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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.

Lifelong memories

More than 150 BCHS seniors received their diplomas Tuesday night in front of family and friends to celebrate the achievement of the class of 2024.

Lynne Jordan: The artist behind the eagle

More than two years in the making, those entering Boulder City from the West can’t help but see Boulder City’s newest addition.

New boss at veterans’ home

According to a page on their website, the Nevada Department of Veterans Services has hired a new administrator to be in charge of the Southern Nevada State Veterans’ Home, located in Boulder City.

Council talks dog licensing

When the subject of pets and the general welfare of animals comes up, it can make for passionate responses.

King Elementary School remembers one of its own

For the last six years Mitchell Kingen served in the role of art teacher at Martha P. King.

The Eagle has landed

City crews help align the eagle at the new welcome sign Monday morning. The $75,000 sign, which is funded by the city, will not only welcome those coming to town but also honors the Boulder City High School Eagles.

Tract 350 sale approved

Whether it will be enough to fund the projected $40 million-plus pool complex the city would like to build is still — given the realities of the current inflationary economic environment — an open question.