50°F
weather icon Clear

Business Briefs

Rail Explorers to host day for local residents, offers reduced rate

Rail Explorers, an eco-tour company featuring pedal-powered rail bikes operating along the Nevada Southern Railway, will offer a specially priced tour for Boulder City residents Saturday, Jan. 20, from its depot at the Nevada Southern Railway Museum, 601 Yucca St.

The tours feature a 4-mile exploration of the historic railroad used during the building of Hoover Dam.

A limited number of tickets, priced at $10 per person, are available for special tours taking place at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 12:30 and 2 p.m. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 877-833-8588 and limited to four per reservation Tickets are not available online for this special tour.

“We are very pleased to offer this special opportunity for the residents of Boulder City who have warmly welcomed Rail Explorers into the community,” said Rail Explorers CEO Mary Joy Lu.

For further information on Rail Explorers, visit www.railexplorers.net.

Boulder City Toy Box closes

Used-car dealer Boulder City Toy Box, 1495 Boulder City Parkway, has closed, according to the property owner, Stuart Litjens, who also owns Boulder Boats in Henderson.

He said that the owner of the Toy Box was planning to do most of his business as an online auction and recently decided to discontinue leasing the property.

There are no definite plans for the property, and it is listed as available for sale or lease. Those interested should call 702-754-0027.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
District implements 5-day pause

The Clark County School District is implementing a five-day pause for all classes and school activities due to extreme staffing issues because of the high number of positive COVID-19 cases.

Motion for special fund to build development’s storm drain fails

Boulder City will not move forward with creating a special improvement district to pay for infrastructure improvements to a piece of land marked for sale despite the mayor requesting staff research the process.

Interim evaluations eliminated; timing puts focus on annual reviews

The city manager and city attorney will not have interim performance evaluations after City Council approved removing the requirement from their contracts and to just move forward with annual reviews.

Lake Mead not affected by planned water releases

Water operations at Lake Mead will not be affected by a reduction in the monthly water releases from Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona, according to Bureau of Reclamation officials.

New Townsite Solar project lauded

The recently completed Townsite Solar + Storage project will provide another avenue for Boulder City to purchase power, as well as bring in millions of dollars of revenue.

Historian, Nevada native to lead train museum

The Nevada Division of Museums and History has selected historian Christopher MacMahon as the new director of the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City.

Classes back in session

The school year resumed earlier this week and with it came excitement for being back on campus and the continued requirement for students and staff to wear masks.

City hires utility director

The new utilities director is a Boulder City native who brings with him a variety of management experience including more than 16 years at the Bureau of Reclamation.

Meetings to start earlier

The new year has begun and with it comes earlier start times for Boulder City’s City Council and Planning Commission meetings.

Former marshal Huff mourned

The local public safety community is mourning the loss of one of its own after former Boulder City Marshal Briar Huff died on Christmas Day while on vacation in Mexico.