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Kelly named to honor roll at Spokane Falls college

Patricia Kelly was named to the fall 2014 honor roll list at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Wash. To receive honor roll status, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

Community Colleges of Spokane is a 12,300-square-mile state community college district that includes Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College and six rural education sites.

Lobkowicz named to dean’s list at Norwich University

John Ryan Lobkowicz of Boulder City has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt.

Norwich University offers bachelors and graduate degrees to traditional-age students and adults in a corps of cadets and as civilians. It was founded in 1819 by Capt. Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States.

It is one of the nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

Former principal named to NIAA Hall of Fame

Bill Garis, who served as principal and athletic administrator at Boulder City High School from 1993 to 2000, will be one of eight people inducted into the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Hall of Fame this February.

In addition to his time at BCHS, Garis worked at Basic, Indian Springs and Sierra Vista high schools, as well as for Clark County School District. He was a founding member of NIAA’s sportsmanship committee and was named Nevada’s Principal of the Year in 1999.

The Class of 2015 features two administrators/directors, two athletes, three coaches and one official. Also to be honored are Tim Dailey, William Evans, Jeff “J.D.” Fraser, Robert Kelly, Alan La Rocque, Greg Maddux and Jimmy May.

The induction ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets to the ceremony are $35 each.

For more information, visit www.niaa.com.

Cool down your home with hot-weather tips

It’s that time of year again when triple digits fill the week’s weather forecast. We know with rising temperatures come rising utility bills (often accompanied by rising blood pressure, yikes).

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.