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Historic Casino Marks 80 Years

Historic Casino Marks 80 Years

Railroad Pass Casino turned 80 Monday.

Police Plan National Night Out

Police Plan National Night Out

The Boulder City Police Department is inviting everyone out for the annual National Night Out.

This year's event is set for Tuesday, August 2 at Veterans Memorial Park at 6 p.m. Admission is free. The goal of the gathering is to combat crime and drugs. There will be games, jump houses and food for the whole family. There will also be demonstrations from the canine unit and Mercy Air. The highlight of the gathering is again expected to be the softball game between the police and the Boulder City Fire Department. The game is expected to start between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Pratt Field. 

The whole idea of the festivities is to get the community to know their local police department. The police department is working with the National Association of Town Watch for the event. 

St. Jude's Receives Grant to Fix, Open Pool

 

A significant grant will allow St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City to refurbish and open its pool this summer.

The ranch received $11,400 from Marvin Paulson, a private donor, to pay for new plaster and tile in and around the pool, and a new pump and vacuum line large enough to manage the amount of water needed to operate the pool.

A pool party marked the reopening for close to 60 children and staff members.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children - Foster Care agency in Boulder City serves abused, abandoned and neglected children and families, creating new chances, new choices and new hope in a safe homelike environment.

 

Community Gets Ready for Damboree Celebration

Boulder City is getting ready for the explosion of activity from the annual Damboree Celebration Monday.

It will be the 63rd Annual Damboree party. It starts at 7 a.m. at Bicentennial Park with the pancake breakfast put on by the Rotary Club. The parade follows at 9 a.m. The parade starts at Colorado Street heads down Nevada Highway to Fifth Street to Broadbent Memorial Park at Avenue B and Fifth Street. At 9:05 a.m. there will be a flyover by the Boulder City Veterans Flying Group.

Independence Day festivities will go on at Broadbent Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including midway rides, food, drinks and games. At 11 a.m. will be the Damboree Ceremony including the raising of the flag, singing of the national anthem and awarding of the trophies for the parade. 

More games and contests will be held at Veterans' Memorial Park from 6 to 11 p.m., including live music from Michele Blanchard and Heels Over Head. 

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients:

Students Walk to Fight Cancer

Students Walk to Fight Cancer

Students at high schools across southern Nevada are walking all night to raise money for cancer research. 

It is part of the Relay for Life event. Students in Boulder City, North Las Vegas, Mesquite and Henderson will take turns walking around school tracks for 12 hours. People involved will camp out along the track. They can enjoy music, entertainment and food. 

The Relay for Life starts at 6 p.m. on Friday at Boulder City High School. Walkers will be there until 6 a.m. Saturday morning. Money raised will benefit the American Cancer Society. 

High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) in partnership with Coca-Cola awarded laptop computers to the 40 winners of an essay contest that asked local high school seniors to write a 500-word essay on how they can reduce their carbon footprint by using the services offered by the RTC.

"The level of participation was remarkable. We received hundreds of essays from students on how they use our growing transit system, bicycling amenities and other environmentally friendly services to reduce our carbon footprint," RTC General Manager Jacob Snow said.

The essay contest was open to all high school seniors graduating in 2011. Each essay was judged equally on its content and the quality of the writing.