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Wetlands trail at Lake Mead open on weekends

The Wetlands Trail in Lake Mead National Recreation Area is now open on weekends and holidays.

It closed Feb. 10 for construction of a new grade control structure in the Lower Las Vegas Wash. Because the construction project is taking longer than anticipated, work has been restricted to weekdays. This will allow visitors the opportunity to recreate along the trail during weekends and holidays.

The grade control structure will reduce erosion in the Las Vegas Wash to protect stability of the bridge. It also will reduce the amount of sediment transported from erosion in the wash into Lake Mead, as well as protect Lake Las Vegas Dam and outlet works.

Annual cleanup event at Callville Bay set for Saturday

Forever Resorts, in cooperation with the National Park Service and Nevada Beverage, will host its annual cleanup day Saturday at Callville Bay Resort and Marina. It’s a chance for eco-conscious individuals to come out and help clean up the marina and surrounding beach areas.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with registration. Cleanup activities are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon.

A barbecue lunch and prize drawing for registered participants will be held from noon to 1 p.m.

Volunteers should wear loose-fitted or layered clothing, closed-toed shoes, sunglasses/hat, and sunscreen. Tools and bags will be provided.

Last year, 225 volunteers picked up 5,000 pounds of litter from the shoreline and surrounding area. In the past six clean-up days at the bay, more than 26,000 pounds of debris has been collected; that’s 13 tons of trash.

To register, visit getoutdoorsnevada.org.

Sales of sesquicentennial medallions near end

Only a few opportunities remain to purchase the medallions offered by the Nevada 150 Commission to mark the state’s 150 birthday.

Through Nov. 30, there is an amnesty period allowing people to purchase any two of the first three medallions. They are priced at $150 each.

Additionally, the commission will mint a limited numbered edition of 150 sets of all four medallions made out of silver from the Coeur Rochester mine in Nevada. These sets will be enclosed in a display case and include a certificate of authenticity. Sales began Wednesday and are on a first-come, first-served basis. All orders must be received by Nov. 30 in order to be available by Dec. 15 in time for the holidays. Sets are limited to two per family at a cost of $600 each.

To order the medallions, visit www.nevadalegislature.com and click new items.

For more information, visit www.nevada150.org or call 775-687-0608.

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.