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Boulder City Couple Killed in Helicopter Crash, Flying From Florida

Two people died when their refurbished helicopter crashed in dense woods in rural northwest Louisiana during a trip from Florida to a Nevada flight training school owned by one of the occupants.

Caddo Parish Sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick identified them as Jeffery Daniel Legro, 24, and Joseph Benjamin Grammer, 36, the owner of Leading Edge Rotor Craft in Boulder City, Nevada.

People near Hosston reported hearing a low aircraft and then a crash Wednesday night, Chadwick said.

Legro and Grammer picked up the Fairchild-Hiller 1100 on Wednesday from Van Nevel Helicopters in Century, Florida, Sheriff's Lt. John Fourcade said.

The National Transportation Safety Board planned an investigation.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Boulder City Teacher Arrested for Sexual Misconduct

A two-month investigation in Boulder City has ended with the arrest of a teacher on sexual misconduct charges.

Brett Storsved is facing six counts of lewdness with a child under the age of 14 and a misdemeanor count of open and gross lewdness.

The investigation started when a female student went to her principal at Garrett Middle School with allegations against Storsved. The Boulder City police chief says other students were then questioned, and a pattern was noticed.

'Nevada Solar' is Operational Near Boulder City

A solar power generating station that builders say will be capable of supplying enough electricity to power 15,000 homes has begun operating in the Southern Nevada desert.

The 64-megawatt solar thermal plant is dubbed Nevada Solar.

It cost some $250 million and was developed by Acciona Solar Power of Madrid, Spain. It took about 16 months to build.

The company calls it the largest-capacity solar power plant built in 16 years and the third-largest of its kind in the world.

The plant covers 400 acres in the Eldorado Valley near Boulder City, about 20 miles southeast of Las Vegas. It's designed to supply power to the Nevada Power Company.

A company vice president calls solar energy a perfect fit for a region with such abundant sunshine.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Boulder City Bypass Project

The Nevada Department of Transportation wants to get public input on a future road project in Boulder City.  They held a meeting at the Community College of Southern Nevada in Boulder City. 

The project will relocated U.S. 93 and connect it to the Hoover Dam.  It will also make improvements from Foothills Drive to U.S. 95.

Click on the website link to learn more.


Boulder City Historic Train Rides on Labor Day Weekend

You'll get another chance to go back in Southern Nevada history. The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City will resume historic train rides for the Labor Day 2007 weekend.

The trains will run Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4 at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Excursion train rides depart from the Nevada State Railroad Museum station located at the intersection of Boulder Highway and Yucca Street in Boulder City. The 7-mile round trip lasts approximately 45 minutes.