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Preparation for emergency always good idea

It’s easy to rest on our laurels when the other side of the country is the place dealing with floods, fires or other natural disasters. Keep in mind that not every emergency happens with notice and good preparation ahead of time will make a huge difference when it really counts.

Get to know those who serve

We would like to invite you to join us for the second annual Hero &First Responder Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in and around the Bicentennial Park gazebo. This is a good chance for you to meet and become familiar with your local law enforcement officers.

Multiple duties keep animal control officers busy

Boulder City Animal Control is here to help us with our pets. Our animal control division is staffed by two full-time officers. Our animal control officers certainly have lots of work to do, because animals need care 24/7.

Crossing guards needed to help near schools

I begin this week with an opportunity for those of you who may be retired or looking for a little extra spending money and to be of service to your community. The police department is actively seeking crossing guards to work this school year and assist us in safeguarding one of our most precious resources: our children.

Mirror designed only to see what’s behind you

This week we begin with a little reminder about items that may block your view hanging from the rearview mirror in your vehicle. Some people like necklaces, tassels, rosaries, air fresheners or handicapped placards. Unfortunately, it’s illegal and could be dangerous and distracting.

Drug court helps residents get new start

Here’s just a little information to introduce you to a Boulder City program that you may not be familiar with: Breaking the Cycle Drug Court. This program was created to give subjects with a history of legal charges and a substance dependence diagnosis an opportunity to seriously address their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. The program not only treats the addiction of the participant, but provides an opportunity to get back the losses of the addiction.

Drop only prescription medicines at police station

I’ve been asked to put out just a little bit of information about what is and is not eligible for disposal at the drop container inside the lobby of the police department. The list of permissible items is pretty small: prescription medication. What is not: everything else.