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Emergency Aid begins Saturday pantry hours once a month

Emergency Aid of Boulder City announced it will open its pantry the first Saturday of each month to better serve those in the community who are unable to come during the week. The pantry will be open from 9-11:45 a.m.

Those wishing to volunteer or donate food should call 702-293-0332 or visit the nonprofit’s website at www.eabcnv.com.

Lake Mead waives entrance fee for Park Service’s birthday

Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be celebrating the National Park Service’s birthday Friday by waiving entrance fees to the park.

The celebration also will include a variety of activities at the Alan Bible Visitor Center, 10 Lakeshore Road. Between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. rangers will have a variety of wildlife specimens to sketch and color. Additionally, there will be information available about flora and fauna’s survival in the Mojave Desert.

Birthday cake will be served at 12:30 p.m.

Fees for camping, lake use and use of concessions still apply.

For more information, call 702-293-8990.

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.