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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Fire Department Receives Donation for Technical Rescue Program

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The Branson Fire Department was presented with a donation in the amount of $1,500 from Branson business owners, Dr. Joy Watson and her husband Tom, that will go to its Technical Rescue Program, on Friday, December 14.

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Quarterly City Employee Recognition

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The City of Branson recognized employees celebrating a big work anniversary this quarter. At an employee meeting held this week, City Administrator, Stan Dobbins thanked them for their hard work and dedication to keeping the City running smoothly, keeping...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Branson Landing Boulevard Lane Closure on Tuesday

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The City of Branson’s Public Works Department is encouraging motorists to be aware of a temporary lane closure on Branson Landing Boulevard Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Veterans Boulevard Roundabout Lane Closed Thursday Afternoon

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The inside lane of the Veterans Boulevard roundabout will be closed to traffic starting around noon on Thursday, December 6, 2018, to remove the tallest of three flagpoles in the roundabout that was damaged in the storms earlier this week. This is the fla...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Branson Police Arrest Student for Threat toward High School

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On December 4, 2018, the Branson Police Department received a report of threats of future violence toward the Branson High School. Officers immediately launched an investigation and quickly located, identified and interviewed the suspect.

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Branson Public Safety Sales Tax Update

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The City of Branson has collected $2,956,939 since it started collecting a Public Safety Sales Tax in May of 2018. Branson residents passed the half-cent sales tax in 2017 to make the City of Branson a safer place by spending the money on public safety me...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Branson to Host Free December Responsible Alcohol Selling Class

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The City of Branson Finance Department will host a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, December 6, 2018, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm in City Hall Council Chambers that will now be offered at no cost.

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Storm Destroys Iconic Downtown Roundabout Tree of Light

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During the early morning storm that occurred Saturday, December 1, the Christmas tree and the supporting pole at the roundabout, near downtown Branson, were damaged beyond repair.

The tree is formed from 84 strands of LED lights attached to a flagpole and ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Branson Parks & Rec Unveils New Look, Easier Registration

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The Branson Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the launch of a new recreation management software and a new look to their website. The new software now provides the department with an integrated, web-based system that allows for event ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

City Expecting Heavy Traffic for Annual Adoration Parade

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The City of Branson, along with the Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau, is preparing for Branson’s 70th annual Adoration Parade, Sunday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m. It starts with the annual lighting of the largest area nativity ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Branson Fire Department to Present Class on Indoor Pyrotechnics

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Branson Fire Rescue will present a course on the safe use of indoor pyrotechnics used before a live audience, to prepare theater owners, operators and pyrotechnic technicians for testing to receive a license through the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Applications Open! City Looking for People to get Involved

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The City of Branson encourages anyone interested in volunteering or becoming more involved with the city to apply for the following Board and Committee vacancies:

  • BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT -  (Alternate)One position open. (to fill unexpired term until A...
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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Public Safety Sales Tax Helps Fill Firefighter Positions

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The Branson Fire Department will host a Firefighter Badge Pinning Ceremony, celebrating the promotions of several firefighters, on Friday, December 14 at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall at the Branson First Baptist Church on South Sunshine Street.

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Branson Landing Blvd Lane Closures Wednesday Morning

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The Branson Public Works Department is encouraging motorists to be aware of a temporary lane closure on Branson Landing Boulevard starting Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Branson Police Department Honors Graduates of 2018 Citizens Police Academy

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The Branson Police Department held a ceremony on November 15, 2018, to honor 23 graduates of the 2018 Citizens Police Academy. In order to graduate, participants were required to complete 30 hours of instruction over 11 weeks. The course covered a variety...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Firefighters Battle Early Morning Structure Fire at Lilly’s Landing

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Branson Firefighters responded to a report of a commercial structure fire at Lilly’s Landing on River Lane just after 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.  The fire was contained to the building that housed the resort laundry facilit...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Dates Set for Spring, 2019 Branson City Election

The Missouri Secretary of State has set the spring local election day as April 2, 2019. Registered voters in Branson will be able to vote for the Mayor and Alderman representing their Ward. Each of the City’s three Wards will have an Alderman on...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Branson Board Approves Purchase of Land for New Fire Station

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The Branson Board of Aldermen has approved a contract to purchase nine acres in southwest Branson from Wyndham Vacation Resorts Inc. for $350,000 that will be the site of a new fire station. The City will purchase this land using the money generated by a ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Branson Board Discussing Special Liquor Laws for Entertainment Districts, Including Landing

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The Branson Board of Aldermen is considering asking the State of Missouri special permission for allowing open alcoholic drinks in designated outdoor areas in specified entertainment districts which include the downtown Landing.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Branson Convention Center Receives State-Wide Sustainability Award

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The Branson Convention Center was recently recognized as being one of the best organizations in the State of Missouri for sustainability and recycling. The Convention Center won the “Outstanding Achievement” award, from the Missouri Re...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Branson 911 Back Online

The City of Branson has been notified by state officials the problem that caused the 911 system to go down in Branson and Taney County Thursday morning has been identified and that the 911 system is now working and operational.

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Taney County 911 System Down

The 911 operating system that serves Branson, Taney and Stone Counties is currently down. City Officials have people working on the issue and are trying to get it back up and running as soon as possible.

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Public Works Crews Pretreat Roads for Predicted Precipitation

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Branson Public Works crews are pre-treating bridges and some problem hills early Wednesday evening with salt and rock chips ahead of predicted frozen precipitation expected Wednesday night.

 

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Adams Street Closed Thursday

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A Public Works crew will temporarily close Adams Street to remove a tree Thursday morning, November 15, 2018.

City crews will work with Hansen’s tree service to remove the tree that is located just to the South of City Hall. Adams Street will be ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

City of Branson Looking to Fill Committee Vacancies

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The City of Branson encourages anyone interested in volunteering or becoming more involved with the city to apply for the following Board and Committee vacancies:

  • INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (IDA) Two positions open. (terms expire December 2024)
  • TREE B...
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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Branson Landing Boulevard Lane Closure Today

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The Branson Public Works Department is encouraging motorists to be aware of a temporary lane closure on Branson Landing Boulevard starting Wednesday, November 7, 2018, through Thursday, November 8, 2018.

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

City of Branson Unveils “My Branson Address” Tool

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The City of Branson is excited to announce the release of My Branson Address, a new tool for residents and guests that allows them to search for targeted area information by plugging in a physical address.

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Change Your Clock – Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries!

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Branson Firefighters would like to remind residents to not only change the clocks this weekend but to participate in the ‘Change Your Clock – Change Your Battery’ campaign by changing the batteries in all smoke alarms. The official time change occurs at 2...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center Receives October 2018 Beautification Award

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The City of Branson Tree Board has chosen Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, located at 3030 West Hwy 76, for October’s Beautification Award. This is the last Beautification Award for 2018.

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Roundabout Lane Closure for Christmas tree Installation on Tuesday

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Public Works crews will close a lane in the Veterans Boulevard roundabout, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, while they help to install the iconic 80-foot Christmas tree that greets residents and visitors near downtown Branson.

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Dr. Brian Clonts Fills Branson’s Vacant Board of Aldermen Seat

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The Branson Board of Aldermen voted unanimously at last night’s meeting, to approve CoxHealth Physician, Dr. Brian Clonts, to fill the open Ward 3 Alderman position.

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Shepherd of the Hills Expy Lane Closures Thursday & Friday

The Branson Public Works Department will temporarily close a lane on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, starting Thursday, October 11, 2018, to fix a retaining wall that was damaged in a vehicle accident.

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Lodging Business License Deadline, November 1

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In an effort to better inform the public and to assist lodging owners through the business licensing process, the City of Branson is reminding all lodging facilities and owners of those facilities of the approaching licensing deadline on November 1, 2018....

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Branson Fire Department to Educate Public During National Fire Prevention Week

The Branson Fire Department, along with firefighters from across the nation, will be educating and teaching residents, children and visitors the importance of fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week, starting this Sunday, October 7 through Saturd...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Branson Board of Aldermen Study Sessions to Move Location

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The Branson Board of Aldermen study sessions will be moved from the City Hall courtroom to the council chambers to allow for more room.

Due to the increase in number of people attending Branson Board of Aldermen study session, the City is moving the study ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Branson to Host Free October “Responsible Alcohol Selling” Class

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The City of Branson Finance Department will be hosting a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm in City Hall Council Chambers that will now be offered at no cost.

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Join Branson Police Officers for National “Coffee with a Cop” Day

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The Branson Police Department would like to invite all Branson residents to the McDonalds at 515 W Main St. from 9-10 am on Wednesday, October 3, for National “Coffee with a Cop” Day.

You can stop by, have a cup of coffee and get to kno...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

City Gearing up for National Night Out

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The City of Branson is preparing for Branson’s annual National Night Out (NNO) that will be held Tuesday, October 2, 2018, from 5 to 8 pm. NNO is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood ...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Downtown Paint Striping Starts Tonight

The City of Branson would like to let drivers in downtown Branson know about a paint striping project that will begin tonight, Monday, September 24, 2018, and continue through Friday, September 28 that could impact traffic and travel in the area....

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Road Work on Cliff Drive to Start Next Week

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The City of Branson Public Works crews will begin working on a damaged section of right of way along the south edge of Cliff Drive, Tuesday, September 25, 2018, and continue until the project is completed.

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Residents Invited to Celebrate Recycle Center Milestone

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The Branson Recycle Center has now recycled 5 million glass bottles in five years, and to celebrate this big milestone, is inviting residents to a celebration at their facility on Compton Drive, Tuesday, September 25 from 9:00 am to noon. Recycle partner,...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Hawthorn Bank Receives September 2018 Beautification Award

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The City of Branson Tree Board has chosen Hawthorn Bank, located at 4675 Gretna Road, for September’s Beautification Award. Hawthorn Bank was chosen as this month’s award recipient for their numerous trees on-site and manicured landsca...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

City of Branson’s Fall Cleanup Set for First Week of October

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The Branson Public Works Department will conduct its annual Fall Cleanup beginning Monday, October 1 through Thursday, October 5, to help residents properly dispose of large unwanted items at no cost. This is a semi-annual event which is part of ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Lane Changes to North Francis Street This Week

City of Branson Public Works crews will be working on North Francis Street at the Hwy 76 Intersection starting Monday, September 17, through Friday, September 20, to install a new underground electric line on the east side of the road.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

North Sunshine Street Closed for Repairs This Week

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The City of Branson Public Works Department will close North Sunshine Street to repair a water line that broke last week.

North Sunshine Street will be closed between West Highland and Oklahoma Street Beginning Monday, September 17 and will remain closed t...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Take Survey to Determine Best Day of the week for Board of Aldermen Meetings

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The City of Branson would like public input on what day of the week is best to hold Board of Aldermen meetings.

The City of Branson wants to encourage civic participation by planning its Board of Aldermen meetings so that the most people can attend. Right...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Waynesville 5-year old to Meet Dozens of Mayors at Once in Branson

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Mayors from across the State of Missouri are coming together to help 5-year old Taylor Duncan meet her goal to have ice cream with every Mayor in the State, by inviting her to meet dozens of Mayors at once.

Duncan has accepted an invitation to have ice cre...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Branson Officials Seeking Residential and Business Stormwater Concerns

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The City of Branson Public Works and Engineering Department is inviting residents to a series of public meetings and to take a survey to assess and address flooding issues within the community.

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

North Sunshine Street Closed for Repairs Thursday & Friday

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The City of Branson Public Works Department will close North Sunshine Street between West Highland and Oklahoma Street starting Thursday, September 13 and will remain closed through Friday, September 14 for repairs to a water line.

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Springfield Artist Donates Duck Boat Memorial Painting to City of Branson

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A Springfield artist presented a painting to the Branson Board of Aldermen at Tuesday’s meeting to remember the lives lost in the July disaster on Table Rock Lake.

Like so many people across the Ozarks, Angela Delmez grieved and hurt along with t...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Branson Recognizes Outgoing Alderwoman, Betsy Seay

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Branson Mayor Karen Best recognized the service of outgoing Alderman Betsy Seay (see) at the Branson Board of Aldermen meeting, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, and announced a tree will be planted in her honor.

Mayor Best thanked Seay for her two and half yea...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Francis Street Closed This Week, Tuesday to Thursday

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City of Branson Street Crews will close Francis Street, between Highway 76 and Sheryl Street for repairs starting Tuesday, September 11, 2018, through Thursday, September 13, 2018. These repairs will happen between the Hollywood Wax Museum and Shoot For t...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Applications Open for Vacant Aldermen Seat

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The City of Branson is now taking applications to fill the Ward III, Board of Aldermen vacancy left by Alderwoman Betsy Seay (see) when she resigned from her position.

Applications are available for any full-time resident of Ward III. According to State st...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Rain Delays Sidewalk Repair, Expect Narrow Lanes Thursday

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Due to weather delays, the City of Branson’s Public Works Department will need to continue to work on the damaged sidewalk on Veterans Boulevard, Thursday, August, 30.

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Branson Board Approves Purchase of Land for New Police Department

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The Branson Board of Aldermen has approved a contract to purchase a 5.5-acre piece of land from the Tanstone, LLC for about $950,000 that will be the future home of the new Branson Police Department building. The land is located at Forsyth and Oak Creek D...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Branson Alderwoman Betsy Seay Resigns

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Branson Alderwoman Betsy Seay is resigning from the Board of Aldermen as of September 1, 2018. Mayor Karen Best read a resignation letter from Seay at Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting.

Alderwoman Seay has served on the board, representin...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Branson Price Chopper to Promote Local Recycling Services

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The City of Branson is partnering with Branson’s Rhodes Family Price Chopper to promote recycling over Labor Day weekend by handing out local recycling information with every grocery purchase this weekend. While the City of Branson provides 24/7...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Police Release the Name of Victim in Fatal Pedestrian Incident

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The pedestrian involved in Friday’s fatal accident on US Highway 65 has been identified as 33-year-old, Amber Lawson of Branson, Missouri. The City of Branson extends its sincerest condolences to the family as they mourn the loss of Mrs. Lawson....

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

City of Branson Looking for Advisory Park Board Member

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The City of Branson is looking for people interested in volunteering and becoming more involved with the city to apply for an opening on the Advisory Park Board. The Park Board makes recommendations to the city administrator or the board on all major prop...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Branson Parks to Install 100% Recycled Benches & Tables

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The Branson Parks and Recreation Department will be adding several benches and picnic tables throughout City parks that are produced with 100% recycled materials, including a minimum of 40% of the material being scrap tire rubber generated right here in M...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Grand Country Resort Receives August 2018 Beautification Award

Grand Country Resort Receives August 2018 Beautification Award

The City of Branson Tree Board has chosen Grand Country Resort, located at 1945 West Hwy 76, for August’s Beautification Award. Grand Country Resort has been owned by Glenn Robinson since 1971 when he began selling Mexican pottery in the parking...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Shriner’s Parade to close some Streets on Saturday

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The Shriners parade is scheduled for Sat. morning, Aug. 25, from 8:30 am to 12 noon, leaving from the Sycamore St. entrance of the south parking lot at the Branson Convention Center. The parade will travel north on Sycamore St. to College St., turn west o...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Road Crews Working on Veterans Boulevard Wednesday

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The Public Works Department will be working to repair a section of damaged guardrail on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. The work zone will start to the south of the roundabout and end just before the bridge crossing over Roark creek.

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Branson Police Start Impaired Driving Crackdown Today

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You will see more Branson Police officers looking for impaired drivers starting today, as they join a nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown. This will include high-visibility enforcement throughout the City of Branson a...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Vehicle Crashes Into Veteran’s Memorial Garden

Branson’s Veterans Memorial Garden suffered significant damage this morning after a vehicle crashed, went airborne and landed in the middle of the garden.

Police responded to the Veterans Memorial Garden, located at 1107 W Main St. around 6:00 am...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Sunset Road to Close Aug. 13th – Dec. 15th

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The City of Branson Public Works/Engineering Department will close Sunset Road beginning Monday, August 13, 2018, and will continue through December 15, 2018, for lift station improvements. Crews will be working during daytime hours to make planned improv...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Community Center Parking Lot Improvements This Week

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City of Branson Public Works Street crews will start parking lot improvements/striping to the community center at located 201 Compton Drive on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, that could impact the amount of parking available for community center guests.

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Lane Closures on Branson Landing Blvd This Week

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The City of Branson Public Works Department will be repairing a section of damaged asphalt on Branson Landing Blvd near the roundabout this week that will temporarily close a lane of traffic.

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Outdoor Warning Siren Maintenance to take Place Monday

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The Branson Fire Department along with a contract vendor will be performing routine maintenance on the City’s Outdoor Warning Sirens on Monday, August 6.  This work is expected to take place from 10 am until 6 pm.  Sirens may b...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Residents Invited to Free Emergency Response Training

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Branson Fire & Rescue would like to invite area residents to a “Community Emergency Response Team” (CERT) training program to learn how to be better prepared during a disaster. CERT is an eight-week program that focuses on teaching...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

City Looks to Fill Openings on Tourism Community Enhancement District

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The City of Branson is looking for people who would like to become more involved with the City to apply for the City’s Tourism Community Enhancement District (TCED). The main goal of the TCED is to promote tourism to the area by collecting and a...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Enrollment Now Open for 2018 Citizen Police Academy

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The Branson Police Department is now accepting applications for its 2018 Citizen Police Academy, where community members are given an opportunity to learn about police procedures and investigation techniques.

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Lane Closures on Branson’s James F Epps Road This Week

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The City of Branson Engineering/Public Works Department will be closing lanes on James F Epps Road (south of St. Hwy 248) starting on Thursday, August 2 and continuing through Friday, August 3 for damaged curb repairs.

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Branson Police Warn Families about the Dangers of Heatstroke

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Outside of crashes, heatstroke is the number one vehicle-related killer of children in the United States. That’s why Branson Police Department is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Heatstroke Awareness Day, to ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

City of Branson Donates Insulation to Local Organization for Low Income Families across the Ozarks

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The Branson Board of Aldermen recently voted to donate 6,144 square feet of insulation made from locally recycled glass to the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC), a non-profit agency that helps combat poverty across the Ozarks.

 

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Alleged Police Impersonator Charged

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The man who is accused of recently impersonating a police officer or a U.S. Marshal has been charged. Branson resident, 41-year old Kristopher Charles Peters, is in the Taney County Jail and is charged with Kidnapping (1st degree B Felony) and False Imper...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Branson Police Seek Information on Alleged Police Impersonator

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The Branson Police Department is seeking information regarding a subject who may have recently impersonated a police officer or U.S. Marshal, in the area.

While the subject of the investigation is in custody, Branson investigators wish to interview citizen...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Landscaping Continues This Week on Branson’s Gretna Road

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The City of Branson would like to let drivers in Branson know about a landscaping project that will continue this week, July 25-27, 2018 that could impact traffic and travel in the area.

The City of Branson has contracted with Albert’s Landscapin...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

City of Branson Opens City Hall to Boating Incident Victims

The City of Branson has opened up City Hall for any of the victims, family members and survivors of the tragic boat incident on Table Rock Lake that occurred around 7:00 pm on July 19, 2018. While this incident happened outside the city limits of Branson,...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Branson Tree Board Announces July 2018 Beautification Award

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The City of Branson Tree Board has chosen Branson’s Best Motel, located at 3150 Green Mountain Drive for July’s Beautification Award. Branson’s Best Motel has been owned by the Skoglund family since 1992. There are sixty-six ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Nightly Rentals Not Allowed in Branson Neighborhoods

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In light of recent complaints regarding prohibited nightly rentals, the City of Branson would like to remind residents and visitors nightly rentals are generally not permitted in neighborhood areas.

In order to operate a nightly rental out of a home and th...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Sustainability Helps City Reduce Costs by $2.6 Million

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The City of Branson Sustainability Council and the Branson Convention Center have led the City in a quest to reduce energy and operations costs, saving the City and taxpayers $2.6 million since 2011.

The Sustainability Council was created in 2010. As part ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Branson Water Quality Report Finds No Issues

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The City of Branson’s Annual Water Quality Report for the 2017 calendar year has found that the drinking water in Branson meets or exceeds all Missouri Department of Natural Resource requirements and standards.

 

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Posted on: June 26, 2018

Branson Police See 94% Random Alcohol Compliance Check Success Rate

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The Branson Police Department conducted random alcohol compliance spot checks on June 23rd throughout the city with the assistance of minors. These spot checks are conducted on Branson businesses holding liquor licenses to confirm that clerks are properly...

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Branson Street Crews Preparing for Fourth of July Holiday

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The City of Branson would like to make drivers aware of upcoming efforts by street crews to prepare for the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday weekend.

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, City maintenance crews will be picking up trash and mowing along...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Branson Firefighters Encourage Fireworks Safety Ahead of Holiday

Branson Firefighters urge you to Celebrate Safely when purchasing and discharging fireworks to keep your family safe and to prevent fires, in the days leading up to the Fourth of July Holiday.

In the City of Branson, fireworks may be purchased from June 20...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Branson’s Huff House Awarded June Beautification Award

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The City of Branson Tree Board has chosen the Huff House, located at 511 S. Business 65, for June’s Beautification Award.

Built in 1907, The Huff House has a lot of local history tied to it. It was built as a tribute to the early 20th century mod...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Branson Seeking Public Feedback before Updating Building Codes

The City of Branson is hosting two open house forums as an opportunity for you to provide input, ask questions, or share any concerns regarding upcoming building code changes. City staff is currently reviewing the 2018 International Code Council (ICC) bui...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Branson Police Expanding “Project Lifesaver” to help Keep Tourists Safe

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The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has just awarded a $5,000 grant to the Branson Police Department to expand its Project Lifesaver program to include visitors and tourists.

Project Lifesaver involves wearable bracelet trackers for indiv...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Missouri Governor Mike Parson to Visit Branson

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The City of Branson is excited to welcome Missouri Governor Mike Parson to Branson on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Governor Parson will meet with City officials, local leaders and business owners to learn more about Southwest Missouri, Taney County and the Bra...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Branson Fire Fighters go Above and Beyond for Family after Vehicle Fire

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A Kansas family is thanking the Branson Fire Department for their kindness after a vehicle fire left the family with two small children stranded on Roark Valley Road and Main Street.

Branson Fire Division Chief Randy Fogle was off duty recently when he not...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Temporary Lane Closures on Branson's Highway 76

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The City of Branson would like to advise drivers of sidewalk work that will temporarily close lanes along highway 76 this week.

City Public Works crews will be removing and replacing damaged sidewalk along highway 76 between the Dutton Theatre and Track 4 ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Body Found Near Branson Dam Identified

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The Taney County Coroner has identified the body that was found this morning at the Branson Table Rock Dam.

Someone discovered the body on the Branson side of the Dam and called police around 8:00 am Monday, June 4, 2018. The Taney County Coroner has confi...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Capture of Internet Sales Tax/Use Tax will be on August 7th Ballot

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The Branson Board of Aldermen voted in favor of putting the capture of an internet sales tax/use tax on the August 7, 2018 ballot. The capture of an internet sales tax/use tax is not a new tax or an increase in local tax, but a reimbursement to the City o...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

June “Responsible Alcohol Selling" Class Hosted by City of Branson

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The City of Branson Finance Department will be hosting a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm in City Hall Council Chambers.

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Traffic Stop Leads to Recovery of Stolen Firearms, Drugs & Money

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A traffic stop early Wednesday morning by a Branson Police Department led to multiple arrests and the recovery of several stolen firearms, illegal narcotics and money.

A Branson Police Officer initiated a traffic stop about 1:30 am Wednesday, May 30 2018 i...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Street Maintenance Starts Today on Several City Streets

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The City of Branson would like to give drivers in Branson a heads up on street maintenance that will occur through the month of June, 2018. The following work will begin this week and end Friday, June 29, 2018 depending on the weather.

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

City to Host Grand Re-opening of Emergency Operations Center

The City of Branson would like to welcome the public to attend a grand re-opening of its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Monday, June 4 from 3-6 pm. The Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting at 3:30 pm. The EOC is located ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Donation Enables Branson Police to get a New K-9 Officer

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The Branson Police Department is excited to announce they will be purchasing and training a new police K-9, thanks to a generous $20,000 donation from the local Vietnam Veterans Association Post 913.

Every year the Vietnam Veterans Association identifies a...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Railroad Work to Temporarily Close Stockstill Lane

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The Missouri Arkansas Railroad has notified the City of Branson it will be tearing out and replacing the crossing on Stockstill Lane today, May 23, 2018.

This work will prohibit access to the northern access to Stockstill Park, the Skate Park, Dog Park, an...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Hensley Street Temporary Road Closure

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The City of Branson is encouraging motorists to be aware of a temporary road closure in Southwest Branson while crews fix a failing storm drain.

Crews will be repairing the storm drain, in the road section between Hensley & Root Ave. Both lanes of traf...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Heads Up: Downtown Branson Sidewalk Repairs Scheduled

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Branson Public Works crews will be working on sidewalk repairs on Main Street in the downtown area in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 22.

Crews will be working on the sidewalks between Veterans Blvd. and Branson Landing Blvd downtown to fix some ar...

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Notice of Branson Board and Committee Vacancies

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The City of Branson has the following Board and Committee vacancies. The deadline for applications is June 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm.

  • HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE:  One position open. Term expires April 2018.
  • PLANNING COMMISSION:  One position open....
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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Branson Police Officer Graduates from Top Training Course

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The City of Branson would like to congratulate Branson Police Officer Lt. E.J. Jones for graduating from the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Branson Drivers Be Aware; Landscaping Continues on Gretna Road

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The City of Branson would like to let drivers in Branson know about a landscaping project that will continue next week that could impact traffic and travel in the area.

The City of Branson has contracted with Albert’s Landscaping to perform mowin...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Branson Police Warn Residents of a Possible Roofer Scam

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The Branson Police Department would like to warn residents in and around the Branson area of a scam involving a business claiming to be a roofing company that is trying to pressure residents to conduct business over the phone.

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Branson Police Officers to Participate in ‘Cop on a Rooftop’ 2018

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The Branson Police Department, along with other area law enforcement agencies will take to the sky in support of the Special Olympics on the roof of Dunkin’ Donuts this Friday, May 18, from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Dunkin’ Donuts loc...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Branson Recognized as a “Storm Ready Community”

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The National Weather Service (NWS) in Springfield, Missouri has once again designated the City of Branson as a “Storm Ready Community.” The NWS gives this designation to communities like Branson based on their ability to operate a 24-h...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Branson’s Prescription Drug Take Back Event a Big Success

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Out of the 250 collection sites in the State of Missouri for the recent National Prescription Drug Take Back event that was held Saturday April 28, the Branson Police department brought in the 22nd highest amount in the state with 400 pounds of p...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Branson Tree Board Announces May 2018 Beautification Award

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The City of Branson Tree Board has chosen the Clarion Hotel, located at 2820 West Hwy 76, for May’s Beautification Award.

Branson, Missouri is located in the heart of the Ozarks where there are many ornamental, native trees that “spring...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

City of Branson Considering Capture of Internet Sales Tax/Use Tax

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The Branson Board of Aldermen are considering putting the capture of an internet sales tax/use tax on the August, 2018 ballot. The capture of an internet sales tax/use tax is not a new tax or an increase in local tax, but a reimbursement to the City of th...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

City of Branson Employees Prevent Potentially Deadly Dock Shock

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A recent letter to Branson Mayor Karen Best highlights the importance of dock electrical safety as the temperatures rise and people start swimming and boating.

Branson resident, Howard Slagter’s grandson was on their dock when he felt a minor ele...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Branson Police to Give “Hero Welcome” to Hospice Child

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When 9-year old hospice patient, Grant York drives into Branson from Oklahoma on Friday evening, he will be greeted by police cars and emergency vehicles who will escort him into town.

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Branson Police Arrest 3 People - Recover 2 Stolen Vehicles

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Branson Police Officers responded to Cahill Road on May 7, in reference to the report of theft from motor vehicles.   Upon arrival, it was discovered that a vehicle had been stolen from the same location. Quick action was taken by the patrol offi...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Branson Police Arrest Alleged Serial Burglar

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The Branson Police Department has arrested a man who has been linked to a string of recent burglaries and thefts in the Branson area.

Beginning April 7 the Branson Police Department started receiving an unusual amount of commercial burglary calls....

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Fire Department to Present Class on Indoor Pyrotechnics

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Branson Fire Rescue will present a course on the safe use of indoor pyrotechnics used before a live audience, to prepare theater owners, operators and pyrotechnic technicians for testing to receive a license through the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

City of Branson Rolls Out New Website

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The City of Branson is excited to unveil a new look for the City’s website. The City has been working with its website vendor for months to create an all new design that is more modern, user friendly and optimized for mobile devices.The website ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Branson Driver’s -- Be Aware of Landscaping Crews on Gretna Road

The City of Branson would like to let drivers in Branson know about a landscaping project that begins this week that could impact traffic and travel in the area.

The City of Branson has contracted with Albert’s Landscaping to perform mowing and y...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Morning Crash Closes One Lane of Shepherd of the Hills Expy

BRANSON, Mo — Branson road crews are shutting down one lane of Shepherd of the Hills Expressway after a driver hit the railing of a 25 foot retaining wall, Tuesday morning, in front of Victorian Village at 3044 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway.

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

The City of Branson Thanks Utility Director for 30-years!

Branson Director of Utilities, Mike Ray celebrates 30-years with the City of Branson.

Ray is dedicated to providing safe, high quality drinking water and to producing high quality effluent from received wastewater to protect our lakes. Mike dedicates many ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Tanger Blvd Construction Complete Ahead of Schedule & Under Budget

Residents and visitors to Branson’s Tanger Outlets will now experience better roads and sidewalks. The City of Branson Public Works/Engineering Department has just completed construction of Tanger Boulevard, ahead of schedule and more than $30,0...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Branson Volunteers Plant 30+ Shrubs for Arbor and Earth Days

In honor of Arbor and Earth Days, volunteers from the Branson Tree Board and the Planning and Development Department planted over thirty shrubs along the trail in North Beach Park.

The shrub species included buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), possumha...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Branson Police Warn of Scam that is Targeting Local Businesses

Branson police are warning all business leaders to be on alert after two local businesses have fallen prey to the same type of fraudulent scam in the past two years.

A local retail business reported Tuesday that an employee received a call from a number th...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Branson Police to Focus on Education Campaign for New Seat Belt Ordinance

Starting on May 1, if you choose not to wear your seat belt in Branson, you will run the risk of getting pulled over. Branson’s Board of Aldermen recently passed a primary seat belt ordinance to change the seat belt law from a secondary violatio...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Branson Police Officer Alerts Sleeping Family to House Fire

A police officer on patrol discovered the deck of a home was on fire early Thursday morning, immediately notified the Fire Department and woke up the residents of the house who were then able to escape without injury.

Officer Michael Sheehan was in the are...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Branson’s Fire Chief Completes International Professional Designation Process

Branson Fire Chief, Ted Martin has successfully reached the professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO). Chief Martin becomes one of only 1,305 CFOs worldwide and is now the second Branson fire department employee, joining B...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

City Plants Tree for 50-year Wedding Anniversary

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The City of Branson has planted a Flowering Dogwood at Lake Forest Wilderness Park in honor of the 50-year wedding anniversary of Kansas couple, Jolene and Ron Christopher.

Jolene and Ron’s Children wanted to make this big marriage milestone a sp...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Branson Police See 94% Random Alcohol Compliance Check Success Rate

The Branson Police Department conducted random alcohol compliance spot checks on April 4 and 5 throughout the city with the assistance of minors. These spot checks are conducted on Branson businesses holding liquor licenses to confirm that clerks are prop...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

City of Branson Looking to Hire Qualified Individuals

The City of Branson is now accepting applications for several career opportunities.  All of the positions at the City of Branson make an impact on the lives of the people that live, work, and play in Branson. Current openings include positions in...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Board of Aldermen April 19th Study Session Cancelled

The Branson Board of Aldermen study session scheduled for Thursday April 19 at 12:30pm at City Hall has been cancelled because of a lack of quorum.

This was the study session the board had planned on discussing the future location for the “50-Man...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Branson Residents Should Start Preparing for Annual Spring Cleanup Week

The Branson Public Works Department will be conducting its annual Spring Cleanup beginning Monday, April 16 through Thursday, April 19, to help residents properly dispose of large unwanted items at no cost.  This is a semi-annual event w...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Branson High Schoolers to Tour City Water Treatment Facilities

Dozens of Branson High School students will be touring the City’s Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities the first week of April, observing the processes of both facilities as well as the City’s laboratory.

The City is excited to hav...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

April “Responsible Alcohol Selling” Class Hosted by City of Branson

The City of Branson Finance Department will be hosting a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 9:30AM to 12:00pm in City Hall Council Chambers.

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Branson’s All Inclusive Playground, Officially Open for Play!

The City of Branson Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to join the celebration for the new Inclusive Playground at the Branson RecPlex Playground Friday, April 6th 2018 at 11:00am.

The playground is the first of its kind in the Branson area...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Branson's 76 Inn Update

The City of Branson is confident everyone who needed assistance moving out of the 76 Inn motel have been taken care of by the community response team after the power to the motel was shut off a short time on Monday and an official closure notice from the ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Special Study Session to Answer Proposed Adventure Park TIF Questions

The City of Branson is currently reviewing a request for a tax increment financing (TIF) for a $446 million dollar adventure park project to be located 100% within the city limits of Branson. The Board of Aldermen will hold a special study session Thursda...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Branson Board Approves Permanent Aldermen Meeting Time Change

The Branson Board of Aldermen (BOA) approved changing the start time of all future Board of Aldermen meetings from 7:00pm to 6:00pm at the BOA meeting last night Tuesday March 27th, 2018. This change will start with the April 10th meeting.

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Branson Community Team Starts Relocating 76 Inn Guests Amid Closure Notice

BRANSON, Mo – A Branson community team has started coordinating the housing and necessary transportation for the relocation of people who are staying at the 76 Inn who would like to move. This is after the power to the motel was shut off a short...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Branson's 76 Inn Relocation Team Creates Plan to Help Guests at 76 Inn

Tuesday morning, officials with the City of Branson, Taney County Health Department, and Salvation Army came up with a plan to help the guests of Branson’s 76 Inn relocate after the power to motel was shut off a short time on Monday.

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Power Restored to Branson's 76 Inn Motel

White River Valley Electric Cooperative (WRVEC) restored the power to Branson’s 76 Inn motel at about noon today, giving the city until Friday to find safe housing for the 50+ people staying there including several young children.

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Citizens Encouraged to Apply for Board and Committee Vacancies

The City of Branson would like to encourage citizens to engage in local government while helping to shape Branson’s policies and procedures by applying for the following Board and Committee vacancies. The deadline for applications is April 9, 20...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

City of Branson Invites Public to Celebrate Arbor Day

BRANSON, Mo – The City of Branson will be hosting an Arbor Day Celebration Friday, April 6th, 10:00 am at Alexander Park located at 901 Hawthorne Street, Branson, Missouri.

Residents and businesses are invited to participate in the Arbor Day cele...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Dredging of Branson's Meadows Water Plant to Start This Week

Because of the recent flooding, the City of Branson is having approximately 5,000 cubic yards of gravel and silt removed from an area about the size of a football field around the intake screens of the Meadows Water Plant – Lake Intake Station. ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Branson Mayor Thanks Congressman Billy Long

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The following is an opinion/editorial from Branson Mayor Karen Best about a gift she recently received from Congressman Billy long:

“I am thankful to have a good working relationship with our state and federal leaders, and I value the advice and ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

City of Branson Names New Chief of Police

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The City of Branson is proud to announce the naming of Jeff Matthews as its new Chief of Police to lead the Branson Police Department. Matthews has 33 years of law enforcement experience and is currently serving as Deputy Chief of the Arlington, ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Public Invited to Hear Audit Results of Branson Projects

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The media and public are invited to a special study session March 22, 2018 to hear the results of a capital audit on both the 76 Revitalization project and the Downtown Streetscape project. The City of Branson initiated the audit in an effort to identify ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Water Main Break on 76 Highway

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A contractor has broken a water main on Hwy 76. Utility crews are shutting the water mains down on 76 from Stanley St to Fall Creek Rd to make repairs. Crews are not sure the extent of the break or how low long the water will be off.

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Update on Branson’s Efforts to Prepare for Future Flooding

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The City of Branson has just finished new improvements to protect critical city infrastructure at the Compton Sewer Treatment Plant. The City has continuously worked on improving its flood defenses after each big flood and currently are using lessons lear...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Branson to Answer Public’s Questions Regarding Proposed Adventure Park TIF

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The City of Branson is currently reviewing a request for a tax increment financing (TIF) for a $446 million dollar adventure park project to be located 100% within the city limits of Branson.

If you have a question about the TIF and want your question answ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Remember to: Change Your Clock -- Change Your Battery!

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As the spring time change approaches this weekend with daylight savings time beginning, the City of Branson Fire Department would like to remind residents to make another change that could save their lives by simply changing the batteries in their smoke a...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Branson Mayor Headed to White House to talk Infrastructure

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Branson Mayor Karen Best is headed to Washington D.C. Friday, March 9th 2018 for The National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 Congressional City Conference. There she will join city leaders from across the Country to represent and advocate for the interests o...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Tornado Drill Scheduled for Tuesday Morning

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            Emergency Management agencies in Taney County, including the Cities of Branson and Forsyth will join the National Weather Service and other emergency managers across the state on Tuesday, M...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Branson to Live Stream TIF Commission Meeting

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Due to the high interest in tonight’s tax-increment financing (TIF) Commission meeting on the $446 million indoor-outdoor water park and resort, the city will be live-streaming the audio. You can listen live when the meeting starts tonight at 6p...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Branson Police Facilitate Large Toaster Oven Donation

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The Branson Police Department helped to facilitate a large donation of toaster ovens and other products to local charities. Police helped deliver 52 toaster ovens and about 100 bottles of Cutter/Repel products to Christian Action Ministries (CAM), The Wom...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Branson’s Annual Spring Cleanup Week Announced

The Branson Public Works Department will be conducting its annual Spring Cleanup beginning Monday, April 16th through Thursday, April 19th, to help residents properly dispose of large unwanted items at no cost.  This is a semi-annual event which ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

March “Responsible Alcohol Selling” Class Hosted by City of Branson

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The City of Branson Finance Department will be hosting a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 9:30AM at the City Hall Council Chambers. Due to the April 30 deadline for liquor license renewal application fo...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Traffic Alert: City Crews Working on Highway 76

The City of Branson Public Works Department will be replacing a section of paved shoulder (sidewalk) at 2005 W State Highway 76. This area is located between Forsyth Street and The Grand Country Resort. Work will begin Wednesday the 28th and extend into t...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Police Offer Bracelet Trackers for Families with Autistic Children

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The Branson Police department is now accepting applications for Project Lifesaver, a program that offers free tracking bracelets to local families with “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering. ...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Branson Conducting Final Interviews for Police Chief

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After a nationwide search and several rounds of initial interviews, the list for Branson’s new police chief has now been narrowed down to five highly qualified individuals. Final interviews are scheduled next week.

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Branson Parks & Recreation Receives $25,000 Donation for Inclusive Playground

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The City of Branson is pleased to announce a $25,000 donation from Branson’s Pat Joyce Family Trust & SummerWinds Resorts for the new inclusive playground going in at the Branson RecPlex.

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Branson City Hall Closing Early, Travel Discouraged

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To ensure the safety of all Branson employees and citizens, city hall will close early today, Tuesday February 6th, 2018 because of inclement weather and deteriorating road conditions. All emergency personnel will be on duty and respond as normal.

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Tuesday night's Branson Planning Commission Meetings Canceled

Tonight’s Planning Commission meetings (Tuesday, February 6th) have been canceled due to the potential for inclement weather.

The items that were scheduled for tonight’s meeting will be heard instead during the March 6th, 2018 Planning ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

January 2018 Snow Storm Statistics & Cost

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Your tax dollars are keeping the public safe.

The first snow storm of the year hit Branson on January 16th, 2018 costing the Public Works department $30,000 in labor and material to clear.

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Branson Hosting Upcoming Class on Responsible Alcohol Selling

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The City of Branson Finance Department will be hosting a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:30AM at the City Hall Council Chambers.

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Two Branson Teens Die in Car Crash on 376

On Thursday night at approximately 10:00pm three teens were traveling east bound on 376 into Branson. The vehicle went off the left side of the highway, going airborne, striking numerous trees and rolling several times. Both the driver and front seat pass...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Firefighters Urge Caution When Throwing Away Combustibles

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Branson Fire Officials are warning residents to be cautious of what they throw away after a series of Commercial Trash Truck fires.

 The latest happened this morning when the driver had just emptied the dumpster at the new Visitor Center on 76 at ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

City Engineer Announces Retirement

Long time Branson City Engineer David Miller is retiring. In 1990 Miller was hired as Branson’s first City Engineer and has managed all major capital construction projects in the city for the past 28 years. A graduate of the University of Missou...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Branson Mayor elected to National League of Cities board of directors

            Branson Mayor Karen Best has been elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 board of directors. She was voted to the NLC’s board of legislative action committee at the 2...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Branson officials react to New York Times article

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            The New York Times named Branson number 21 on its “52 Places to Go” list for 2018. The list was published Wednesday and includes places around the World like The Caribbe...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Branson's new public safety tax starts April 1st

The City of Branson just received official notification from the Department of Revenue that they will start collecting the one-half percent (1/2%) city public safety sales tax April 1, 2018 with an expiration date of March 31st, 2043. Before April 1st, th...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Street Closure Notice

Branson’s Tanger Mall shoppers will need to use a different road to the mall.

Oak Creek Dr. from Wildwood Street to Tanger Blvd. will be closed for street repairs by City street maintenance crews beginning Tuesday, January 9th through Friday, Jan...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Branson Adds Animal Control Officers

Branson residents and businesses will now notice that Branson Animal Control Officers or Patrol Officers will respond to their animal related calls.  Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the City of Branson assumed animal control services for all animal re...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Update - Branson Police Respond to Home Invasion

Branson Police responded to a report of a home invasion Saturday evening after a family reported two men had forced entry to their home robbing the couple of personal possessions including jewelry. The two men ran from the home leaving the husband and wif...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Branson Police Respond to Home Invasion

Branson Police responded to a report of a home invasion Saturday evening after a family reported two men had forced entry to their home robbing the couple of personal possessions including jewelry. The two men ran from the home leaving the husband and wif...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Tanger Boulevard Street Maintenance

The Branson Public Works Department is working with A.T. Urban Development to remove and replace the concrete roadway of Tanger Boulevard. The work will begin Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Citizens and visitors are urged to use alternate routes via Wildwood...

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

Branson Firefighters Urge Caution as Temperatures Plummet

Sub-Freezing Temperatures are predicted over the next week in the Branson Community. With this in mind, the City of Branson Fire Department reminds area commercial business owners to insure minimum heat is maintained throughout buildings protected with an...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Branson Police Department Joins National Holiday DWI Enforcement “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Will Target Substance–Impaired DriverThe Branson Police Department will be out in full force as part of the annual nationwide Holiday DWI Enforcement Crackdown “Drive Sober ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

Trash Can Fire Causes Late Night Evacuation of a Branson Hotel

Guests at the Stone Castle Inn and Waterpark located on Green Mountain Drive were awakened by the buildings fire alarm late Friday night as Branson firefighters responded to the possible commercial structure fire at 11:30 pm. First arriving fire units rep...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Fire Department Receives $1,500 Donation

The Branson Fire Department received a $1,500 donation from Dr. Joy Watson and her husband Tom representing their business Healing Tree Health Club and the Lazarus Foundation.Dr. Watson operates the Healing Tree Health Club with locations at the Victorian...

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