New deputy superintendent named at Lake Mead

Lake Mead National Recreation Area has named its new deputy superintendent, who will start work early next year.

Tree recycling program returns

For the fifth consecutive year, Boulder City is offering free Christmas tree recycling to its residents as a way to help keep their homes clean and to aid the environment.

Small, positive acts reap big rewards

As my Christmas/Holiday/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus inspiration to all, I borrow from John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s song “Happy Xmas (War is Over)”: “So this is Christmas and what have you done.”

Favorite Christmas Presents

Presents and gift giving are common during the holiday season and with Christmas just a few days away, the Boulder City Review visited students and community members to find out what their favorite Christmas presents were.

Nearby Temple Bar ideal getaway spot

Temple Bar, part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona, makes a superb winter getaway for a day or for several days of camping, boating, fishing, exploring the area’s back roads and enjoying the night skies. You will find solitude there, at the campground and out on the water.

Deadline set for Colorado River drought plans

For more than a year, federal officials have pushed for the completion of emergency drought plans by the seven states that share Colorado River water.

Gingerbread House Contest

Celia Shortt Goodyear/Boulder City Review

‘Error’ in park service Lake Mead plan jolts community

The National Park Service accidentally left a key detail out of its new low-water plan for Lake Mead, much to the dismay of residents of the small, lake-crazy community of Meadview, Arizona.

Boulders Best, More holiday lights you don’t want to miss

Christmas decorations in Boulder City are like none other, and to showcase more of them, the Boulder City Review has created a second list of local holiday light displays.

Weekend’s Best Bets, Dec. 20

1 ONE MAN’S CHRISTMAS: The classic holiday tale “A (one man) Christmas Carol” will be told in a one-man show Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power building, 600 Nevada Way. The evening will start at 6 p.m. with a performance by The Mostly Dusty Carolers, followed by the show at 7. Tickets are $20, with 25 percent being donated to Emergency Aid of Boulder City. For reservations or tickets, email

City Recreation, Dec. 20

Boulder City’s Parks and Recreation Department recently hosted the first holiday dodgeball tournament and raised $240 for Emergency Aid of Boulder City.

Stay safe when shopping online

This week I offer some safety information on buying and selling items on the internet.

Senior Center, Dec. 20

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

News Briefs, Dec. 20

City to research land management amendment

Community Briefs, Dec. 20

Library sets story, craft sessions

Police Blotter, Dec. 20

Dec. 11, 9:08 a.m.

City’s motion is denied

Judge Linda Marie Bell has denied Boulder City’s motion to disqualify Judge Richard Scotti in a case involving a crosswalk protest and a former Boulder City resident, according to court documents filed today, Dec. 14.

New pool one step closer to reality

City Council took another step toward building a new pool by instructing the city attorney to draft language for a ballot question to seek $40 million in general obligation bonds to pay for the project.

People protest proposed procedure plans

Boulder City residents filled City Hall on Tuesday evening to protest revisions to council procedure that would have changed their ability to comment and the requirements putting items on the agenda.

Airport manager takes county position

The manager of Boulder City Municipal Airport is leaving for a new a position in Clark County.

Holiday tale hits close to home

’Tis the season for Frank Capra’s holiday staple “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Esser honored for service to community

Longtime Boulder City resident and professional musician Phil Esser has more than one reason to celebrate this holiday season.

Balmer named region player of year

Thorsten Balmer, Boulder City High School’s star football player, was named the 3A Southern Region player of the year for his efforts in guiding the Eagles to their first postseason appearance since 2014.

Lady Eagles sit atop league standings

Boulder City High School’s flag football team sits atop the 3A Southern League standings following Monday’s, Dec. 10, 25-13 victory over Sunrise Mountain.

Win against SLAM boosts Eagles’ confidence

Boulder City High School basketball team cruised past SLAM Academy 78-44 on Monday, Dec. 10, helping members regain their confidence after their first loss of the season.

Roundup: Wrestlers make their mark at tournament

Boulder City High School’s wrestling team posted its best finish ever at the La Costa Canyon Invitational on Friday, Dec. 7, placing fifth overall in the team standings.

City names public works director

Boulder City has a new public works director. Keegan Littrell started the position Monday, concluding a monthslong search after former director Scott Hansen and the city parted ways in June.

Better understanding of others comes through knowledge

The midterm elections are over, finally, and now we can return to our normal routines. Or can we? I have witnessed friendships terminated merely due to political disagreements. When I wear my Trump2020 hat, people call me names (just not to my face). Have we forgotten how to disagree without being disagreeable?

Rumors played big role in Normand’s life, career

Charlie Sheen. Bill Cosby. Jim Carrey. These are a few of the recent popular Hollywood actor names to be linked to scandal. There is one famous and historical Hollywood figure who not only made headlines for her alleged outrageous behavior but who also has a tie to Boulder City.

Traverse rings to access canyon created by volcano

The Rings Trail in the Mojave National Preserve in California offers an exciting descent down a narrow and steep slot canyon, using metal rings bolted into the rock along two sections.

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