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Murray, Pellouchoud named to dean’s list

Boulder City natives Shaun Murray and Paige Pellouchoud have been named to the dean’s list at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.

Students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours during a semester in residence at Arizona State with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible for the dean’s list. A notation about the achievement appears on the unofficial transcript.

Grace Christian Academy recognizes top spellers

Students at Grace Christian Academy recently held their annual spelling bee. Winners of the school competition are eligible to compete in the Association of Christian Schools International Las Vegas District Spelling Bee on Jan. 30.

Grace Christian Academy winners were: Ethan Ford, first grade; Madison Palmer, second grade; Natalie Jeffries, third grade; Ty Lehr, fourth grade; Jack Ferrence, fifth grade; and Aubrey Townsend, sixth grade.

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Top perfectly baked potatoes with your favorite flavors

Remember baked potatoes? I was chatting with friends about food (because what else do I talk about?) and none of us could remember the last time we had stuffed baked potatoes for dinner. We’ve been so busy with our quinoa we forgot about the king of carbs. Good carbs, naturally.

Savory sandwich add special touch to celebrations

Meet smörgåstårta, your new favorite party recipe. Smörgåstårta (pronounced SMORE-gas-TOR-ta) is simply a beautifully decorated savory sandwich cake. It’s popular when celebrating special occasions in Sweden. To celebrate Mother’s Day and honor the influential women in your life, may I suggest serving a smörgåstårta?

Parks will welcome Spring Jamboree

Spring will be bustin’ out all over the downtown parks in Boulder City on Saturday and Sunday as Spring Jamboree returns for its 43rd incarnation.

Let carnitas star in Cinco de Mayo dishes

Melt-in-your-mouth, flavorful and juicy with irresistible caramelized crunchy bits, this pork carnitas is brimming with classic flavors like Mexican oregano, cumin, chili powder and a surprising bright note of citrus. I’m so excited to share this divine recipe, just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

Dam museum’s collection moves online

The Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum is taking its archive collection to the next level of accessibility — online and searchable with the touch of a button.

Quick meal strategies essential for busy people

“Oops! I totally forgot about dinner!” It happens. Maybe you didn’t actually forget but your hectic, nonstop day happened. Suddenly it’s 6 p.m. and the family is looking to you because they’re starving. What’s for dinner?

Airman finds little to stop her from success

Most employment opportunities in the military are now open to women as well as men. The Air Force has been a leader in that area.