73°F
weather icon Clear

Community Briefs

Bikini Barrel Race on tap at arena

The fourth annual Bikini Barrel Race presented by Stop the Clock Barrel Racing will be held Saturday at the L.L. Miller Arena at the Boulder City Horseman’s Association, 1 Corral Road.

Competition will begin at 8 p.m., with time only runs scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The race is expected to attract between 80 and 100 participants. All riders must be wearing a bathing suit to compete.

Racers will compete for $2,500 in prizes and buckles. The entry fee for adults is $60, plus a $5 arena fee, and the fee for youths is $25, plus the $5 arena fee.

There is no cost to participants.

The cook shack will be open during the race.

For more information, visit http://www.stcbarrelracing.com.

Library to host teddy bear sleepover, club meetings

Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., has several activities planned for the coming weeks. These include:

■ Odd Squad Club, 10 a.m. today in the community room. Part of a four-week session for kindergartners through fifth-graders.

■ Steam Club, 3:30 p.m. today in the community room. Explore science, technology, art and math through hands-on activities. For those age 6-11.

■ Beer brewing with Boulder Dam Brewing Co., 7 p.m. in the community room. Join Todd Cook from the Brewpub to learn about the brewing process and how the brewery was established. Note: There will be no alcohol at this presentation.

■ Keeping Kids Fit Club, 3:30 p.m. Friday in the community room. The six-week program educates kids and caregivers about the importance of eating and living healthy.

■ Anime club, 5 p.m. Monday in the board room. For those in junior high grades.

■ Teddy bear sleepover, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday in the community room. Bring a favorite stuffed animal for story time, leave it overnight and pick it up the next day to see what the animals were up to.

■ Author visit with Laura McBride, 3 p.m. Tuesday in the community room. Meet McBride, author of “We Are Called to Rise,” hear about her life and get copies of her book signed.

■ Positive Action for Teens, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community room. WestCare will host a nationally recognized program for improving academic performance and behavior.

■ Family story time, 6 p.m. Wednesday in the community room.

Call 702-293-1281 for details, reservations or more information.

Lake Mead rangers to discuss local geology

Lake Mead National Recreation Area has a variety of special events happening in the coming week.

These include:

■ Ranger chat: “Lake Mead Rocks: Geology 101,” 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road. Participants will learn how the landscape of the recreation area has changed over millions of years from tropical shallow seas to fiery volcanoes.

Call 702-293-8990 for additional information or to make reservations.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Man’s delusions lead to rampage with an ax

The little, quiet, small town of Austin we know today was once a bustling midstate contemporary of Virginia City. About 165 miles east of Virginia City, it spawned many more mineral strikes than in the Comstock area.

Homeowners warned of increasing contractor, service scams

The Nevada State Contractors Board is warning homeowners, especially the more vulnerable, like senior citizens and non-English speaking residents, to be on the lookout for unsolicited “too good too be true” offers from door-to-door salesmen or inexpensive home services from sites like Craigslist.

Sorority recognizes women’s achievements

Members from three chapters of Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Boulder City gathered Monday, April 25, night to celebrate Founder’s Day. The celebration also included honoring Cokie Booth as the Community Lady of the Year, Julie Boyster as the Sorority Lady of the Year and Krishun Stanton, who was recognized for 25 years of membership through the silver circle ritual.

Spring celebrated at annual Jamboree

Boulder City’s annual Spring Jamboree is back next weekend, bringing with it many activities for residents and visitors.

Pepper trees drop leaves year-round

Q. I have a California pepper tree near my pool that’s constantly dropping leaves into it. I am wondering if I can lower its height so it will drop fewer leaves and stems. Anything else I should think about?

Veterans museum would be good addition to city

Several weeks ago a headline in this newspaper read, “City seeks help for ways to spend funds.” For some folks, this would be a humorous headline. After all, a government agency seeking advice on how to spend taxpayer money? The funds have been allocated through the American Rescue Plan Act and their actual purpose is to help the city recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The city seeks to gain input from residents and has even placed a small item in its utility mailer seeking spending ideas.