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City Recreation

HeShes lead co-ed softball league

This week in Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department’s adult coed softball league, the HeShes finished in first place. The Mighty Ducks were in second place, just a half-game behind, with Snap Fitness in third.

The coed tournament begins at 6 p.m. Sunday at the ball fields at Hemenway Valley Park, 401 Ville Drive. It is a double-elimination tournament extending through July 31.

League standings: HeShes, 10-1-1; The Mighty Ducks, 10-2; Snap Fitness 6-5-1; T.Q. Pallets, 6-6; Chicken Shack, 6-6; Jack’s Place, 3-9; and B.C. Real Estate, 0-12.

Men gear up for tourney play

The men’s softball teams are still battling with only one week of league play remaining.

Duetto is in first place, with The Credit Union in a close second. Pit Stop is in third place.

The men’s double-elimination softball tournament will begin July 28.

League standings: Duetto, 12-2; The Credit Union, 10-4; Pit Stop, 9-5; The Crew, 5-11; and Ralph’s Tires, 0-14.

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

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Fishers angle for best spot

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94-year-old still out on the green

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Catalina evokes visions of romance, nature

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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.