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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.


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.