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Body found near Dutchman's Pass

The body found near Dutchman's Pass in Boulder City on Saturday is the North Las Vegas man who went missing the day before, the Clark County coroner confirmed Tuesday.

Richard Boisy Jr., 81, was reported missing Friday after he drove away from his home in the 6100 block of Rising Circle, near the intersection of Camino Eldorado and Tropical parkways.

Family members told police that Boisy might have suffered from early-onset dementia, although he had not been diagnosed with the condition.

Boulder City police responded to a call of an elderly man found in the area Saturday. Officers found no immediate signs of foul play.

The cause and manner of Boisy's death will be released by the coroner.

 

Residents sought to help with bird count

Area residents are invited to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. The annual international event, scheduled Friday through Monday, is open to people of all ages and requires a minimum of 15 minutes.

Participating is easy, according to event organizers. Simply find a spot to watch for bird action during the days of the count and write your sightings on the provided count sheet.

The data provided gives researchers information about the location and size of bird populations, as well as offers insight to migration habits.

A variety of birds are commonly found in Boulder City including sparrow, quail, dove, mocking bird, grackle and hummingbird.

Bird count kits are available outside the city's Parks and Recreation Department offices at 900 Arizona St. and outside Tony's Pizza at 546 Nevada Way.

Each kit contains instructions, a map of the city, tips for counting, data form to list of types and numbers of birds seen, and list of places to get more information about birds.

Real-time counts will be available on ebird.org.

Audubon, Bird Studies Canada and Cornell Lab of Ornithology are the event's main sponsors.

Additional information, as well as links to bird identification sites, is available at birdcount.org.

 

State accepting applications for Guinn scholarship

The Nevada State Treasurer's Office is now accepting applications for the Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded each year to two Nevada students pursuing a degree in elementary or secondary education, with intentions of teaching in Nevada.

"This scholarship is a tribute to the legacy of the late Gov. Kenny Guinn," said Dan Schwartz, state treasurer. "The award helps future educators gain the tools they need to succeed, and in turn will continue to build that culture of education we strive for in Nevada."

Applications will be accepted until midnight April 1 for the fall 2016 semester. In order to qualify, students must be entering into their last year of college with 90 or more credits completed, pursuing a degree in education and commit to teach in Nevada upon graduation.

There will be two scholarships awarded, one in each portion of the state. The recipients will receive a $4,500 award to pay the educational expenses for the next school year.

To apply, students are required to produce a resume, a short essay, a community service statement, and recommendation letters. Those interested in applying can visit http://www.nevadatreasurer.gov/GGMS/GGMS_Home/.

 

Advertising staff to visit today

In an effort to better serve the needs of advertisers in the Boulder City Review, a representative from the advertising department will be at the downtown office, 508 Nevada Way, Suite 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2-4 p.m. today.

Advertising staff members visit the office twice a month, on the second and fourth Thursdays. Those interested in advertising in the paper will be able to obtain information, get prices or place an ad.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call Heather Beam at 559-259-6614.

 

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