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Happy with article

Congratulations and many thanks to staff writer Bill Evans for his perceptive analysis of the city council’s recent decision regarding hangar leases at the Boulder City Airport.

The conduct of the city council in this matter was shameful, disingenuous and contrary to their lawful duty to act in the best interest of the citizens of Boulder City. At least, in the best interest of the majority of the citizens, not an especially privileged few.

Fred Guenther

Boulder City

Unhappy with article

Before posting an article full of conspiratorial loose connections you should introduce some healthy skepticism toward the person/persons who were supplying the info and consider their intentions are not altruistically motivated.

“Save Boulder City Airport” PAC was formed to help oust McManus, Hoskins, Turner, Adams, the contributors of the PAC believe they did not have the airport’s best interest. It’s a work of fiction there is any connection between the PAC, Steve and Debbie Montgomery and the hangar lease renewal group. The Montgomerys did not contribute to the PAC nor Rod Woodbury’s hangar owners’ representation. Steve is a pilot and partner in an airplane stored in a hangar they don’t own and I have no idea what’s his position regarding hangar leases.

As for Kurt Goodfellow and the PAC, although Kurt volunteered to be an officer, he played a relatively small role. I created and ran the PAC, its deposits, contributions and distributions. Kurt Goodfellow apparently made some personal contributions to individual candidates. I can only surmise it was due to their long personal relationship.

It’s troubling to read the Boulder City Review is now in the business of assigning motive to legal personal political contributions from individual citizens. This is just plain wrong.

Matt Ragan

Boulder City

Appreciates hangar coverage

Finally, we have unbiased reporting in the Review. For at least the last five years I have lived here I have witnessed such biased content in the paper that several individuals canceled their subscriptions. It is so refreshing to see content based on facts and fairness. I spoke to many people last week and all are surprised and relieved that we now may see more factual content that is fair to all citizens of Boulder City.

Mary Hoskins

Boulder City

Kudos for sportsmanship

Last Thursday the Boulder City High School girls’ varsity volleyball team played Foothill High School girls varsity team at Foothill. Although our team lost all three hard-fought, close games, the winners of the night were our Boulder City students that were in the stands. They did not stoop to the level of unsportsmanlike conduct that the Foothill students in the stands did.

Near the end of the evening a water bottle was thrown from the Foothill section of the stands onto the Boulder City section of the court. Because of the angle of the bottle coming through the air and where it landed, I can say, without hesitation that it came from the Foothill section of the stands. There was no action taken by the officiating crew.

So, Boulder City you may have lost the games but kept your dignity and good sportsmanship. Perhaps the next teams that play Foothill should have people watching the Foothill section of the stands instead of the game to make sure another incident of a thrown water bottle doesn’t happen again.

So, remember Boulder City students, you won and Foothill students, you definitely lost.

Joan Paolini

Boulder City

Not on my turf

In early April, the City Council heard a presentation by Lage Design about staff’s recommended option to remove 35% of the turf at the Boulder City Municipal Golf Course.

I-11 is NOT the Autobahn

When the I-11 highway opened almost six years ago, it alleviated much of the heavy traffic congestion through Boulder City. But this beautiful expanse of open road brought with it a sense that “opening up” and putting the pedal to the metal is OK. It’s not.

New law shapes golf course design

I like golf. While I was in college, I decided to take a class in golf – you could call it a “golf course” course. I figured it would be a great way to relax, enjoy nature, and (maybe) boost my grade point average at the same time! For a semester, I learned the basics: how to drive, chip, putt. It was enjoyable. Many of my classmates that semester had been golfing for years. They were better than me, but I was determined to get a good grade out of the class.

The art of communication in consciousness

For Memorial Day I am exploring human consciousness with you. Many misunderstandings have been fought over the lack of a mutual perspective among the parties involved. What better gift is there than one that assists in the art of communication? My work in formulating the discipline of Aquarian Theosophy has led me to the following understanding of humanities’ reality; consciousness is the basis of understanding.

Alumni events, marriage and a real Nazi

Ron’s column from a few weeks ago inspired me to tell a story about a weird event from my past. Mine is not as exciting as his in that there is no wrestler named Silo Sam. But there is at least one Nazi. And, no, not the current “I disagree with your politics so you are a Nazi” version. An actual card-carrying member of the party.

Las Vegas Veterans’ Memorial to Boulder City?

Veterans’ memorials can be found all over the Silver State. They are well deserved. They honor individuals who served the nation, and also commemorate battles and events regarding the many military anniversaries in Nevada.

City manager bids fond farewell

I may be leaving Boulder City, but it was not an easy decision. From the first time I came in and met the staff and community leaders, I saw a city filled with people who truly care about where they live and work. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to work with some incredible people.

Is the grass always greener?

Many people in the past played a golf game to cement a business deal, didn’t they? They also played golf to socialize. Has Boulder City recognized lessening play on golf courses? Or, from another perspective, what happens when million-dollar homes are placed around our open space golf course with views of the McCullough Mountains? Do fewer people play golf on the Boulder Creek golf course?