Boulder City Podcast

Nevada's most interesting small town

 

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Special Election Podcast, Cokie Booth, Candidate for City Council

Welcome to the Boulder City Podcast, where we feature discussions with the unique personalities we find in our small town. I’m your host Roger Gros, and today we resume our discussions begun during the primary last spring with the candidates for the City Council of Boulder City. We’re down to the last two candidates standing for one remaining seat in November’s general election. Today we sit down with Cokie Booth, a local realtor who ran for city council in 2020 and was narrowly defeated. She survived the primary and now faces off against James Howard Adams for the final seat on City Council.

Special Election Podcast, James Howard Adams, City Councilman of Boulder City

This month we resume our discussions begun during the primary last spring with the candidates for the City Council of Boulder City. We’re down to the last two candidates standing for one remaining seat in November’s general election. Today we sit down with James Howard Adams who was elected to the council in 2019 and is running for re-election. A 27-year resident of Boulder City, Adams was swept into council in the elections of 2018-19 which saw all incumbents defeated. Now, he’s the last of those with a chance to remain on council.

Podcast with Pattie Avalos-Ruiz, Laura Ragan and Lacey Powers

This week we feature a special edition of the BC Podcast, a fascinating story about three local women who recently completed the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, a 1000-mile pilgrimage across France and into Spain tracing the route that many have taken for almost 2,000 years. Pattie Avalos-Ruiz and Laura Ragan, both parishioners at St. Andrews Catholic Church and a friend Lacey Powers, who currently lives in Oregon, began their trek in late March in France, the least-utilized part of the trail, crossed the Pyrenees into Spain finally winding up at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain.

They explain about the adventure, the preparation, the hospitality of both French and Spanish households along the way and their favorite memories of the trip. The three will gather at St. Andrews church on August 27 at 10:00 a.m. to show photos and reflect on their journey.

Podcast With Dr. Dawn Green, President, Sunrise Rotary

Our guest today is Dr. Dawn Green, the president of Sunrise Rotary Club. Boulder City is fortunate to have two great Rotary Clubs that serve the community in a variety of different ways. The Sunrise Rotary has several missions throughout the year that contribute to its signature event, the Boulder City High School All Night Graduation Party. Sunrise holds the Würst Festival every September to help fund the party and Green explains how that happens. But Sunrise also helps stage the Damboree, Boulder City’s celebration of Independence Day featuring a parade, pancake breakfast, fireworks and more. The year is the 74th edition of the Damboree. Green explains the history of Sunrise and how to become a member.

Rose Marie Hess, Boulder City Council Candidate

This week we wrap up our discussions with primary candidates for mayor and city council of Boulder City. Early voting starts on June 7  and election day is June 14. Last week, we sat down with Rose Marie Hess, a candidate for city council. Rose had scheduled the podcast several times but we kept missing each other and then she got Covid. Rose Marie is a business analyst for the city of Henderson. She is a longtime resident of Boulder City with her husband who was born here. She had two children in Boulder City schools and is president of the Boulder City Little League. She was recently appointed to the city Parks and Recreation Committee.

Denise Ashurst, Boulder City Resident and Candidate for Assembly District 23

Denise Ashurst is a Republican candidate for Assembly in District 23. This isn’t part of our special election series where we interviewed most of the candidates for mayor and city council in Boulder City, but it is election related. Ashurst is a resident of the Boulder City who happens to be running for Assembly. Perhaps if she wins the primary and moves on to the general election, we’ll interview the two major party candidates. Ashurst is a former Air Force officer and founder of the Pride in Purity program where she helps to guide young women through the turbulence of growing up. She is getting off the sidelines because she’s not happy with the direction our state and nation are going and is dedicated to change. Ashurst spoke with BC Podcast host Roger Gros at her campaign headquarters on Hotel Plaza in Boulder City in May

Special Election Series: City Council Candidate Valerie McNay

This week we sit down with Valerie McNay who is running for city council. McNay has been a Boulder City resident since 1992 when she first arrived to do a triathalon at Lake Mead. She was employed by the Clark County School District for more than 20 years as a speech pathologist for young children. She has served on the city’s Parks & Recreation Commission and was on the ad hoc pool advisory committee. She has been on the Boulder City Library’s Board of Trustees for eight years. Additionally, she is president of the Boulder City Branch of the American Association of University Women and is a former moderator for the Boulder City Community Alliance’s Facebook page.

Special Election Series: City Council Candidate Cokie Booth

This week, we continue our series of interviews with candidates for city council and mayor, in partnership with Boulder City Social. This week we sit down with Cokie Booth, a candidate for City Council. Cokie ran in the most recent council election and lost by only a few votes, so she’s back again. As a successful realtor in town, she’s concerned about the character of the town and the ability to control growth. A former member of the planning commission, Cokie says she’s seeking a council seat because she wants to give back to the community.

Special Election Series: City Council Candidate Steve Walton

This week we continue our series of interviews with candidates for city council and mayor, in partnership with Boulder City Social. This week we sit down with Steve Walton, who is a candidate for city council. Walton has been a BC resident since 1998 and served as interim fire chief prior to the hiring of Chief Will Gray. He spent 25 years with the Henderson Fire Department, retiring as a division chief. He served on the planning board in Boulder City for several years, and as chairman of the board until December 2021. With his wife Darlene he has four children and 15 grandchildren.

Special Election Series: State Senator Joe Hardy, Candidate for Mayor

This week, we continue our series of interviews with candidates for city council and mayor, in partnership with Boulder City Social. This week we sit down with state Senator Joe Hardy, who is retiring from the Senate and running for mayor. Hardy moved to Boulder City in 1982 and worked for 20 years as a physician at Family Doctors of Boulder City. He was elected to the state Assembly in 2003 and then to the Senate in 2010, and he served as assistant minority leader in 2019. At one time, he was the chief of staff at Boulder City Hospital and currently serves as a dean at the Touro University Medical School in Henderson