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.

Request for more solar OK’d

City Council unanimously approved rezoning 115 acres of land for solar development despite the Planning Commission’s recommendation that they deny it.

Halloween Haunt

The house at 1415 Fifth Street has lights, fog, giant skeletons and other spooky fun to celebrate Halloween. The display is on from 6:30-9 every evening through Sunday, Oct. 31.

Eagles end season with 64-0 rout

It was a bittersweet ending to the season for Boulder City High School’s football team, which routed Cadence 64-0 on Friday, Oct. 22.

Tennis teams head to state tourney

Boulder City High School’s boys and girls tennis programs will be well-represented at the 3A state tournament this week, after making their way through the individual regional tournament Friday, Oct. 22.

Roundup: Volleyball squad continues winning ways

Boulder City High School’s girls volleyball team brought its win total to 10 games after recent defeats of Desert Pines and Cadence 3-0.

Business Beat: Restaurant moves, expands menu

Boulder City’s Mexican seafood restaurant, Mariscos El Soto Loco, has a new home on Boulder City Parkway.

Seen on Scene: At Trunk or Treat

Celia Shortt Goodyear/Boulder City Review

Police event aims to reduce DUIs

The Boulder City Police Department is taking a proactive approach to keeping drunk drivers off the streets with “Know Your Limit,” a nonenforcement education campaign.

Pumpkin Roundup

Hali Bernstein Saylor/Boulder City Review

Booster shots recommended

On Oct. 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended, and the Food and Drug Administration authorized, booster shots for the Moderna and Janssen/Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. Now all three COVID-19 vaccines — Moderna, Janssen/Johnson &Johnson, and Pfizer-BioNTech — have approved booster recommendations.

Films show freedoms slipping away

While traveling in Kentucky recently, my wife and I decided to take in a movie at the local theater in Lexington. One of the previews shown was the trailer for “God’s Not Dead: We the People,” a Christian drama film. It looked interesting, and I learned that it was only shown on a few October dates.

Unvaccinated does not equal uninformed

Contrary to popular belief, abstaining from the COVID-19 shot is not a result of governmental mistrust or being underinformed. For many, it comes from a lack of the shot’s long-term data, increasing reports of serious side effects and personally deciding the risk of coronavirus is lower than the risk of the shot.

News for All

On Oct. 20, Boulder City Library Board of Trustees and staff, from left, James Knowles, Rachel Hunt, director Kim Diehm, Jill Sweet, Andrea Dempsey and Jeff Breeden, far right, accepted a donation of bound copies of the Boulder City Review from Valerie Olsen, second from right, who handles display advertising and subscriptions for the paper. The past editions are available to the public to view or use for research.

Best Bets, Oct. 28-Nov. 3

1 PRAYERS FOR PETS: Boulder City United Methodist Church will hold a special pet blessing at Wilbur Square Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Pet blessings are traditionally offered in October in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who blessed animals and cared for all creation. There is no cost to participate, but those attending should bring their pets on leashes or in carriers.

Honor Flight veterans touched by tribute

When the nouns “honor” and “flight” are used together, they can only mean one thing: America’s military veterans are being flown on a no-cost (to them) sojourn to Washington, D.C., to view the monuments that commemorate the military history of the United States.

Pruning, fertilizing, planting can be done in fall

A quiz I wrote a few weeks ago was so popular that I thought I would quiz you with more questions, but this time centered around what to do in the fall.

Proposal would merge schools

Three schools in Boulder City could be joined into one if a Clark County School District proposal is approved by its bond oversight committee.

Businessman: Reluctance to change code could cause crisis

A Boulder City funeral director said he is worried the community could experience a crisis because of the difficulties he is facing with expanding his facility.

VP puts drought in national spotlight

Vice President Kamala Harris made the climate change case for two Biden administration initiatives Monday, Oct. 18, with the declining water levels of Lake Mead as a backdrop.

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