Letters to the Editor

Roundabout would confuse people

In response to Jim Reed’s letter, I drive the Adams Boulevard/Veterans Memorial Drive road a lot more than he does. I have been there at 4 a.m., 10 a.m., early afternoon and evenings.

I take exception the the phrase ” ‘Top Gun’ tour pilots.” Yes, there are a couple who speed, but the majority are local Boulder City residents.

I am constantly being passed by locals on both of these roads. The roundabout would not help the traffic situation at this point.

Try driving some of the roundabouts in the Las Vegas area. People are lost, get stuck and I have seen accidents at them. Better use of the money would be a light at Adams and Buchanan Boulevard. It has lots of foot traffic, people speeding and lots of confusion. School kids are there as well as local shoppers every day.

It would seem their safety would be more important than “confusing” people with a roundabout that is ineffective.

Christy Springgate-Hill


Existing traffic light should remain in place

We support Ernie Ekam’s views in his letter published in the Boulder City Review (Oct. 1). He perfectly stated our views on the proposed roundabout at Adams Boulevard and Veterans Memorial Drive.

On several visits, recently, we had the unpleasant experience of driving through the roundabout in front of Summerlin Hospital. We found it confusing and somewhat dangerous.

We believe that removing the existing traffic light here and replacing it with something that we don’t need is a waste of time and money. Re-evaluate the existing intersection.

Kathy and David Hendricks


Sudden end of job left no time for goodbyes

I would like to say goodbye to my co-workers, friends, sales reprepresentatives and others that I had came in contact with as gift shop manager at the Railroad Pass Hotel Casino in Henderson. I would have said goodbye, but I did not realize I was leaving.

I was told one morning my job was being eliminated and I would no longer be needed. I was asked if I would need help to pack my things up.

I realize there is new ownership and changes, but after 33 years this could have been done in a more compassionate, professional manner.

Betty Francis