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Rotary club starts fundraiser to aid Texas hurricane victims

Members of the Rotary Club of Boulder City are partnering with the Rotary clubs of Friendswood and Humble, Texas, to raise funds to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Members will have a booth outside the Boulder Dam Credit Union, 530 Avenue G, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, starting this week, for the next several months to collect funds.

Because of the logistics of sending items, the nonprofit club’s efforts will be strictly for cash or checks.

Checks, payable to Rotary Club of Boulder City and designated for Hurricane Harvey Relief, also can be send to the Rotary Club of Boulder City, P.O. Box 60924, Boulder City, NV 89006-0924.

Funds will be forwarded to the Texas clubs after the first of the new year so they have enough time to review applications from individuals and organizations needing assistance, said Frank Carroll, a member of the local club who is helping spearhead the fundraising efforts.

“We understand from the outset that our local Rotary club will not be able to fund all of the needs but we wish to help in this effort in a club-to-club situation rather than a faceless fund where we are unable to identify the recipients. The receiving clubs will keep us advised of the prospective recipients of the funds, and what those funds will be used for.”

Additionally, the club will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items for Emergency Aid of Boulder City.

Veterans home receives award for quality care for fifth year in a row

For the fifth consecutive year, the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City has received an award for excellence in quality care from HealthInsight, a nonprofit, community-based collaborative working to improve health and health care for patients and providers.

In order to qualify for the Quality Award, nursing homes had to rank in the top 25 percent of performers in the nation, as well as have a three or above star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The veterans home has a five-star rating, the highest possible.

“This demonstrates the commitment of our entire team to serve Nevada’s heroes,” said Administrator Linda Gelinger. “Everyone, from our health care professionals, nonclinical personnel, to our volunteers, are all dedicated to providing the best quality care to our veterans. This type of recognition doesn’t happen by accident. It happens because everyone is passionate and cares very deeply about our veterans.”

The veterans home was one of five facilities in Nevada to be honored.

“All five of the nursing homes receiving the Quality Award show a passionate commitment to person-centered care and development of systematic performance improvement,” said aid Donna Thorson, HealthInsight Nevada senior project manager.

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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.