Today marked the end of an era on Boulder Highway. The Castaways hotel casino, formerly known as the Showboat for decades, was demolished. The event was covered by the local news and is the first demolition this year. The original Showboat had been around for decades. It was the perhaps the first casino to cater towards locals, at least a little bit. The resort was known for its bowling alleys. Over the years, the Showboat hosted several national televised bowling tournaments, drawing competitors from all over the United States. The lanes were also popular with locals as well. In order to get a lane on the weekend, you usually had to get there around 6 am or earlier. The new owners are planning on building a new resort on the property. No word yet on the planned name or size of the resort.