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Paying off town’s debt today helps build a better tomorrow

If approved, Boulder City Question No. 1 would allow the city to accelerate payment of the raw-water line debt, potentially paying it off at least eight years early and saving taxpayers almost $3.5 million in interest. It’s hard to argue with that!

But a few people have been heard to say that a little debt in a small town’s portfolio isn’t necessarily a bad thing. That’s true, too. Debt can certainly be a useful tool under some circumstances. In fact, without going into debt, Boulder City never could have increased its water-delivery capacity to keep pace with increased demand 15-plus years ago, because the raw-water line’s original price tag was well over $30 million.

But now the city has other needs, including an aging electric utility infrastructure that needs to be replaced. So getting out of debt sooner and using the savings to pay for projects like these is what makes the most sense now. Doing so will also put our community in a better financial position in the event that new debt for these or other projects needs to be considered in the future.

Boulder City voters enjoy the right to approve any city debt over $1 million. Likewise, we should empower our city leaders to reduce and retire debt when, like now, it makes good common sense to do so.

When you exercise your Constitutional right to vote, please be wise and vote Yes on Boulder City Question No. 1.

Bruce and Rose Woodbury

Roger Tobler

Will and Kelley Ferrence

Bret and Priscilla Runion

Alan and Kristy Kerner

Michael and Teresa Giroux

Chad and Jennifer Robinson

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Longtime public servant’s efforts benefited city

In recent election years there have been very vocal attempts to disparage the name and reputation of Bruce Woodbury and his family.

Stand together against tyranny of minority

The nation of Israel, our strongest ally in the Middle East, commemorates Holocaust Day on April 8 this year. It is a grim reminder that over 6 million Jews perished at the hands of Nazi Germany and its confederates. The heroes of the Jewish resistance are also recognized and honored.

Continued vigilance against virus needed

As spring arrives with warmer temperatures, we are also beginning to see the slow return to our normal lives. As health experts have advised, the COVID-19 virus has not been defeated yet and we must continue to be responsible for our actions to protect those around us. But progress is being made.

Vote by process of elimination

As we close in on early voting for the April 6 election for two members of City Council, some thoughts have come to me. I interviewed 11 of the 13 candidates for the positions for my website, BoulderCityPodcast.com, and in cooperation with Boulder City Social. Only Ray Turner declined the invitation and the mysterious Brent Foutz didn’t respond at all.

Research candidates before voting

We have a crucial election for two vacant Boulder City council seats coming up. All of us have been told, “Get out and vote.”

Editorial: Government transparency essential

Spring arrives Saturday and with it will come warmer days and lots of sunshine. It’s something that we’re celebrating.

Society benefits from knowledge

The other day I was reminded of what it was like to be part of a protest surrounded by thousands of others. How did the huge protests happen? There was no internet or Facebook or Google telling people where to gather at what time. No one called me to meet them in Grant Park or on Dearborn Street in downtown Chicago, yet I got there, along with thousands of others.

Time is of the essence

This week has me thinking about time.

Let’s spring into action

It is time for Boulder City, and the rest of Clark County, to secede.

Get to know candidates before casting vote

Election Day for our local primary election will be April 6. Voting for this election will again have a mail-in ballot sent to every registered voter in Boulder City. Early voting in person will also be available. The early voting this year will be in the city recreation center next to City Hall for easier access.