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Elks honor Soccer Shoot winners

Boulder City Elks Lodge, No. 1682, recently held a Soccer Shoot for children 5-11.

The children showed off their skills with the soccer ball, with winners honored at a recent dinner.

Winners were:

n 5-6-year-olds: Mason Porter, Caleb Porter and Megan Gouker.

n 7-8-year-olds: Roman Rose and Kaylani Harris.

n 9-10-year-olds: Mitchel Duncan, Alex Walker, Kannon Rose, Kenny Rose, Anthony Chavez, Brennah Beckstrand and Hailee Reynolds.

n 11-year-olds: Chris Walker and Valerie Chavez.

The lodge’s next event will be a Hoop Shoot contest at 6 p.m. Dec. 2. Open to any Boulder City child between the ages of 7 and 12, it will be held at the Boulder City Recreation Center, 900 Arizona St.

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.