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Celebrating the season

Terra cotta flower pots are transformed into holiday icons by Linda Lamb of Linday’s Country Bumpkin in Henderson, one of the more than 100 booths at the annual Doodlebug Bazaar on Saturday at the recreation center.

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Hali Bernstein Saylor/Boulder City Review

Kyla Marsden, from left, Skylie Dykstra and Candice Gorichar of Boulder City admire the entries and try to vote for a favorite at the fourth annual Gingerbread House Contest and Faire at the Elks Lodge Saturday.

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Kevin Turner, interpretation and education operations chief at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, stokes the fire at the recreation area’s headquarters on Nevada Way on Saturday in preparation for s’more making as part of the city’s parade celebration.

A Christmas tree stands in the dining room of one of the 10 homes at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. The home was open for tours during the facility’s annual Night of Lights celebration.

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Hali Bernstein Saylor/Boulder City Review

Holiday decorations were everywhere on the approximately 40-acre St. Jude’s Ranch for Children campus Saturday evening during annual Night of Lights celebration.

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Boulder City Review

A local known as “Taz Man” dressed as Santa Claus rides a bicycle in the near-freezing temperatures in Santa’s Electric Light Parade Saturday evening.

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Spectators line Nevada Way, clothed in blankets in the near-freezing temperatures as they watch Santa’s Electric Light Parade on Saturday.

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Youngsters sing carols as they travel along Nevada Way during the annual Santa’s Electric Light Parade Saturday evening.

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Friday’s cold temperature helped Santa Claus, joined by Jingle Cat, feel at home as he stood beneath the Christmas tree in Crowe Park after the lighting ceremony. The thermometer read 37 degrees Fahrenheit during the festivities.

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Mojdeh Kaboli is all bundled up at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Crowe Park Friday. The temperature was 37 degrees Fahrenheit.

By HALI BERNSTEIN SAYLOR

BOULDER CITY REVIEW

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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

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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.