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Ultimate sacrifice honored at cemeteries

Boulder City was once again the center of Memorial Day ceremonies for Southern Nevada honoring men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The events started Sunday with a ceremony honoring Special Forces members killed in action and buried at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. (See Page 1 story.)

Then Monday morning, American Legion Post 31 honored the nearly 400 veterans buried at the Boulder City Cemetery, led by keynote speaker, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James LaBelle from Nellis Air Force Base.

The afternoon ceremony at Veterans Memorial Cemetery eliminated the political speeches in favor of a keynote speech by a local World War II veteran.

The commemorative event was attended by nearly 700 people including U.S. Sen. Dean Heller and U.S. Congressional Reps, Joe Heck, Dina Titus and Steven Horsford. The Vietnam Veterans of America hosted the event.

Nearly 24,000 veterans are buried at the state cemetery, which opened in 1990.

The Eagle has landed

City crews help align the eagle at the new welcome sign Monday morning. The $75,000 sign, which is funded by the city, will not only welcome those coming to town but also honors the Boulder City High School Eagles.

Tract 350 sale approved

Whether it will be enough to fund the projected $40 million-plus pool complex the city would like to build is still — given the realities of the current inflationary economic environment — an open question.

City’s pet licensing proposal still in limbo

As the proposal to allow for a license for pet breeding, as well as the keeping of more animals than the three currently allowed by city code that came within inches of becoming law in March of this year, appears to be in some kind of limbo. After it was tabled, and has not yet been rescheduled to come back before the city council, a related case recently came before the municipal court.

Students learn the fine art of guitar making

Jimi Hendrix, considered by many to be the greatest guitarist ever, once said of his craft, “Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you’ll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you’ll be rewarded.”