weather icon Cloudy

News Briefs

Holocaust survivor to speak at high school

Holocaust survivor Ben Lesser will speak at Boulder City High School Tuesday night. He will speak about his experiences living in the ghettos of his native Poland and his time in the Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps.

Lesser was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1928. Out of his immediate family of seven, only Lesser and an older sister survived.

He came to the United States in 1947 and settled in Los Angeles, where he met and married his wife, Jean, in 1950. They have two daughters, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He became a Realtor and retired in 1995, moving to Las Vegas where he has devoted his time to sharing his experiences at schools and colleges. His presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium and is expected to take approximately two hours.

There is no charge to attend and all are welcome.

Lesser will have copies of his book, “Living a Life that Matters: From Nazi Nightmare to American Dream,” for sale in the lobby. Additionally, donations will be accepted and given to Lesser’s Zachor Holocaust Survivor Foundation, which aims to continue spreading the word about the Holocaust so that future generations will be inspired “to recognize, combat and ultimately extinguish the hatred that breeds genocide.”

Farmers market returns to senior center

A weekly farmers market is returning to the Senior Center of Boulder City starting May 13.

The Green Chefs Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon each Friday featuring a variety of local and regional produce, plants, flowers and herbs. There also will be homemade baked goods, as well as gardening workshops and cooking demonstrations.

The market accepts cash, credit, debit and EBT (SNAP).

The farmers market is sponsored, in part, by www.cowgirlcrunch.com.

The senior center is at 813 Arizona St.

For more information, visit www.thegreenchefs.com.

Lagan’s sights set on Paris

In less than three weeks, Lexi Lagan will be competing in her second Summer Olympic Games with a collective cheer of support from her hometown of Boulder City.

But is there really a shortage?

Getting Boulder City out of a more than decade-long stretch where no city manager has lasted as long as it takes a student to graduate from BCHS was the overriding theme of discussion at this week’s city council meeting.

Council debates hiring city manager recruiter

Following a lengthy discussion, Mayor Joe Hardy summed things up Tuesday by saying, “Our No. 1 priority is to get someone who will stay.”

Sex-trafficked victims to have new home, school

Ideally, a school is far more than just four walls, a ceiling and some windows. It’s a place of learning, a place to feel safe, and a place to meet and bond with others.

Learn more about BC’s unofficial mascot

The bighorn sheep at Hemenway Park, on the outskirts of Boulder City, have become a tourist attraction as carloads, and often tour vans full of visitors, can been seen at the park each day.

City’s new fire structure in place

The Boulder City Fire Department is in the final stages of adding a structure, which will not only prepare its firefighters to a greater extent, but at the same time save taxpayer dollars.

Report made on strategic plan

Strategic plans are not anything new for Boulder City. A document developed in conjunction with an outside consultant outlining goals for the next five years has been around for at least a decade.

City, court extend personnel agreement

One could be excused for assuming that an item on the city council’s agenda for the June 25 meeting was somehow related to the concept of free speech if one had only read the agenda and none of the attachments. It was, after all, referred to as First Amendment.

Honoring first responders

Recently, the Boulder City Police and Fire departments held their annual awards night. For the fire department, Acting Chief Greg Chesser presented his Fire Chief Award to firefighter Brian Shea. For the police department, it gave out letters of commendation to several of its officers who assisted last December following the shooting death of three professors at UNLV. Those officers included Lt. Thomas Healing, sergeants John Glenn, Tiffany Driscoll and Christ Slack, detectives Mark Dubois, Bret Hood and officer Guy Liedkie. Pictured with Chief Tim Shea are Sgt. Driscoll and Lt. Healing. Driscoll also earned a second letter of commendation for her part in helping save the life of a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer who suffered a seizure while the two were working an off-duty assignment at Allegiant Stadium.