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Area residents invited to ‘Light Fight’ party Monday night

Boulder City residents Dale Ryan and Dyanah Musgrave, who will be featured with their Fifth Street home on Monday’s episode of ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” are inviting families to join them for a viewing party.

The family pajama viewing party will be held from 8-10 p.m. at Boulder Creek Golf Club’s pavilion, 1501 Veterans Memorial Drive. Those attending are asked to wear Christmas pajamas and bring blankets and pillows for the floor seating.

The festivities will include the opportunity to have pictures taken, enjoy popcorn and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

More adult-friendly viewing sessions will be held at Boulder Dam Brewing Co., The Dillinger Food and Drinkery, Jack’s Place, Little City Grille, Maxx’s Food and Drink, Southwest Diner, Tony’s Pizza and Vinny’s Pizzeria.

Police get funds to promote safety

The Boulder City Police Department received $35,000 in federal grant money to continue its Joining Forces campaign.

Joining Forces is an enforcement and education campaign in which multiple agencies educate the public about traffic safety issues by enforcing violations that are the biggest causes of injury and death.

The department plans to participate in 18 Joining Forces operations during the 2016-2017 fiscal year, with specific focus on increasing seat belt use, ensuring pedestrian safety and decreasing distracted or impaired driving.

The most recent Joining Forces operations were in June, when police cited drivers who did not properly stop at the crosswalk by McDonald’s on Nevada Highway, and in August, when police cited drivers who made illegal U-turns in school zones on Adams Boulevard.

Additionally, the department received a $5,000 grant to purchase laser speed-detection devices. According to the department, the devices will be instrumental in reducing speed-related crashes.

Work begins on Sundial’s sidewalks

The city has begun work to reconstruct the sidewalks in Sundial Park. The city started removing existing walkways Dec. 8 and began creating a base and forms for the walkways. The sidewalk will be made of flagstone to help maintain the historic look of the park on Nevada Way at Birch Street.

The Public Works Department did not have a definitive date for the sidewalks’ completion.

The project was started after the city received several complaints regarding the condition of the walkways. The deteriorated walkways were missing large pieces and reported as tripping hazards.

Recycling dates to change

B.C. Waste Free will change recycling dates starting Jan. 2. The new pickup dates depend on where residents live.

Residents who live by Lake Mead will have their recycling picked up Monday. Residents living to the east of Utah Street and west of Buchanan Boulevard will have recycling picked up Tuesday. Residents living south of Adams Boulevard will see a pickup Thursday, and residents living near the historic district near Wyoming Street will see a pickup Friday.

To see a map, visit http://bit.ly/2ht1BML.

City sticks to one grocery store

Smith’s Food and Drug has no current plans to move into the old Haggen/Vons building at 1031 Nevada Highway. A rumor had been going around that Smith’s bought the property and planned to move in, but residents hoping for a second grocery story will have to wait a little longer, according to Boulder City Chamber of Commerce CEO Jill Rowland-Lagan.

“I have not seen anything concrete that says Smith’s is moving where the Vons used to be,” she said. “I wouldn’t say it was impossible, just that I have not heard anything, official or otherwise.”

Smith’s has expressed interest in the past and could do so again, she said. She also said the owner has no intention of turning the old grocery story into any kind of grocery store.

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