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Christmas tree recycling continues through Jan. 15

Residents are reminded they can recycle their Christmas trees through Jan. 15.

The trees will be chipped and transformed into mulch that residents can get for free for their yards and gardens.

Trees may be dropped off at the Bravo Ball Field parking lot at the corner of Avenue B and Sixth Street.

They must be free of all ornaments, lights, tinsel and any other nonorganic material. According to Jill Craig, Boulder City environmental compliance coordinator, these types of objects contaminate the mulch and damage the chipper.

Flocked trees cannot be recycled.

The city hopes to recycle at least 300 trees this year.

Hoover Dam bridge sidewalks to close for safety inspections

Rolling closures for the sidewalks on the O’Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge (Hoover Dam bridge) are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily Tuesday through Jan. 16 for safety inspections by the Nevada Department of Transportation.

The routine inspections, completed biennially, will begin on the Arizona side of the bridge. When the Arizona side is closed, the Nevada portion of the sidewalk will remain open.

As the inspection moves to the Nevada side, the entire sidewalk will close.

The sidewalk will be open during off-project hours.

Additionally, lane restrictions will be in place for the duration of the project.

For more information about traffic conditions or construction schedules, visit

Urgent Care facility opens in Boulder City

Physicians Urgent Care has opened a Boulder City facility at 1651 Nevada Highway. The new center offers a range of services such as wellness, urgent care and traditional health exams.

“We are delighted to open our doors and continue our commitment to patients and the community by ensuring that they have access to great and convenient health care in a welcoming and friendly environment,” said Dr. Alex Vaisman, medical director.

Among the services available are X-rays, electrocardiograms, minor surgery, treatment for broken bones and stitches, physicals, diabetic counseling and health screenings such as cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes.

The Physicians Urgent Care center is staffed by a full medical team and is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with no appointment needed.

For additional information, call the center at 702-997-9661.

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