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City Recreation

Duetto rises to the top

Standings in the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department’s men’s softball season remain close.

Duetto is in first place this week in front of The Credit Union, while Pit Stop is only one game behind. The Crew and Ralph’s Tires continue to battle every Thursday giving their competitors close games.

League play continues on Thursday nights at the ballfields at Hemenway Valley Park through the summer with the tournament wrapping up the season at the end of July.

League standings

Duetto, 10-2; The Credit Union, 8-4; Pit Stop, 7-3; The Crew, 3-9; Ralph’s Tires, 0-10.

Snap Fitness, Mighty Ducks battle for top spot

The fight for the top seed in the city’s coed softball league is close this season. The Mighty Ducks remain undefeated, but Snap Fitness has the same number of wins going into its bye week.

The HeShes, the newcomers in the league, are trailing the leaders by just one game. Jack’s Place and T.Q. Pallets are tied while Chicken Shack and B.C. Real Estate steadily gain momentum.

Play continues on Sundays at Hemenway’s ballfields with the final tournament wrapping up the season in July.

League standings

The Mighty Ducks, 6-0; Snap Fitness, 6-2; HeShes, 5-1; Jack’s Place, 3-5; T.Q. Pallets, 3-5; Chicken Shack, 1-5; B.C. Real Estate, 0-6.

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.