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Letters to the Editor

Thanks from Angel Tree

Another holiday season is coming to a close and the Angel Tree committee of Boulder City Emergency Aid completed another successful day of giving.

The committee was able to fulfill gift requests for 60 bikes and bags of gifts for 115 kids from 53 local families and 178 local seniors.

A big thank you to all individuals and groups that contributed gifts, cash and gift cards to our efforts. Also provided to our kids and seniors were donated books, warm weather accessories, toys, and personal care items.

The Boulder City community came together to support our Angel Tree efforts, and we thank you.

The Angel Tree Committee

Boulder City

Should have known better

In the police blog this week, it states that a councilmember was lighting off illegal fireworks after being reported by two of their neighbors. With the countywide crackdown supposedly being in place, why weren’t they fined like everyone else should be and probably would have been? Being a representative of our city, they absolutely know better.

Shelli O’Donnell

Boulder City

Same rules for all?

This is in regard to fireworks being set off near the BC golf course on New Year’s Eve. It appears as though it was at the home of one of our city council members. Every day we read about national and state politicians practicing the old “do as we say, not as we do” routine. I guess the same thinking also applies to our small town as well. I’m not disappointed that the paper didn’t disclose their name. We’ll find out who it is when they issue a public apology. Should we hold our breath for that to happen, or will it be “rules for thee, but not for me?”

Jerry Berg

Boulder City

A story of reconciliation amidst division

I keep going into the week when it is time for me to write a column with an idea that I know I want to write about but events keep pushing that idea further out into the future.

Who did more for veterans?

Did President Joe Biden or President Donald Trump do more for America’s veterans? It all depends how one keeps score: Introduce laws? Pass laws? Do large things, or many small things? Important things, or things that were not so important?Below are two examples according to Military.com.

Holy smokes!

Two weeks ago on June 25, I received messages from panicked individuals at the Elks Lodge RV Park stating that the Boulder City Fire Department had been conducting a controlled burn that had gotten out of control.

July is PR Month

For nearly 40 years, the nation has celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, vibrant, and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.

July 4 safety and awareness checklist

As we celebrate our great nation’s birthday, let’s run down this safety and awareness checklist so we can have a blast this 4th… but only the good kind.

“Be Kind, Be Boulder” this Fourth of July

Happy Birthday, America! Today, we celebrate an act of autonomy and sovereignty that happened in 1776, nearly 250 years ago: the Founding Fathers signing of the Declaration of Independence established this great nation. (It would be another 155 years before Boulder City’s founders arrived to construct Hoover Dam!)

Ensuring fire safety at Lake Mead

At Lake Mead National Recreation Area, our mission extends beyond preserving the natural beauty and recreational opportunities.

Independence Day in Boulder City

I was elected to the Boulder City council long ago. Believe me, there were more exciting events that occurred during city council meetings in the mid-to-late 1980s than there are at present. We had Skokie Lennon who arrived in the council meetings while standing at the back of the room. When he had something to say he would erupt with the statement “can you hear me?” Of course we could since he was the loudest person in the room. He would say what he had to say and then leave.

Nothing to fear

A June 13 letter by Norma Vally claimed Pride Month in Boulder City is an example of identity politics that will cause divisiveness in our safe, kind, and welcoming town. I cannot disagree more.

Save me some confetti eggs

In last week’s edition, I wrote a preview of the upcoming July 4 celebration and described Boulder City’s biggest day of the year as if a Norman Rockwell painting had come alive and jumped off the canvas. I had a few people praise me for that description, saying it’s the perfect way to do so.