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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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Preservation efforts expand upward

Boulder City is expanding its preservation efforts to the night sky so that residents and visitors will be able to better see the stars now and in the future.

Tower to boost cellphone service

The local community could be getting better cellphone coverage via a proposed 75-foot tower on Boulder City Hospital’s property.

BCR takes top honor in press contest

The Boulder City Review took the top award in the rural division in the Nevada Press Foundation’s Awards of Excellence, which were presented Saturday in Reno.

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Fall cleaning good for the mind, home

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Historical funds OK’d for tavern despite alterations to site

A local builder’s application for almost $100,000 in historic preservation grant funds was approved despite previously being denied and opposed by a current city leader.

City to update golf cart fleet

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9/11 Memory: Firefighters’ sacrifices unite nation

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