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Staff earns 5 awards in press association contest

Boulder City Review staff members came home with five awards from the Nevada Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest.

In all, the paper netted one first-place, two second-place and two third-place awards.

Former contributor Andy Saylor won the sole first-place award for the best nonstaff story with his profile of Dr. Larry Smith and his “recipe for success.” Judges said it was a “nice personality profile.”

Editor Hali Bernstein Saylor won a second-place award for best headline writing and a third-place award for her column.

The judges’ remarks for her headline writing included, “Nice job. All worked; none reached, which is the sin of headline puns.”

Photographers Steve Andrascik and Laura Hubel won second- and third-place awards, respectively, for their efforts.

Andrascik’s award in the best news photo category came from a photo taken during the Veterans Day celebration at the Nevada State Veterans Home.

“You caught a touching moment,” remarked the judges.

Hubel’s award in the best sports photo category was for a baseball photo. “Great action shot that leaves the audience wondering if the catcher actually stuck the landing, or fell flat on the runner,” wrote the judges.

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.