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BC girl takes top honors in chess
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
A few months ago, Tamuna Kobelashvili was the most casual of chess players, pulling out the board a few times a year for fun.
Students show skills in annual show
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
For its first time in front of an audience and not around a campfire, Mystery Couch wowed an audience.
Methodist Church building plans on hold
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Just weeks after the Boulder City Planning Commission approved plans for its first sanctuary, Boulder City United Methodist Church has put its building fund on hold.
Geothermic power plant proposed near Boulder City
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
A Las Vegas company wants to build its first geothermic power plant south of Boulder City.
Redevelopment Agency may stop grants
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009
The Boulder City Redevelopment Agency in April will likely stop giving grants until members agree about how the tax money should be used.
Candidate drops out of City Council race
Nine people remain in race to fill two seats
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009
Tim Clifford has dropped out of the running for City Council. Clifford, a business consultant and general contractor, said he made the decision Tuesday because of personal and professional issues in his career and in Boulder City.
Resident frustrated over extended construction project
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
A local developer digging up Denver Street said he hopes to finish roadwork there in a month. One neighbor said that's a year too long.
Bureau of Reclamation seeks comments on grass plan
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
The Bureau of Reclamation says it has a plan to rehabilitate the dying lawn at its historic administration building, this time by summer.
Council praises pair of public servants
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
Two Boulder City forefathers were met with accolades and thank yous from current leaders at the Feb. 24 City Council Council meeting.
Credit Union accounts reissued after data breach
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009
Several hundred Boulder Dam Credit Union accounts are being reissued after their numbers were stolen in a national data breach that compromised about 8 million accounts.
Candidates take different stands on BC issues
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009
Nine City Council hopefuls disagreed about many things at the first candidates forum Monday night, but they agreed about one thing: The issues that will define this race for two City Council seats are Boulder Creek Golf Course, city debt and land sales.
Trailblazer remembered for fast pace
Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
Brent Thomson was a no-brakes kind of guy. He threw himself head-first into work, art and downhill mountain biking, taking everyone else speeding with him.
Congresswoman answers questions in BC
Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
In her second visit to Boulder City as a new congresswoman, Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., heard concerns both local and national.
Workshops to discuss business sign rules
Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
The city has set up two workshops designed to help resolve a recent controversy about signs that are too big.
BC's oldest church welcomes new leader
Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
Grace Community Church members said Pastor David Graham is a breath of fresh air for the congregation— free spirited yet grounded. They hope he'll draw younger families to the nondenominational place of worship.
Roundtable helps writers save memories
Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
If you write for yourself, you'll always have a good audience, and if you read for the Writers Roundtable, you'll always come away with ideas, participants say.
BC might renegotiate union contracts to balance budget
City gets creative in effort to make ends meet
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009
Boulder City hopes to spread employee pay increases for one year over the next two years and raise electric and water rates again in an effort to balance its budget for the upcoming year.
Labor is the city's biggest cost, at 70 percent of annual general fund expenditures, City Manager Vicki Mayes said.
BCTV coordinator fired
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009
The city fired BCTV studio coordinator Roy Theiss last week, and will not replace him.
Council removes member's spouse from advisory committee
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009
The City Council appointed three new members to the Airport Advisory Committee Feb. 10, declining to renew the term of Tracy Strickland, who is married to Councilwoman Linda Strickland.
Locals to go to 'jail' to help charity
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009
Upstanding citizens will find themselves behind bars Thursday during the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Lock-up.
BC draws moviegoers to Dam Short Film Festival
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009
Lovers in an insane asylum, house-hijacking rabbits and a medieval bar fight shared the stage Friday night in Boulder City. A boy who doesn’t need the devil to dance, a dysfunctional dreamer, a Elvis-centered love triangle and an adulterous novelist were there, too.
City Council candidate forum planned
Friday, Feb. 13, 2009
A forum for City Council candidates is planned for Feb. 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Boulder City Library.
Council asks residents for input on ballot questions
Friday, Feb. 13, 2009
The Boulder City Council has appointed residents to draft arguments for and against four ballot questions in the June municipal election.
Lawsuit threat shies tour company away from airport
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
The Boulder City Airport won’t see another helicopter tour operation move in anytime soon.
In BC, stimulus money targeted for road repairs
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
Federal stimulus money coming to Boulder City will likely go toward road repair, so residents can expect to see more orange cones soon, city officials said.
CVS, Boulder City agree to contract
Store will come to Boulder City within five years
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009
CVS Pharmacy will demolish the shuttered Starview Motel and Fortune China restaurant at the corner of Nevada Way and Buchanan Boulevard within a year and in five years will build a store there, after it agreed to new requirements in a contract with the city.
Boulder City says 'no' to Harrah's warehouse
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009
Harrah's Golf won't be allowed to build warehouses between Cascata Golf Course and U.S. 93.
The City Council told course planners on Tuesday it wouldn't change the city's contract to allow a proposed warehouse and distribution center on 60 undeveloped acres, which were planned for a second golf course.
Park Service overwhelmed with Lake Mead litter
Monday, Feb. 9, 2009
Last fall, Martin Dean Dupalo and a couple friends launched their little boat for a pleasant day in a Lake Mead cove, but they could hardly believe their eyes as they approached the shore to dock.
Annual lutefisk dinner hooks local Norwegians
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009
Some approached it suspiciously, others dug in anxiously, but everyone came for the same thing: the lutefisk.
Birthplace of animatronic Zoltar? Boulder City
Business owner began making 'dummies' 22 years ago in a warehouse
Friday, Feb. 6, 2009
The mystical Zoltar knows and tells all. But Zoltar, the shifty-eyed, turbaned fortune teller that made a name for himself in the 1988 Tom Hanks movie “Big ” and takes quarters in exchange for your future, doesn't come from ancient, faraway lands. Most robotic Zoltars are born in Boulder City — crafted from start to finish in a warehouse tucked back into the town's industrial area. They come from Characters Unlimited, and they have life-sized cowboys, wizards and talking chickens for kin.
Over The Hill Band jams weekly at Senior Center
Friday, Feb. 6, 2009
Cigarettes and whiskey and wild, wild women — not what you'd expect to find at the Senior Center on Wednesday afternoons?
Couple's love doesn't diminish with age
Friday, Feb. 6, 2009
Bob and Kati Bailey are just as in love nearly 40 years after they met, and do everything together at the Nevada State Veterans Home.
Ten in the running for two open City Council seats
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
Three more Boulder City residents entered the City Council race today, the last day of filing for the June municipal elections. That brought the total to 10 candidates for the two open seats.
Harrah's Golf looks into building a warehouse at Cascata
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009
Cascata Golf Course will ask the City Council next week for permission to build a warehouse next to the course and to reduce its yearly lease payment.
Former BC home economics teacher, wife of dam worker dies at 100
Mary Eaton was well-loved in all parts of BC community, friends say
Monday, Feb. 2, 2009
For almost 77 years, Mary Eaton had her hands in most everything that makes Boulder City what it is today.
A charter member of Grace Community Church and a well-loved home economics teacher who served on the Boulder City Hospital's board and was a leader of many local service organizations, Eaton at first didn't intend to stay, declaring in 1932 she'd be gone in a year, after her husband, Bruce, finished construction work at the Hoover Dam.
Mother with baby in car charged with DUI after crash
Monday, Feb. 2, 2009
Two people went to the hospital with injuries after a rear-end crash on U.S. 93 caused their car to flip about 8 p.m. Sunday, Boulder City Police said.
Court makes money with amnesty program
Monday, Feb. 2, 2009
By giving a break on court fees for a couple months, the city expects it will make thousands of dollars that otherwise might have never been collected.
Police investigate possible murder-suicide in Boulder City
Monday, Feb. 2, 2009
Boulder City police are investigating what they believe is a murder-suicide in Marina Highland Estates. A woman and an elderly man believed to be her father were found shot to death in a home on Judi Place about 9:40 a.m. Sunday, police said.
Bus crash kills 7 tourists south of Hoover Dam
8 victims airlifted to two Las Vegas hospitals; 5 battling life-threatening injuries
Friday, Jan. 30, 2009
Seven Chinese tourists died and another nine were injured after a tour bus traveling to Las Vegas crashed Friday afternoon south of the Hoover Dam in Arizona. Six people died at the scene, although the death toll climbed after one person died Friday evening at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, a hospital spokeswoman said. Five patients were transported by air ambulance to the Las Vegas trauma center at University Medical Center.
Mayor: Boulder City needs to tighten its belt
Bypass, Lake Mead pipeline are top projects, Tobler says
Friday, Jan. 30, 2009
Boulder City needs to focus on saving money this year so it can afford to stay safe and clean, Mayor Roger Tobler told a packed council chambers Thursday during his second State of the City address.
Boulder City gives El Rancho owners $16,500 to repair sign
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
Owners of the El Rancho Boulder Motel will receive $16,500 in Redevelopment Agency money to re-install their historic sign, which tumbled and broke on Christmas Day.
The City Council, acting as the redevelopment board, approved the measure 2-1. Member Travis Chandler voted no, and Linda Strickland Mike Pacini were absent.
DUI trial for ex-BC councilwoman set for June
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
A trial on driving under the influence charges for former Boulder City Councilwoman Karla Burton has been set for June 3 in Las Vegas Justice Court.
The trial has been delayed four times since her arrest for DUI two years ago. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace William Jansen will hear the case.
Proposed wind farm near Searchlight worries some residents
Farm with 160 turbines would be Southern Nevada's first
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
A wind farm that would be Southern Nevada's first could sprout 30 miles south of Boulder City near Searchlight as soon as 2011. Some Searchlight residents, though thankful planners have already moved turbines because of their concerns, worry that the wind-powered energy plant would be ugly, noisy and deadly to wildlife.
Boulder City could see more uses for redevelopment money
Monday, Jan. 26, 2009
Local schools, the Boulder City Library and residents whose homes need safety repairs could be the next to take advantage of redevelopment money.
18-year-old driver arrested for DUI after foot chase through BC
Monday, Jan. 26, 2009
Boulder City police arrested an 18-year-old man Friday night after a half-hour chase through town on foot that began with a stop for driving under the influence.
City Council likely to delay decisions on CVS, airport
Monday, Jan. 26, 2009
The City Council tomorrow night is expected to consider adding solar development on the dry lake bed to the Land Management Plan.
Boulder City not immune to drug, gang problems, police say
Monday, Jan. 26, 2009
With Las Vegas and its drug and gang problems so close, Boulder City isn't exactly a world away from danger, Boulder City police officers said Thursday at a City Council workshop on drug and gang awareness.
Business owners to give input on sign regulations
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009
Business owners are being asked for their opinions on the city's sign restrictions in two city-sponsored workshops.
Gibbons dedicates solar plant near Boulder City
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009
The Eldorado Valley's second solar plant is pumping power across California, and while Boulder City claims none of the plant's sun-generated energy, it claims credit for helping pioneer renewable power across the West Coast.
Money approved for restrooms, Desert Inn Motel
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009
The Redevelopment Agency Tuesday approved up to $200,000 for exterior improvements and to build wheelchair-accessible bathrooms at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power building, 600 Nevada Way.

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