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Santa's Electric Night Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Downtown Boulder City.
Find small-town charm and holiday cheer in Boulder City
Weekend Getaway:
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Looking for an escape that’s not too far away and won’t bust your budget? Boulder City is a mere 11 miles southeast of Henderson, but it might as well be another planet compared with the Strip. In fact, Boulder City’s motto is “a world away for a day.”
Joe Burns, Scott Carrigan and Dan Johnson of Sensurion Aerospace prepare the Sensurion Aerospace Magpie commercial drone for a flight Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, near Boulder City.
Test site’s inaugural drone flight ends with a thud
Friday, December 19, 2014
Magpie has seen better days. The orange unmanned aircraft was set to fly over the state’s most powerful leaders and a slice of desert today in Boulder City to commemorate the beginning of a new drone testing program. But just 10 feet after leaving ...
From left, Desert Pines High School football  players Andre Watts, Natron Auelua-Naki and Jon McCoy July 21, 2014.
Desert Pines finds offense in second half, hangs on to beat Boulder City
high school football:
Saturday, September 27, 2014
After a scoreless first half, Desert Pines’ Gianni Breland accounted for three touchdowns in the second half in a 26-20 victory against host Boulder City.
From left, Boulder City High School football  players Jacob Jurgschat, Brooks Roe, Jack Rozycki and Phillip Carmell July 21, 2014.
Despite miscues, Boulder City tops Rancho 32-13
High School Football:
Friday, September 12, 2014
Boulder City drew 13 penalties and committed four turnovers on its way to an ugly, 32-13 win over Rancho.
Inside Boulder City's Hemenway Park, desert bighorn sheep tolerate humans calmly. Outside the park, you'd never get this close.
Counting sheep: Up-close bighorn sightings are the norm at a Boulder City park
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Um, what?! You usually need to bust out the binoculars at Lake Mead.
Rainfall in Las Vegas on August 20, 2014.
Flash flooding warning issued for Henderson
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm and flash food warnings for areas in and near the Las Vegas Valley. A severe thunderstorm warning was...
Man missing after jumping from boat into Lake Mohave
Monday, August 18, 2014
A Southern California man who disappeared after he jumped from a boat into Lake Mohave on Saturday afternoon remains missing, according to the National Park Service. The 31-year-old man apparently began...
Flash flood warning issued for part of Henderson, Boulder City
Thursday, August 14, 2014
A storm brewing east of Las Vegas today has triggered the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning until 2 p.m. The warning is in effect for...
Las Vegas area sees first tornado in more than a decade
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
It was fleeting, lasting only about 30 seconds before disapp​earing. But it was the first tornado in Clark County since 2001. The National Weather Service reported the tornado touched down ...
Coroner IDs body of missing swimmer at Lake Mead
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
A man whose body was found Monday in 300 feet of water at Lake Mead was identified today by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Irving Andrade-Yanez, 25, of Las Vegas. Andrade-Yanez had been missing since...
Search on for missing swimmer at Lake Mead
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Authorities were searching today for a missing swimmer at Lake Mead, National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover said. The man was last seen swimming...
UNLV geology professor Brenda Buck and associate professor Rodney Metcalf confer over samples in their lab. They found asbestos in Boulder City that is delaying construction of a highway bypass.
Asbestos proves to be a microscopic road block near Boulder City
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The discovery of toxic fibers has stalled plans, more than 10 years in the making, to build a $490 million highway detour around Boulder City so traffic can move smoothly between Las Vegas and Arizona ...
Coroner IDs man who fell from boat at Lake Mead
Friday, July 4, 2014
A man who died after falling from a boat at Lake Mead on Wednesday has been identified as Schayne Robert Baker, 36, of Las Vegas, the Clark County Coroner’s Office reported today. The cause of death is still...
Body of missing boater pulled from Lake Mead
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The body of a Las Vegas man who fell off a boat at Lake Mead on Wednesday night was recovered this afternoon, National Park Service officials said. Metro Police divers recovered...
Alabam was once the nickname of a old man who cleaned the latrines during the 1930s construction of Hoover Dam. Now, thanks to a Boulder City arts project, a bronze statue of the long-gone character stands on a city street corner, greeting visitors.
When Hoover Dam was built, this worker had the dirtiest job
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Nobody could recall his real name. Instead, he was known simply as Alabam, probably a riff off his Southern roots. But they all knew him, the old man who played a gritty and and all-but-thankless role in the Depression-era building of Hoover Dam. On Boulder City's main drag, not far from the shores of Lake Mead, he stands in an immortal pose, 8 feet tall with ...

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