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Remains found in concrete at Lake Mead National Recreational Area

Park employees found possible human remains at Aztec Wash near Nelson’s Landing at around 9:48 a.m. Tuesday, according to Christie Vanover of the National Park Service. Employees were working in that area and smelled something foul. They discovered a partially exposed tarp and reported it.

Laura Meltzer, public information officer for the Metropolitan Police Department, said they received a call at around 11:28 a.m. from the park, and sent detectives to there. Homicide was also notified. Both Metro and park rangers were trying to determine whether the remains were human. The Clark County coroner’s office is also helping to identify the remains.

Forum for City Council candidates will be held at 7 p.m. May 15

The Boulder City Review is hosting a candidates forum at 7 p.m. May 15 at the Elaine K. Smith Center, 700 Wyoming St. All four candidates — Warren Harhay, Kiernan McManus, John Milburn and incumbent Cam Walker — running for two open seats on the City Council have been invited and are expected to attend.

Questions for the candidates are being sought and can be submitted to Editor Hali Bernstein Saylor at hsaylor@bouldercityreview.com. They must be received by 9 a.m. Monday, May 8.

Plane crashes at dry lake bed

An ultralight plane crashed at the dry lake bed Sunday morning. Boulder City Fire Department Chief Kevin Nicholson said firefighters discovered that the crash involved a man and a woman, who were evaluated and then transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

According to the Boulder City Police dispatch log, the man and woman were in their 60s. The man received cuts on his left hand and a broken arm, and the woman had a broken left arm.

No health violations found in city’s drinking water

The 2017 Consumer Confidence report for Boulder City’s drinking water found no violations of safe drinking water standards. In 2016, 18 regulated contaminants were found in the water, but all were at allowable levels based on the Safe Drinking Water Act standards. Five unregulated contaminants were also found.

According to Boulder City’s Public Works Department, monitoring of the unregulated contaminants helps the Environmental Protection Agency to determine where they occur and whether they can be regulated in the future. The water quality report is issued each July and done in accordance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

To view the full report, go to http://bit.ly/2oRo25u.

Nominations sought for state’s Point of Light awards

Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, is accepting nominations for the 2017 Governor’s Points of Light Awards. The awards recognize the volunteer efforts of Nevadans and are the highest honor bestowed by Nevada Volunteers and the state.

Nominations will be accepted through May 31 for volunteers, volunteer managers and volunteer programs. Three finalists from each category, selected by a panel of judges, will be recognized in the fall in Las Vegas.

“The Governor’s Points of Light Awards showcases how in every corner of our state people are coming together to help others and improve our communities. I hope you will join me in recognizing the countless individuals and organizations serving Nevada by submitting a nomination in May for the Governor’s Points of Light Awards,” said Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Nomination criteria include: shows achievement that is exemplary, far exceeds expectations and is measurable; addresses a need not previously met; demonstrates innovation by applying a new solution to an existing social program; exemplifies mobilization by empowering the community to support the program or event as demonstrated by the quantity or quality of volunteers; shows endurance or sustainability by developing a long-term solution to significant social issues through hands-on volunteer service.

Nominations can be submitted at http://bit.ly/2017GPOL.

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New council seated

Mayor Joe Hardy took his oath of office along with new council members Steve Walton and Cokie Booth during a special City Council meeting Tuesday, Nov. 29, night.

Holiday activities fill December calendar

December’s arrival can only mean one thing in Boulder City: It’s time to celebrate.

Police investigate Thanksgiving shooting

Police responded to a call of shots fired at 10:48 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, in the 1000 block of Boulder City Parkway, said Lisa LaPlante, communications manager.

Past year reflects positively on future

It’s my second holiday season in Boulder City since I became a resident in August 2021. As the end of this year approaches, I want to reflect on what I’ve appreciated experiencing, working toward and accomplishing. There are many to thank for our focus and progress in 2022, including the City Council, city employees, and residents’ feedback.

Outgoing council members honored

City Council honored departing members and unanimously approved or voted to postpone all actions during their meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, night.

Election results certified

Results of November’s election were made official by a unanimous vote during a special City Council meeting Friday, Nov. 18, morning, with Cokie Booth being elected to council by 133 votes over incumbent James Howard Adams.

Business Beat: Credit union receives advocacy award

Always keeping the needs of its members in mind, Boulder Dam Credit Union was recently recognized for its work advocating for the financial needs of those who belong to the financial institution.

Unofficial results: Booth to join council

Cokie Booth has unofficially won the race for a seat on City Council.

Bureau unveils plans to replace lawn

Boulder City residents were able to get a look at Bureau of Reclamation’s plans to replace the lawn above Wilbur Square Park with desert landscaping during an open house at its administration building Nov. 10.

Man gets up to six years for fatal crash

A man who admitted driving more than 130 mph prior to a 2019 crash that killed 58-year-old Randy Reiner listened to emotional statements from Reiner family members before a judge sentenced him to up to six years in state prison Tuesday, Nov. 15.