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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.

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Pack rat’s memories going into museum

I recently spent part of a perfectly good Saturday in a futile effort to thin my ever-expanding collection of documents, stories and personal memorabilia.

Animal activists mum on big cats

Open a newspaper or flip on the television, and you’ll often be reminded that Nevada is teeming with animal lovers who aren’t shy about having their voices heard.

Gambling vs. gaming

Last week the Columbia Journalism Review, a publication that polices journalism practices and policies, ran an article about the use of the terms “gambling” and “gaming” to describe gambling. The Review managed never to take a position on the dispute. In fact, the article appeared to have been written off the top of the author’s head after a trip to Las Vegas with little research.

Getting to know each other better

Although it’s always easy to say that many residents don’t speak up about city issues, right now I’m going to comment on actions and not words.

Let’s remove Kirner’s ‘trigger’ lock for the children

In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, columnist Dan Henninger declared the ongoing failure of inner-city schools “remains the greatest moral catastrophe in the political life of the United States.”

Letters to the editor

Coombes draws more criticism

Intuition vs. information

When I was small I did not think there should be homework. Actually, I still feel that way. I analogized it to adults — when they came home from work, they read the paper and watched television. A dry cleaner didn’t spend evenings at home dry cleaning.

Huge victory for school choice … but not in Nevada

A gaggle of school voucher-haters — led by the Arizona School Boards Association and the Arizona teachers union — filed a lawsuit challenging the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts program. Among other things, the voucher haters maintained that the voucher program violated the state’s constitution since the vouchers could be used in religious schools.

Firehouse to hold pancake breakfast

In honor of the National Firefighter Memorial, the Boulder City Fire Department will host its annual pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the fire station, where we will be cooking and serving breakfast to all who join us. Our doors will be open to all.

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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.

Slice of Americana turns 76

Boulder City’s annual July 4 Damboree is almost like a Norman Rockwell painting that has jumped off the canvas and has come to life.