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Call 911 only in true emergencies

Please help us reduce the abuse of the 911 Emergency Call System. A dispatcher’s job is to keep our responders and the public safe. When our lines are tied up by people who abuse the system, we are unable to help those in dire need of our help.

Crosswalk protest case delayed

Boulder City’s legal battle with a resident is going to take more time, as his pretrial conference with the city attorney’s office was postponed until the end of August.

Public charging station under construction

Boulder City is continuing its efforts to be clean and green by installing its first public electric charging station. The charging station will be downtown in the public parking lot at North Escalante Park. It is under construction, and Acting City Manager Scott Hansen expects it to be finished in time for the July 4 parade.

Lake Mead may see less water than expected

Several hundred billion gallons of water vanished from federal forecasts for Lake Mead over the past two months, but Bureau of Reclamation officials insist there’s no reason to panic.

Election results certified

The results of the recent general election are official as the City Council unanimously certified them for the secretary of state at a special meeting Tuesday morning.

Dam to be closed Monday for fashion show

Hoover Dam will be closed for several hours on Monday morning for the J Summer Fashion Show, in which Jessica Minh Anh will turn the dam into a catwalk and premiere haute couture and creative fashion collections.

Use medications as directed; take time to understand prescriptions

Adults over the age of 65 tend to take more medicines than any other age group. Staying on track with a medication regimen is not always easy. With each addition to that regimen, the risk of making a mistake increases. It’s important to take an active role in tracking your medications.

Shelter plays big role in finding homes for pets

Wow, the animal shelter has been experiencing a “cat-tastic” month and they are inviting you to join the fun. I have inside information from the kitten-cuddling seniors that the babies are beautiful and getting more and more user friendly as the days go by.