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Police department seeks volunteers

The Boulder City Police Department is seeking volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks.

Volunteers are needed to assist at the range with firearms training, emergency call-outs, code enforcement, in-station fingerprints, field traffic control, special assignments/events, administration/computer data entry, handicap parking enforcement, community education, vacation checks and neighborhood watch.

With the help of volunteers, staffers can devote more time to their duties and department priorities.

Those interested in volunteering should contact Pat Richardson, volunteer service coordinator, at 702-589- 9603 or get an application at the Boulder City Police Department, 1005 Arizona St.

Lake officials to discuss low-water plan tonight

Rangers from Lake Mead National Recreation Area will host a meeting tonight, Oct. 12, about the park’s proposed low-water amendment to its general management plan.

The meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Road, Henderson.

Park officials have been developing a plan to address operational needs for Lake Mead in the event that water elevation decreases below 1,050 feet. The plan is designed to provide a long-term strategy for addressing operational needs to maintain lake access and to provide safe and diverse recreational opportunities.

Recommendations regarding the scope of the environmental assessment will be accepted through Nov. 5. They may be submitted by mail to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, compliance office, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005 or online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/.

Free hands-only CPR training scheduled

Boulder City Fire Department is offering a free hands-only CPR class at 11 a.m. Nov. 18 in the gazebo at Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St.

The class will teach participants what to do if they see someone collapse suddenly. If performed correctly, hands-only CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.

Information about how to recognize a stroke and what to do will be available, as well.

Pamphlets will be provided.

A donation from San Diego Gas & Electric’s Desert Star Energy Center is underwriting costs for the session. San Diego Gas & Electric is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, which has solar fields in the Eldorado Valley.

For more information, contact the Boulder City Fire Department at 702-293-9228.

It’s official(ish)

It’s all over, at least until November.

Slice of Americana turns 76

Boulder City’s annual July 4 Damboree is almost like a Norman Rockwell painting that has jumped off the canvas and has come to life.

Capturing life through the lens of a camera

If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s safe to say that Bill Bruninga has enough to fill an entire set of encyclopedias.

Boulder City dodges insurance inflation

Insurance is one of those things that are super important but that most people are not going to discuss over a beer like it was a football game. Which is a nice way of saying that the subject can be a little… dry.

It’s (un)official

“Every vote counts and every vote has not been counted.”

City council to mull recruitment firms

When departing and now former city manager Taylour Tedder was on his way out, he took some steps to try to smooth out the transition to a new city executive in the form of five recruitment firms vying for the call to be hired to conduct a nationwide search for his replacement.

Brown proud to represent BC in Nationals

For those who are into the rodeo scene, you may want to remember the name Aiden Brown in years to come.

Church seeks senior housing

Leaders of the Boulder City United Methodist Church have a project in the works that they feel will benefit many in the community but understand those who may have concerns.

Fancier/foster permit back on city council agenda

If you call in to a city council meeting for public comment twice in one meeting, you officially qualify as a gadfly. (noun: 1) a fly that bites livestock, especially a horsefly, warble fly, or botfly. 2) an annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism.) Fred Voltz, already quoted in these pages for comments on other issues, also addressed the issue of pet breeding, likening the practice to prostitution or the dealing of narcotics.

Liquor Board approves BC Company Store request

In the 1930s, the original Boulder City Company Store included a “club room.” The city was officially dry until the late 1960s, so booze would not have been officially served. Except it was.