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News Briefs, Feb. 2

Fire department recognized for lifesaving program

The ability to provide on-the-spot CPR can mean the difference between life and death in the case of sudden cardiac arrest and the Boulder City Fire Department has been recognized for a program that seeks to ensure that such care is never more than 90 seconds away.

The fire department is one of six finalists for the Cashman Good Government Award, which is given out annually by the Nevada Taxpayers Association to recognize organizations and individuals who come up with ways to provide services that are better, faster and less expensive than existing alternatives. Boulder City was nominated in the Cities Under 100,000 category.

The winner will be announced later this month in Carson City.

The Community CPR/AED program aims to put 43 AED units no more than 300 feet apart in businesses throughout the community. The units are listed in a directory used by police dispatchers and are tied into a national database via the PulsePoint AED app, which is available for most mobile devices.

The fire department also provides CPR/AED training to businesses regardless of whether or not there is an AED on premises.

This nomination marks the second time that Boulder City has been recognized by the NTA, the last being in 2020 for a program that refinanced some city bond debt at a low interest rate resulting in taxpayers savings of nearly $5 million.

City accepting nominations for Historic Preservation Award

The city is accepting nominations for its 13th annual Historic Preservation Award, which recognizes outstanding projects involving the preservation, rehabilitation and enhancement of Boulder City’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.

Nominations will be accepted through April 9.

Information, forms and online submissions are available at bcnv.org/HPAwards. Nominations also can be mailed to the Community Development Department, City Hall, 401 California Avenue, Boulder City, NV 89005.

The award recipient will be recognized in a video broadcast on BCTV and posted to the city’s webpage and social media accounts during May’s observance of Historic Preservation Month.

Fuel dock closes temporarily

The fuel dock at Katherine Landing on Lake Mohave will be closed from now until March 31 for a modernization project.

Working with the park’s concessionaire, Katherine Landing at Lake Mohave Marina, the project will improve visitors’ experiences by replacing a system that dates to the early 1970s. The new system will support services by safely supplying fuel and 47 new transient moorage slips for visitors and their vessels.

As part of the process, Marina One (docks Q, R, S, T or U), will have its power shut off.

During the closure, land-based fuel will be available, as will the facilities at Cottonwood Cove.

“We are really excited about this project,” said Julie Drugatz, chief of commercial services for Lake Mead National Recreation Area. “This partnership continues to enhance the experience of the over 1 million visitors annually to Katherine Landing.”

Former fire chief Gray discusses termination

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for the city, and specifically the fire department, as questions of whether or not Will Gray was still employed as that department’s chief spread through town.

Breeding proposal breeds opposition

Judging by the number of people speaking out against it during public comment at the last city council meeting and the tone of numerous social media posts, the proposal to allow for licensed pet breeders to operate in Boulder City is itself breeding a growing opposition. And the opposition appears to be spilling over into other pet-centric issues, including the fact that, unlike anywhere else in Clark County, Boulder City does not require dogs to be on a leash in public.

Wanted: A good home for theater seats

For those who have either grown up in Boulder City or are longtime residents, the Boulder City Theatre holds a special place in the hearts of many.

Hangars and OHVs and pool people, oh my

In a meeting with only two council members present in the room (and the other three on the phone) and in which the major attention was divided between a contentious possible law concerning pets and the fact that the city manager had announced he was leaving for a new job on the East Coast, the council did take a series of other notable actions.

Look, up in the sky…

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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.