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Retired Public Employees to meet today

The Boulder City chapter of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada will hold its December membership meeting at 11 a.m. today at the Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St. The meeting will be brief so all can enjoy a Christmas party and lunch at the Senior Center.

All public employees age 50 and older and vested in PERS are eligible to join. For further information, contact President Bernard Paolini at bernardpaolini@cox.net.

Coalition party set for Saturday

The Nevada Community Prevention Coalition and Boulder City will host a holiday party at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the multipurpose building, 1204 Sixth St. in Broadbent Park. There will be food, prizes and music provided by the band Sibling Rivalry. Residents of all ages are welcome to this free event promoting collaboration toward community wellness.

Reservations are requested by today and can be made by emailing roseann.miele@nv-cpc.org.

Pet food sought for those in need

See Spot Run will be collecting pet food and kitty litter for Emergency Aid of Boulder City, which helps needy residents.

The pet-friendly organization that runs a dog park is seeking donations of cat, dog and bird food, along with kitty litter. All donations must have expiration dates and be unopened.

A container for donations is placed inside the main entrance to Veterans Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd. Donations will be collected daily at dusk and will be accepted through Sunday.

For additional information, call 702-539-7526 or email see.spot.run@cox.net.

Santa Train to make final runs Saturday, Sunday

This is the final weekend for the 12th annual Santa Train presented by the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 600 Yucca St. Trips are scheduled every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5 per person.

For more details, call 702-486-5006.

Library to host monthly craft time, sets events

Boulder City Library, 701 Adams St., has several activities planned for December. These include:

n Lego challenge for children 6 and older from 4-5 p.m. today in the community room. Legos will be provided.

n The movie of the month, “White Christmas,” will be shown at 1 p.m. Dec. 28 in the community room. Those attending are welcome to bring chairs and blankets.

Additionally, an open craft time has been scheduled for the first Saturday of the month through April. The sessions are open to crafters of all ages and are intended to encourage socializing. People are welcome to bring in whatever project they are working on, as well as food and beverages.

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

Holiday recycling options available for BC residents

Because Christmas Day and New Year’s Day occur on Wednesdays this year, recycling trucks will not be on the streets of Boulder City.

As this is one of the busiest times of the year for residents to generate recyclable material, the city has partnered with B.C. Waste Free to provide customers options to consider. These include:

n Recyclables may be brought to the Boulder City Landfill for recycling from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week (excluding Christmas and New Year’s Day).

n Recyclables may be dropped off in the temporary container located at the Bravo Field Parking Lot (On Avenue B south of the pool). Keep mixed recycling separate from the Christmas Tree recycling container, as organics mixed in with recyclables will ruin the entire load.

If either of the other options is not convenient, excess recyclables can be placed in bags or boxes next to your green recycling tote for collection Jan. 8.

For any questions related to recycling, visit the city’s public works Web page at: www.bouldercitypublicworks.org/recycling/.

Cox to rebroadcast annual holiday parade

In case you missed the Dec. 7 Santa’s Electric Night Parade, it will be rebroadcast on Cox Communications’ Channel 96/1096 HD at 6 p.m. Saturday and Tuesday.

Christ Lutheran Church schedules holiday services

Christ Lutheran Church, 1401 Fifth St., will hold a traditional Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Tuesday. It will include readings, carols and a candle lighting ceremony. A festive holiday service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

January show to benefit charities

A musical celebration, the Boulder City Circle Show, will be presented at 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1319 San Felipe Drive.

The holiday concert will feature songs performed by Phil Marcus Esser, Charlie Shaffer, Arno Marsh, Bob Baker, Bruce Harper, Greg Langley, Nancy Porter, Paul Klouse, Francyl Gawryn, Terri Cola, Susan Slykerman, Lois Foree and drummer Sandy Nelson.

Proceeds from the show will benefit Emergency Aid of Boulder City and Lend A Hand.

Doors will open at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Plaza Realty, 581 Hotel Plaza, or by calling 702-293-2440. For additional information, call Peggy Caspar at 702-293-9984.

Dodge ball tourney to benefit Eagles softball team

Boulder City High School’s Eagles softball team is sponsoring a dodge ball tournament Jan. 11. The tourney will begin at 2 p.m. in the gym at the school, 1101 Fifth St.

Play will feature five-person teams. Participation is open to anyone in high school or older; you do not have to be a student to play. There is a $50 fee per team if registered by Jan. 8. Late registration is $75.

Proceeds will benefit the softball team.

Registration packets are available in Room 216 at the school. For additional information, call or text coach Angelica Moorehead at 702-499-2829.

A popular Eagle tradition

The annual Boulder City High School Grad Walk was held this past Friday.

May the Fourth Be With You (a day early)

LEFT: Sophomore Delaney Loeslein gets some assistance during the class challenge of Hungry, Hungry Hippo at Friday’s BCHS year-end assembly.

DIY could be more costly and risky than DIFM

Back in the days of my home-show appearances, attendees would often ask me the same kind of question—“Do you think I could renovate my own bathroom (kitchen, bedroom…)?” To which I would always answer, “Do you know how to replace a light switch?” That would always make them chuckle.

Therapy dogs make testing ‘stress free’ at King Elementary

Test anxiety is a common concern for teachers, parents, and students, especially this time of year for King students as they prepare to take the state test for the first time.

Statehouse daughter heads services to veterans

It’s not out of the ordinary for journalists to sometimes leave the profession and try something new. Especially when they feel a family connection urging them to enter into a divergent field of employment. That’s what happened to one local individual.

Howard turns passion into full-time job

For many self-published authors, the passion to put words on a page ends up being a hobby they do when everyday life frees up a few minutes here and there to do so.

BCHS gearing up for spring play

Spring is in the air and life is abuzz in the Boulder City High School Theatre Department. While residents all over town are packing their winter clothes and embarking on spring cleaning projects; students in the drama department are collaborating on their spring performance of “Yard Sale” by Tim Kelly.

Andrew Mitchell Elementary goes beyond 7 Habits

As a Leader In Me School, Mitchell Elementary frequently refers to the 7 Habits. As a matter of fact, each day at our morning ceremony, students and staff recite our mission statement, which refers specifically to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

LMNRA has deep roots in Boulder City

We at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are constantly amazed and grateful for the support from the Boulder City community. We also strive to provide great service to the people of this great town.