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Lane closures begin Monday on U.S. 93

City lane closures on U.S. 93 to end Friday

The lane improvements on U.S. Highway 93 that limited traffic by one lane will end Friday morning, according to Public Works Director Scott Hansen.

Commuters traveling in and out of Boulder City were limited to one less lane as the public works department began water valve improvements on the highway.

One lane on each side of U.S. 93 had been closed from Veterans Memorial Drive to Buchanan Boulevard.

Reid’s office to have representative at Senior Center today

Sen. Harry Reid’s office will have staff on-site at the Senior Center of Boulder City from 10:30 a.m. to noon today.

Residents can have questions or concerns about issues involving federal agencies addressed during the Boulder City office hours. These issues can include military academy nominations, small-business resources, federal grant assistance, Social Security or Veterans Affairs benefits, immigration matters, difficulties with the Internal Revenue Service, and homeowner assistance.

The center is at 813 Arizona St.

Larry Reid to be charged with DUI, gun possession

Sen. Harry Reid’s brother, Larry Joe Reid, will be charged with drunken driving and a gun charge among others after a run-in with a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper, the Clark County district attorney’s office said April 9.

He faces one count each of driving under the influence, battery of a protected person, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, failing to comply with an officer and not wearing a seat belt.

Arrest records said a trooper saw a black SUV driven by Reid enter a dirt median from southbound U.S. Highway 95 near the outskirts of Boulder City and the turnoff to Nelson about 12:30 a.m. Feb. 2.

The trooper approached the SUV to see if there was a mechanical problem he could assist with, the report said, but the trooper could not understand Reid because of his incoherent, slurred speech. The trooper asked Reid if he was all right several times, and Reid responded by asking if he could leave.

When the trooper said no, Reid cursed at him and began to drive off, the report said. The trooper tried to grab the keys out of the ignition and had to jump onto the running board beneath the driver’s door to avoid being dragged. The two struggled over the steering wheel, and the trooper pointed his weapon at Reid and ordered him to stop.

Reid responded by punching the trooper on the right side of his face two times, according to the report. He did not stop until the trooper managed to put the SUV into park and throw the keys away from the vehicle. The trooper struggled to get Reid on the ground and in handcuffs and called for backup once he managed to do so.

A second trooper arrived and questioned Reid, who said he was coming from Boulder City, was in an accident and had no idea how he got hurt. The report said Reid had no recollection of his interactions with Highway Patrol earlier in the night.


Cleanup planned for Saturday in Eldorado Valley

The Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts are teaming up with the Bureau of Land Management to clean up a portion of Eldorado Valley Saturday morning.

According to S.N.O.R.E. President Ken Freeman, the cleanup, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will take place near U.S. Highway 95 and Eldorado substation. Drinks will be provided, and prizes will be given for those who pick up the most trash.

For more information, go to www.snoreracing.net.

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