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40 kids participate in cardboard boat race

Approximately 40 local kids participated in the city’s Parks and Recreation Department’s 13th annual Cardboard Boat Race on July 17. Nearly 100 boat “cheerleaders,” mostly parents and families, learn-to–swim participants, and deep water aerobics class members that also stayed to cheer the participants on.

Salon joins new businesses on Elm Street

The latest beauty salon in Boulder City opened last month, but will host its grand opening Aug. 17

Former Eagles track star Hollywood comedy writer

Mike Upchurch, Boulder City class of 1983, has gone from school track and field star to Emmy winner for his work in television.

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Esser cutting back, not retiring

Local musician Phil Esser isn’t retiring, he’s just tired.

Vons Donates to Mammovan Program

The Nevada Health Centers brought its mammovan to Vons’ parking lot on Nevada Highway on July 12 to recognize the grocery chain’s $300,000 donation to the mammovan program. Wendy Wood, the center’s director of operations, discusses the van’s operations with state senator and local doctor Joe Hardy, right, while looking on, from left, is Mayor Roger Tobler, Vons district area manager Tom Nelson, and Vons Foundation Director Carlos Illingworth. The center’s mammovan program is designed to bring mammogram screenings to Nevadans who lack money, insurance or transportation to access a breat-cancer screening.

St. Andrew Makes Food Drive Delivery

St. Andrew Catholic Community member Frank Dempsey delivers a truck load of food to the Emergency Aid as part of the church’s regular food drive. July’s donation included many jars of peanut butter, which are needed to help nourish the many children that are eating at home during the nonschool months of summer.

Volunteers key to keeping long-term care residents happy

Monday is poker for the residents of the long-term care facility at the Boulder City Hospital. Tuesday is an outing to a Strip hotel, museum or exhibit or perhaps a bit of shopping. Thursday is sing-a-long with volunteers John Mondt and Mary Ann Pyne. Friday is family night, complete with dinner and dancing. Saturday is entertainment from Boulder City resident and pianist Charlie Shaffer.

Methodist pastor works within community of all faiths

When Sandy Stratton Johnson took over the leadership of the Boulder City United Methodist Church last year, one of her biggest challenges was to grow the church.

Teachers Honored as ‘Most Inpirational’

The end of the high school year was not just a time of celebration for all the new graduates and for those looking forward to the delights of a summer vacation. On June 8 in the high school’s cafeteria, it also was a time to present the annual Eagle Award to Boulder City High School’s most inspirational teacher. The top award recipient receives an Eagle trophy with a U.S. eagle gold coin. The runners-up receive a plaque with a U.S. eagle silver dollar coin. The awards are sponsored by locals David Baker, Jon Barth and Glenn Nakadate. The recipient is chosen from a list submitted by a vote of all the students with accompanying comments.

Posthuma Retires After 23 Years

Retiring after 23 years of teaching in Boulder City, Marcella Posthuma celebrates her last day of school June 5 with her fourth-grade students. They spent the day in the Tortoise Oasis at Martha P. King Elementary school that Posthuma had developed throughout her time at the school.