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Business Briefs, Aug. 30

Nevada State Bank has new branch manager

Dottie Baker is the new branch manager for Boulder City’s Nevada State Bank, 1000 Nevada Way, and will oversee the staff, client services and banking operations.

Baker has been in the banking industry for more than 30 years and is the former assistant branch manager for the Pebble Market branch.

“Dottie is a great addition to our Southern Nevada retail leadership team,” said Craig Kirkland, executive vice president and director of retail banking for Nevada State Bank. “She brings her years of experience in building relationships and providing great customer service while driving results for the company.”

Baker also volunteers at Junior Achievement, Three Square, Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together.

Nevada State Bank is a full-service bank that offers consumer, private and business banking services. It was founded in 1959 and serves 20 communities throughout the state.

StoryBook announces home prices

StoryBook Homes announced prices will start in the low $400,000s for homes under construction in its Boulder Hills Estates neighborhood near Bristlecone Drive and Adams Boulevard.

Single- and two-story homes ranging from 1,900-3,464 square feet will be offered, featuring three to seven bedrooms and the ability to add an RV garage.

Models are expected to be completed this fall.

StoryBook Homes principals Wayne and Catherine Laska, along with city and local school officials, broke ground for the new development March 21. When complete, it will have 127 homes.

Local restaurant now delivers

Southwest Diner now offers delivery in Boulder City.

Owner Cindy Ford said the restaurant started the service about a month-and-a-half ago because of Interstate 11, which routes traffic around town.

“I’m trying to do different things to bring in more business,” she said.

The delivery service costs $2 and is available for orders of $15 or more.

The restaurant, at 761 Nevada Way, is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Museum adding new attractions

Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum is adding new attractions in time for October and the Halloween season.

“We just … received on loan the screen-used Spider Gremlin from ‘Gremlins 2: the New Batch,’” said co-owner Lola Devlin. “It is on display in the store area, so no admission is required to view it. It’s a very cool piece and in pretty nice shape for being 28 years old.”

A new animatronic indoor ride, Fright Zone, will be unveiled in October. Devlin said the ride will be similar to ones at a fair or carnival where a motorized car drives you through a room or building. The ride will be in a dark room and scary things will pop out at the riders.

During the last two weekends of October, the museum will have haunted house tours, and on Oct. 6 actor Tony Todd will be there to sign autographs. Todd has appeared in “Candyman,” “Final Destination,” “Hatchet” and “The Crow.”

The museum, 1310 Boulder City Parkway, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Adult admission is $13, and children 10 and younger get in free.

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Council hears plan for golf course turf reduction

Reducing water usage in Southern Nevada has been a subject that has affected the look of clean, green Boulder City multiple times in the past year.

City confirms fire chief no longer employed

After more than two weeks of inquiries by the Boulder City Review, late Tuesday afternoon the city confirmed that Boulder City Fire Chief Will Gray is no longer employed.

Residents weigh in on 99 Cents Store’s shuttering

In what came as a surprise to many who are frequent shoppers, officials from 99 Cents Only Stores announced last week that all of their 371 locations will be closing over the next several weeks.

Four suspects arrested in graffiti case

On Jan. 22, many residents were shocked by a rash of graffiti throughout town, which included the historic Boulder City Theatre.

99 Cents Only store closing in Boulder City

The owner of 99 Cents Only said it will close all 371 of its stores in the U.S. The deep discount retailer has more than 20 stores in Southern Nevada.

BREAKING NEWS: Four arrests made in BC graffiti spree

BCPD has announced a series of arrests in the graffitti vandalism incidents that plagued the city earlier this year. According to a release provided by the PD, two of the charges are felonies due to the monetary level of damaged caused by the tagging. The higher dollar amounts were largely driven by the tags left on at least one historic locomotive at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

Veterans Home loses 5-star rating

As multiple experts said they expected after news of the most recent inspection of the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home by federal authorities came to light, the home located in Boulder City has lost its long-held and vaunted five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.