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Aerodrome unveils plans for Eldorado Droneport

Aerodrome LLC unveiled its design plans for Eldorado Droneport, the world’s first commercial droneport, Wednesday. The plan for the permanent droneport facility includes office space as well as build-to-suit pads that will be available for lease.

The 50-acre Eldorado Droneport, a joint development project between The Aerodrome and Boulder City, is one of only six Federal Aviation Administration-appointed unmanned air systems test sites in the country.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the Eldorado Droneport developed into a permanent, state-of-the-art facility that makes Boulder City proud,” said Brok Armantrout, director of community development for Boulder City. “This is an exciting project for the unmanned aircraft industry and for our local community.”

“Eldorado Droneport is unique in that it is designed as a teaching droneport,” said Aerodrome CEO Landon Taylor. “As companies develop and refine their applications of UAS technology, Aerodrome and Eldorado will be the go-to place with the facilities and expertise to train the future workforce for these specialized jobs.”

Free training program to aid those caring for aging veterans

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services is sponsoring a free comprehensive training program to assist those caring for aging veterans, including those living in eldercare communities.

The program, called “Bravo Zulu: Achieving Excellence in Relationship-Centered Care,” will be held from 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday at Brady Industries, 7055 Lindell Road, Las Vegas. It is designed to give care partners of veterans a better understanding of military culture, as well as the influence and impact of service experiences on the health-care needs of aging veterans.

Though developed with veterans in mind, the program also can improve care and support other elderly people, particularly those living with dementia.

The course qualifies for those seeking continuing education credit.

Those interested can register at http://bit.ly/2j1wA2B.

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.