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Suicidal woman on bridge
taken into custody

Traffic near Hoover Dam was at a standstill for about five hours Tuesday morning as Las Vegas police officers spoke with a woman who had threatened to jump off the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

According to officer Larry Hadfield of the Metropolitan Police Department, the woman was taken into custody at 10:47 a.m. and was brought to a facility for evaluation of her mental state.

Officers first responded to the scene around 6 a.m. and brought in members of its crisis intervention team and crisis negotiators to speak with the woman.

Senior tax assistance rebate program available

Some Nevada residents may be eligible for a refund through the Senior Tax Assistance Rebate program. The statewide program refunds a portion of the property tax paid by eligible senior citizens on their primary residence.

Refunds will be for as much as $500 and will be mailed by the end of the year.

To qualify, participants must be at least 65 as of June 30, 2015; have a household income less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level ($23,540 for singles and $31,860 for couples, income adjusted based on the number of individuals living in the household); owned and lived in the home for at least one year; must own only one property; and have liquid assets less than $150,000 between you and your spouse.

If an applicant’s home has an assessed value of $500,000 or more, a credit report will be pulled to verify no mortgages exist on other properties.

The filing period to participate in the program ends Sept. 30.

To obtain an application or details about the Senior Tax Assistance Rebate program, call Angelina Moore at 775-687-1743, Jill McKay at 775-687-1741 or Christa Casci at 775-687-1742.

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Mays, Walker named acting city manager, attorney

City Council appointed its acting city attorney and acting city manager at a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Executive search firm to be hired

The city will be hiring an executive firm for a nationwide search to find a new city attorney and city manager in order to be more transparent with the selection process.

Early voters flock to polls

Tens of thousands of people in Clark County have already participated in early voting with more than 3,000 casting their votes in Boulder City.

Council fires city’s manager, attorney

City Council fired two leaders and has yet to appoint their replacements, leaving the city without its attorney or manager.

Municipal pool to be analyzed

Updating the Boulder City pool is back on the table after City Council unanimously approved hiring a consultant to analyze the facility to see if it can be repaired and brought up to code.

Pence asks for four more years

Vice President Mike Pence touched on all of President Donald Trump’s familiar re-election points during a campaign rally Thursday in Boulder City, with promises to uphold law and order and further expand the country’s economy garnering significant time.

Pence brings campaign to BC

Boulder City recently had a place in the 2020 national presidential campaign as Vice President Mike Pence stopped by for a visit Oct. 8.

Center dishes up more than lunch

The sound of laughter is once again echoing through the Senior Center of Boulder City as locals have returned for their weekday lunches.

New regulations allow larger social, religious gatherings

Life in Boulder City has taken another step toward returning to normal as larger gatherings are permitted and some local events can be held.