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Tree recycling program set to begin on Friday

Though the lights may not have dimmed on your Christmas tree yet, it won’t be long before needles start falling to the floor and you begin thinking about how to dispose of the once-lush evergreen.

Ex-Councilman Travis Chandler gets disbarred

Former Boulder City Councilman Travis Chandler was barred from practicing law in Nevada after committing several offenses, according to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Hughes named to finance council

Shirley Hughes, Boulder City’s finance director, will now have a say on how state and local governments report their finances after she was recently appointed to the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council.

Council weighs noise ordinance

The City Council discussed during its meeting Tuesday evening an ordinance that would limit the amount of nighttime noise around Boulder City.

Solar fees put city in black

The gleaming solar panels spread out across the dry, desert landscape of Eldorado Valley have been a pivotal asset to Boulder City’s economic structure.

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No harm, lots of fowl

There will soon be more chickens in Boulder City after the City Council approved an ordinance to let residents in single-family homes keep chickens in their backyards.

Council OKs ordinance to allow chickens in backyards

The City Council approved an ordinance during Wednesday’s meeting that will allow residents living in single-family homes to keep as many as 10 chickens in their backyards. A detailed report will be published in the Nov. 20 issue.

Residents favor backyard chickens

More residents appear to be in favor of letting homeowners keep chickens in their backyards, according to emails sent to city officials after the City Council decided to hold off on a vote during its Oct. 28 meeting.

Swimming pool getting new ramps, handrails

Those with physical disabilities will find it easier to enjoy the facilities at the Boulder City pool after new ramps and handrails are installed by the end of year.

Fallout from SLAPP accumulates for city

The six residents who were wrongfully sued by Boulder City for circulating ballot initiatives in 2010, according to the Nevada Supreme Court, are coming after the city for another $600,000 in compensatory damages.

Council stews over chicken issue

The City Council postponed voting for two weeks on an ordinance that would allow single-family residences to have chickens in their backyards.

Council session goes to birds

In a brief meeting Tuesday night, the City Council introduced a bill that could affect the housing of chickens in residential areas.

Conger’s expertise betters PD

It’s been more than a year since Police Chief Bill Conger was tabbed to permanently lead Boulder City’s Police Department. Since then, he’s strived for more community policing, and improved the camaraderie between the men and women who protect the city.

City renames street near high school Eagles Drive

Bill Rackey is a proud graduate of Boulder City High School and fought to change the street named School Drive to Eagles Drive, which the City Council passed during its Tuesday meeting.

BC city attorney hit with ethics fine

City Attorney Dave Olsen was hit with a $1,500 fine Sept. 10 by the Nevada Commission of Ethics for his involvement in his son’s civil suit against Boulder City and Henderson in 2010.

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