weather icon Clear

Local business funds memorial bench at King

For over a year, the staff at Martha P. King has been working with the Giamanco family to create a memorial bench for their little girl, Emilee.

Emilee Giamanco tragically passed away in 2021 after her battle with cancer. She was in fifth grade at King at the time of her passing.

Over the years, we have honored the memories of students who have passed away while attending King in different ways.

From basketball backboards painted with their favorite sayings to portraits hung in places of honor in our hallways.

This memorial bench allows us to not only honor the memory of Emilee but also to honor the memory of all students who have tragically passed away while attending King. The memorial bench is a beautiful blue color that matches our school colors, and is anchored by a set of decorative pavers.

In the center of the pavers is a memorial stone which has Emilee’s name, birthdate, and a poem that she wrote before her passing. The bench itself is inscribed with the words, “In Loving Memory”.

Organizing a project of this scope can be difficult for a school without construction resources. We were so thankful for the help and support of Forge Construction Solutions. The owner of the company, Jason “Dutch” Doetch, and his family are Boulder City residents and when they learned about the project, not only did they donate all of the materials, but they also donated their time and manpower for the installation of the bench and pavers.

We can not thank their company enough for their help in honoring the life of Emilee Giamanco and the creation of our Memorial Bench.

We will hold a dedication ceremony on Thursday, March 28, to honor Emilee and allow her family to be the first to sit in our memorial bench area.

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.

A river runs through it

To say that Kathleen Wood knows the portion of the Colorado River between Hoover Dam and Willow Beach like the back of her hand is definitely an understatement.

All for a good cause

For decades, the Injured Police Officer’s Fund has been there to help provide support to Southern Nevada officers in their time of need.