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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.

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Working together helps entire region

We’ve all heard the old adage, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” I find that statement to be so true for Southern Nevada. While the people of Boulder City have accomplished many amazing things over the past 92 years, there has always been a spirit of teamwork, collaboration and strong alliances that drive us forward.

Film fest returns to in-person schedule

After two years of trying to do everything online, Lee Lanier is ready to welcome live audiences back to the Dam Short Film Festival. The latest edition of the popular festival is scheduled to run Feb. 16-20 in downtown Boulder City.

Heat tolerance affected by location, proximity to wall

Q. After reading your recent gardening piece I have decided to take your advice and replace the bougainvillea and the western redbud with cat’s claw vine and an apricot and protect it with shade cloth. Is it better to plant a bareroot fruit tree or a potted one? Also, in this hot spot would a peach have as much chance as an apricot? As to shading the plants and wall should they be covered completely or built to only provide afternoon shade? My last question has to do with western redbud. I want to attempt to transplant it to a more favorable location. Is now a good time to transplant and are there steps I can take to help it survive?

Nevada’s Yesteryear: Controversy surrounds lake’s name

As stated by Nevada historian Phillip Earl, “Few of Nevada’s geological features have had a history of controversy quite like that of Lake Tahoe, which graces the California-Nevada border.”

Blatchford to represent BC in state pageant

Taylor Blatchford will be representing her beloved hometown by running as Miss Boulder City in the 2023 Miss Nevada competition June 22 and 23 at Bally’s Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada.

Library takes families on storied path through town

An attraction set up by the Boulder City Library takes patrons on a path through local businesses to read a story as they walk.

Slow drains can lead to costly repairs

Nothing puts a kink in your kitchen or bathroom like a backed-up drain. Treat it quickly and avoid an out of commission sink, shower or tub. Let it go from slow drain to standing water and you’ll be in for a messy, smelly, unsanitary and potentially costly repair.

New year brings opportunities to ‘do something’

Happy new year! As we enter 2023, I hope everyone has enjoyed the holidays and is looking forward to the new year. Considerable progress and goal-setting have been happening, and I wanted to share some of that with you.

Senior Center, Jan. 5-11

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday at 813 Arizona St., 702-293-3320. Visit the center’s website at www.seniorcenterbouldercity.org.