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Boulder City residents exemplify kindness

I remember a ’90s op-ed piece headline along the lines of: Boulder City is not a Utopia, but it sure is “dam” close. BC’s spirit of kindness and neighborliness was exemplified last Sunday.

I was taking my boat to the lake when the boat unhitched itself after I went through the dip on Jeri. I had to stop the boat with my bumper and drag it by safety chains to a halt.

Before my truck had even come to a complete stop a passer-by had stopped her car. She had lassoed up a few neighbors to help before I finished a minute-long call to my brother, who was just down on Elsa.

The passer-by and a neighbor helped me heft the boat back on the hitch and fixed the loose collar piece. Then, the neighbor installed a cotter pin. Within a matter of minutes, I was safely on my way.

My brother made it up the street in time to watch us (I use this term loosely as I was mostly in the role of grateful witness to my own circumstance) secure the trailer hitch and relay his dissimilar story.

Last Tuesday, he had been transporting scaffolding in the back of his truck from his shop on Valley View Boulevard. When he turned onto Twain Avenue, some of the scaffolding came loose and slid out of his truck bed.

In the 10 or less minutes it took him to single-handedly reload and secure the scaffold at least a hundred cars passed him. Most vehicles sped by blaring their horns or racing by within inches of him. A few shouted choice words. No one stopped.

My brother stood agape. “Wow,” he managed. My neighbors confirmed my community choice and proved just how powerful and awesome kindness is.


City is spending a lot of money for ‘improvements’

It looks to me as if Boulder City has a great surplus of funds in the city treasury!

The “improvements” to Nevada Way sure look costly to build and maintain. Decorative concrete intersections that need periodic cleaning.

Landscaping with nonnative trees and plants that need water along with constant care. And now a steel archway structure whose construction has gone on lo these many months.

With all other levels of government — county, state, federal — all claiming budget shortfalls, wanting to cut back programs or raise taxes, how does Boulder City do it with its budget?

Maybe the mayor or city manager can answer.

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