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Woman’s body found at Lake Mead; homicide suspected

Metropolitan Police Department in Las Vegas has launched a homicide investigation after a woman was found dead at Lake Mead on Monday morning.

The body was found near the desert area of the special events beach at Boulder Basin.

Metro said the woman’s injuries were consistent with a homicide. No apparent motive is known, but it appears to be an isolated incident, according to a police press release.

This is the 97th homicide investigated by the department this year. The identity of the woman, as well as the cause of death, will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Splash pad reopens Friday

The splash pad at Veterans’ Memorial Park is expected to reopen Friday after being closed for safety repairs.

According to Parks and Recreation Department representative Julie Calloway, the splash park’s safety padding came loose.

The parks department wanted to install more padding to ensure the area would be safe for the rest of the summer.

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Council hears plan for golf course turf reduction

Reducing water usage in Southern Nevada has been a subject that has affected the look of clean, green Boulder City multiple times in the past year.

City confirms fire chief no longer employed

After more than two weeks of inquiries by the Boulder City Review, late Tuesday afternoon the city confirmed that Boulder City Fire Chief Will Gray is no longer employed.

Residents weigh in on 99 Cents Store’s shuttering

In what came as a surprise to many who are frequent shoppers, officials from 99 Cents Only Stores announced last week that all of their 371 locations will be closing over the next several weeks.

Four suspects arrested in graffiti case

On Jan. 22, many residents were shocked by a rash of graffiti throughout town, which included the historic Boulder City Theatre.

99 Cents Only store closing in Boulder City

The owner of 99 Cents Only said it will close all 371 of its stores in the U.S. The deep discount retailer has more than 20 stores in Southern Nevada.

BREAKING NEWS: Four arrests made in BC graffiti spree

BCPD has announced a series of arrests in the graffitti vandalism incidents that plagued the city earlier this year. According to a release provided by the PD, two of the charges are felonies due to the monetary level of damaged caused by the tagging. The higher dollar amounts were largely driven by the tags left on at least one historic locomotive at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

Veterans Home loses 5-star rating

As multiple experts said they expected after news of the most recent inspection of the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home by federal authorities came to light, the home located in Boulder City has lost its long-held and vaunted five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.