Boulder City Elks Lodge No. 1682 brightened the holiday of community residents in need by delivering 160 food baskets. Extra donations from lodge members were given to Emergency Aid of Boulder City later in December. Marylyn Phillips, president of Emergency Aid, and several volunteers from the nonprofit accepted the donation from Karen Murray, exalted ruler of the lodge. The donation included 21 boxes of canned goods, instant potatoes and stuffing along with 12 frozen turkeys and 17 chickens. Additionally, the Elks provided Christmas gifts for about 60 residents of the Nevada State Veterans Home.
When Dawn and Jason Lee opened their Farmers Insurance Group agency in Boulder City two years ago, she said they made it their primary goal to get to know the community, what it’s about and support it as best as they could.
Like many boys, Christopher MacMahon enjoyed playing with toy trains when he was younger.
Local nonprofit organization Lend A Hand of Boulder City has been awarded a $20,000 Community Grant from Dignity Health.
A desire to move away from the gloomy weather common in Northern Oregon brought a major change in life and new business to Curt Gebers.
Bob Pearce has been woodworking for most of his life, but it wasn’t until about two decades ago that he started using it to encourage others.
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.”
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.
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.
A passion for pets and their well-being is what keeps the staff at Professional Pet Room &Groom in Boulder City motivated each day.
The 2022 Dam Short Film Festival is following in the footsteps of 2021 and will once again be held virtually.