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Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday

The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be held Saturday. All food collected in town will benefit Emergency Aid of Boulder City, whose pantry serves approximately 800 needy local residents each month.

Emergency Aid is particularly in need of peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese and canned foods such as tuna, chicken, beef stew, ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs and other similar products. Opened, damaged and out-of-date food must be discarded by the pantry to follow good food-handling and food-safety procedures.

Those who would like to assist are asked to set nonperishable food items out before their carriers’ normal pickup time. If the food is not picked up on Saturday, it can be placed out again Monday for pickup.

Additionally, food donations may be dropped off at Emergency Aid, 600 Nevada Way, between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. on weekdays.

Monetary donations, with checks payable to EABC, can be sent to P.O. Box 60673, Boulder City, NV 89006.

Mammovan to make stop in Boulder City

Nevada Health Centers’ Mammovan will visit Boulder City from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, stopping in front of City Hall, 401 California Ave.

Screenings are primarily for women 40 and older; however, they will be provided to younger women who have a referral from their physicians.

Appointments are requested and can be made by calling 877-581-6266.

The Mammovan began operating in 2000 as a way to provide convenient access to mammography services to women. It accepts most insurance plans along with Medicaid and Medicare. Additionally, it offers a sliding scale for those without insurance.

Lake Mead trails to close for summer

After seeking input from the public, Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails will close May 15 through Sept. 30 annually.

Park management implemented temporary emergency closures on these two trails in the summers of 2014 and 2015 after public safety incidents significantly increased.

Park management added signs to discourage summer hiking, but the signs were not effective,according to the National Park Service.

During the closure period, visitors may still access the popular hot springs via the Colorado River, the Park Service said

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