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Public Safety

Failure to ‘move over’ spurs fatality, congestion

Last Thursday, many Boulder City residents were delayed getting to town on U.S. Highway 95/93 from Henderson. A fatal collision involving three vehicles left one driver dead and shut down the highway for a couple hours.

Be prepared for heat for you and your best friend

In this line of work we have a couple of favorite letters, OT — overtime. However, when you add the letter H to the front of that, we melt, literally. Boy, the blast-furnace weather is really here. This week the HOT calls came in.

Important to review safe driving practices

Now that school is officially out for the summer, June, July, and August are the busiest time of year for travel. Naturally, this is the best time for families to take road trips to see relatives and vacation hot spots. As you prepare to take a vacation, let’s review some road safety tips.

Beware of signs of heat-related emergencies

Summer heat is officially here to stay. If you follow the local weather forecast, you are well aware of the triple-digit-temperature threats that are looming over us for the next few months. Many of you will surely be enjoying your days outdoors. Family barbecues, boating on the lake, camping and hiking, and dirt-biking seem to be locals’ favorite ways to get some exercise and spend quality time with loved ones.

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GPS device not always right on speed limit

Hope all is well, as the kids — my partner calls them chickens — complete the school year. The summer fun is about to begin. This week I’d like to write about traveling our great roadways and a parking issue.

ABCs of pool safety for summer

One great thing about living in the desert is the hot summer months. Although some people find comfort in the form of an air-conditioned room with their feet up on the arm of the couch, others like to indulge themselves in the clear blue waters of a swimming pool.

Officers often accused of harassing when executing the job

Police officers have encounters with the public, but we are occasionally cited with the word “harassment.” Harassment is defined as disturbing, pestering, persecution or troubling repeatedly. Let’s examine this.

Police Blotter

May 21, 9:40 p.m.

Use caution, safety tips when barbecuing

As I look at my calendar and see the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, I am reminded of longer days, ice cream truck music, baseball, swimming and that most glorious of all-American family activities, the barbecue.

Leave water balloons at home this Fourth of July

Hello ladies and gentlemen. In less then two months we will be celebrating the birthday of this great nation. First, as Americans we have much to be thankful for. Second, as Boulder City residents we are blessed, still maintaining the true essence of small town America.

Fifth-graders to celebrate DARE graduation

In the early 1980s America got its first taste of the war on drugs. Drug use, gang activity and violence were on the rise, and the increased use of cocaine and crack cocaine was blamed. It didn’t take long for parents, teachers and police departments across the nation to recognize the need for early intervention.

Firefighters support MDA with boot drive

In 1950, a group of adults suffering from neuromuscular diseases partnered up with parents of children also suffering from neuromuscular diseases to create the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For more than 60 years the Muscular Dystrophy Association, commonly known as MDA, has been providing research and support to millions of Americans. The association has been recognized by the American Medical Association “for significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity.”

Unfortunately, evil is alive and well in the world

I wonder what another job would be like sometimes. I know this is my chosen profession, but every so often I hear some crazy conversation, and I can’t turn off the cop in me. While off duty, in parts unknown, I, like you, wear normal clothes. The majority of the time, the public at large has no idea about my chosen profession.