City given $1.3 millon anonymous donation for pool

Boulder City’s pool will be swimming in extra cash as the city received an anonymous donation of $1.34 million for the facility.

Budget passes 4-1

Boulder City’s budget for next year has been approved despite a dissenting vote from one City Council member.

Business Beat: Company store ‘returns’ to downtown

The city’s historic past will blend with its present when Tara and Troy Bertoli open Boulder City Co. Store this summer.

Baseball: Trumble named region player of year

Blaze Trumble, a sophomore at Boulder City High School, was named the 3A Southern Region player of the year after turning into a key offensive threat for the baseball program this season.

Softball: Reese, Mills named to all-state team

Seniors Ryann Reese and Marleena Mills we’re recognized as 3A All-State second-team selections after helping Boulder City High School’s softball team remain a consistent power in the classification.

Boys volleyball: Five earn postseason accolades

Senior Karson Bailey and junior Preston Jorgensen, who helped turn Boulder City High School’s boys volleyball team into a 3A state championship contender, we’re recognized as All-Southern Nevada first-team selections.

 
Services pay tribut to fallen soldiers

On Memorial Day weekend in Boulder City, residents, visitors and officials stopped to remember and honor those in the military who died protecting the United States.

Memorial honors veteran who had no family at burial 20-plus years ago

On the eve of Memorial Day, a time set aside to remember those who died serving their country, a World War II and Korean War veteran was honored with a memorial service more than 20 years after she died.

Business at Home: For Booth, small acts have big impact

Giving in small ways that can have a big impact; that’s what longtime resident and business owner Cokie Booth does in her spare time.

Time running out for public records reform

Sometimes the gears of the Legislature get jammed for no good reason and only a massive outcry from the people can get them unstuck.

 
Seen on Scene: At the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge

Larry Archuleta, left, chairman of the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge presented by the Rotary Club of Boulder City, presented the grand champion trophy to Jerry and Lupe Aguilar of Corona, Calif. Their team, Burnin’ and Lootin’, took the top prize as well as second place in ribs and third place in brisket.

Versatility boosts polenta’s value

Polenta is a delicious dish made from ground corn that can be an appetizer, side or main dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It can be sweet or savory. Served soft, like mashed potatoes, or cooled and sliced into pieces. It can even be baked crisp into fries.

Behind the Chalkboard: Amanda Hallam

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

News Briefs, May 30

Military exercises to be held in town

Patriotism on Display

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Weekend’s Best Bets, May 30

1 TASTE OF NASHVILLE: Australian singer-songwriter Grayson, who now calls Nashville home, will perform at the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. on Friday. He recently put the finishing touches on his newest album, “Window Dreams,” and last year he released “Margarita,” a country-pop tune about the sweet and salty drink. The free show is from 8-11 p.m. The brewpub is at 453 Nevada Way. Call 702-243-2739 or visit www.boulderdambrewing.com for more information.

Senior Center, May 30

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at 813 Arizona St., 702-293-3320. Visit the center’s website at www.seniorcenterbouldercity.org.

Names in the News, May 30

Nix receives degree from Ottawa University

Scammers target grandparents’ hearts

The grandparent scam is so simple and so devious because it uses one of older adults’ most reliable assets, their hearts. Scammers will place a call to an older person and when the mark picks up, they will say something along the lines of “Hi grandma, do you know who this is?”

Principal among principals: Wagner named top secondary school leader of year for Nevada

Known by many for cultivating a culture of caring for both students and staff, the “Mama Eagle” of Boulder City High School has been named the 2018-2019 Secondary School Principal of the Year for Nevada by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

City’s past key in run for mayor

As Boulder City residents head to the polls, they will be asked to vote for mayor.

Outlaws’ escapades outlive history

Eighty-five years ago, on May 23, 1934, notorious outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow died in a barrage of bullets as they were ambushed in Louisiana.

Plan to boost area for solar development recommended

The Planning Commission is recommending an amendment to the city’s master plan and a zoning change that will provide a larger conservation area and more solar development in the Eldorado Valley.

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