99°F
weather icon Clear

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 6

Signs could help direct motorists to town

As a Boulder City resident focused on the financial effects of the new bypass on our local businesses, I recently dined at the Pizza Hut on Boulder City Parkway and learned that their business is down over 50 percent. I then drove both directions of I-11 and found that there is no signage on either end of the bypass directing motorists to food or lodging. There is signage for the Railroad Pass truck stop and numerous businesses there but nothing for Boulder City.

Having just returned from a road trip to Medford, Oregon, my wife and I depended on these blue background signs offering food and lodging in the many towns we passed. Why isn’t there a sign for McDonald’s, Jack in the Box, Pizza Hut, Best Western, Dairy Queen, The Chicken Shack, etc.? Visitors need options; with out those signs motorists who have never been here will choose the bypass. I would, too.

G. Kevin Savord

Heller urged to vote against Kavanaugh nomination

How can Sen. Dean Heller possibly accept a Supreme Court nomination from the criminal Trump? (President Donald) Trump has now had 43 of his “best people” indicted, plead out or convicted.

Does Heller think for a minute that Trump is not guilty of multiple crimes, including money laundering, Russian election tampering and conspiracy against the United States? Of course Trump is guilty, and we, the people of Nevada, do not want him to nominate a Supreme Court justice who is shady and unfit to for the bench.

Do your job, Dean Heller, and vote with the people of Nevada. Vote no on (Brett) Kavanaugh.

Wick Beavers

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Patience needed to complete street project

And so it begins. On Monday, crews began the first stage for the revamping of Boulder City Parkway.

Boulder City branding important

A brand is very important to the success of any enterprise. In my business — the casino business — it’s crucial.

Veterans won’t go hungry at two free events

After leaving active-duty life in the military, veterans today have an array of benefits covering many aspects of their lives at their disposal. Probably the best known are benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. But there are many public events that provide additional benefits to show appreciation for the work and sacrifices made by those who serve. Two such events are upcoming locally.

Mental well-being critical to child’s success

Now that school’s back in session, we need to have another talk about mental health and school concerning the kids that you care about.

Country needs less arguing, more learning

What do I want? I want a caring economy that works for everyone, and I do mean everyone. What do you want? I bet you want a caring economy that works for you, your family, the country and even for the world. If everyone wants the same thing, why do we argue?

Letter to the Editor, Aug. 15

Alum shares memories of Boulder City’s past

City’s impact on nation unmistakable

Democratic presidential candidates are helping put Boulder City on the map.

Be wary of sociopaths, their intentions

The sign on the counter read, “Please do not dig through our tip jar.” I was taken aback by that and spoke with the employee. I learned only a few customers rummaged through the tip jar, claiming they were coin collectors. I asked if anyone actually swapped a coin, and the employee sighed and replied, “Not to my knowledge.”

‘Sky’ reflects addiction’s impact

In 1999, a movie titled “Falling Sky” was partially filmed at Lake Mead. The movie starred the late actress Brittany Murphy. Both “Falling Sky” and Murphy’s personal life offer lessons about facing who we are and battling the stigmas related to mental wellness and substance abuse.

Need to inform comes first

Have you ever had one of those “aha” moments, when a bunch of seemingly random events coalesce into something with great meaning?