Boulder City Magazine® October 2010 Issue
by Ginny Gottfredson, Sales Manager
Lake Mead Cruises
Without a doubt, the best spent taxes I pay go to our Library! Those new electronic gizmos posing as books just aren’t warm and fuzzy enough. Open daily during the school year, the stacks hold warm and fuzzy volumes requiring actual page turning and not one of them requires a battery.
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|If you hanker for moderately high tech, there are computers, but scads of magazines, research tomes and paper backs exist within the Library. The website, www.bclibrary.org is nicely informative, and once a “PIN” is issued by the cheerful Library Staff, you can place a hold request or renew books with just a couple of clicks, and there’s an on line catalog to browse. Located at 901 Adams Boulevard, their phone number is (702) 293-1281 to check for hours.
The Library Lobby Display for October is from the Art Center, a program through Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department. Robin Kariam, Art Center Director for 13 years, says the display of hand thrown pottery represents work from artists and students. There’s earthy satisfaction from throwing clay whether it’s a masterpiece or an unrecognizable blob! You’re never too old to play with clay! Call Robin at (702) 293-1612 to sign up for the next pottery class.
NEAT NEVADA NOTES: Nevada’s Lincoln County Seat was purchased by and named in 1869 for a guy from San Francisco whose name means pickaxe in French. Pioche sits not quite 200 miles north of Boulder City on Highway 93 at about 6064’ elevation. Present population is under 800 hearty souls, but once swelled to thousands during the silver mining boom of the 1870s, peaking in 1872 at about 6,000 residents.
A point of considerable pride was held for Boot Hill, christened with 70 some burials due to a rough and tumble lifestyle before anyone succumbed to “natural causes”! Today the community boasts the Lincoln County Links, a 9-hole golf course. For golfing information, check with Dick or Peggy Decker at (775) 962-5206 and be sure to visit the Pioche Chamber of Commerce website: www.piochenevada.com for additional insight into one of the toughest mining towns in the Old West!
Contact Ginny at Lake Mead Cruises, www.lakemeadcruises.com.
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