weather icon Clear

Boulders Best, More holiday lights you don’t want to miss

Updated December 20, 2018 - 9:56 am

Christmas decorations in Boulder City are like none other, and to showcase more of them, the Boulder City Review has created a second list of local holiday light displays.

400 block of Ash street

This house on Ash Street features Christmas lights of different colors as well as revolving snowflakes on the side of the house. It also includes stars and a lighted walkway.

700 block of Christina Drive

This street has many different Christmas and holiday light displays, including this one with twinkling lights and Santa Claus. It also has a Christmas tree above the garage.

Darlene Way

This house on Darlene Way is one of many on the street decorated for the holidays. It includes a many twinkling lights, a lighted Christmas tree, a lighted palm tree and animals.

Lillo Court

Not only does this house include many holiday lights and lighted trees, it also includes a llama. Revolving snowflakes are also projected on the side of the house.

600 block of Del Prado Drive

This home in the 600 block on Del Prado Drive is one of several that includes lights. This one though also includes Santa’s workshop and a polar bear.

Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at cgoodyear@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Time is ripe for pruning

This is the time of year when you can take large amounts of wood from trees, shrubs and many of our flowering and nonflowering plants. Break out your loppers or handsaw and make sure it’s sharp, adjusted and sanitized before you start pruning. Remember, you can remove small amounts from trees and shrubs any time during the year using hand pruners but now is the time for removing stuff using the “big guns.”

Compost often steams in cold weather

Don’t be fooled because when compost is warm, it produces steam. It may look like it’s hot, but during this cold weather steam is very commonly found with warm compost. The temperature of compost when it’s cooling is only about 105 F. In the center of the pile it might be hotter but it’s not hot enough to damage plants.

Some plants more susceptible to freezing temperatures

I went outside very early in the morning to put something in the recycling bins when I noticed frost on the lids. I thought, “We must’ve had a light freeze last night.” I checked my phone weather app for the low temperature. It said the low was 45 F. “No, that can’t be right.” I checked other sources for the low temperature and it varied from upward of 36 F. My trash lids won’t lie. Phone apps are good for predicting a possible freeze and needed protection, but nothing replaces verification that an actual freeze happened.

Boulder City Nuggets: Passionate about pets

A passion for pets and their well-being is what keeps the staff at Professional Pet Room &Groom in Boulder City motivated each day.

Film fest remains virtual for 2022

The 2022 Dam Short Film Festival is following in the footsteps of 2021 and will once again be held virtually.

Plants classified by water use

Recently, I characterized mesic landscape plants, the types of plants that don’t like to be kept overly dry or overly wet but grow most rapidly and healthier in “moist soils.” Mesic plants run a gamut from those that can handle very wet soils to those that can tolerate somewhat dry soils. But as I mentioned before, mesic plants tolerate lawn irrigations.

Evergreen Reminder

Celia Shortt Goodyear/Boulder City Review

Contest yields colorful entries

Boulder City continues to have some colorful characters — or rather characters who like to color.