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Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More Than 202 Tons of Food

Local letter carriers in Southern Nevada, working with a number of dedicated partners, helped collect 404,028 pounds of non-perishable food during the 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

That is more than 202 tons of food, which was distributed to more than 20 local food pantries in Southern Nevada to help those who struggle with hunger.  Last year, this effort collected 372,789 pounds of food.

“We know we are making a difference,” said Glenn Norton, president of the Las Vegas branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.  “As letter carriers, we see the need every day on our routes, which is why we look forward to this national food drive every year. But we couldn’t make the impact we do without the community’s support, or the support of our amazing partners. On behalf of all our member letter carriers, I offer a sincere thank you.”

New Citizens to be Sworn In on Lake Mead

New Citizens to be Sworn In on Lake Mead

 

A momentous day for many people will coincide with a historic first at Lake Mead, thanks to the idea of a Boulder City High School student.

At 8 a.m. Friday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the National Park Service (NPS), and the Boulder City High School National Honor Society will host a naturalization ceremony – the first such ceremony on Lake Mead. U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge George W. Foley will preside.

The 24 citizenship candidates will board the Desert Princess paddlewheel boat and sail to a point within view of the upstream side of Hoover Dam and the recently opened Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, where they will take the Oath of Allegiance on Lake Mead. The idea was first presented to officials by Hannah Dey, a student at Boulder City High School who will attend Friday’s ceremony.

Benefit Concert Planned for Boulder City Man

 

A benefit concert is set for Friday for a Boulder City man battling cancer.

Keith Campbell has stage 4 melanoma. He is undergoing medical treatment. The Campbell Brothers concert will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 South Water Street. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce office.

There will also be a silent auction to benefit the Campbell Family. To donate to the effort, go to supportkeithjeni.bbnow.org

Dam Goes Green for Girl Scouts

Dam Goes Green for Girl Scouts

 

Hoover Dam is green and will stay that way through the weekend.

The dam was lit with green lighting Monday in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. More than 100 girls and their families were there to see the dam covered in green lighting and sing Happy Birthday to the organization.

The dam will stay lit through Saturday evening.

Girl Scouts Invade Hoover Dam for Anniversary Party

Girl Scouts Invade Hoover Dam for Anniversary Party

 

Girl Scouts will take over Hoover Dam on March 10 to celebrate their 100th anniversary, gathering near Boulder City to mark the group’s beginnings in the area.

As many as 1,000 girls, volunteers and alumnae could attend Rock the Dam. In a symbolical bridging across Hoover Dam, this event pays homage to Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada's beginnings in Boulder City with 22 girls in 1932.

The event begins at 7 a.m. in the lower Arizona parking lot. Girl Scouts will be treated to a pancake breakfast. A short presentation will be made at 8 a.m. and participants will begin their walk across the Hoover Dam at 8:20 a.m. A commemorative aerial photo will be taken of the group on the Hoover Dam, courtesy of Papillon Helicopters and photographer Frank Carroll. The event is expected to conclude at 9 a.m.

Center Serves Up Barbecue for Fundraiser

 

Boulder City’s Senior Center will be holding a barbecue and concert to help raise money for the center.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. March 2 at the Boulder City Senior Center, 813 Arizona Street. The barbecue dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Musical guests the Rambling Pickers will take the stage at 7 p.m. General public tickets are $20. Tickets for members of the center are $15.