weather icon Clear

Blazes wish to help others continues to burn

Boulder City local Blaze Trumble is accepting donations for his yearly blanket and jacket drive through Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Trumble, now a freshman at Boulder City High School, has been holding this annual drive as his birthday wish for the past 10 years. Through it, he collects blankets and jackets for people in the Las Vegas area who are in need.

Donations should be gently used and can be dropped off in boxes around town at the Boulder Dam Credit Union, 530 Avenue G; Plaza Realty, 581 Hotel Plaza; World Famous Coffee Cup, 512 Nevada Way; Christian Center Church, 571 Adams Blvd.; and Boulder Dam Brewing Co., 453 Nevada Way.

Trumble and his friends will hand out the donations at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission on Wednesday, Nov. 22, after the needy are served a warm Thanksgiving meal.

People can also make donations to his GoFundMe page, www.gofundme.com/blazeswish-10thyear-helping-homeles. The money is used to purchase sleeping bags, tents and jackets at discounted prices.

For more information, call 702-985-1001 or visit www.BlazesWish.com.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Festival puts emphasis on fine arts

This year’s Art in the Park will put the emphasis on art.

Seen on Scene: At the Soggy Doggy Pool Pawty

Owen Ozborn, 5, gets ready to throw a toy into the pool for Charlie during the Soggy Doggy Pool Pawty at Boulder City Pool on Saturday.

Seen on Scene: At the Würst Festival

Photos by Hali Bernstein Saylor/Boulder City Review

Würst Festival brings food, fun downtown

Members of Boulder City Sunrise Rotary invite the community to join them for a day of food, fun and festivities at the 26th annual Würst Festival on Saturday in Bicentennial and Wilbur Square parks.

Thunderbirds amaze spectators with acrobatics

Many oldtimers fondly remember the comic book and television versions of “Superman,” and the astonishment of the anonymous characters when they saw something foreign flying overhead — “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman!”

‘Xeric’ plants, trees require less water

Thanks for sending me pictures of your plants. Many homeowners don’t know the names of plants in their yards or landscapes. Most can look at a plant and know if it is a tree, shrub, or flower but not its name much less how often it should be watered and with how much.

Family tradition highlights importance of Constitution

For more than 10 years, the Mitchell-Stankovic family has created a display at the Boulder City Library to commemorate Constitution Week, which will be observed Sept. 17-23.

Weather, location affects fruit production

Q. I have a Washington navel orange and Flordaprince peach tree planted this spring that a local nursery claimed was eight to 10 years old. The peach tree produced lots of small fruit. The orange tree produced tons of flowers but fruit that dropped from it after it flowered. The trees don’t look so good now. Your opinion please?

Nevada’s Yesteryear: Mines spurred trains’ construction

Mining was the main reason Nevada was developed as a state, what with the very rich Comstock Lode at Virginia City and numerous other communities and camps such as Delamar and Pioche. Mining was equally important in California as well and had been since the gold rush there of 1849.

Monsoon season creates perfect conditions for flies

Anyone watching HBO’s sci-fi series “Westworld” must be particularly creeped out by our current fly infestation, especially since the show filmed on location at Hoover Dam and Black Canyon this year. For folks not hip to this dystopian neo-Western, flies represent, well, pretty much the end of mankind as we know it.