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News Briefs, Dec. 20

City to research land management amendment

Boulder City is researching how a request to allow more solar development in the dry lake bed will affect the space for recreation.

Recently, Silver Peak LLC submitted a request to amend the Land Management Plan to add 667 acres of the Eldorado Valley dry lake bed for solar uses. The Planning Commission recommended denial of the request at its meeting in November. The City Council will consider the amendment in January.

Today, Dec. 20, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., residents will be able to view in person the boundary of this request in the dry lake bed as city staffers installed temporary barrels along the mile-long perimeter of what would be the northern boundary of the proposed solar area.

A drone flight will also take place to photograph the area. The barrels and drone flight will show the approximately 820-acre portion of the dry lake bed that would remain as open space if the city were to approve an amendment to the LMP.

Beware of phone scam

The city reported that several residents had received phone solicitations from the Boulder City Fire Department.

Fire Chief Kevin Nicholson said the department does not request donations over the phone and instead raises money at events.

These events include Fill the Boot, hot chocolate sales and a pancake breakfast.

People who receive a call asking for money should not provide any personal information to the caller. They should report the call to the Boulder City Police Department online at http://bcnv.org/FormCenter/Contact-Forms-3/Police-Department-65.

Not a pint-sized decision

Monday, the Boulder Dam Brewing Company posted something on Facebook that was unlike their normal posts about a new seasonal beer, upcoming band or their popular game nights. It was something they hoped they would never have to announce – their closure.

Turf reduction sees pushback

The second public meeting regarding the proposed reduction in turf at the Boulder City Municipal Golf Course was envisioned as the kind of input-lite that the first meeting back in April was. But the packed room at the Elaine K. Smith Building on Monday wasn’t having it.

Chamber event hosts members, special guest

When Boulder City Chamber of Commerce CEO Jill Rowland Lagan was introducing videos from those speaking on behalf of the chamber, few expected to see a former president doing so.

Dollar Tree closer to opening

If there was any doubt that the former 99 Cents Only Store in Boulder City would soon become a Dollar Tree, recently-placed signs should answer that question.

Public weighs in on proposed annexation of private land

For the last several months, Acting City Manager Michael Mays told the council that city staff has been working with the owners of a small plot of land in the Eldorado Valley who have requested annexation. In other words, they would like to be a part of Boulder City.

Salon owner has no plans to retire

Whether it’s been hairstyles to resemble Farrah Fawcett and Dorothy Hamill in the 1970s, Princess Diana or Madonna in the 1980s, Jennifer Aniston and Britney Spears of the 1990s to those hot styles of today, Jo Ann Beneda has seen them all.

Bobcat bake sale

Ron Eland/Boulder City Review

Lagan’s sights set on Paris

In less than three weeks, Lexi Lagan will be competing in her second Summer Olympic Games with a collective cheer of support from her hometown of Boulder City.

But is there really a shortage?

Getting Boulder City out of a more than decade-long stretch where no city manager has lasted as long as it takes a student to graduate from BCHS was the overriding theme of discussion at this week’s city council meeting.