86°F
weather icon Clear

Parade highlights Damboree celebration

The 74th annual Damboree Parade which runs right through the heart of Boulder City will, as always, be on Independence Day, July 4th. The parade starts at 9 a.m. with other activities such as a pancake breakfast and coin toss sprinkled in throughout the day. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. over Veterans’ Memorial Park. Full Blown Fourth is theme of this year’s celebration.

America’s 246th birthday party begins Monday with an early morning pancake breakfast at Bicentennial Park. The Boulder City Rotary Club will host this meal at 1100 Colorado St. The breakfast is free, but the Rotary Club will be accepting donations, which are used to help fund its support of community activities throughout the year.

At 11 a.m., the Boulder City pool will see a coin toss where kids will dive to the depths of the pool to collect coins. The event is free for ages 18 and younger but parents must fill out a liability waiver. Children ages 8 or younger must have a guardian over the age of 14 with them.

The main event in the parade will kick off in style with the Boulder City Veterans Flying Group sailing over Nevada Way in three separate passes.

The route starts on Colorado Street and continues onto Nevada Way, takes a left turn onto Fifth Street, then to Broadbent Park.

This year’s grand marshals will be members of the Boulder City Parks and Recreation and Fire departments.

“It is great to see these departments recognized after all of their hard work through the pandemic. Last year, Judge Victor Miller and his court staff had the honor. It speaks volumes to the commitment of city staff to be recognized in this manner,” said City Manager Taylour Tedder.

Fifth Street from Avenue A to Avenue B, and to the end of Sixth Street will be a water zone, essentially a war zone but with squirt guns. However, no water balloons are permitted. This is the only location on the route in which water play is allowed.

The post-parade party begins at Veterans’ Memorial Park with food, music and games, all available from 4-10 p.m. Parking at the park is $20, which is used to help pay for the firework show.

Also, as a friendly reminder, the Eldorado Valley dry lake bed recreation area will be closed from Sunday through Tuesday, July 3-5, to prevent large crowds, pollution and illegal fireworks.

Contact reporter Owen Krepps at okrepps@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow him on Twitter @OKrepps85.

THE LATEST
It’s official(ish)

It’s all over, at least until November.

Slice of Americana turns 76

Boulder City’s annual July 4 Damboree is almost like a Norman Rockwell painting that has jumped off the canvas and has come to life.

Capturing life through the lens of a camera

If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s safe to say that Bill Bruninga has enough to fill an entire set of encyclopedias.

Boulder City dodges insurance inflation

Insurance is one of those things that are super important but that most people are not going to discuss over a beer like it was a football game. Which is a nice way of saying that the subject can be a little… dry.

It’s (un)official

“Every vote counts and every vote has not been counted.”

City council to mull recruitment firms

When departing and now former city manager Taylour Tedder was on his way out, he took some steps to try to smooth out the transition to a new city executive in the form of five recruitment firms vying for the call to be hired to conduct a nationwide search for his replacement.

Brown proud to represent BC in Nationals

For those who are into the rodeo scene, you may want to remember the name Aiden Brown in years to come.

Church seeks senior housing

Leaders of the Boulder City United Methodist Church have a project in the works that they feel will benefit many in the community but understand those who may have concerns.

Fancier/foster permit back on city council agenda

If you call in to a city council meeting for public comment twice in one meeting, you officially qualify as a gadfly. (noun: 1) a fly that bites livestock, especially a horsefly, warble fly, or botfly. 2) an annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism.) Fred Voltz, already quoted in these pages for comments on other issues, also addressed the issue of pet breeding, likening the practice to prostitution or the dealing of narcotics.

Liquor Board approves BC Company Store request

In the 1930s, the original Boulder City Company Store included a “club room.” The city was officially dry until the late 1960s, so booze would not have been officially served. Except it was.