Landscape marked by giant designs

You might have seen aerial photos of geoglyphs in Peru and Chili or even those located in Great Britain and Australia, but here in the United States we also have equivalent cultural treasures.

Vertical farming has merits

Vertical farming has become one of the buzzwords for a new type of modern farming. It can allow for the growing of an acre of crops in about 300 square feet, about the same area as a shipping container. It is in an enclosed environment, often super insulated, for the purpose of growing of plants. The structures to grow crops for vertical farms can range from retrofitted buildings to modified shipping containers.

Historic preservation efforts augmented

Boulder City will have more help with its historic preservation efforts thanks to a new contract with North Wind Resource Consulting LLC.

Caboose on new track

A caboose traditionally marks the end of the train, but one recently found itself at the start of something new, thanks to a donation from the Boy Scouts of America.

It’s an honor to serve

Today is Veterans Day. It’s a day we set aside to recognize and thank those who served our country in any branch of the military.

Lagan targets world stage in invite-only event

Alexis “Lexi” Lagan has gone where no other woman in the United States has been for more than 20 years: the pistol portion of the International Shooting Sport Federation President’s Cup in Poland.

Restaurateur serves up new fare: artistic creations

A Boulder City man known for his family’s restaurant is showcasing his unknown artistic side at an upcoming show to benefit a local nonprofit organization.

Action needed to halt Henderson’s sprawl

Mayor (Kiernan) McManus’ Sept. 1 column touted his future plans to conserve wastewater. At the tail end, he offhandedly mentioned Henderson’s intent to annex county land below Railroad Pass to promote its own expansive growth plans. You and I might have missed those three sentences if we weren’t paying close attention. But somehow Henderson’s mayor, Debra March, was well aware.

Best Bets: Nov. 11-17

1 GLOW WITH THE FLOW: The Best Dam Wine Walk returns to the downtown area from 4-8 p.m. Saturday. This month’s event is a Glow Walk. Check in, at 1308 Wyoming St., closes at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance (plus fees at eventbrite.com) or $30 at the door. For more information, call 702-293-2034.

Any season is ant season in Boulder City

A bag of ant-infested tortilla chips put me on high bug alert this past week — the immediate concern being I ate half the bag before realizing it. Ants found their way into our cupboard while we were out of town for a few days. Come to find out, two other neighbors on the block had the same unwelcome visitors within the last month.

Coach optimistic about chances to win state

Looking to keep its dynasty alive, Boulder City High School’s girls volleyball team clinched a spot in the 3A state tournament for the fifth consecutive season.

Lady Eagles eye state soccer title

After qualifying for its second consecutive trip to the 3A state tournament, Boulder City High School’s girls soccer team has its eyes on its first state championship in school history.

Schaper receives postseason accolade

Camryn Schaper, a junior at Boulder City High School, was named to the All-Southern Nevada girls golf team. She was one of two class 3A golfers selected.

Airport moves forward with tower construction

Boulder City is moving forward with building an air traffic control tower at the airport, and construction could begin at the end of 2022.

Schools to remain separate for now

No changes are coming yet to three schools in Boulder City despite a proposal within the Clark County School District to combine them into one campus.

You have to know how to say no

It’s just two letters. One syllable. But “no” is one of the hardest words in the English language to say.

Plans for city reflect residents’ desires

We all make plans. Some are good and make life better for us. Some plans just don’t pan out. Other plans are bad plans but we don’t always know that until some time passes. And then there are plans presented that were never intended to be a plan because there was another plan being put in place that would never have (been) accepted if it had been presented honestly and openly.

New event showcases Nevada filmmakers

Boulder City’s Dam Short Film Festival has created a new way to view some of its films created by Nevada filmmakers.

Champions again

The Boulder City High School boys tennis team beat The Meadows Friday, Oct. 29, at Liberty High School to win their fourth consecutive 3A state championship.

Girls soccer No. 2 seed in league playoffs

Rolling on to the regional semifinals, Boulder City High School girls soccer routed SLAM Academy 5-1 in the first round of the 3A Southern Region playoffs Tuesday, Nov. 2 .

Senior Henderson finishes 2nd at cross country meet

Hosting the 3A Southern Regional meet at Veterans Memorial Park on Oct. 29, Boulder City High School senior Mary Henderson finished second out of 40 runners.

Varied geology, history evident throughout Death Valley

You could spend months or even years exploring Death Valley National Park in California and never see it all, but for first-time visitors even a day trip can be more than satisfying, and now is a good time to do it.

Nonfunctional grass fills landscape voids

Q. This new law about removing “nonfunctional” grass or lawns has got me stumped. Where do I start to figure out the water use of my landscape?

Best Bets: Nov. 4-10

1 POP THE CORN: Head over to the amphitheater at Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., to enjoy a movie under the stars. “Raya and the Last Dragon” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The animated movie tells the story of a warrior named Raya who searches for the last dragon living in a realm called Kumandra.

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