Trail blazers: Discussion centers on OHV use in town

Education about the possibility and legality of allowing off-highway vehicles on Boulder City streets was the focus of a town hall meeting Tuesday night attended by more than 150 people.

Ex-officer gets probation, counseling

A retired Boulder City Police officer was sentenced to probation and counseling in a felony case in Nevada District Court this week.

To ride or not to ride, where is the question

Anytime there is a controversial issue there are pros and cons to the topic at hand. Both sides have their merits and faults, which are often easier to see when standing on the sidelines.

Eagles well-perched atop league

Playing the top team in the 3A division, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal’s coaches poll, Boulder City High School’s boys tennis team made a statement when it routed Adelson School 17-1 on Tuesday.

Art part of state mandate to beautify highways

Have you been wondering about the origins of those handsome “weathered steel” images of the 31ers alongside the Interstate 11 retaining wall out by the Railroad Pass Casino? Or the 3-D dam workers, complete with dog and car, that were just unveiled at roadside along the bypass? I sure have, and some helpful people at the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada kindly gave me details to at least partially dispel my ignorance.

Football: Balmer delivers win for Eagles

Boulder City High School’s football team defeated Democracy Prep 23-8 on Aug. 31 for its first victory of the season.

Fireboat named in honor of late ranger

Lake Mead ranger Thomas Kenneth “T.K.” Brown was honored in the most appropriate way Friday as a fireboat was named in his memory.

News Briefs, Sept. 6

Man dies at Lake Mead

Roundup: Lady Eagles tennis team diversifies lineup

Picking up three wins this week, Boulder City High School’s girls tennis team advanced to 6-1 on the season.

Antelope canyons ‘spectacular’

The Upper and Lower Antelope canyons on the Navajo Indian Reservation near Page, Arizona, are two of the most spectacular slot canyons in the world, and, unlike some, they do not require a long trek to reach them.

Family Tradition

Susan Mitchell

Playground upgraded at Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park in Boulder City is getting several upgrades that should be completed by the end of next week.

Community Briefs, Sept. 6

Artist to be honored at Saturday reception

Vaccine best way to prevent pneumococcal disease

Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, sometimes referred to as pneumococcus. Pneumococcus can cause many types of illnesses, including ear infections and meningitis. Pneumococcal disease is common in young children, but older adults are at greatest risk of serious illness and death. The best way to prevent pneumococcal disease is to get the vaccine.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Sept. 6

1 WINE NOT?: After a summer hiatus, the Best Dam Wine Walk returns to downtown from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. “Masquerade” is the theme of this month’s event; mask judging will take place by Boulder Dam Brewing Co. in Hotel Plaza. There will be more than 20 participating locations. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple. Check in is at Grace Christian Academy, 512 California Ave., and continues through 6:30 p.m. Details available at

Police Blotter, Sept. 6

Aug. 28, 8:24 a.m.

Senior Center, Sept. 6

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

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