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Calvin Gilchrist, left, and Chris Alcorn place landscape rock on the side of Gilchrist's fiancee's home on National Rebuilding Day Saturday, April 27, 2013.
Valley residents speak out, build up as part of weekend agendas
Community:
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Saturday was anything but a lazy day for many residents across the Las Vegas Valley.
Members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club stand guard outside the Boulder City Inn and Suites as they hold their annual convention in Boulder City Saturday, June 23, 2012.
DA won't file charges against ex-Boulder City police chief over email flap
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Boulder City’s former police chief Thomas Finn will not face criminal charges for allegedly deleting emails related to preparation for the Mongols Motorcycle Club and directing the staff to do the same.
In this image from video provided by WBZ TV, spectators and runners run from what was described as twin explosions that shook the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 15, 2013, in Boston.  Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.
Blasts transform 'beautiful day' for Las Vegas marathoners in Boston
Monday, April 15, 2013
Monday was an unforgettable day for Las Vegas marathoner Tiffanie Gaspar, but not for the reason she was expecting. Gaspar ran in her first Boston Marathon, finishing in 3:45.43. But about 25 to 30 minutes after she completed the 26.2-mile course, while she was cooling down in the family waiting area, Gaspar heard the booms. “It was two explosions, unusual sounds,” Gaspar said in a telephone interview from her Boston hotel. “I thought, ‘Oh, it’s Patriots' Day. Maybe it’s fireworks from the Red Sox game.”
Boulder City Police chief says his firing was retaliatory
Monday, April 15, 2013
Boulder City Police Chief Thomas Finn alleged his firing Monday was an act of retaliation by the city’s management and council. In a statement, Finn said he was given the opportunity to resign by City Manager David Fraser on Monday morning after returning to work from medical leave.
Boulder City Hospital getting $16 million expansion, renovation
Health Care:
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Federal agriculture officials have put the finishing touches on a deal to finance a $16 million expansion and renovation at the Boulder City Hospital. Construction is expected to start in the coming months and wrap up next year.
Police: Man accused of grabbing girl says he was in park bathroom maybe looking for ‘fun’
Thursday, March 21, 2013
A Boulder City man accused of grabbing a 6-year-old girl Sunday at Mountain View Park in Henderson told police he was in the women’s bathroom maybe looking to “have a little fun,” a Henderson Police declaration of arrest report states.
Sandoval wants assurance Boulder City bypass not a ‘road to nowhere’
Monday, February 11, 2013
With limited funds, Gov. Brian Sandoval is concerned about making sure the Boulder City bypass doesn’t end up as a “road to nowhere.”
Lt. Hans Pieter Walters, left, and his wife, former Metro officer Kathryn Michelle Walters, both died in a double-homicide/suicide Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Boulder City.
Coroner: Metro officer committed suicide; gunshot to head killed wife, child
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A Metro Police officer apparently shot and killed his 46-year-old wife and 5-year-old child on Monday, then committed suicide by shooting himself. The Clark County Coroner’s Office announced Tuesday afternoon that Kathryn Michelle Walters and Maximilian Walters each died from a gunshot wound to the head. The coroner said the manner of their deaths was homicide. Hans Pieter Walters, 52, also died from a gunshot wound to the head, and the coroner listed his cause of death as suicide.
Dispute arises over price of land for Boulder City bypass
Monday, January 14, 2013
Construction of the Boulder City bypass could be delayed as much as a year in a dispute between the state Transportation Department and property owners along the route over land prices.
Plaques line the pedestrian walkway on the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.
Sidewalk on Hoover Dam bypass bridge to close for inspection
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Nevada Department of Transportation will conduct a rolling closure of the sidewalk on the O’Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge, which bypasses the Hoover Dam, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 15 through 18.
St. Jude's Ranch for Children development officer Cindy Harris, CEO Christine Spadafor and volunteer Jenny Schinner are seen at the St. Jude's Ranch gift shop and thrift store Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.
Bargain-hunters' paradise awaits in Boulder City thrift shop
Retail: St. Jude's Ranch gift shop 'one of the best-kept secrets in the valley'
Saturday, December 22, 2012
At first glance, the gift shop at St. Jude’s Ranch in Boulder City looks like any other valley thrift shop. The one-story, Spanish Revival building is packed with clothing racks brimming with lightly used hats, shoes, purses, shirts, coats and even a few cocktail dresses. But on closer inspection, the labels of many of the garments look like they’d be more at home at a high-end mall on the Strip.
First phase of Boulder City solar power plant finished
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A San Diego developer has finished construction of the first phase of a solar power plant in Boulder City. The 92-megawatt phase consists of nearly 1.5 million solar panels that can power about 27,600 homes.
A U.S. Park Service boat is docked at Cottonwood Cove in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sunday, July 8, 2012.
U.S.-Mexico accord hailed by business interests on, around Lake Mead
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A recent agreement for sharing the Colorado River between the United States and Mexico garnered the most attention for bringing a decades-old accord up to date with modern realities, but it also is being celebrated by Southern Nevada businesses for what it means for water levels at Lake Mead.
The scene of a plane crash near the Boulder City airport on Friday, May 18, 2012.
FAA revokes license of pilot involved in crash near Boulder City
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Federal Aviation Administration has revoked the license of a pilot involved in the May crash of an experimental fighter jet near the Boulder City Airport that killed two people.
Holiday season heralds season of need
Holiday season heralds season of need
PHILANTHROPY:
Friday, November 16, 2012
From turkey drives to toy giveaways, local nonprofit organizations are gearing up for a busy holiday season, a time when the struggles of Southern Nevada's neediest families often are most acutely felt. Around town, nonprofits are launching holiday-specific programs and expanding year-round services to meet increased demand. “We provide more. The holidays can be hard when you’re by yourself or on the street. They seem to be the time when that weighs heavier on you,” said John Fogal, director of development at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.

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