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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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Vaccine much more than medical tool

By definition, a vaccine is “a preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Community residents must fight COVID with united front

This is the season of Thanksgiving and my hope is that everyone had a good day and a good meal. That has not always been easy during this year of the pandemic. Many of us have had losses or illness that made the year so difficult. We are indeed living in a time that has impacted all of us in ways large and small.

Give thanks for holidays

Happy Thanksgiving.

Fight to protect freedoms

I appreciated the recent commentary by Daniel Benyshek regarding vaccine and mask mandates. He points out the “dutiful responsibility” that freedom-loving Americans should embrace, and I agree wholeheartedly.

Annexation is not development

I wanted to take this opportunity to share more information with our Boulder City neighbors about the city of Henderson’s proposed annexation of portions of Eldorado Valley, located along the southeast boundary of Henderson and south of Railroad Pass.

Life is like box of chocolates

In the movie “Forrest Gump,” the titular character says, “My mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’”

We must balance freedom, civic responsibility

Despite the overwhelming consensus of the American professional medical community (including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Nurses Association, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health) that advocate for COVID-19 vaccination and basic disease prevention behaviors such as mask wearing in public in order to lessen the savage toll of the coronavirus pandemic, some Americans remain skeptical of the necessity, safety and efficacy of these public health measures. Indeed, it is likely that no amount of expert medical advice or corroborative scientific data will convince these skeptics and conspiracy theorists otherwise.

Let’s get educated

Following events in Boulder City can sometimes feel like riding the wave machine at a water park. Lots of highs and lows. Some of us are just along for the ride. Some are determined to get to the front, pushing and shoving as we go. Then, some of us like standing on the edge and blowing a whistle.

It’s an honor to serve

Today is Veterans Day. It’s a day we set aside to recognize and thank those who served our country in any branch of the military.

Action needed to halt Henderson’s sprawl

Mayor (Kiernan) McManus’ Sept. 1 column touted his future plans to conserve wastewater. At the tail end, he offhandedly mentioned Henderson’s intent to annex county land below Railroad Pass to promote its own expansive growth plans. You and I might have missed those three sentences if we weren’t paying close attention. But somehow Henderson’s mayor, Debra March, was well aware.