Sinister roots lie in city’s shadows

Musician Neil Young and I share two connections. First, we have both been through Boulder City. Young was here in the ’70s and again rumored to have visited Lake Mead after playing Las Vegas with Promise of the Real in 2015.

Seen on Scene: At Free Fishing Day

Twelve-year-old Thomas Friesz casts off at his first Free Fishing Day at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Boulder City on Saturday, June 8.

Ribs good choice for Father’s Day

This Sunday is Father’s Day. If you’re like most households, you’ll gather and share a meal in honor of dear old Dad. While it can be difficult to decide what gifts to get him, you can’t go wrong serving him barbecue. Especially barbecued ribs.

Scouting for Fish

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Mountain of Support

Victoria Mason, left, and Councilwoman Peggy Leavitt accepted a $2,500 donation from Justin Hawkins of Con Edison Development, Copper Mountain Solar, for its Meals on Wheels program Friday, June 7. Leavitt, a former member of the senior center’s board of directors, continues to facilitate donations for the nonprofit.

Community Briefs, June 13

Presidential candidate to address Democratic club

Senior Center, June 13

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.

Secret, high-yield accounts just another scam

Older residents can be targets for the promise of high-yield, “prime bank” accounts. Using complicated and phony documents, this scam promises retirees that they can participate in high-yield investments connected to secretive accounts only available to the ultra-high-net-worth families at Swiss, French, English or other overseas banks.

McManus, Adams, Bridges win

With 100 percent of the vote centers reporting, Councilman Kiernan McManus has been elected mayor, defeating incumbent Mayor Rod Woodbury, 2,527 to 2,131 votes.

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

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