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September 24, 2017

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Boulder City Damboree

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Pancakes, pyrotechnics and patriotism: Boulder City’s Fourth of July festivities are a daylong family tradition
Sunday, July 2, 2017
When it comes to watching fireworks at a Fourth of July celebration, there are only three words Mike Pacini thinks people need to know. “Ooh, aah and oh,” he said of the involuntary chant of rapt spectators. “Once the fireworks start, you can usually hear a pin drop before the first explosion. Then collectively, that’s when the crowd says it.”
Where to watch fireworks in Las Vegas on the Fourth of July
Where to watch fireworks in Las Vegas on the Fourth of July
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Holiday celebration:
There will be no shortage of fireworks shows throughout Southern Nevada during the next four days to celebrate the Fourth of July. Here’s where you can watch ...
Photo: Robin Reese hands Craig Corey, right, an American
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.
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Boulder City feels its ready to contend in the 3A
Monday, August 23, 2010
Frank Badgely could safely label himself the most versatile player in Southern Nevada. As a sophomore last season, Badgely played on Boulder City’s offensive line as a guard. He’s now preparing to be the Eagles starting running back as a junior.
Boulder City kicks off annual Damboree festivities
Boulder City kicks off annual Damboree festivities
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Boulder City’s Fourth of July weekend bash — the annual Damboree Celebration — has become a tradition for residents to socialize, barbecue and engage in epic water fights. And this year is no different.
Photo: Fireworks explode over Veterans Memorial Park as p
Las Vegas suburbs ready to light fuse on fireworks shows
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Complete with plenty of patriotic fanfare, Las Vegas’ suburbs are expecting tens of thousands of people for their Fourth of July fireworks this year, even in the down economy.
Photo: July 4th celebrants fill Broadbent Park during Dam
Six decades later, Damboree still unites Boulder City
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Fourth of July: Residents line up for parade, stay for food and games
Thousands gathered Saturday in Boulder City for the Independence Day festivities. A flyover by the Boulder City Veterans Pilot group kicked off the morning parade. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a quick appearance at the beginning of the parade. About 75 groups participated in the parade, including Boulder City High School cheerleaders and local baseball and softball teams.
Photo: The water fight portion of the Damboree Parade is
Annual Damboree Celebration bringing town together
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Boulder City:
The early settlers of Boulder City knew how to throw a party. “We, all the families, made sure to have celebrations and events to bring us together. Those first years were a struggle,” Erma Godbey, one of the city’s first settlers, wrote in her memoir about the early 1930s.
Despite bad economy, annual Damboree sees no cutbacks
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Organizers of the Boulder City Damboree say the festival’s celebration coffers have remained strong, despite the dwindling economy. “We didn’t make any cuts this year. We were very fortunate in that respect,” Damboree Committee Chairman Roger Hall said.
Letter from Mayor Tobler: Damboree a time to celebrate BC
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Independence Day is a time of strong traditions and deep patriotism in Boulder City. One of the things I’m most grateful for and that brings me the most pride in our community is that we take the time to work, celebrate and remember — together.
New parking rules in place for Boulder City Damboree
Thursday, July 2, 2009
New parking rules, including a charge in the evening, will be enforced this year at the 61st Annual Damboree Festival.
Photo: Mike Smith talks into his headset while flying his
BC Veterans Pilot Group helping Damboree take off
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Before retired Air Force pilot Mike Smith took off, he smiled into his headset and said, jokingly, “You know, I haven’t had much experience doing this.” The engine of his RV-7/7A airplane roared. “Just 45 years,” he said.
Photo: Michelle Coe is crowned Miss Boulder City 2009 by
Miss Boulder City to make first appearance at July 4 parade
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Michelle Coe said her friends jokingly refer to her as “Miss B.C.” or “Miss Boulder City.” “It’s like they’re making fun of me, but I won’t take that,” Coe said, smiling. “I just proudly nod my head and say, ‘Yes, I am.’”