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Volunteer Elizabeth Engle puts the finishing touches on floats for the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
Still looking for Fourth of July festivities? Check out these offerings
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Up for something patriotic this Independence Day? How about some festive physical activity or fireworks? Here’s a look at what’s happening throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
Robin Reese hands Craig Corey, right, an American flag outside the Boulder Dam Credit Union while collecting donations and selling T-shirts for the Damboree fireworks display in 2009. For 20 years, Reese, also known as the "Jug Lady," decorated water jugs and placed them around town, helping to raise money for the Fourth of July celebration.
Memory of longtime volunteer to sparkle during Boulder City's July 4 celebration
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Clad in a vest resembling the American flag, Robin Reese was the embodiment of American patriotism with her red lips, bright white smile and sparks in her clear blue eyes. Boulder City residents lovingly knew Reese, whose favorite holiday was the Fourth of July, as the “Jug Lady.” She acquired the nickname because she would place jugs around the city to collect donations for the Damboree, the town's annual Independence Day celebration. Sadly, she died in December after combating a number of ailments for years. But her dedication to the holiday won't be forgotten soon by Boulder City.
After waiting in a long line for a favorite treat, Camile Thevenut digs into an ear of grilled corn with her dad, Roy, during the annual Art in the Park event in Boulder City.
Family Circle names Boulder City one of America's 10 Best Towns for Families
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Family Circle has named Boulder City one of the Top 10 best towns for families in the U.S., according to a study released by the magazine this week.
After waiting in a long line for a favorite treat, Camile Thevenut digs into an ear of grilled corn with her dad, Roy, during the annual Art in the Park event in Boulder City.
Magazine hails Boulder City for its family-friendliness
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
From a list of more than 3,000 cities and towns across the country, Boulder City emerged as one of the 10 Best Towns for Families, according to Family Circle magazine.
National Guardsmen identified as 2 men involved in Boulder City plane crash
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Two men who were killed in an airplane crash Sunday outside of Boulder City were members of the Nevada Army National Guard.
Coroner IDs swimmer who died at Lake Mead
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
A man who died Sunday while swimming in Lake Mead has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Curtis James Ficarrotta, 30, of Las Vegas.
Two killed in plane crash near Boulder City airport
Monday, June 24, 2013
Two people were killed Sunday in an airplane crash outside of Boulder City after the plane reportedly lost engine power in flight. Authorities responded to the crash at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, about four miles west of Boulder City Municipal Airport.
One man found dead, another man and four Boy Scouts taken to safety from Arizona Hot Springs area
Saturday, June 8, 2013
One Las Vegas man died in the heat Saturday while another man and four Boy Scouts were rescued with heat-related illness in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, according to a Lake Mead spokeswoman.
Six arrested in alleged Boulder City drug, gun trafficking ring
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Six people, including five from the same family, have been arrested and charged in connection with a drug and stolen gun trafficking ring in Boulder City.
Nevada competing to become commercial drone test site
Monday, May 6, 2013
Nevada wants to be one of six places in the United States where commercial drones will be tested. The state Office of Economic Development today submitted its final applications to host the testing.
Calvin Gilchrist, left, and Chris Alcorn place landscape rock on the side of Gilchrist's fiancee's home on National Rebuilding Day Saturday, April 27, 2013.
Valley residents speak out, build up as part of weekend agendas
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Saturday was anything but a lazy day for many residents across the Las Vegas Valley.
Members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club stand guard outside the Boulder City Inn and Suites as they hold their annual convention in Boulder City Saturday, June 23, 2012.
DA won't file charges against ex-Boulder City police chief over email flap
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Boulder City’s former police chief Thomas Finn will not face criminal charges for allegedly deleting emails related to preparation for the Mongols Motorcycle Club and directing the staff to do the same.
In this image from video provided by WBZ TV, spectators and runners run from what was described as twin explosions that shook the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 15, 2013, in Boston.  Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts.
Blasts transform 'beautiful day' for Las Vegas marathoners in Boston
Monday, April 15, 2013
Monday was an unforgettable day for Las Vegas marathoner Tiffanie Gaspar, but not for the reason she was expecting. Gaspar ran in her first Boston Marathon, finishing in 3:45.43. But about 25 to 30 minutes after she completed the 26.2-mile course, while she was cooling down in the family waiting area, Gaspar heard the booms. “It was two explosions, unusual sounds,” Gaspar said in a telephone interview from her Boston hotel. “I thought, ‘Oh, it’s Patriots' Day. Maybe it’s fireworks from the Red Sox game.”
Boulder City Police chief says his firing was retaliatory
Monday, April 15, 2013
Boulder City Police Chief Thomas Finn alleged his firing Monday was an act of retaliation by the city’s management and council. In a statement, Finn said he was given the opportunity to resign by City Manager David Fraser on Monday morning after returning to work from medical leave.
Boulder City Hospital getting $16 million expansion, renovation
Health Care:
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Federal agriculture officials have put the finishing touches on a deal to finance a $16 million expansion and renovation at the Boulder City Hospital. Construction is expected to start in the coming months and wrap up next year.

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