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Man who died at Lake Mead identified as Illinois resident

A man who died Saturday at Lake Mead National Recreation Area has been identified. The Clark County coroner identified the 22-year-old man as Dylan Robbins of Chebanse, Illinois.

About 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Robbins was spotted in the water off Sail Beach. Rangers responded and attempted to revive him, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead about an hour later, and the coroner determined the cause of death as accidental drowning.

Man still missing from Lake Mead National Recreation Area

National Park Service rangers and Nevada Department of Wildlife game wardens are still searching for a 22-year-old man, Wilmer Dante Morales, who reported missing around 4:30 p.m. Friday. He was last seen at Lake Mead Marina wearing dark blue swim trunks and it is believed that he went into the water to retrieve a raft.

Morales is approximately 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 150-160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

He is an intern with the junior high ministry at Central Church in Henderson.

The Park Service asks people with information on Morales’ whereabouts to call Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Dispatch at 702-293-8998.

Letter carriers’ Saturday food drive will benefit Emergency Aid

Boulder City residents are asked to help Stamp Out Hunger as part of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 25th annual food drive.

Bags have been distributed to residences in town for pickup on Saturday. All food collected will remain in Boulder City and be given to Emergency Aid of Boulder City, which provides food to about 650 people a month.

Nonperishable food that has not expired should be placed where the mail is delivered by 9 a.m. that day. Those who did not receive a bag, can use any bag and mark it food drive.

If your bag was not be picked up, contact Emergency Aid at 702-293-0332 or emergencyaidbc@gmail.com and they will arrange pickup.

Lakeview Terrace is deficiency free

Lakeview Terrace of Boulder City has been awarded a deficiency-free survey from the Nevada Department of Health and Senior Services for the second consecutive year. The health department is responsible for ensuring state licensed residential care facilities and assisted living communities comply with mandatory state regulations.

Its team conducts an unannounced visit to evaluate resident quality of care and quality of life, environmental services, dietary services and fire safety. The inspection process also involves observations and interviews with residents, residents’ family members and staff.

Lakeview Terrace is an assisted living community operated by Ridgeline Management Co., based in Oregon. Ridgeline has overseen the facility since 2015.

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.