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Wildlife specialists to answer sheep questions at park

Those who would like to learn more about the desert bighorn sheep that frequent Hemenway Valley Park can meet with specialists from the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

The outreach program continues through September in the park at 401 Ville Drive. Representatives from the department are scheduled to be at the park from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 17, 25 and 30, as well as Sept. 8, 14 and 20.

Sheep from the River Mountain herd often visit the park, especially during the summer months when food is scarcer in the nearby mountains.

Fire at police annex under investigation

A fire was reported at the Boulder City Police Station annex building at 11:12 p.m. July 27. The cause of the fire is currently unknown and being investigated by the North Las Vegas Fire Department investigator and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to the Boulder City Fire Department.

Man’s body found near Hoover Dam

A man was found dead under the U.S. 93 Highway and Hoover Dam exit 172 on July 27. There is currently no indication of how the man died, but the Nevada Highway Patrol Department of Investigation confirmed that the man did not die in an auto or pedestrian accident. The Clark County coroner’s office would not identify the cause of death or the man’s identity until his family has been notified.

Coroner identifies man found on trail

The body of a man found on a hiking trail near Lake Mead last week has been identified. The Clark County coroner’s office identified the man as Donald Shressner, 74.

Shressner was found dead on the River Mountain Loop trail west of Lake Mead. His body was found at 4 p.m. on July 28. The cause of death is still unknown.

Man’s body found near highway

The body of a man was found at 9:28 a.m. Friday in a dirt area between Pacifica Way and U.S. Highway 93.

The Clark County coroner’s office confirmed a body was found, but was unable to identify the man at this time. The body was decomposed, according to Boulder City Police Department records.

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Republicans turn out for caucus in BC

Following the rainy, not-so-high turnout Presidential Preference Primary on Feb. 6, Boulder City Republicans gathered at the Boulder Dam Hotel on Thursday for their competing caucus where actual delegates to the GOP National Convention in July were awarded.

City announces new Parks and Recreation director

Boulder City staff embarked on a nationwide recruitment process for the parks and recreation director position. After sorting through several dozen applicants and an extensive interview process, the city found the right person was already here: Julie Calloway was promoted from parks and recreation manager to director this week.

BOR project delayed until spring

The Bureau of Reclamation’s $4.5 million project to remove grass around its Boulder City offices, which will save millions of gallons of water a year, is taking longer than had been expected.

The lowdown on dining tables on city sidewalks

Spring and summer (OK, part of summer) in Boulder City can present the perfect environment for an al fresco meal.

‘None’ takes the lead

It has been a confusing election season so far in Nevada and it’s not over yet. Plus, there is an actual resident of Boulder City on the ballot for one of the two major political parties.

STR, pet breeding issues move toward resolution

A pair of contentious local issues took another step toward the inevitable public-comment-period showdown this week as Boulder City officials posted notices of proposed changes to city code in regard to animal breeding and short-term rentals of residences.

Interest lingers in vacant buildings

When driving through the business district of Boulder City, quite often a question that comes to the mind of many is, ‘I wonder what’s going in there?’ when looking at vacant commercial buildings.