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City Recreation

Softball leagues to start soon

The Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department’s men’s and coed softball season is approaching. All interested teams should have a representative at the informational meeting on April 12.

Coed managers will meet at 6 p.m. and men’s managers will meet at 6:30 at the recreation center, 900 Arizona St. Games are scheduled to begin May 1.

The city’s women’s volleyball league and youth hockey for third- through sixth-graders begins this week.

During the opening ceremony for the youth hockey league Monday night, the sole sponsor, Copper Mountain Solar, was recognized.

Boy Scout Troop 30, Pack 7, led the presentation of the flags, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the national anthem.

Youth hockey games will be played on Monday and Wednesday nights through April.

For more information, call Kelly Lehr, sports coordinator, at 702-293-9254.

Registration begins for youth sports

Registration is now being accepted from those interested in participating in Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department’s 2023 youth basketball or floor hockey leagues.

Trail provides glimpse into dam’s history

A trail passes through tunnels of Lake Mead history and hints at the challenges of taming a once-wild Colorado River to harness its water and power. The mostly flat Historic Railroad Trail allows walkers and bicyclists to travel back to the early 1930s on a path where tracks once guided trains hauling materials and critical components for Hoover Dam’s construction.

City Recreation

Youth sports return for fall

Pickleball proves popular; city to add courts

The sport of pickleball is expanding faster than the dry areas at Lake Mead, with over 5 million players nationwide. Boulder City has noticed this and, in a recent City Council meeting, approved $160,000 of the American Rescue Plan Act COVID-19 relief funds for additional courts in the city.

Fishers angle for best spot

Anglers covered the shorelines at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Saturday, June 11, as Boulder City hosted the Southern Nevada free fishing day event.

94-year-old still out on the green

Feeling younger than ever, 94-year old Virginia “Birdie” Hurst is an avid golfer who has no plans to slow down.

Catalina evokes visions of romance, nature

For many who grew up in the 1950s or ’60s, the name of Santa Catalina will always evoke the vision of California at its most romantic, thanks to the Four Preps’ influential pop song of the same name. But the actual island has helped city folk enjoy romance, nature and elegant surroundings in their preferred proportions for nearly a century.

Waterfall standout of Grand Staircase-Escalante

While it would take a lifetime to see all the extraordinary wonders of the 1.87-million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, even on a short visit you can hike to some of the highlights. One of the standouts, that most people are eager to visit, is Lower Calf Creek Falls.