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Man charged with six counts after boat harbor shooting

No one was injured in a shooting accident on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor that resulted in a man being charged with six counts.

According to the criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada on Friday, Jamie Joe Dulus was charged after allegedly firing shots at two people at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor within Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The victims were employees at a bar at the harbor.

He was charged with one count of intent to commit murder, three counts of discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, one count of assault with intent to commit a felony and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Dulus pleaded not guilty to the charges at his initial court appearance Friday.

According to the criminal complaint, Dulus shot multiple rounds from a .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun after he was asked to leave the bar at the boat harbor because he was acting belligerently. At first he refused, and then the employee and supervisor followed him as he was leaving.

They said Dulus kept arguing with them. He eventually pulled out a gun and fired shots at them and then held one at gunpoint with the gun at his head, the report said. The supervisor was able to pull the gun away as another shot was fired. Both employees were able to wrestle Dulus to the ground as he fired two more shots from the weapon, emptying the gun of ammunition. They held him on the ground until rangers arrived.

The Boulder City Police Department arrived to assist and obtained a blood alcohol reading from Dulus that was .130.

Chamber to promote adventure tourism with new logo

With a variety of activities such as biking, hiking, water sports and zip lining in the area, there’s no lack of adventures for visitors, and officials are working to spread the word.

Jill Rowland-Lagan, CEO of the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, said the Economic Vitality Commission recently contracted with UNLV through a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to study people’s perception of Boulder City and adventure tourism.

Through the study, they learned there is a “disconnect” between Boulder City and Hoover Dam. Rowland-Lagan said people using GPS for directions are so busy listening to when they need to turn left or right they don’t realize they are passing through town.

As a result, a new logo has been developed featuring Hoover Dam, incorporating the chamber’s existing slogan, “A World Away,” and adding symbols for the variety of activities available nearby and the words “Come and Play.”

She said the intent is to “plant the seed” that Boulder City is an ideal hub for adventure tourism, as well as to reinforce its history as the town that built the dam.

Instead of creating a new campaign, they are building upon the “World Away for a Day” slogan, taking their cue from the success of the “What Happens in Vegas” campaign, she said.

“It may evolve,” she said, “but we wanted to get it started and get something out there. Everything is always fluid, and we are working on bringing two new adventure tourism companies to Boulder City.”

Another grant will be sought to implement a marketing plan, she added.

RTC changes bus routes to Railroad Pass, Boulder City

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada recently announced that it has stopped southbound HDX service to Railroad Pass until further notice. Those travelling south will have to ride the bus through Boulder City to return to the Railroad Pass stop.

This change is because of construction for Interstate 11.

Those traveling from Railroad Pass to Boulder City will have to ride north and transfer to a southbound HDX bus at Nevada State College.

For more information, visit www.RTCSNV.com or call 702-228-RIDE (7433).

Not a pint-sized decision

Monday, the Boulder Dam Brewing Company posted something on Facebook that was unlike their normal posts about a new seasonal beer, upcoming band or their popular game nights. It was something they hoped they would never have to announce – their closure.

Turf reduction sees pushback

The second public meeting regarding the proposed reduction in turf at the Boulder City Municipal Golf Course was envisioned as the kind of input-lite that the first meeting back in April was. But the packed room at the Elaine K. Smith Building on Monday wasn’t having it.

Chamber event hosts members, special guest

When Boulder City Chamber of Commerce CEO Jill Rowland Lagan was introducing videos from those speaking on behalf of the chamber, few expected to see a former president doing so.

Dollar Tree closer to opening

If there was any doubt that the former 99 Cents Only Store in Boulder City would soon become a Dollar Tree, recently-placed signs should answer that question.

Public weighs in on proposed annexation of private land

For the last several months, Acting City Manager Michael Mays told the council that city staff has been working with the owners of a small plot of land in the Eldorado Valley who have requested annexation. In other words, they would like to be a part of Boulder City.

Salon owner has no plans to retire

Whether it’s been hairstyles to resemble Farrah Fawcett and Dorothy Hamill in the 1970s, Princess Diana or Madonna in the 1980s, Jennifer Aniston and Britney Spears of the 1990s to those hot styles of today, Jo Ann Beneda has seen them all.

Bobcat bake sale

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Lagan’s sights set on Paris

In less than three weeks, Lexi Lagan will be competing in her second Summer Olympic Games with a collective cheer of support from her hometown of Boulder City.

But is there really a shortage?

Getting Boulder City out of a more than decade-long stretch where no city manager has lasted as long as it takes a student to graduate from BCHS was the overriding theme of discussion at this week’s city council meeting.