Council OKs property appraisal

City Council recently authorized staff to seek an appraisal for more than 300 acres in the Eldorado Valley so the area can continue to be occupied.

Goodro named superintendent of Lake Mead

Margaret L. Goodro has been named the new superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area. She replaces Lizette Richardson, who retired last year.

Building’s sale makes history

Somewhere, up in the heavens, Ida Browder is looking down on Boulder City and smiling.

Strong offense boosts Lady Eagles

Showing capabilities of being one of the top softball teams in the 3A classification, Boulder City High School swept through two classified and one independent opponent 48-1 this week, advancing to 9-10 on the season.

Foundation to present unique show

In 1937, Boulder City resident Grace Nusser received a call from lawyers for her husband, George, telling her he had filed for divorce without informing her. She also found a love letter from the woman, who was reportedly a beauty parlor owner or waitress, he was having an affair with.

Pitchers hold opponents scoreless

Playing like rock stars, Boulder City High School’s baseball team routed its opponents 34-0 in this week’s three-game slate, advancing to 13-2 on the season.

Robotics team tackles space-themed challenge

Boulder City High School’s High Scalers robotics team is heading to the FIRST Robotics Las Vegas Regional competition Friday and Saturday, March 29-30, at the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

 
Beer Buddies

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Hospital recognized for innovative antibiotic program

Boulder City Hospital recently received national recognition for using an innovative process to improve patients’ health.

Fame, fortune can’t prevent mental illness

Actor Robert Downey Jr. has a cinematic tie to Hoover Dam. Frequently referred to as a comeback story, I like to think of his life more as an American success story.

Armed forces chamber serves veterans, military

In order to advocate on behalf of a business community, a cause or a group of like individuals, it’s very common in the United States to form a chamber of commerce. Such chambers are voluntary organizations, led by a president or CEO and a board of directors.

City to clean downtown sidewalks

Boulder City staff will be power washing the downtown sidewalks for two days in April to prepare for a community event.

News Briefs, March 28

Rabbit killer sentenced

Beerfest to support military families

This weekend will give Boulder City residents and visitors a chance to raise money for charity and sample different kinds of craft beer during the seventh annual Boulder City Beerfest.

Frozen foods save you time, money

Life moves fast and frozen foods have become indispensable for preparing healthy, quick and easy meals. It’s possible to equate “quick and easy” with “bad for you” in the freezer aisle because there are unhealthy options there. But as with all foods, use common sense and read the nutrition labels and you’ll find healthy, nutritious food.

Institute adds educational component to Zion visit

Zion National Park is a spectacular destination year-round, but spring is one of the best times to visit. Wildflowers are blooming in the lowlands, deciduous trees are starting to leaf out and the birds are singing their hearts out. While it’s a treat just to be there, you can make the trip educational as well, by signing up for a workshop or class with the Zion Canyon Field Institute. The institute offers workshops all year, but in spring the schedule is particularly rich. Be sure to make a reservation, as classes fill up fast.

Behind the Chalkboard, March 28

Welcome to Behind the Chalkboard, which gives readers an inside look at the teachers in the community, why they do what they do and a glimpse of their lives outside of the classroom.

Weekend’s Best Bets, March 28

1WET YOUR WHISTLE: The Boulder City Beerfest returns for its seventh incarnation Saturday at Wilbur Square Park, 200 Park St. More than 300 brewers, including host Boulder Dam Brewing Co., are expected at the event, scheduled from 1-7 p.m. There also will be eight food trucks and vendors. Tickets are $60 for VIP entry at 1 p.m. and $45 for general admission at 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit Operation Homefront, which provides emergency financial aid and assistance to families, service members and wounded warriors of the United States armed forces.

Senior Center, March 28

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.

City Recreation, March 28

Pickleball’s popularity grows

Brain injury symptoms can last for weeks

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The severity of a TBI may range from mild, i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to severe, i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury.

Help elderly from falling for scams

I am going to ponder the world of scams this week. Although they can happen to anyone, con artists are particularly fond of elderly widows. The scam is to find those who may be lonely or infirm, and slowly shower them with attention and small gifts in order to gain their confidence.

Proposed aquatic center biggest issue for candidates

Residents running for the City Council were able to share their thoughts and ideas on local issues and projects at a recent candidate forum.

Proposed budget adds $2 million, 13 positions

Boulder City’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget is almost $2 million more than last year and includes requests for more employees to bring projects in house and meet increased needs.

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