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Fourth of July 2009

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.
Boulder City High School football players Cameron Thompson, Matt Combs and Kyle Erickson.
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.
Betsy Lockwood, 21, gives Jacob Fennell, 1, a piece of watermelon Saturday at Memorial Park during Boulder City's 62nd annual Damboree Celebration.
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.
Fireworks explode over Veterans Memorial Park as part of Boulder City's Damboree festival Saturday, July 4, 2009.
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.
Hundreds of spectators gather around the pool to watch fireworks during the 4th of July celebration at Red Rock Resort in Summerlin.
Crowds flock to Station casinos across valley for fireworks
Sunday, July 5, 2009
The rockets glared brightly as the music of Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp blared and all eyes stared skyward at Red Rock Resort on Saturday night for Station Casinos’ 4th of July Blast. Hundreds of people gathered with family and friends and filled the lawn near the resort’s pool for a nine-minute fireworks show choreographed to music paying tribute to America — with Sinatra and Elvis thrown in to recognize the hometown spirit. Billed as the valley’s largest fireworks show, Red Rock was one of nine Station casinos to simultaneously light up the sky starting at 9:30 p.m.
Hundreds of people crowded into the Fremont Street Experience to celebrate July 4th and listen to the Grass Roots band.
'Fireworks' on big screen lure downtown crowd
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Hundreds of locals and tourists gathered under the Fremont Street Experience's canopy to celebrate the Fourth of July with an innovative twist.
Alex Lee, 6, emerges from the water after a trip down the inflatable slip-and-slide at the Henderson Fourth of July festivities.
Henderson families find festival, fireworks downtown
Fourth of July:
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Senta Lee watched with envy Saturday as her children, Alex and Sephora, barreled through an inflated slip-and-slide tunnel and into a kiddie pool to cool off from the late-afternoon heat.
Crowds watch a Fourth of July fireworks display July 4, 2009, at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip.
Fourth fireworks light up valley sky
Fourth of July: Tourists brave heat to see display of fireworks in Las Vegas
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Fireworks displays outshone the neon and glitter of the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday to the delight of those enjoying the holiday weekend on Las Vegas Boulevard.
July 4th celebrants fill Broadbent Park during Damboree festivities in Boulder City on Saturday, July 4.
Six decades later, Damboree still unites Boulder City
Fourth of July: Residents line up for parade, stay for food and games
Saturday, July 4, 2009
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.
Children wave to an old pickup truck designed after the Pixar character "Mater" from the animated movie "Cars," during the 15th annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade on Saturday.
Summerlin parade draws thousands for annual tradition
Fourth of July:
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thousands of spirited local residents, many of them decked out in red, white and blue, lined the streets of The Trails Village on Saturday to watch the 15th annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade.
More than 9,000 people came to watch the Las Vegas 51s take on Reno Aces at Cashman Field July 3, 2009. The night ended with a Las Vegas win and a fireworks display.
51s' history loaded with fireworks
LAS VEGAS 51s:
Saturday, July 4, 2009
In honor of the Fourth of July, the Las Vegas 51s shot off fireworks after tonight’s game at Cashman Field. The fireworks shows always draw big crowds — even when the 51s aren’t playing their new cross-state rivals, the rookie Reno Aces. Another fireworks display is scheduled for Friday following Las Vegas’ game against Reno.The Las Vegas franchise has had plenty of explosions on the field in its 27-year history. In keeping with the fireworks theme, here are some of those memorable performances:
Chris Siple of Grucci's of New York sets up fireworks on the Texas Station parking garage Friday in preparation for Station Casinos' nine-property fireworks show on Saturday.
Technicians’ toil to spell fireworks spectacular
Fourth of July: Station Casinos puts finishing touches on annual celebration
Friday, July 3, 2009
For Grucci’s of New York, 1,500 man-hours will boil down to a mere nine minutes Saturday night. The first family of fireworks has spent the last four days atop nine Station Casino rooftops in the hottest temperatures of the year preparing for the Fourth of July fireworks display. The show will be a tribute to American musicians.
Newly sworn in U.S. citizens wave flags Thursday. U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services and the city of Las Vegas welcomed more than 100 Las Vegas-area residents as new citizens during a Thursday swearing-in ceremony at Las Vegas City Hall.
Las Vegas welcomes 102 new citizens in ceremony
Officials praise diversity as group represents 35 countries
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Feelings of patriotism ran high today at Las Vegas City Hall as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed 102 new U.S. citizens during a ceremony in the council chambers. In all, the new citizens represented 35 countries, from Australia to Vietnam. The largest group hailed from the Philippines. An oath of allegiance sounded throughout the chambers as all 102 stood to recite it. Afterward, they waved their small American flags in the air, their smiles lit up by the camera flashes of friends and family. Mayor Oscar Goodman said his family came to the U.S. from Europe not knowing ...
The water fight portion of the Damboree Parade is an annual tradition. (FILE PHOTO)
Annual Damboree Celebration bringing town together
Boulder City:
Thursday, July 2, 2009
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.

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