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Drunken Argument Led to Erin Brockovich Arrest

Drunken Argument Led to Erin Brockovich Arrest

Erin Brockovich-Ellis got into a drunken argument with her husband and tested at more than twice the legal limit Friday evening at Lake Mead.

Brockovich-Ellis was arrested for operating a boat under the influence after registering a 0.190 on a field sobriety test at the Lake Mead marina.

A warden responded to a report of an argument between a man and woman at a temporary slip at the marina. The warden saw Brockovich-Ellis throw a cell phone into the lake, then walk by her husband and slap him.

As she began to pull her boat back into the lake, the warden asked her to stop and helped Brockovich-Ellis bring the vessel back to the slip. She slurred her answers to questions about the argument and later failed a field sobriety test.

Brockovich, 52, is best known for her legal and environmental advocacy work chronicled in a 2000 movie starring Julia Roberts.

Veteran Las Vegas Cop to Run Boulder City Police

Veteran Las Vegas Cop to Run Boulder City Police

A department in flux gets new leadership from a neighboring department.

BOULDER CITY – With the future of the current police chief in limbo, the city manager has tapped former retired Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief Bill Conger of Las Vegas as acting police chief.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

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.

Teacher Wins Big Award

A Northern Nevada teacher with Boulder City ties wins a major award.

FERNLEY -- After working as a part-time tutor during her senior year in high school, Deanna LeBlanc knew she wanted to become a teacher, witnessing first hand how her tutoring helped girls at the Children's Home in Boulder City to learn their multiplication and reading.

Read more at the Reno Gazette-Journal

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: