Boulder City Podcast

Nevada's most interesting small town

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Podcast With Joe DeSimone, Owner, Railroad Pass Casino

Joe DeSimone has been busy. He’s got a new truck stop and the Bullet Train restaurant at the Railroad Pass Casino and a new hotel at his Pass Casino in downtown Henderson.

Podcast With Daniel Patterson, Candidate, City Council of Boulder City

Today we conclude our series of interviews with the candidates for elected office in Boulder City for the primary election in early June. The positions being contested are 1) the Justice of the Peace, replacing Judge Victor Miller, who is not running for re-election, and 2) two positions on City Council. There are several other candidates for both positions, but they didn’t respond to our offer to do a podcast with them. You can see their experience with public service and where they stand on the issues at the Boulder City website, BJNV.org and click on the elections tab.

Today, we sit down with a candidate for City Council, Dan Patterson. His podcast took a rather strange twist after it was recorded. Several city residents posted news that Patterson had been a member of the legislature in Arizona but resigned shortly before he was to judged by the rest of the Arizona House of Representative for Ethics violations. He never mentioned that he had experience with elected office during the podcast. But as a resident of Boulder City, he certainly has a right to run for council. Now it’s up to the voters to determine if he was transparent enough during this interview. He  spoke with BC Podcast host Roger Gros at the podcast office in Boulder City in April.

Podcast With Denise Ashurst, Candidate, City Council of Boulder City

Today we continue our series of interviews with the candidates for elected office in Boulder City for the primary election in early June. The positions being contested are 1) the Justice of the Peace, replacing Judge Victor Miller, who is not running for re-election, and 2) two positions on City Council. Today, we sit down with a candidate for City Council, Denise Ashurst. Denise moved to Boulder City after careers in the U.S. Air Force, the Department of Energy, and National Nuclear Security Administration at the Nevada Test Site. She ran for state Senate two years ago and lost by just a handful of votes. Denise has given back to the community through her  involvement in many local organizations. She spoke with BC Podcast host Roger Gros at her campaign office in Boulder City in April.

Podcast With Sherri Jorgensen, Incumbent Candidate for Re-Election, City Council of Boulder City

Today we continue our series of interviews with the candidates for elected office in Boulder City for the primary election in early June. The positions being contested are 1) the Justice of the Peace, replacing Judge Victor Miller, who is not running for re-election, and 2) two positions on City Council. Today, we sit down with an incumbent on City Council who is running for re-election, Sherri Jorgenson. Sherri was elected in 2021 and has served as mayor pro tem whenever Mayor Joe Hardy is away. She has lived in Boulder City for 25 years and has raised her children here, one of which has Downs syndrome. She spoke with BC Podcast host Roger Gros at the podcast office in Boulder City in April.

Podcast With Lauren Szafranski, Candidate, Boulder City Justice of the Peace

This week, the Boulder City Podcast continues the series of interviews with the candidates for elected office in Boulder City for the primary election in early June. The positions being contested are 1) the Justice of the Peace, replacing Judge Victor Miller, who is not running for re-election, and 2) two positions on City Council where the incumbents are Sherri Jorgenson and Matt Fox. Today, we sit down with Lauren Szafranski, a candidate for the Justice of the Peace position. Szafranski is an attorney in Boulder City who has lived in town since she was three years old, minus some time for college, law school and entry level legal positions. She spoke with BC Podcast host Roger Gros at her law office office in Boulder City in April.

Podcast With Chris Tilman, Candidate, Boulder City Justice of the Peace

With this episode, the Boulder City Podcast begins a series of interviews with the candidates for elected office in Boulder City for the primary election in early June. The positions being contested are 1) the Justice of the Peace, replacing Judge Victor Miller, who is not running for re-election, and 2) two positions on City Council where the incumbents are Sherri Jorgenson and Matt Fox. Today, we sit down with Christopher Tilman who is running for Justice of the Peace. Tilman’s background in Boulder City stretches back to the building of the dam where his grandfather was involved. He has lots of experience with the justice system in Clark County and beyond and has appeared in the Boulder City court many times. He spoke with Boulder City Podcast host at their office in Boulder City in April.

Podcast With Boulder City Justice of the Peace Victor Miller

Today we feature a discussion with Judge Victor Miller, Boulder City’s Justice of the Peach for the last 30 some years, with over 40 years serving the town as a municipal judge. Although his name is on the sample ballot, he’s not going to be on the primary ballot in June or the general election ballot in November.  His accomplishments as a judge are too long to list in one podcast, but his formation of the Drug Court in Boulder City has a tremendous success rate, and his involvement in the construction of the city’s courthouse are just a few of them. Three candidates have announced their intention to run for Justice of the Peace and Miller explains the complexities of the job and the hours required to serve in that position. He sat down with Boulder City Podcast host Roger Gros in his courthouse office in late February.

Podcast With Becky and James Hughes, Proprietors, Hanger 502

In this episode of the Boulder City Podcast, we are joined by Becky and James Hughes, the proprietors of Hanger 502, the new deli, bar and restaurant that will open this May in Boulder City. James Hughes spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, 10 of those years in Las Vegas. On weekends and holiday, James and his wife Becky would travel to Lake Mead to enjoy boating, stopping in Boulder City before and after each trip. One day in 2021, they spotted a “for sale” sign on the florist shop at the corner of Nevada Way and Arizona. Becky thought it was the perfect place to fulfill her lifelong dream of owning a deli, something that has been missing from the Boulder City scene. But once they gutted the property they realized it was a bigger space than was needed for a simple deli, and they added a bar and restaurant to that dream. Now as they approach the grand opening in the spring of the Air Force-themed Hanger 502, they sat down with Boulder City Podcast host Roger Gros in late February.

Podcast With Hava Brown and Filmmakers About the Dam Short Film Festival

Today we have a very special podcast and we focus on the Dam Short Film Festival, which will be held in Boulder City on February 14-19. We have a special guest host, Shannon Gros, and we welcome Hava Brown, a board member of the DSFF, who will explain all the details of this year’s festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary. We also welcome two of the filmmakers who will have their short films debut at the festival, May May Luong, who will be showing Orange Vests and Cigarettes on February 16 at 10 p.m., and Jo Jo Scanlon, who be debuting his animated film, BRUTUS, on February 16 at 5:30 p.m. Pictured at left are Jo Jo, May May, Shannon and Hava. They spoke with Shannon Boulder City Podcast offices in Boulder City in early February.

Podcast With Doug Scheppmann, Owner, Boulder City State Farm Agency

Today we’re joined by Doug Scheppmann, who runs the local State Farm insurance agency and who was honored recently by the City Council of Boulder City for giving back to the community. Scheppmann arrived in Boulder City more than 40 years ago and quickly began to volunteer for various organizations in the town. He was one of the first members of Sunrise Rotary, and has been involved in their Graduation Night Out for high school senior, one of the most popular events for those young people. He also was involved in helping Judge Victor Miller to set up the Boulder City Drug Court that helps people into recovery when the commit a drug-related crime, an effort that has saved hundreds of lives. He spoke with Boulder City Podcast host Roger Gros at the podcast offices in Boulder City in January.