Letters to the Editor, Sept. 27

Town hall on water answered many questions, appreciated

Planners recommend tent camping amendment

Tent camping could be allowed within the city’s RV, recreational vehicle zone after planning commissioners recommended amending the city code.

City unveils plan to improve communications

Boulder City unveiled its new communication plan this week and it includes changes to the city’s television channel, an increased presence on social media and ending its contract with 10e Media.

Firefighter recognized for life-saving efforts

One of Boulder City’s own was recently honored by the Las Vegas Rotary Club for his off-duty actions at the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas.

Community Briefs, Sept. 27

Library concludes banned book week observance

High-tech ATM

Celia Shortt Goodyear/Boulder City Review

Senior Center, Sept. 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.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Sept. 27

1 IT’S THE WURST: Boulder City Sunrise Rotary Club brings back its annual Wurst Festival for its 22nd incarnation from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. In addition to grilled bratwursts, the event includes silent and live auctions, a car show, cornhole tournament and live music. There also will be a beer garden and food trucks. Proceeds benefit the all-night graduation party for Boulder City High School. Admission is free.

Set stage for more drama in our lives

Life is not always easy. Each day we face an assortment of new challenges.

Eagles shine against Virgin Valley

Orchestrating a come-from-behind victory, the Boulder City High School football team defeated rival Virgin Valley 27-20 during its first Thursday Night Lights appearance on Sept. 20.

Eagles hold Sky Pointe scoreless

The Boulder City High School boys soccer team rolled to its third consecutive victory of the season by holding off visiting Sky Pointe 1-0 on Monday.

Roundup: Girls golfers steamroll competition

Boulder City High School girls golf team continues to steam roll through league play, winning its third consecutive match at Coyote Springs Golf Club on Sept. 20.

Wurst Festival returns

Boulder City’s annual Oktoberfest-type celebration is back with food, fun and a new name.

Count on cool, monstrous characters to haunt city

Saturday nights in the early ’90s were always special in my house because Saturday night was “Count Cool” night. Who and what is this, and what does it have to do with Boulder City? Count Cool Rider’s character was a mix of part vampire, part Elvis and part biker. The coolest of the cool, the TV host aired old scary, often cheesy, B-movies on local channel 33 each and every Saturday night at 10.

Veterans strengthen country’s bond with France

Boulder City has connections with many celebrities and many cities. On the tourism front such attractions as Hoover Dam and the Boulder Dam Hotel draw many visitors. Popular motion pictures have been filmed here. President Franklin Roosevelt once passed through town and gave a speech. Parades and fairs and festivals are held in its parks throughout the year. But more recently, Boulder City made a patriotic connection with the people of France thousands of miles away. And it all developed due to the bravery and military service of two veterans, who, until recently, resided at the local veterans home.

Business Beat: Motel owners keep eye on occupancy rates

Welcome to the Business Beat. Our goal is to report on interesting or important business activities around Boulder City — the openings, significant expansions, new owners or managers, that sort of thing. Since the opening of Interstate 11 most business folks in town are pretty sensitive to the changing times, so we’re trying to keep up.

Oktoberfest adds German flair to lake’s amenities

Big Bear is known for its biking, hiking, fishing and boating opportunities, but every Saturday and Sunday during the next month or so you can add the excitement of Oktoberfest activities.

News Briefs, Sept. 27

Bells to honor shooting victims at Monday prayer gathering

Grants to fund student trips to Lake Mead

Hundreds of Clark County School District students will be able to visit Lake Mead National Recreation Area during the 2018-19 school year after nonprofit organizations provided more than $10,000 in grants to underwrite expenses.

Physical therapy aids recovery process

October is Physical Therapy Awareness Month. Physical therapy helps those who are experiencing pain, impairment or disability and can significantly improve their quality of life. PT not only treats patients with orthopedic injuries but patients who suffer from neurological issues, multiple sclerosis and strokes.

Police Blotter, Sept. 27

Sept. 18, 7:39 a.m.

Seen on Scene: At the AAUW Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Fred Droegemueller and Anita Moody were happy to sample the wine and chocolate at the American Association of University Women, Boulder City Branch’s semiannual tasting event on Saturday. The event, held on the patio of the Boulder Dam Hotel, raises money for the group’s scholarship fund.

Officials: Newness, not numbers, puts spotlight on accidents along I-11

Despite numerous accidents since opening in August, Interstate 11 has seen fewer fatalities than more established freeways in the area but is being monitored to see whether new safety measures need to be put into place, according to transportation officials.

Traffic delays on I-11 beyond engineers’ control

The newly opened stretch of Interstate 11 near Boulder City is designed to cut as much as 30 minutes off the trip between Las Vegas and Kingman, Arizona.

Videographer’s disruption cancels candidates forum

The Boulder City Democratic Club had to cancel its September candidate night and business meeting after members say an attendee was acting aggressively toward one of the candidates.

Olympic hopeful Grothe inspires next generation of swimmers

MacIsaac Armstrong, 16, Maggie Armstrong, 14, and Gracie Armstrong, 11, all aspire to be accomplished swimmers some day. On Saturday, Sept. 15, the siblings and members of the Boulder City-Henderson Heatwave swim team, got a firsthand look at what it takes to succeed.

Rout over Western bolsters homecoming festivities

Homecoming festivities weren’t the only celebration Friday night at Boulder City High School as the Eagles football team provided plenty of fireworks in its 41-3 blowout victory over Western.

Girls volleyball team rallies to defeat Moapa

Boulder City High School’s girls volleyball team picked up its biggest win of the season Monday, rallying to defeat rival Moapa Valley 3-2.

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