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BCTV off the air until June 7

Boulder City Television went off the air Wednesday and will continue to be unavailable until June 7.

The television station, which runs on channel 2 for Cox Cable customers with a cable box and 69.9 for Cox users without one, is shutting down temporarily as part of its relocation to City Hall.

While the station that regularly airs local events will not be available on television, Boulder City residents can still stream City Council meetings at the city’s website www.bcnv.org.

The City Council channel is located at the bottom of the main page.

Fund established to aid Springgate-Hill

Friends of longtime community volunteer Christy Springgate-Hill have begun collecting donations for her to help offset medical costs and living expenses while she is out of work fighting liver cancer.

An account in her name has been established at Boulder Dam Credit Union.

Donations can be brought to the credit union; the account number is 76429008.

Events promote life jacket safety

As part of National Safe Boating Week, which will be observed May 21-27, people around the world are encouraged to wear life jackets to work Friday to demonstrate how easy it is to put one on.

Those who participate in the event are asked to post their at-work pictures on social media using the hashtag #WearIt for a chance to be featured by the National Safe Boating Council, Nevada Department of Wildlife and Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The following day, the National and Canadian safe boating councils will attempt to set a world record for the most number of people wearing a life jacket at the same time. This year’s attempt aims to break the 2015 world record of 10,917 participants who inflated their own inflatable life jacket or wore an inherently buoyant life jacket at 257 worldwide events on a single day.

Nearly 30,000 people have participated in the event since 2010.

For details about participating events, visit www.readysetwearit.com.

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