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Body found at Lake Mead believed to be missing Wisconsin man

National Park Service rangers found a man’s body March 9 near the Sunset View Overlook at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The deceased man is believed to be Thomas Olsen, 53, of Wisconsin, who was reported missing to the Las Crosse Police Department on Feb. 28. Olsen was last seen leaving Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Feb. 27.

According to media reports, rangers noticed a vehicle parked at the overlook for several days. A ranger ran the license plate around 8:30 p.m. on March 7. It was found to be a rental, and the renter was later determined to be Olsen.

On March 8, the National Park Service and the Nevada Department of Wildlife led search teams on land and water. The search continued until the morning of March 9, with assistance from Red Rock Search and Rescue, when a body matching Olsen’s description was found 15 feet from the shore near the overlook.

The victim’s identity and cause of death will be determined by the Clark County medical examiner.

Workshop set for creating veterans advocates

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services will be hosting a free two-day workshop designed to help those interested in becoming a certified Nevada Veterans Advocate. Advocates connect veterans, their family members and members of the military to benefits and services earned through military service.

The workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, Las Vegas. Registration will be held from 8-9 a.m. Saturday.

The program will provide participants with 11 out of the 20 hours of required course work to apply for NVA certification through the Nevada Department of Veterans Services. The remainder of the course work is available and performed online.

Once certified, NVA volunteers help support the work of Nevada’s Veteran Service Officers, who are challenged to support the nearly 300,000 veterans living in Nevada.

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Light parade draws thousands

Similar to the Fourth of July parade, the annual Santa’s Electric Light Parade is pure holiday Americana, and last Saturday’s parade through downtown Boulder City was no exception as 105 entries filled the streets, making it one of the biggest ever.

Incident leads to brief lockdown for two schools

Both of the elementary schools in Boulder City were placed on a brief hard lockdown Nov. 30 after police received reports of a 40-year-old male subject making threats to kill the person who made the report in an apartment complex nearby.

Christmas parade part of upcoming TV movie

Those who enjoyed Santa’s Electric Light Parade Saturday may be surprised to know that there’s a very good chance they may end up in a movie.

Hall ready to hang up his sneakers

In 1977, “Star Wars” opened in theaters, the first Apple II computers hit store shelves, Elvis Presley died, the New York Yankees won the World Series, and Roger Hall was hired by the city of Boulder City.

Airport tapped for federal infrastructure funding

It was announced last week by the office of U.S. Sen. Jackie Rosen that part of $60.9 million allocated for Nevada airports would make its way to Boulder City.

Police and fire depts request $1.5 million in capital funding

The City Council heard a presentation at their last meeting on both general capital improvement spending for Fiscal Year 2025 as well as an update on the five-year plan for project spending.

Volunteers sought for city commissions

In the final minutes of the final City Council meeting for November, Councilmember Steve Walton made a point to point out that there were several openings on city commissions and committees and that the deadline to apply to fill those positions was approaching.

O Christmas Tree

Photos by Ron Eland/Boulder City Review

A burning Christmas question

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Feeling festive at BCHS

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