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Names in the News, July 4

Blatchford named to dean’s list

Taylor Joy Blatchford of Boulder City was named to the University of Alabama dean’s list for spring 2019.

A total of 11,406 full-time undergraduate students at the university in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, were named to the dean’s list with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the president’s list with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s).

The University of Alabama is the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education.

Canterbury on president’s list

Justine Canterbury of Boulder City was named to the president’s list for the spring semester 2019 at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Students must earn a 3.85 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.

Gonzaga University is a private Catholic university providing a Jesuit education to more than 7,500 students.

O’Keeffe earns advanced certificate

Melanie O’Keeffe of Boulder City recently earned an advanced certificate in archives management from Simmons University in Boston.

Simmons University draws on many of the region’s cultural, historical, economic, scientific and educational resources to enhance its students’ experiences. It offers undergraduate programs for women in education in the arts, sciences and several professional fields and graduate programs online and on campus at the master’s and doctoral levels.

McKenzie earns bachelor’s degree

Kayden McKenzie of Boulder City earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University in New Orleans. She received her degree May 18 with more than 3000 graduates during a ceremony that featured herald trumpets and a second-line jazz procession.

Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane has 10 schools and colleges offering degrees in architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work.

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Veterans continue to find ways to serve

Nevada’s Legislators come to Carson City every two years for in-person bill drafting and voting. During their “offseason,” as it were, they continue to communicate with constituents and stay on top of political activity statewide and on a national basis.

Horticulture expert answers desert garden questions

Q. The new growth on my bottle tree I bought in 2018 is dying (crusty), starting a month or so ago. After talking to the local nursery, I increased the watering and soaked it for about an hour and it now looks worse. I’m watering six days a week and each time the tree is getting 22 gallons.

Extreme heat wreaks havoc on homes, cars, people, pets

When the weather forecast shows a heat reprieve of triple digits under 110, we know this heat wave is more like a heat “tsunami.” These extreme temperatures call for extreme measures of readiness in order to safeguard our homes, cars, pets and loved ones, especially those who are most vulnerable.

Independence Day marked before Nevada was state

July 4 this year was on a Sunday, the first time since 2010. It marked the 245th anniversary since the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. And so here we are today.

Seen on Scene: At the Damboree

Celia Shortt Goodyear/Boulder City Review

Story Tellers Corner: Man’s passion to write unstoppable

An aptitude test he took in eighth grade gave Nathaniel Gee his first inkling that a career as an author might be something he would be interested in.