40°F
weather icon Clear

Seen on Scene: At the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge

Larry Archuleta, left, chairman of the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge presented by the Rotary Club of Boulder City, presented the grand champion trophy to Jerry and Lupe Aguilar of Corona, Calif. Their team, Burnin’ and Lootin’, took the top prize as well as second place in ribs and third place in brisket.

Working at the beer booth , May 25, were Rotary members, from left, John Milburn, Tom Novotny and Doug Scheppmann.

Jim Amburn of Boulder City brought his 1955 Ford truck to the Best Dam Car Show, part of the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge on Saturday, May 25. He also outfitted a walker with a grill, license plate and rearview mirror for the occasion.

Manning the information booth at the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge for the Rotary Club of Boulder City on Saturday, May 25, were, Dody Nesmith, left, Chuck Cave and Linda Graham.

Among those competing in the Kids Que division for 6- to 12-year-olds were Kolbe, left, 8, and Konner Boyle, 10, of Boulder City. The contest was sponsored by Railroad Pass Casino.

Wendy and Michael Higuera of Las Vegas tested out their cooking skills during the Kids Que contest Saturday, May 25, as part of the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge presented by the Rotary Club of Boulder City in Bicentennial Park.

Hali Bernstein Saylor/Boulder City Review

Winners of the Kids Que contest in the 13-17-year-olds division were, from left, Camille Johnson, third; Sam Breeden, second; and Andy McKissick, first. The contest, sponsored by Railroad Pass Casino, was held Saturday, May 25, as part of the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge and had the teens cooking chicken breasts using their own recipes.

Mario Rosales, left, and Larry Archuleta, chairman of the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge, competed in the rib eating contest at the 15th annual Best Dam Barbecue Challenge presented Saturday, May 25, in Bicentennial Park by the Rotary Club of Boulder City. Archuleta won the contest.

Hali Bernstein Saylor/Boulder City Review

Jon-Luke Lewis, 11, of Kingman, Arizona, tests his skills rock climbing during the 15th annual Best Dam Barbecue Challenge presented by the Rotary Club of Boulder City on Saturday, May 25, in Bicentennial Park.

Winners of the Kids Que contest in the 6-12-year-olds division were, from left, Brady Ardoin, Zachary Devine, second; Jaylee Holland, Emily Guijarra, first; and Savanna Newell, third. The kids had to cook chicken breasts using their own recipes.

By Hali Bernstein Saylor

Boulder City Review

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
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.