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Planning can help prevent heat-related illnesses

The official start of summer is just around the corner. Summer days bring summer fun, but the season also brings its own hazards and increased risk for injury. Planning ahead and taking simple precautions can help keep you and your family safe this summer.

Explorer program benefits participants, community

Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities and community service activities.

Change in thinking makes healthy eating easier

A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them is choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan. So how do you choose a healthy eating plan? Let’s begin by defining what a healthy eating plan is.

Every 15 Minutes program makes lasting impression

Where do I begin? Do I start with the crash, the coroner’s visit, the tearful stories shared by the guest speakers, or with the families who were involved? I think it all runs together for me as I recall two days’ worth of the fully immersive Every 15 Minutes program.

Explorers provide hands-on career guidance

The Law Enforcement Exploring Program is a voluntary, hands-on career development and exploration program sponsored by the Boulder City Police Department in conjunction with the Learning for Life Program of the Boy Scouts of America. The program offers an opportunity to learn about the Boulder City Police Department and the duties of a police officer.

Thinking before acting helps you stay safe

Recently, we have had a rash of stranger-than-normal calls here at the police department, so I thought I would take a minute to address the general theme that jumps out at me.

Activities help keep kids out of trouble

The Boulder City High School Rodeo Club recently had an event at the Horseman’s Association and it brought to mind my history with rodeo and various kids associations back in Wyoming. Along with my history with animals, I learned to sew, do leather craft, quilt, knit, take minutes, junior leadership, cook, and assist the elderly. All of this has become useful at one point or another in my life.

Protect yourself, others from common colds

Common colds are the main reason that children miss school and adults miss work. Each year in the United States, there are millions of cases of the common cold. Adults have an average of two or three colds per year, and children have even more.

IRS scams more common this time of year

It’s tax time again and the scammers are busy. (I could have so much fun with that one statement but I’ll just pass it by for today.) Telephone scams and email phishing are the two most common types of tax scams.

Proper numbers reduce unneeded phone calls

I have been asked to provide a short list of contact numbers to help eliminate the unneeded calls to the police department. I have compiled a few for you to cut, clip and post in a prominent location:

Identity theft most common type of fraud

The most often type of fraud reported these days is identity theft. There are some things you can do to reduce your risk, services that provide a service to monitor your credit, and ways to report and recover from this crime.