91°F
weather icon Clear

News Briefs, March 7

Local vandalism under investigation by police

Boulder City Police Department is investigating the vandalism of six vehicles and one residence over the weekend. According to the police department, the suspect or suspects used a BB gun. No injuries were reported, only property damage. All of the incidents were reported or discovered between 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, and noon Sunday, March 3, on El Camino Way, Gloria Lane and Georgia Avenue.

The private residence was occupied while it was vandalized but the vehicles were not. Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s nonemergency line at 702-293-9224.

Joining Forces campaign aims to catch speeders

Boulder City Police Department is joining forces with other law enforcement agencies to help stop aggressive drivers and speeders as part of a statewide effort.

This Joining Forces campaign is put on by the Nevada Department of Transportation, Office of Traffic Safety, and its goal is to increase high-visibility patrols through Wednesday, March 13, to prevent drivers from speeding.

“We often find that the sight of an officer’s vehicle on the highway causes motorists to slow down and drive with caution,” said Police Chief Tim Shea. “Funding for the extra patrols through Joining Forces could save lives.”

The extra patrols will be within Boulder City limits on Interstate 11 and U.S. Highway 95.

The police department received a $42,500 grant from NDOT’s Office of Traffic Safety to participate in Joining Forces.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Schools adapt to keep students engaged

A month into the school year principals and teachers are finding new ways to connect with their students and honor their hard work despite not meeting in person.

Legal defense could total nearly $100,000

Boulder City has spent almost $40,000 on its defense in a District Court case and could spend more than double that amount when all is said and done, according to court documents.

BCR receives press association honors

The Boulder City Review received five awards in the Nevada Press Foundation’s 2020 Awards of Excellence, which were announced online Sept. 24.

Historic Preservation Day goes virtual

Boulder City’s monthlong celebration of historic preservation starts today and will feature virtual tours of several local properties.

Council OKs expanded solar lease

More money is coming to the city’s coffers as council members recently approved adding land to a lease option held by Silver Peak Solar LLC.

City staff target of unemployment fraud

Fraudulent unemployment claims were recently filed against some city employees, but they were not caused by a breach of the city’s or the state’s computer systems, according to officials.

City files motion to dismiss open meeting law violation claims

A new motion to dismiss some of the claims in an Eighth District Court case against the city has been filed, and a hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 5.

Show of Support

Celia Shortt Goodyear/Boulder City Review

Business Beat: Comic store to move downtown

A small business is taking a big step forward and moving into a new location in downtown Boulder City.

Meeting to discuss city attorney canceled due to improper notice

A special meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 22, to discuss firing City Attorney Steve Morris was canceled because the process server did not give him proper notice of the meeting, despite initially saying he did.