weather icon Clear

Names in the News, April 18

Local residents earn degrees

Several Boulder City residents earned degrees recently from online university Western Governors University.

Local graduates are Angela De Jong, who received a Master of Arts in science education (5-9); Carol Lelles, who received a Bachelor of Science in business management; Chad Stuart, who received a Bachelor of Science in information technology, security emphasis; Leisel Morris, who received a Master of Science in curriculum and instruction; Robert Napier, who received a Bachelor of Science in accounting; and Thomas Stewart, who received a Bachelor of Science in business management.

High school teacher recognized

Boulder City High School chemistry and physics teacher Chris Bires was recently recognized by Las Vegas Fire and Rescue for teaching a chemistry course in the hazmat academy training program.

Bires taught the course to more than 30 technicians from Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County School District Emergency Management and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. According to BCHS Principal Amy Wagner, the battalion chief told the school the class was the most well-received chemistry course people in the department could remember.

Bires was given a fire helmet with the school’s colors and a plaque in appreciation for his lesson.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Lunch resumes at senior center

The Senior Center of Boulder City will resume serving lunches on-site Oct. 1.

Peak season vegetables inspire hearty lasagna

What do you do when you’re craving something gooey and cheesy, but your scale rudely reminds you that you should consider eating some vegetables? I suggest you tell your scale to mind its own business because you are fabulous. Promise yourself you’ll have two salads tomorrow and make a colorful roast vegetable lasagna tonight. Problem solved. That’s a compromise that totally works in my world.

Chamber recognizes achievements, installs officers

Not even a global pandemic could keep the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce from celebrating the achievements of its members as it gathered virtually Sept. 10 for its annual installation and awards event.

Army seeks DNA to aid in identification of remains

The remains of military combatants whose lives were lost while serving in the military are saved and documented as much as possible for future identification. It’s only in recent years that identification has been made possible by the use of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA for short. A chemical made up of two long molecules, arranged in a spiral that carries genetic information, it has all the instructions that a living organism needs to grow, reproduce and function. And it codes genetic information for the transmission of inherited traits.

Heroes recognized: Church collects cards for first responders

A local church wanted to thank public safety and medical personnel so its members organized a thank-you card drive to show their appreciation.

Wind storm readiness key for when ‘dry’ monsoons hit

This North American monsoon season has been an unusually dry one. Also called summer or desert monsoon, this seasonal shift in wind is normally accompanied by heavy rainfall.

Give ramen noodles healthy upgrade

Confession time: At the grocery store, I always look at what other people have in their carts. Not a casual glance, either, I really look. I learn a great deal about the family behind the cart. Besides what’s for dinner, I can usually tell how many people are in the household, whether the family has children and what age. I can also gauge how much money they spend and how committed they are to eating healthy foods.

Turkey venture became lucrative plan

Nevada miners in the 1800s lived largely on beef, bacon and beans. Maybe they might get to a larger community or town once in a while for a nice restaurant-style meal, but mostly it was beef, bacon, beans and a little salt pork.