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Letters to the Editor

Family grateful for kind thoughts

To the many friends in Boulder City and the National Park Service, I thank you so much for your kindnesses, thoughts and prayers during this sad time of the passing on of my daughter Leslie Paige. Her siblings Jan Shomsky (Pete), Greg (Lisa), Robert (Margie), and Ronald (Brenda), are grateful for your sharing of our grief and sorrow.

She loved Boulder City, the National Park Service and all the people she met there during her life as wife, mother and enthusiastic employee.

Gertrude Paige

Article on electric utility raises good questions

Thank you for the excellent article by Byron James in last week’s paper on our electric utility. He raises important questions about why we need this rate increase, especially when our utility’s “revenue exceed costs by $2 million a year.”

I hope our City Council will work with Mr. James on his suggestions; the proposed forensic accountant sounds like a great place to start. Maybe the Boulder City Review will also investigate where the money went. I’m sure your readers would be very interested.

We are lucky to have someone with Mr. James’ expertise in town.

Nicola Collins

Work of Coast Guard members appreciated

​I recently watched “The Guardian” movie again.

I appreciate all the armed forces people, police, fire and first responders. I just wanted to say a special thanks to the Coast Guard. I think we sometimes forget about all the good things they do.

Thank you, Coast Guard.

Christy Springgate-Hill

Visitor center funding a great example of community outreach

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City received funding of $469,000 from the Tourism Department for the development and construction of a proposed 6,000-square-foot building at Nevada Highway and Buchanan Boulevard. This is a great example of the kind of communication and cooperation needed for our community to continue to improve the city.

Kudos to the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce and the Boulder City Economic Vitality Commission for the cooperation needed to bringing tourism and benefit from facilities when Interstate 11 is completed, bypassing the city.

Eric L. Lundgaard

Former mayor and councilman

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Bishop’s ordination filled the soul

Hundreds of devout souls came out Friday to celebrate one of Boulder City’s own, the Rev. Gregory Gordon, who was ordained as the first auxiliary bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas.

Consult pilots about need for air control tower

Did you know that there are over 15,000 public and private airports in the United States, and only 300 or so are served by the airlines? There are only 648 airport control towers in the entire nation. Therefore, there are approximately 14,000 airports without control towers. So, the question is: Does our tiny airport need a control tower?

Extend warm welcome to new council members

Tuesday, the city welcomed its two new council members, Matt Fox and Sherri Jorgensen. I wish them all the best as they begin this new chapter in their lives.

Some information bears repeating — often

So often we say or write something and the intended audience takes it in a completely different way from what you planned or ignores it totally. What do you do?

Does city desire family housing?

Many issues seem to be a perpetual part of Boulder City politics. One of those that always seems to arise during an election is how does Boulder City continue to keep our schools filled with children? Over half the population of Boulder City is older than 50.

Commentary: Water conservation remains key to sustainable future

The last time Lake Mead was at 35 percent capacity, it was being filled in the 1930s. While ongoing drought and climate change have created an uncomfortable reality and stressed water supplies, the Southern Nevada Water Authority has been preparing for this for almost 20 years. Now, with a federal shortage declaration just weeks away, our community’s commitment to conserving our limited water resources takes on a new urgency as we strive to protect the vibrancy of the place that more than two million of us call home.

Public utility commission needed for social media

Holding and reading a newspaper is old school these days. However, Facebook, and other social media platforms, have given us the power of instant feedback. I said in a previous column that all feedback is good, even when it is negative.

Enjoy July’s many gifts

Today is July 1 and it marks the beginning of one of my favorite months of the year.

New leaders will bring fresh perspective to city

The recent municipal election resulted in two new council members being elected. I congratulate Sherri Jorgensen and Matt Fox on their elections and welcome their input on City Council.

All Americans deserve health care

Who out there likes to see people suffer? Raise your hand, please. I am dead serious.