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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for the support

On Saturday, Jan. 20, the Boulder City Friends of the Library hosted our “Food for Thought” Adult Literary Scavenger Hunt. Registration began, clue sheets and bookmarks were distributed and the FUN began.

Many thanks to our host sites: Cleveland’s Lounge (at the Boulder Dam Hotel), Boulder Dam Brewing Co., Fox Smokehouse BBQ, Beer Zombies and Southwest Diner. The participants found treasure boxes of books at friendly local eateries and taverns. There is nothing better than spending a few hours strolling around our lovely city.

The grand prize included two tickets to Cirque du Soleil LOVE sponsored by “The Stevens’ Team” at Trending Realty, second prize two tickets for Flow Fest (March 23) from the Studio Mind and Body, and third prize a $50 voucher to Angie’s Kitchen.

Our many BCFOTL volunteers did an incredible job with this event and we thank all who organized, participated, sponsored and helped highlight our organization that is dedicated to supporting our Boulder City Library and staff.

Last, but certainly not least, the city of Boulder City that we lovingly call our home: Shirley Reed, Beverly Alexander, Destiny Maynard, Yvonne Leavitt, Ashley DeFreese, Leanne Keller, Carolyn Wagner, Laura and Turk Roberts, Jessica Jones and Maureen Avery.

BCFOTL members

Boulder City

Save our Community Tree

Just because the appearance of our park tree isn’t a perfect Christmas tree, doesn’t mean it should be removed. It’s green and soon will be pushing new growth. The top and sparseness, as stated in the paper, appears to be mechanically done.

The top broke somehow years ago, and the inside of the canopy has been purposely cleaned out. This could also happen to another tree. It may take a few years, but the top can be regained. And if it’s the will to have another tree in a different location, I’m all for it.

With over 40 years in the commercial landscape and nursery industry, I’ve requested many reports from arborists, and this tree should not be cut down unless deemed necessary by a certified arborist.

I’m reminded of the Peanuts gang joyfully gathered around Charlie Brown’s tree. There’s no reason a community like ours couldn’t do the same.

Stuart Adams

Boulder City

Annual kickoff a success

The Boulder City Democratic Club held its annual Kickoff Event on Jan. 20. We enjoyed all the delicious dishes that people brought.

Thank you to the many Boulder City businesses that donated gift certificates or goods to make this a special event.

Boulder City Democrats meet at 6 p.m. every third Tuesday of each month at the Eliane K. Smith Building.

Boulder City Democratic Club

Boulder City

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?

Parting is such sweet sorrow

Shakespeare was the man when it came to comedy and tragedy. His ability to make people feel the intense emotions of the characters is still imitated today. The past few months have been filled with a bit of excited anticipation at City Hall as several longtime and high-level employees have found new roles in other acts. I’m here to borrow some Shakespearean lines, the first being from Ophelia, “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” (Hamlet)

Me, my brother and Silo Sam

Recently, I’ve been enjoying watching shows on A&E related to professional wrestling back in the earlier days, with profiles on wrestlers I grew up watching as well as classic rivalries.

Let’s talk about the ‘D Word’

OK, as a starting point, I must note that it’s weird to think that I might be writing something that would put me in agreement with the Language Police.

Make a new plan, Stan

A plan is a method for achieving a desirable objective. It’s a program of action, usually memorialized in writing. Plans start with goals and ideas. But ideas alone (even good ones) don’t constitute a plan.

Time to recognize unsung heroes

We have so many functions within the Boulder City Police Department, from school resource officers to road patrol to the detective bureau. The work that they do keeps Boulder City among the “Safest Cities in Nevada” (newhomesource.com, alarm.com) year after year. One unit is the backbone of our public safety response: Public Safety Dispatchers.