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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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Dog park nears completion at Veterans’ Memorial

If all goes as planned, within the next two weeks, residents and visitors will have a new location for Bo, Logan, Luna and Buddy to play and interact with their four-legged friends.

Hot cars and hotter ribs

Photos by Ron Eland and Linda Evans

Staffing a struggle for some businesses

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BCHS: 2023 and beyond

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Council votes to adopt $47M budget

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Power rates, sources explained

The rate paid by Boulder City for power purchased on the open market rose from 3.945 cents per kWh in 2018 to 23.859 cents per kWh in 2023, an eye-popping increase of 500% or six times the 2018 cost. But what exactly does “open market” mean?