84°F
weather icon Clear

News Briefs, April 4

Man attempts to rob Wells Fargo

The unidentified man who attempted to rob the Boulder City branch of Wells Fargo, 412 Nevada Way, on Wednesday, March 27, and Nevada State Bank, 1460 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, has yet to be apprehended.

According to the Boulder City Police call log, a bearded black man wearing a gray shirt, shorts and glasses came into the bank around 11:45 a.m. The teller said he had a crumpled $100 bill and asked to get a new one. The teller exchanged the bills, and he then presented a note asking for everything the teller had and no dye packs. Both the teller and the manager said they were confused by the note and asked for it back. He then left on foot and headed north on Avenue B toward Colorado Street.

Nobody was injured.

A man matching the same description came to Nevada State Bank on Boulder Highway shortly after, at approximately 12:25 p.m., and attempted to rob it.

According to the Henderson Police Department, it was determined the man approached a teller window and produced a note stating it was a robbery. Nobody saw any weapons, and like in Boulder City, the suspect fled the scene before getting any money. There were no injuries at this attempted robbery.

Henderson Police said the man was approximately 6 feet tall and weighed approximately 135 pounds.

Anyone who has information about this man should contact Detective Mark DuBois at Boulder City Police Department, 702-293-9224, ext. 1.

City scheduled four aquatic center planning sessions

Boulder City is holding four educational sessions about the proposed aquatic center as well as the state of the current pool.

The first educational session, “Financing the Project,” will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The second educational session, “Frequently Asked Questions,” will be at 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, April 15. The third, “The Conceptual Design: A Deep Dive,” will be at 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. The final session, “Frequently Asked Questions #2,” will be at 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.

All will be held in City Council chambers at City Hall, 401 California Ave.

City Council approved a ballot question for the June election about whether the city should be authorized to issue up to $40 million of general obligation bonds to build a new aquatic center and replace the city pool, 861 Ave. B. Since that time, the project has been met with criticism and questions from the community.

For more information, go to http://www.bcnv.org/pool.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
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

Boulder Creek Golf Club is getting a fleet of golf carts for about $200,000 less than originally budgeted thanks to a new five-year lease-purchase agreement.

9/11 Memory: Firefighters’ sacrifices unite nation

Sept. 11, 2001, has had a profound impact on first responders from around the country and I believe it affects each person uniquely. For me it was initially anger toward the people that had done this and a deep sadness for the huge loss of life that would surely come from the attack.

Principals unsure how vaccine mandate will affect staff

Local principals are unsure how the recently approved COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all school district employees will affect them and their schools.

Event to recall events of 9/11, honor first responders

Saturday the brave souls who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 20 years ago will be remembered during a special event in Bicentennial Park.

Grant to fund purchase of breathing gear

Boulder City Fire Department has received more help in serving the community through a grant from the federal government.

9/11 Memory: Americans united to help each other cope

I never turn the television on in the morning, but on Sept. 11, I got up, had a cup of coffee and turned it on. At the time I was working at Vons and on City Council.