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Boulder City Offers Help for Distressed Homeowners

Boulder City Offers Help for Distressed Homeowners

Boulder City is offering free help for homeowners worried about losing their homes. The city is holding a workshop for distressed homeowners on Wednesday, March 16th from 10 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. Panelists will give information on fraud prevention, tax liabilities and first time homebuying. Housing and Urban Development along with the State of Nevada plus non-profits like the Legal Aid Center will be at the workshop to work with homeowners facing foreclosure. The workshop will be in the Boulder City Council chambers at 401 E. California Street.

Child Drowns in Boulder City

BOULDER CITY, Nev. - A two-year-old Boulder City boy is dead, the victim of an apparent drowning.

Boulder City Police responded to a 911 call at 12:38 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at a home on Irene Drive. The child's father placed the call after he found his son floating in the family's backyard pool.

The child was pronounced dead at Boulder City Hospital three hours later. Police are still investigating.

More details, as they develop, on 8 News NOW and 8NewsNOW.com.

I-Team: Powering Northern California with Southern Nevada Sunlight

BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- Controlling the sun is no easy task, and a long, dusty look down two and a half miles of row after row of solar panels does it better than anything.

Scott Crider with Sempra Energy calls the Copper Mountain Solar Facility the future of clean energy in southern Nevada, showcasing the largest photovoltaic plant in the country. The thin, lightweight panels use a chemical process to turn sunlight directly into electricity. They are cheap to produce and easier to install, lined to precision by GPS and lasers.

"We really can take an assembly line approach to construction," said Crider.

The giant project broke ground only 10 months ago. The jobs were a rarity for Nevada.

"Copper Mountain created about 350 construction jobs at a time when they're really needed most," said Crider.

Power Plant Starts Operating in Boulder City

BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- The largest photovoltaic power plant in the U.S has started operating.

Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of San Diego-based power plant operator Sempra Energy, turned the switch on the 48-megawatt Copper Mountain solar facility in Boulder City, Nev., a week ago. The company says the Nevada plant can generate enough electricity -- when the sun is shining -- to power about 14,000 homes.

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Holiday Fun in Boulder City This Weekend

BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- The holiday fun starts in Boulder City this weekend with the Parade of Lights.

Park rangers will have free hot chocolate and s'mores available at the Lake Mead Visitor Center on 601 Nevada Way starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 when the Santa's Electric Light Parade starts.

After the parade, people can head to Boulder Beach at 7 p.m. to watch the boat owner's annual Christmas Parade of Lights on the water.

Cause of Teen's Death Undetermined

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner says the cause of 16-year-old Shane McNeil's death is undetermined.

McNeil went missing back in September after going on a solo hiking trip. He was later found dead in the Boy Scout Canyon area near Lake Mead.

McNeil was a sophomore at Foothills High School in Henderson. He was first reported missing by his mother after he failed to arrive at a pre-arranged meeting point.

Human Jawbone Found in Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS -- Scuba divers at Lake Mead made a grisly discover Thursday morning. The divers found the remains of a human jaw. Now investigators are trying to solve the mystery of who the remains could belong to.

The jawbone was found at the Kingman Wash on Arizona side of the lake.

"It wasn't what they expected. They expected to come out to Lake Mead and have a nice day of diving, and they ended up finding human remains," said Andrew Munoz with Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Munoz says the divers came across the upper portion of a jawbone only 40 feet from the shoreline at the Kingman Wash. The wash is about two miles from the Nevada-Arizona state line.

"We'll be looking at our missing person files, but also working with the Mohave County Medical Examiner to see if we can hopefully identify this person," said Munoz.