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New look debuts today

Today’s edition of the Boulder City Review may have had you taking a second look this morning.

A new design made its debut today.

Most notably, the new look involves changes to the size of the type and the spacing between lines. It’s a bit larger in both instances and should make the articles easier to read.

There also were a few changes in the headline type and the addition of some design elements and labels. These changes were made with the goal of making it easier for you to find the news you are looking for.

The changes were the result of research with newspaper readers to find the most readable fonts, type styles and design elements.

We realize change is not always easy, but it is our hope that you like them.

But there is more to this change than just the look of the paper. We are taking a serious look at the articles and features inside the pages of the Boulder City Review.

While news about what happens in Boulder City and what affects its residents will remain our primary focus, we know there are many stories about the people that make this city so special that we also need to tell.

We want to make the Boulder City Review your go-to source of information.

As such, we are in the process of creating a calendar of special events, activities and entertainment at local establishments and in community parks and facilities. It’s similar to our Community Briefs, but in an easier to use format.

It should make its debut in the near future.

In the meantime, if you know of something happening, please send all the details — 10 days in advance, if possible — to news@bouldercityreview.com.

Along those same lines, we want to make this your Boulder City Review. One way we hope to accomplish that is by introducing features such as “Being Boulder,” a place where you can share photos and stories about your life and what it is like to be a resident of Boulder City.

Additionally, we are now forming a reader advisory panel. The panel will feature six to eight Boulder City residents who will meet at least four times a year to offer their opinions — good or bad — about the paper. They will offer suggestions about what type of features they would like to see inside the pages of the Boulder City Review, as well as their thoughts on what is currently printed.

We’re still working out all the details, but if you are interested, please send your name and phone number to me at hsaylor@bouldercityreview.com, along with what day of the week and time you would be available to meet.

And, if you have any thoughts on the changes in today’s paper, please email them to me.

No parade passes us by

The start of a new year is always a big deal for me. But it’s not the fireworks or parties that I look forward to as one year melds into another.

Change marks past year

As I look back at the past 361 days, there is one thing throughout 2017 that has been constant: change.

‘Twas the baking before Christmas

Last year, many readers commented how much they enjoyed my column about holiday baking and requested that I make this an annual tradition. With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, here it is:

Feminism dominates 2017

Earlier this week, Merriam-Webster, a leading authority on language, declared “feminism” as 2017’s word of the year.

Santa’s arrival heralds magical time

I have come to the conclusion that there truly is something magical about Santa’s red suit. It can turn back time.

Sample sights, sounds, tastes of holidays

Now that you have enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner, shopped all the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales, and polished off the leftovers, it’s time to let the holiday celebration begin in earnest.

Reasons to be thankful plentiful

Since our paper comes out each Thursday and Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of the month, it seems natural to take this opportunity to give thanks for all the blessings that have come my way — and the way of this staff — over the past 365 days.

Time too precious to squander

It’s been said that time and tide wait for no man.

Time brings steps in right direction

It’s been said that time flies when you’re having fun. I’ve also heard that time passes much more quickly the older you get.