This week marked the official groundbreaking on phase one of the Boulder City bypass project. After the traffic mess we’ve had in the past few weeks I, for one, am looking forward to having a little less pandemonium in our little town every day.
At first it was only on Sundays, and then holiday weekends; it was only southbound, then northbound, the light at the (Railroad) Pass, the Buchanan light … Oh brother.
The entire project is scheduled to complete in 2018 and that will give us ample time to adjust our sails to take full advantage of the changing tide.
We are told the new improvements will bypass the half-signal at Railroad Pass, reduce truck traffic through town, improve local traffic conditions, reduce travel times from Boulder City to Las Vegas, and improve the truck transition from U.S. Highway 95 to U.S. Highway 93. It promises to reduce traffic accidents and improve local access for our residents and visitors.
Thank you to all of those who seek to improve living conditions for our residents and a positive visiting experience for those traveling here. We strive to have people relaxed and ready to enjoy the experience of Boulder City.
March 26. Suspicious: Officers receive a report of a person lying on the driveway wrapped in a blanket with a shopping cart nearby. The woman states she simply wanted a shopping cart and a nap at 10:44 a.m. in the 800 block of Joy Lane.
Traffic: Officers discover a subject on a moped without a license. The moped is on its way to timeout at 10:54 a.m. in the area of Adams Boulevard and Avenue B.
Thought for the day: Make sure you have good shoes if you choose to drive without a license.
March 27. Assist other: There is a report of “tweakers” climbing the electric towers along the highway. Nevada Highway Patrol requested assistance at 9:54 a.m. in the area of U.S. Highway 95 and State Route 165.
Assault: Officers receive a report that an elderly female was pushed down during a child exchange. The subjects decline to charge each other at 9:15 p.m. in the 300 block of Lakeview Drive.
Thought for the day: High voltage electrical wires on huge towers: one great example of the reasons to avoid drug-induced brain damage.
March 28. Theft: A woman reports a barbecue smoker was taken from her yard and found in another person’s yard. The item was to be returned at 7:36 a.m. in the 600 block of Avenue M.
Suspicious: Officers receive a report about a man “inspecting” home security systems. He is educated on the Boulder City business license process at 5:58 p.m. in the 100 block of Sea Breeze Lane.
Fight: There is a report of two men duking it out in front of a business. All duking was done when officers arrive at 9:19 p.m. in the 500 block of Hotel Plaza.
Thought for the day: If the barbecue is hot with burgers on it, that may be a sign it’s not discarded.
March 29. See person: A person is in the lobby wanting to have a picture taken of a thigh after an earlier altercation. The person provides a personal picture at 11:20 a.m. in the 1000 block of Arizona Street.
Noise: Several subjects complain about a car roaring its engine for extended periods of time. Witnesses describe a vehicle looking like a plane fuselage at 7:41 p.m. in the 1100 block of Colorado Street.
Thought for the day: Some days there’s almost too much I could say.
March 30. Suspicious: A caller reports two nude people in a vehicle refusing to leave. The person calls back and said the pair decided they could drive toward Arizona in the buff at 12:08 a.m. in the 100 block of Ville Drive.
Property destruction: An item donated at the Goodwill box is dropped and broken as the subjects are taking it. They are contacted and pay for the item at 12:48 p.m. in the 1000 block of Nevada Highway.
Thought for the day: The donation box is for the charity to make funds for disadvantaged, not private shopping trips.
March 31. Assist other: A subject reports falling several times when running from a snake. No one is injured and the snake has disappeared at 11:05 a.m. in the 200 block of Kaelyn Street.
Assist: A woman from back East calls to report her daughter and four small children have been abandoned and need help for the night until her funds can arrive in the morning. Emergency Aid of Boulder City to the rescue at 9:02 p.m. in the 800 block of Nevada Way.
Thought for the day: The mother calls back to give her heartfelt thanks for helping her daughter and loves Boulder City people.
April 1. Suspicious vehicle: A caller reports a vehicle with the door open. The owner says the interior was rifled but nothing was missing at 2:14 a.m. in the 1600 block of Bermuda Dunes Drive.
Animal: A person reports that “out of control” chickens are keeping the caller awake after the graveyard shift. Several fowl residents are noted and animal control officers are notified at 2:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Avenue F.
DUI: A caller reports following a vehicle full of subjects all over the road and throwing beer from the windows. All subjects were intoxicated and Boulder City is safer tonight at 5:55 p.m. in the area of Pacifica Way and U.S. Highway 93.
Thought for the day: Lock your car doors at night.
Call(s) of the week: A man states he saw a white vehicle parked on the side of the road with a possible body wrapped in a sheet in the trunk. With the speed limit at 75 mph and the dim light at 5:52 p.m. at mile marker 44 on U.S. Highway 95, I’m not sure about your eyesight, but I’d be lucky just to spot the car, let alone the items in the trunk. It was gone on arrival on March 26.
Tina Ransom is a dispatcher with Boulder City Police Department. She is coordinator of the Boulder City Citizen’s Academy.