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Boulder City Silver State Sight

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, December 26, 2022 12:24 pm

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – Boulder City’s Hemenway Park has bighorn sheep. It was founded in 1931 with the express purpose of housing laborers hired to build what was initially known as the Boulder Dam on the Colorado River.

“It has a very art deco vibe so it’s very vintage in feel,” said Tracie Barnthouse of Travel Nevada. “There’s a lot of outdoor recreation including hiking trails along Lake Mead.”

The community of around 15,000 inhabitants is located in Clark County outside of Las Vegas and continues to be a favorite of travelers wishing to get away from the big metropolis.

“You got the view of Lake Mead, it’s a great retreat from the city lights of Las Vegas,” said Tracy Johnson when she was visiting from Oregon.

The limited population is not due to a lack of desire to live there. It’s more expensive than Las Vegas on average, and a regulated growth policy has kept the town from expanding.

Tara Bertoli is the founder of Boulder City Co. Stores claims that in the approximately 50 years she has been there, the population has only increased by roughly 2,000 people.

It’s a community that has the potential to be the finest site in Nevada to see bighorn sheep. You’ll probably see a lot of them if you go to Hemenway Park.

“It is one of our favorite things,” Bertoli mentioned. “It’s only two miles from my store. We have gazebos to keep people out of the sun. They can interact with the sheep, but they aren’t allowed to feed them.”

Boulder City is one of just two towns in Nevada where gaming is prohibited, the other being Panaca in Lincoln County.

Credits: Kolo TV

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