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Letters to the Editor

Unsightly drive

I am writing this letter to implore the Boulder City mayor and council to acknowledge the horrible and unsightly conditions of Eyesore Alley.

If you don’t know what I am referring to, then please take a trip down Nevada Way. There are vacant business buildings and apartments with code violations.

It’s a sad sight to behold and I hope that Boulder City can step up to rectify the issues that need to be addressed.

Susan Reams

Boulder City

New tree is needed

As residents of Boulder City for many years, my wife and I have lamented the sad excuse for a Christmas tree that represents this great little town. I am not surprised to hear that the tree that has been used is diseased and in need of replacement. It is about time that we had a real tree that is the right shape and size for all of us to enjoy. I hope that it will happen and be available for Christmas in 2024.

There is no logical or acceptable reason that a city planning to spend multi-millions on renewing their swimming pool cannot find the funds to replace the current abominable excuse for a Christmas tree with a properly shaped, large and healthy one.

If necessary, I am certain that the citizens of Boulder City would raise the funds privately, but we should not allow anything less than the best possible option to occur whatever it takes.

Dave Jacobson

Boulder City

Stuff I learned from my dad

It is that time of year in Newspaper World when we are going back through issues from the past year trying to decide what, if anything, is worth submitting for the annual Nevada Press Foundation Awards.

State veterans’ memorial still in f lux

Last month I wrote about a possible move of the veterans’ memorial from its long-time location adjacent to the Grant Sawyer building to the veterans’ cemetery in 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.