News Briefs, April 11

Police: ‘No foul play’ regarding human remains found at wash

Patton, foundation ensure strong nation

I encourage everyone to attend the Shane Patton Foundation pub crawl this Saturday at The Dillinger Food and Drinkery, 1224 Arizona St., to perpetuate the legacy and to honor the memory of Navy SEAL Shane Patton.

Hopper’s intensity on screen matched off-screen lifestyle

Dennis Hopper has many ties to Las Vegas and at least two ties to Boulder City. Back in August 2016, I wrote about how Hopper helped actress and model Lauren Hutton after a motorcycle accident in 2000 near the Hoover Dam while the pair were on their way through Boulder City to the Guggenheim Museum inside The Venetian.

Health care forum designed for seniors

Residents in Boulder City will have an opportunity to learn about different senior health care and housing options at a free forum at the library.

Everyone should visit Grand Canyon

Visiting Arizona’s Grand Canyon is either on your bucket list already, or ought to be. If you choose to visit its popular South Rim, the best times to do it fall within the next two months. Weather is usually ideal for sightseeing and hiking, as daily high temperatures will often be in the 60s and 70s.

Readings, music to highlight Easter sunrise service

Those in Boulder City can start their Easter celebrations early that morning at the annual Easter Sunrise celebration at Hemenway Valley Park.

Consider counterpoints of countertops

Home remodeling ramps up in springtime, and since kitchens are the single most popular room to renovate, it’s time to counterpoint countertops.

Hummus simple, inexpensive to make at home

This recipe makes the creamiest, fluffiest and velvety hummus ever. In my humble opinion, this tops any grocery store hummus. But because I cheat, you can make this, easily and inexpensively, anytime.

Wine, shoe event to benefit St. Jude’s

The third annual Wine Women & Shoes event will raise funds for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children while honoring Boulder City resident and philanthropist Linda Faiss.

Weekend’s Best Bets, April 11

1 ART ABOUNDS: Works by Sharon Menary of the Nevada Watercolor Society, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, will be among the wares of more than 80 artists from throughout the Southwest exhibiting their works at the Spring Fine Art & Craft Show presented by the nonprofit Boulder City Art Guild. The 34th annual event will be presented from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St. In addition to arts and crafts, there will be food vendors and a raffle to raise money for the guild’s scholarship fund. Admission is free. Visit http://www.bouldercityartguild.com for details.

Senior Center, April 11

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.

Drivers urged to be cautious in road work zones

As part of Nevada Department of Transportation’s observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which continues through Friday, April 12, drivers are being encouraged to be more cautious on roadways where there is construction.

Community Briefs, April 4

Easter Pool Plunge set for Saturday

McManus, Woodbury advance

Mayor Rod Woodbury and City Councilman Kiernan McManus will face off for mayor in June’s municipal election as they earned the most votes in Tuesday’s primary election.

Four advance to council general election

City Councilwoman Peggy earned the most votes in Tuesday’s primary and will continue on to the municipal election in June along with Claudia Bridges, James Howard Adams and fellow Councilman Rich Shuman.

Leaky part delays transformer installation

A faulty part has delayed the installation of Boulder City’s new backup transformer by one year.

City true winner of election

The division between those who like where the city is heading and those who don’t seems to have balanced out if Tuesday’s election results are any indication.

Tourney win shows team’s ability

After Boulder City High School’s boys volleyball head coach said her team was close to being great, the boys made a statement, winning the 4A Skyhawk Invitational at Silverado High School on Saturday, March 30.

Eagles start league play with easy victories

Starting off league play on a high note, Boulder City High School’s baseball team cruised to a pair of double-digit wins.

Basketball standouts net all-state honors

Boulder City High School basketball standouts Derrick Thomas and Ellie Howard were named Nevada all-state honorable mention selections.

Roundup: Swimmers can’t keep pace with Palo Verde

Outraced by a higher classified opponent, Boulder City High School’s boys and girls swim programs fell to 4A Palo Verde on Saturday, March 30, at Heritage Park.

Care through crochet: Residents make beanies for babies

A small group of residents at Mountain View Care Center is warming heads of newborns and the hearts of their parents with special gifts of crocheted beanies.

Library to host animal adoption event

Boulder City residents will have an opportunity to provide an animal a permanent home at an adoption event hosted by the library this weekend.

Art to spring up at annual show

In addition to the flowers springing up this time of year, booths showcasing fine arts and crafts will sprout at Bicentennial Park.

Online data helps you dig up family history

In May I did a piece about DNA databases and how they are changing our lives and cold case criminal research. These databanks became possible because of the growing interest that the populace has in knowing who their antecedents were. Family history research is now the nation’s No. 1 armchair sport.

Take advantage of spring asparagus

What’s my favorite thing about spring? All the spring vegetables, from artichoke to zucchini. But the ultimate luxury must be asparagus. It’s in peak season and often on sale. Sing it with me. This is the dawning of the age of asparagus. Age of asparagus. Asparaguuuus!

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