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Letters to the Editor

Clearing the air

I am writing to address misinformation that has circulated at a recent City Council meeting. I am the managing attorney and owner of Bluebird Injury Law in Boulder City and I am running for justice of the peace.

I understand the importance of accurate information, especially when it comes to matters that may impact public perception. At the City Council meeting last Tuesday, a public comment was made that was false. The comment stated that I, along with my husband, are operating a short-term rental illegally. That is not true, as I do not operate one and my husband never has. It is important that this misconception be clarified.

I want to emphasize that I am fully committed to upholding all local regulations and ordinances. Not only personally, but professionally. The law is my actual business and livelihood. I take compliance with regulations very seriously, and I believe in full adherence with the law. I understand the concerns that have been vocalized by both sides regarding short-term rentals.

I am dedicated to transparency and honesty in all my endeavors. I appreciate the opportunity to clarify the misinformation that has been published. If any resident would like more information or would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me. I appreciate the dedication to providing accurate and reliable news coverage for our community.

Lauren Szafranski, 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.