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News Briefs, Aug. 1

Fire in park controlled

The 4,465-acre Bonelli Peak Fire near Echo Bay in Lake Mead National Recreation Area was 100 percent contained by Monday night, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

In its final update, the BLM reported the fire was expected to be turned over to a local unit on Tuesday.

“Thank you so much to the local communities, local fire chief and Southern Nevada agencies for supporting this incident,” said Carrie Thaler, incident commander. “With your help we were able to get set up very quickly to support fire personnel on the Bonelli Peak Fire.”

No private land was involved and no structures were threatened.

Money returned to city

The Nevada State Treasurer recently returned $120,592 to Boulder City in unclaimed funds.

According to the city’s finance department, the money was returned to the state treasury after the city closed its post office box in 2012. Money owed to the city was not delivered and sent to the state.

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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.

City’s pet licensing proposal still in limbo

As the proposal to allow for a license for pet breeding, as well as the keeping of more animals than the three currently allowed by city code that came within inches of becoming law in March of this year, appears to be in some kind of limbo. After it was tabled, and has not yet been rescheduled to come back before the city council, a related case recently came before the municipal court.

Students learn the fine art of guitar making

Jimi Hendrix, considered by many to be the greatest guitarist ever, once said of his craft, “Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you’ll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you’ll be rewarded.”