., helped deliver food to Boulder City residents through the Meals on Wheels program Aug. 16 to show the importance of the organization and what it does for the community.

News Briefs, Aug. 23

City to update strategic plan

Of all colors, veterans most proud of purple

America’s colors are red, white and blue. The Red Cross organization is identified by, well, it’s obvious. And at least one national veterans group is known for its color by its name — the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Names in the News, Aug. 23

David named to dean’s list at Fort Lewis College

Weekend’s Best Bets, Aug. 23

1 CELEBRATION: Lake Mead National Recreation Area will help celebrate the National Park Service’s 102nd birthday Saturday. Rangers will be at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road, to answer questions about the park or others in the National Park Service system. The celebration kicks into high gear at 12:30 p.m., when birthday cake will be served.

Senior Center, Aug. 23

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

Community Briefs, Aug. 23

Lake Mead to celebrate Park Service’s birthday, fishing

Poster contest to help raise awareness of radon’s danger

Students in Boulder City can help promote radon awareness through a poster contest sponsored by the University of Nevada’s Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.

Stay alert when using public transportation

When riding public transportation, there are several things you can do to remain safe. Here are some:

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