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Devotion to serve community grows

Tomorrow marks the start of my fourth year as editor of the Boulder City Review. My how time flies.

It certainly doesn’t seem like I have been here that long, and yet somehow it feels like home and it’s hard to remember a time when I wasn’t sitting at this desk.

Over the years, my staff and I have worked diligently to put the community back into the paper. We have introduced new features, added more photographs of events and people enjoying them, and made a concerted effort to showcase the unique people and businesses that make Boulder City so special.

We also have aimed to write articles that provide explanations and insights into issues affecting the community, trying to be as objective as possible and highlighting both the pros and cons.

I hope you have seen the differences.

As always, I invite you to let me know what you think about what we are doing. It’s my belief that if I don’t know what you are thinking, I can’t make the situation better.

I know we will never be able to please everyone, but we are doing our best — and will always continue to strive to be better at what we are doing.

Through it all, one thing has remained constant — our devotion to serving Boulder City and its residents.

Like you, I really love this town and its residents.

That being said, we have recently made some changes and additions to our staff that you may not be aware of.

Did you know that we now have someone in the office to handle all your subscription needs such as starting delivery of the Boulder City Review at your home or putting delivery on hold while you are on vacation? Barbara Patrick joined our team a few months ago to help ensure your paper gets delivered to your home.

She also is here to help you place classified ads for things such as garage sales, cars you need to sell or help wanted notices for your business. And soon, she will be able to coordinate getting obituaries published in the paper.

Valerie Olsen also joined the staff recently. Her specialty is advertising. Many of you might recognize her from her days at the old Boulder City News, for which she also sold ads. Don’t be surprised to see her out and about at community events or dropping by local establishments.

Or you might recognize her from the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, where she still works part time.

In July, Noah Cusick was named publisher of the paper and he has been working diligently to make these changes possible and allow us to really hone our focus on the local community.

This past year, we also have welcomed a new full-time reporter, Max Lancaster, and added a part-time reporter, Hunter Terry. Hopefully you have had an opportunity to meet and chat with them.

I invite you to come and meet all of our staff during a community welcome and open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, here at the office (508 Nevada Way, Suite 1).

This will be your chance to meet us face to face and share your opinions about what you think we are doing right and doing wrong. We will answer any questions you might have and tell you about the services that are now available locally.

It’s also your chance to get our phone numbers and email addresses so you can always get in touch with us.

It’s been a great three years, and I am excited about the future. Thanks to all in the community who have made me feel so welcome.

Hali Bernstein Saylor is editor of the Boulder City Review. She can be reached at hsaylor@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9523. Follow @HalisComment on Twitter.

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