In John L. Smith’s Nov. 12 column about green energy, he quoted a story from the High Country News, which is publishing this clarification about its story: “Our story, ‘Clean energy’s dirty secret,’ stated that the California Wind Energy Association hired a biologist, who argued that certain wind turbines were ‘too big to cut birds in half.’ In fact, the biologist, who has been affiliated with CalWEA, made that claim separately.”
Tuesday night’s selection of a new council member to fill the seat vacated by Kiernan McManus when he was elected mayor certainly raises some eyebrows.
Fall is just around the corner.
I was on Facebook recently when Boulder City resident Samantha Foster shared a video showing 2016 Academy Award winning actor Leonard DiCaprio cruising through our town. The 1995 Japanese commercial, which can be found on YouTube.com, has DiCaprio toting a Honda Civic as he and co-star Yasuko Matsuyuki briefly explore Boulder City and the surrounding desert.
Politics, holiday parades should be kept separate
Today is a day of great significance in our nation. It’s America’s birthday, the celebration of our declaration of independence from England.
Words cannot express my gratitude for the involvement and support of many of you during the campaign and election process. I am honored to have been elected as your mayor, and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve our great community.
I’ve been collecting postage stamps since I was 14 and still enjoy the hobby greatly. Back in the ’80s I joined a new stamp club that was to be for “Worldwiders,” becoming member No. 25 and then vice president of public relations.
Historic preservation more than slogan
Earlier this month, I spent a couple of days exploring one of the world’s natural wonders: the Grand Canyon.
It is said that those who don’t recall their history are condemned to repeat it. That might not be a bad thing in Boulder City. Everyone seems to be pining for the old days. The ’31ers built this town into what it is today, and the current residents want to keep it that way.