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Letters to the Editor

Family appreciates support

No words could ever express our appreciation for the love and support everyone has shown to us after the passing of Rosendo Gomez. We are deeply grateful.

Katrina, Eden and all

the Gomez family

News of perfect game appreciated

I will admit this may not be very good because I’ve never written a letter to the editor before.

My feelings toward perfect bowling scores are that they are not very well advertised; even though I am not a bowler I like the game very much and was really surprised to run across and old news item from your paper that said Lonnie Lee Cavins had bowled a perfect game (on June 20, 2014), which I think is a tremendous accomplishment.

Of course, I may be a little biased since he’s my cousin.

Jerry Ray Cavins

Rotary sends huge thank you to Boulder Dam Hotel, Albertsons

A huge special thanks to Boulder Dam Hotel and Albertsons for helping to make the 79th birthday of the Boulder City Rotary a great event.

From the wonderful food and beautiful cake from Albertsons to the help of Roger Shoaff and Terry at the hotel who helped to set up a perfect lobby greeting and party area, I say thank you.

Rotarians, friends, both past and present members, enjoyed a social hour with food, drinks and wonderful stories of past events.

Thank you,

Christy Springgate-Hill

Past President of Rotary

of Boulder City

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Electric vehicles not really friendly to environment

As somewhat of a gearhead, I am fascinated with the newest technologies relating to electric-powered vehicles, otherwise known as EVs. Tesla is thought to be the leader in these technologies. Still, others, such as Hyundai, Honda, Toyota and Kia, along with the major car manufacturers in the USA, have been making significant strides in developing electric vehicles with outstanding performance.

Pictures of past tell many stories

I know this is an opinion column and what I’ve written here is less of an opinion piece and more of an amusing anecdote. I hope you’ll forgive me for that. It was simply too good not to share and I think it’s a nice, if mundane, example of why Boulder City is such a lovely place to live.

Water conservation efforts to thwart drought delusional

I was entering my junior year at Boulder City High School when Lake Mead reached its top elevation of 1,225 feet in 1983. Water rushed over Hoover Dam’s fully extended spillway gates with such force that even an umbrella didn’t keep us dry from the downpour caused by its rebounding spray. Since then, the lake has dropped 185 feet, including a 170-foot decline over the last 22 years during the worst Colorado River system drought in recorded history.

Guest commentary: Are fair elections possible in digital age?

I am wondering whether or not we should be paying attention to how our elections are being conducted in Nevada as to whether or not our votes are actually counted fairly. I suspect that the voting machines have a lot to do with the situation.

A retreat to push us forward

Succeeding in today’s business climate is not an easy task. It’s even more challenging for women, who have had to overcome decades of inequality in the workplace while juggling traditional roles of keeper of the home and family.

Keep ‘wet blankets’ out of water talks

“Blanket statements” are usually meant to cover wide swaths of a topic. A “wet blanket,” on the other hand, implies stifling everything it touches or, in this context, greatly limiting a topic’s discussion. If this column comes somewhere between one or the other, I’ll consider it a success.

Reparations needed from president’s supporters

What exactly are reparations? The Merriam-Webster definition is: “The act of making amends, offering expiation or giving satisfaction for a wrong, injury, or something done or given as amends.”

Human presence essential for meaningful conversation

For those I speak to in person, I am better able to receive kindness, love and meaning. The consciousness of the soul is available from our hearts. For those who are willing to continue to communicate in person, there can continue to be love flowing from the hearts of each person in any conversation.

Balance between work, school volunteering tough to find

Back-to-school is one of my favorite times of the year. I loved school supply shopping as a kid and now, as a parent, I love taking my kids shopping for their school supplies. Watching my daughter choose from the colorful folders with her supply list in hand is too adorable for words. I genuinely enjoy attending the back-to-school nights, meeting my children’s teachers and learning about their curriculum for the year. But guilt often overshadows that excitement when the teachers try to rope parents into joining the parent-teacher organization.