weather icon Windy

News briefs

Branstetter to compete in Miss Teen Las Vegas pageant

Alexis Branstetter of Boulder City was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Las Vegas pageant March 9.

Branstetter is a 2012 graduate of Boulder City High School and attends the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

She will compete in the Miss Teen division, one of four pageant divisions for those 7-19 years of age. They will compete in casual and formal wear, and an interview. Personality is the No. 1 aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of the competition, according to pageant organizers.

If she wins, Branstetter would represent Las Vegas and the surrounding communities at the national competition in Orlando, Fla.

Her sponsors are Wellness 2000 International — The Vitamin Store, Chilly Jillyz and Boulder Boats.

Boulder City grad named to dean’s list

Bridget Ward, a 2010 graduate of Boulder City High School, was named to the dean’s list for the 2013 fall semester at State University of New York College at Cortland, where she is majoring in athletic training.

She is the daughter of Bob and Margarita Ward of Las Vegas and Steve Nigro and Eileen Hawley Nigro of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Murray named to dean’s list at Arizona university

Shaun Murray of Boulder City received academic honors from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., by making the university’s dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester.

Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours during a semester in residence with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible for the dean’s list. A notation regarding dean’s list achievement appears on the unofficial transcript.

Look, up in the sky…

Ron Eland/Boulder City Review

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.