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News Briefs, June 7

City accepting applications to participate in Damboree parade

Boulder City is now accepting applications from those wishing to participate in the 2018 Damboree parade. The annual Fourth of July celebration will begin at 9 a.m. with a flyover by the Boulder City Veterans Flying Group before it heads through downtown on Nevada Way from Colorado Street. Once the parade turns on Fifth Street and travels between Avenue A and Avenue B on its way to Broadbent Park, it will enter the water zone.

“America the Beautiful — Destination Boulder City” is the theme of this year’s festivities.

There is a $25 entry fee for applications submitted between today, June 7, and June 20. All entries postmarked on or after June 21 will be charged a $75 entry fee and will be accepted only if the script for the announcers has not been finalized.

For additional information or an application, visit www.bcnv.org/351/Damboree-Celebration.

Library seeks volunteers to write about bond issue

The Boulder City Library is seeking volunteers who are willing to serve on committees that will provide the arguments for and against the upcoming library bond issue for the November ballot. Funds raised by the bond are expected to be used for the proposed library expansion project.

Each committee will ideally have three members, who will create the commentary for the sample ballot that is distributed to voters before the election. It is expected that volunteers will meet early this month to learn the facts of the issue and write their opinion.

Once that opinion is written, it will be provided for those on the opposing viewpoint committee to write a rebuttal, said Kim Diehm, library director.

Anyone interested should contact Diehm at 702-293-1281.

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…

Ron Eland/Boulder City Review

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.