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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.

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.