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PANCAKES TO SHARE: Boulder City Fire Department invites area residents to visit the firehouse, meet with firefighters and help honor the memory of fallen firefighters during its annual pancake breakfast. Breakfast will be served from 7-11 a.m. at the fire station, 1101 Elm St. There is no cost to attend.

COLORFUL CELEBRATION: St. Jude's Ranch for Children will benefit from Saturday's 5K color dash. Packet pickup begins at 9 a.m. and the dash starts at 10:30 a.m. at the ranch, 100 St. Jude's St. The color explosion is planned for 11:45 a.m. Cost is $40 per person, with discounts available for families and groups. For more information, visit http://newcolordash5k.ticketmob.com/event.cfm?id=100359

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: Grace Community Church presents its 68th annual Country Store from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 1150 Wyoming St. A variety of goods will be sold, along with the church's famous chilli and hot dogs and bakery featuring homemade treats and pie. Proceeds support church projects and local charities.

ZOMBIE INVASION: The living undead will invade downtown Boulder City starting at 7 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the Zombie Walk benefit Safe Nest. A $5 donation per person is being asked. The walk starts and ends at Boulder Dam Brewing Co., 453 Nevada Way.

Cool down your home with hot-weather tips

It’s that time of year again when triple digits fill the week’s weather forecast. We know with rising temperatures come rising utility bills (often accompanied by rising blood pressure, yikes).

A popular Eagle tradition

The annual Boulder City High School Grad Walk was held this past Friday.

May the Fourth Be With You (a day early)

LEFT: Sophomore Delaney Loeslein gets some assistance during the class challenge of Hungry, Hungry Hippo at Friday’s BCHS year-end assembly.

DIY could be more costly and risky than DIFM

Back in the days of my home-show appearances, attendees would often ask me the same kind of question—“Do you think I could renovate my own bathroom (kitchen, bedroom…)?” To which I would always answer, “Do you know how to replace a light switch?” That would always make them chuckle.

Therapy dogs make testing ‘stress free’ at King Elementary

Test anxiety is a common concern for teachers, parents, and students, especially this time of year for King students as they prepare to take the state test for the first time.

Statehouse daughter heads services to veterans

It’s not out of the ordinary for journalists to sometimes leave the profession and try something new. Especially when they feel a family connection urging them to enter into a divergent field of employment. That’s what happened to one local individual.

Howard turns passion into full-time job

For many self-published authors, the passion to put words on a page ends up being a hobby they do when everyday life frees up a few minutes here and there to do so.

BCHS gearing up for spring play

Spring is in the air and life is abuzz in the Boulder City High School Theatre Department. While residents all over town are packing their winter clothes and embarking on spring cleaning projects; students in the drama department are collaborating on their spring performance of “Yard Sale” by Tim Kelly.

Andrew Mitchell Elementary goes beyond 7 Habits

As a Leader In Me School, Mitchell Elementary frequently refers to the 7 Habits. As a matter of fact, each day at our morning ceremony, students and staff recite our mission statement, which refers specifically to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.