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Carnes earns Eagle Scout rank

Graduating Boulder City High senior Chris Carnes received recognition from Mayor Roger Tolber and the City Council May 14 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America.

BC graduate on way to military pilot

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jerrad Timothy O’Brien received his silver wings May 17 for completing specialized pilot training with the 47th Flying Training Wing at Laughlin Air force Base in Del Rio, Texas.

Leach Horseshoe Tournament Raises $1,725

The winners of the 2013 Dan Leach Memorial Horseshoe Tournament, Kevin Tibbs and Jim Holland, with their trophies after the winning match of the 28 team double –elimination tournament. The event raised $1,725 for the Dan Leach Memorial Fund, which provides financial support for local youths, for extracurricular activities. Leach was a Las Vegas corrections officer for 25 years, and was killed when his Metro transport van collided with a semi-truck on Nov. 21, 2009, just north of Searchlight, while transporting prisoners.

Advocates, business owners help students with job process

Concerned about the tough job market that awaits even the most prepared applicants, members of the local Community Education Advisory Board recently held a workshop to help local high school students spruce up their resumes and job applications.

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Pool installs highest climbing wall to replace diving boards

Chances are there will never be another time in the history of the Boulder City Aquatic & Racquetball Complex that a pool insurance/safety audit leads to what promises to be a shriek-filled, exciting experience for all comers.

Yes, Boulder City does have talent to spare

The fourth annual BC’s Got Talent competition Saturday at the library amphitheater showcased a wide variety of home-spun talent from classical music to modern hip-hop dance.

Students take total control of short play fest

Boulder City High School’s annual Short Play Festival typically gives students an opportunity to have more control than usual by choosing and directing their own plays. But this year, because of unusual circumstances, they have total control.

Junior high student to play with civic orchestra

Not many 13-year-olds find themselves playing with a university-level orchestra, but Johann Thomsen is unlike most 13-year-olds.

Local Art Group Paints Trash Bin for Spring Jam

The Boulder City Plein Art Group painted local dumpsters that were used during last weekend’s Spring Jamboree as a form of making art during the event. The dumpsters are being used as a forum to let the community know of local philanthropic organizations and events. The three members of the organization who painted were David Hancock, right, Terri Klepacki, left, and Chris Frausto, not pictured. Frausto took the photo.

Relay for Life Meets Goals

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life drew 500 people in 16 teams for the overnight event April 26-27 to the Boulder City High School track, and raised more than $36,000. The night was filled with music, games, and, most importantly, a group of individuals gathering to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Part of the money raised stays here in Boulder City to fund the Cancer Closet which provides free supplies for those who have cancer. Local sponsors included Albertsons, Jack’s Place, The Dillinger Food & Drinkery, Evan’s Old Town Grille, Dave Olsen, Chamber of Commerce, City of Boulder City, Boulder City High, The Rainbow Girls, Sunrise Rotary, Boulder Dam Brewing, Boulder Dam Credit Union and Qwest Diagnostics.

Local guitarist opens own shop, performance venue

College isn’t for everyone, including the owner of Dam Guitars, 730 Canyon Road, Boulder City’s newest music store and performance venue.

Webb receives certificate of appreciation

Daughters of the American Revolution regent Debbie Carroll and DAR Constitution chairwoman Luanna Mitchell of the Silver State Chapter of Boulder City, recently presented Holly Webb with a certificate of appreciation.