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BCR receives press association honors

The Boulder City Review received five awards in the Nevada Press Foundation’s 2020 Awards of Excellence, which were announced online Sept. 24.

Editor Hali Bernstein Saylor received first place in the local column competition.

Judges said, ”Thanks to Hali Bernstein Saylor, her city’s colorful residents are brought to life for all to enjoy with this excellent collection. Her stories left me wanting to know more about Boulder City.”

Bernstein Saylor and page designer Jenny Scheid shared first-place honors for overall design of the newspaper.

“Simply put, this was a newspaper that I wanted to continue reading,” wrote the judges. “The design was intuitive, headlines were well sized/placed and photos were used well.”

Bernstein Saylor also received a second-place award for her portrait of a ranger at Lake Mead National Recreation Area setting up a telescope for an evening of star-gazing.

Sports reporter Robert Vendettoli captured second place in the sports feature writing for his piece about Boulder City High School student Ethan Speaker being watched by scouts.

“Good comments from scouts and coaches. I hope he makes good,” wrote the judges about his piece.

Bernstein Saylor and Celia Shortt Goodyear received third place in the business feature story category for their look at the effects of Interstate 11 on Boulder City one year after it opened.

About the story, the judges wrote, “It’s always good to follow up on these kinds of highway projects and get some real-people reactions. Fine job.”

The competition was revised this year into three categories: urban, for new organizations that serve the Las Vegas or Reno metropolitan areas; rural, for new organizations that serve rural areas of the state; and magazine. The Boulder City Review competed in the rural division.

Journalists from Utah judged the competition.

“The quality of work submitted by Nevada newspapers this year was outstanding. We are honored to have been recognized by our peers for our efforts,” said Bernstein Saylor.

It’s (un)official

“Every vote counts and every vote has not been counted.”

City council to mull recruitment firms

When departing and now former city manager Taylour Tedder was on his way out, he took some steps to try to smooth out the transition to a new city executive in the form of five recruitment firms vying for the call to be hired to conduct a nationwide search for his replacement.

Brown proud to represent BC in Nationals

For those who are into the rodeo scene, you may want to remember the name Aiden Brown in years to come.

Church seeks senior housing

Leaders of the Boulder City United Methodist Church have a project in the works that they feel will benefit many in the community but understand those who may have concerns.

Fancier/foster permit back on city council agenda

If you call in to a city council meeting for public comment twice in one meeting, you officially qualify as a gadfly. (noun: 1) a fly that bites livestock, especially a horsefly, warble fly, or botfly. 2) an annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism.) Fred Voltz, already quoted in these pages for comments on other issues, also addressed the issue of pet breeding, likening the practice to prostitution or the dealing of narcotics.

Liquor Board approves BC Company Store request

In the 1930s, the original Boulder City Company Store included a “club room.” The city was officially dry until the late 1960s, so booze would not have been officially served. Except it was.

Dollar Tree takes over 99 Cents

Chances are that many will be giving their two-cents worth regarding the news that 99 Cent Only Stores, including the one in Boulder City, have been thrown a lifeline by a former competitor — Dollar Tree.

Master plan to accommodate energy storage

The moves to develop much of the Eldorado Valley for solar energy uses that has brought Boulder City millions of dollars in lease revenue — enough to make it feasible for a city of just 15,000 souls to consider spending upward of $40 million on a new municipal pool complex — took another step forward on May 28 as the city council voted unanimously to amend the master plan and zoning map that would allow for the creation of a battery-based energy storage facility.