All aboard: State legislators pass bill to expand train museum

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City is one step away from securing funding for its proposed expansion as a bill to reauthorize bonds for the project is awaiting the governor’s signature after passing in the Senate.

City’s new utility advisers bring decades of experience

Boulder City’s new utility advisory committee officially has its members, and they want to provide expertise and transparency for the council and community.

EDITORIAL: Campaign tactics tarnish election

In just five days, local residents will head to the polls and cast their votes to determine what the face of the city will look like for the next few years and what direction they want officials to take regarding the possibility of building a new pool and allowing off-highway vehicles on city streets.

Voters to head to polls Tuesday to select mayor, council members

Boulder City’s municipal election is Tuesday, June 11, and voters will choose their mayor and two City Council members as well as cast their votes on a variety of ballot questions.

Schaper named coach of year

Boulder City High School’s Andy Schaper was named 3A boys golf coach of the year after leading his team to a state champion runner-up finish this spring.

Team benefits from Eagles’ coaching

Inheriting nearly the varsity baseball roster from Boulder City High School, Southern Nevada Eagles head coach Jimmy Lee said he feels confident about his team’s prospects of competing in the Southern Nevada Connie Mack League.

Coach sees talent in young players

The future of Boulder City High School baseball will be on display this summer as the Southern Nevada Eagles 14u team takes the field in the Nevada Connie Mack League.

DAVE NELSON: Norwegian independence celebration here to stay

Syttende Mai is Norwegian for “seventeenth May.” It is the date, like our Fourth of July, when Norwegians won independence from the Dano-Norwegian Realm in 1814. Like the American experience, this occasion was little commemorated during the early decades, but youthful citizens’ urge to party caused bigger and bigger celebrations to crop up in towns big and small across Norway.

Free Fishing Day activities scheduled

This Saturday, June 8, Nevada wildlife organizations are holding their yearly Free Fishing Day at locations throughout the state, including Veterans’ Memorial Park in Boulder City.

Visitors to Lake Mead boost area economy by $336 million

Almost 8 million people visited Lake Mead National Recreation Area in 2018 and spent approximately $336 million in the park’s local gateway communities, which includes Boulder City, according to a recent report from the National Park Service.

News Briefs, June 6

Bridge work on northbound U.S. 95 may cause delays

Weekend’s Best Bets, June 6

1 GO FISHIN’: Grab your rod and reel, then get ready to cast your line for Free Fishing Day on Saturday. As part of National Fishing and Boating Week, locals are welcome to fish for free (no license required) at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd., or at Lakes Mead and Mohave. Activities are planned at the park from 7:30-11 a.m.

Chocolate truffle needs only three ingredients

Now that my local farmers market is open for the summer, my teenaged son goes every week. He’s especially fond of an artisanal chocolatier who makes delectable chocolate truffles. The chocolates come in four varieties, and he buys one of each and savors them all week long. I was floored to find he’s been paying $2.50 for about an ounce of chocolate. That’s a $10 a week chocolate habit.

Seen on Scene: At Superhero Saturday

Leo ra Rose, 5, of Boulder City tries her hand at drawing a genie and other cartoon characters during Superhero Saturday at Boulder City Library on Saturday, June 1.

Game to Help Children

Laura Leach, center, congratulates Roberto Andrade, left, and Tim Lynch, who won the 2019 Dan Leach Memorial Invitational Horseshoe Tournament played Memorial Day weekend in Boulder City. The 2019 event raised $1,600 for the Dan Leach Memorial Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps pay for children to participate in sports, dance, extracurricular classes and other activities. It continues the efforts of the late Dan Leach, a Metropolitan Police Department corrections officer who was dedicated to helping children before he was killed in an accident in 2009.

Favorites for All

Second-graders in Azure Quinlan’s class at Mitchell Elementary School collected food donations for Emergency Aid of Boulder City; the project helps students become aware that there may be fellow students who may go without food. They collected kid favorites such as macaroni and cheese and canned pasta and donated 1,200 food items.

Community Briefs, June 6

Story sessions, children’s activities on tap at library

Senior Center, June 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 www.seniorcenterbouldercity.org.

Big Bear Lake offers myriad sights, activities

Big Bear Lake, California, is an easy drive from Boulder City, less than four hours away in the San Bernardino Mountains. This resort town is at an elevation of 7,000 feet, making it a fine place to escape the blistering summers of the surrounding deserts. Summer average daily high temperatures are in the high 70s, with nights dipping down into the 40s.

Be suspicious of computer ‘security’ issues

Microsoft has put out a special consumer alert to warn about bogus computer security engineers making cold calls to convince people their computers are at risk for a security threat. The phonies offer a free security check over the phone in an effort to get you to give them remote access to your computer for a supposed diagnosis and fix. Once they have remote access, they will download software to your computer that basically allows them to steal money from your accounts.

Summer clinic boosts youths’ basketball skills

Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department is offering a summer basketball camp to boost the skills of future Bobcats and Eagles players.

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