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PHOTOS: Thousands attend 'Art in the Park' in Boulder City

BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- The Art in the Park Festival is held in the Historic Downtown area of Boulder City. The festival is one of the largest outdoor festivals in the Southwest and it features hundreds of original artists in the fine art, fine/contemporary craft and traditional craft categories. 

There was also food and beverage vendors on hand for patrons who may have experienced a crave for something yummy.



The festival's featured artist for 2014 was Boulder City native, Connie Burnett-Ferraro.  She's commissioned several murals around the town and is recognized for her visual depiction of Boulder City's history from Hoover Dam to the present day.




Homicide detectives looking into body found at Lake Mohave

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man found dead at Lake Mohave as  27-year-old Domingo Alva-Gonzalez.

Gonzalez's body was found floating in the lake Wednesday afternoon.

According to the National Park Service, dispatchers received a call at around 3:20 p.m. from a marina employee who said that a body was floating off the north swim beach at Cottonwood Cove.

Metro Police's Homicide Division is investigating the case. Detectives are asking anyone who knew Alva-Gonzalez or may have seen him around Cottonwood Cove on Tuesday or Wednesday to call the Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Feds give Boulder City Hospital $2M for e-records

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A Boulder City hospital is getting nearly $2 million in federal funds to move from paper to electronic health records.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday that the hospital had won a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program.

The grant comes on the heels of a $13 million award the hospital won last year to help renovate and expand its facilities.

Reid says the funds will help the hospital respond more efficiently to patient needs and will cut costs.

Acts of Kindness: Sydney Ingram

BOULDER CITY, Nev. - Every Thursday at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, special services are arranged for indigent veterans who have passed away.

Sydney Ingram with the Women Veterans of Nevada helps honor these brave men and women.

“We need to honor these men no matter what put them on the streets, what caused them to be so alienated that nobody wants to claim their body. They did serve,” she said.

The Patriot Guard and Women Veterans of Nevada supply volunteers for the service, while the Vietnam Veterans of America perform the burial services.

Ingram is a Navy veteran whose brother, a Green Beret, died in Vietnam in 1965. She's also the bereavement director for the veterans club, helping folks get services, insurance and anything else they may need.

Feds give Nevada $11M for Boulder City Bypass

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada is getting more than $11 million in federal transportation money to help build the Boulder City Bypass.

Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the infusion of funds on Wednesday, saying the federal money will take the place of state funds in the project.

The bypass aims to send highway traffic around the small town of Boulder City rather than through it. Early estimates put the project price tag at about $600 million.

The new funds came as part of a process called the August redistribution, in which the federal government redistributes money from states that can't use it all and gives it to other states that have projects ready to go.

The Boulder City Bypass is a key element of the proposed Interstate 11 linking Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails reopen

BOULDER CITY, NV -- Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails, reopened Saturday after a temporary closure.

The trails were closed because public safety incidents in the canyons doubled from 2013 to 2014. Back in 2013 alone, there were 17 incidents, which resulted in one fatality, 31 patients and five medical transports.

That number rose by 20 to 37 incidents within the first seven months of 2014. These incidents resulted in three fatalities, 35 patients and 13 medical transports.

However, since the closure, there have been zero search and rescues from these locations.

The area known as White Rock Canyon has multiple trails leading to the Arizona Hot Spring, Liberty Bell Arch and the Colorado River. Goldstrike Canyon leads to Goldstrike and Nevada hot springs and the Colorado River.

The trails at both of these locations are strenuous and technical. There is no shade or water and there is limited cell phone service.

Fees resume at Lake Mead

BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- The National Park Service said entrance fees for Lake Mead National Recreation Area have resumed. Officials started charging to go through the area Sunday.

The fees were previously halted after massive flood waters closed the area. The waiver of fees allowed drivers of passenger vehicles and selected commercial vehicles to detour the interstate closure after it was washed out by flooding.

But, now all passenger traffic can travel on I-15. Some restrictions still apply for commercial vehicles. Details can be found here.

Vehicle passes at Lake Mead National Recreation Area are $10 for 1-7 days or $30 for the remaining calendar year. Seniors (62 and older) may purchase a lifetime pass for $10. Active duty military may obtain a free annual pass. Those who are permanently disabled may receive a free lifetime pass also.