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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Summary of Actions Taken at the March 28, 2017 Branson Board of Aldermen Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Summary of March 28, 2017 Meeting of Branson Board of Aldermen

CONSENT AGENDA:

Approved Board of Aldermen Minutes:

March 9, 2017 Study Session

March 14, 2017 Regular Meeting

Acknowledge Receipt of Minutes:

Planning ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Highway 76 Traffic Reduces to One Lane to Underground Utilities March 27-31

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, March 24, 2017

Public Works/Engineering Dept: 417.337.8559

 

Highway 76 Traffic Reduces to One Lane to Underground Utilities March 27-31

Branson, MO (March 24, 2017) – Beginning Monday, March 27, the City of Branson wil...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Branson Residents Prepare for Annual Spring Cleanup April 17-20 PLUS New Yard Sale Info!

Branson, MO (March 22, 2017) – Branson’s Annual Spring Cleanup week is just around the corner and residents are gearing up for spring cleaning throughout Branson neighborhoods. In its continued commitment to maintain the Branson’s beauty, the City of Bran...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Branson Utilities Aims to Reduce Potential Water Loss with Leak Detection Study

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

Branson Utilities Aims to Reduce Potential Water Loss with Leak Detection Study

Branson, MO (March 21, 2017) – During the past seven years, Branson Utilities has worked to reduce water loss from the City’s ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

BRANSON ALERT: It is against the law and unsafe to drive in Hwy 76 center lane!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 

The Branson Police reminds motorists that the center lane of Hwy 76 is to be used ONLY as a turn lane.

A number of safety risks to pedestrians and construction workers are present, especially with construction crews working alo...

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Posted on: March 18, 2017

Ellen Street to Close One Lane of Traffic Beginning Monday March 20, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Public Works/Engineering Dept: 417.337.8559

 

Ellen Street to Close One Lane of Traffic Beginning Monday March 20, 2017

Branson, MO (March 18, 2017) – Ellen Street between Highway 76 and Sheryl Street will be...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Summary of March 14 Board of Aldermen meeting

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Summary of March 14, 2017 Meeting of Branson Board of Aldermen

MARCH EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH:  Dennis Pritchard & Johnny Graves, City of Branson Public Works 

Congratulations to Dennis Pritchard and John...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Francis Street to remain closed at Highway 76 thru Thurs morning; Detour via Rosalee St or Gretna

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Public Works/Engineering Dept: 417.337.8559

 

Francis Street to Remain Closed at Highway 76 Wednesday on March 8, 2017

Branson, MO (March 7, 2017) – The City of Branson will keep Francis Street closed at the in...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Responsible Alcohol Selling Class Required for Branson Businesses Selling Liquor

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, March 7, 2017

Carl Garrett, Supervisor of Licensing & Tax Compliance: 417.337.8575

 

“Responsible Alcohol Selling” Class Required for Branson Businesses Selling Liquor

 Branson, MO (March 7, 2017) – The City of Branson...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Tanger Blvd Reopens After Completing Street Maintenance Two Days Ahead of Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, March 06, 2017

Keith Francis, Asst. Director, City of Branson Public Works

417.243.2727, KFrancis@BransonMO.gov

MEDIA RELEASE

Tanger Blvd Reopens After Completing Street Maintenance Two Days Ahead of Schedule 

Branson, MO (Mon...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

ELEVATED RISK for Severe Weather in Branson Areas This Evening - Strongest Storms Occurring 11P-2A

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 07, 2017

Branson Fire Chief, Ted Martin

417.243.2790

MEDIA RELEASE

ELEVATED RISK for Severe Weather in Branson and Surrounding Areas This Evening 

Branson, MO (Thursday, March 7, 2017) – The National Weather Service – ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2017

Dim the lights to honor Chisai Childs-Ringler for ONE minute on Sunday March 5 at 6:30PM

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This is a non-emergency message from the City of Branson:

To honor Chisai Childs-Ringler, businesses along the West Highway 76 corridor, especially the theaters, are encouraged to darken their lights at 6:30pm Sunday for ONE minute to honor her impact on t...

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Posted on: March 4, 2017

City of Branson Closing Francis St. at Hwy 76 March 6 and 7; detour via Rosalee St. or Gretna Rd

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Public Works/Engineering Dept: 417.337.8559

 

MEDIA RELEASE

Branson to Close Francis Street at Highway 76 March 6-7, 2017

Branson, MO (March 4, 2017) – The City of Branson is closing Francis Street at Hig...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Branson Main Street Reopens as Construction Completes Ahead of Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, March 3, 2017

Public Works/Engineering Dept: 417.337.8559

 

MEDIA RELEASE

Branson Main Street Reopens as Construction Completes Ahead of Schedule

Branson, MO (March 3, 2017) – The City of Branson is pleased to announce that as...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Emergency Management Agencies Prepare for Annual Statewide Severe Weather Tornado Drill March 7

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Branson Fire Chief, Ted Martin

417.243.2790

Emergency Management Agencies Prepare for Annual Statewide Severe Weather Tornado Drill Scheduled on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 

Branson, MO (Thursday, March 2, 2017) –...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Branson Public Works to Perform Street Maintenance on Tanger Blvd in Time for NAIA, March 1-8

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, February 27, 2017

Keith Francis, Asst. Director, City of Branson Public Works

417.243.2727, KFrancis@BransonMO.gov

MEDIA RELEASE

Branson Public Works to Perform Street Maintenance on Tanger Blvd Prior to NAIA 

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

City of Branson Utilities Plans Water Service Interruption February 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, February 24, 2017

Mike Ray, Director, City of Branson Utilities

417.243.2738, MRay@BransonMO.gov

MEDIA RELEASE

Branson Utilities Department to Interrupt Water Service Interruption Tuesday February 28 

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

City of Branson Now Accepting 2017 Green Initiative Award Applications

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, February 24, 2017

Media Contact:  Tara Norback, Planning & Development Dept.                  

417.337.8854 or Mona Menezes 417.337.8566

MEDIA RELEASE

City of Branson Accepting 201...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Ellen Street to Close for Sidewalk Construction on Highway 76 in Branson

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Media Contact:  Jennifer Langford, Communications Manager                  

417.337.0017 cell or JLangford@BransonMO.gov      &...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Highway 76 Traffic Reduces to One Lane at Titanic Museum Monday 2/2 thru Friday 3/3

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Media Contact:  Jennifer Langford, Communications Manager                  

417.337.0017 cell or JLangford@BransonMO.gov      &...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

BRANSON POLICE ALERT OF QUICK CHANGE ARTIST IN THE AREA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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On February 18th multiple businesses reported falling victim to a quick change artist. The below pictured heavy-set Hispanic

male with a mustache/goatee asked for change for several $100 d...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Gun Threat at Branson School Deemed 'Not Credible Threat'

According to City of Branson Police Chief Stan Dobbins regarding the gun threat today at Branson Schools:

“At approximately 3:30PM today, Branson Police were notified by a Wal-Mart supervisor reporting an undocumented phone call that had been received stat...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Branson Fire Department Indoor Pyrotechnics Course Required Training for Permit/License

Branson, MO – City of Branson Fire & Rescue will be presenting 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 Mi...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Branson Police Arrest Two Individuals Wanted in More Than 50 Vehicle Property Thefts

Branson, MO (Thursday, February 16, 2017) – Branson Police have arrested two individuals wanted in connection with more than 50 thefts from vehicles and numerous stolen automobiles in Springfield and Branson, breaking up a large identify theft and stolen ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Gretna Road to Close north of Hwy 76 to Francis Street for Utility Construction on Monday Feb 13

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Gretna Road to close north of Highway 76 for utility construction

On Monday, February 13, Gretna Road will be closed from the Highway 76 intersection north to Francis Street for the construction of underground utilities across Gretna as part of the Highway...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

BRANSON HWY 76 ALERT: Update to waterline repair at Gretna & 76

Branson Utility dept repairing waterline at Gretna & 76. A few businesses are without water including: Youngblood Construction, Track 4, the gas station at corner of 76 & Gretna, as well a church and campground on Gretna. Estimated repair time 2 hours.

Posted on: February 7, 2017

BRANSON HWY 76 ALERT: Contractors struck 8" waterline at Gretna & 76. Updates forthcoming.

Contractors struck an 8" water line at Gretna & Hwy 76. Utility workers onsite to assess situation. Stay tuned for updates that are forthcoming.

Posted on: February 3, 2017

Water lines repaired and service restored in Downtown Branson

As of approximately 11:00 AM, City of Branson Utility Department reports water lines in downtown Branson have been repaired and water service restored.

Posted on: February 3, 2017

Branson water main break downtown affecting svc Commercial to Sycamore & Atlantic Streets

Branson of Branson Utility Dept reports water main break downtown affecting svc from Commercial to Sycamore & Atlantic. 2-4 hour estimated repair time. Crews are onsite troubleshooting to report a more detailed repair time. Stay tuned for updates.

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Branson Fire Rescue to Welcome 5 New Firefighters at Badge Pinning Ceremony Friday, Feb 3

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BRANSON FIRE RESCUE TO HOLD BADGE PINNING CEREMONY

Branson Fire-Rescue will hold an official Badge Pinning Ceremony on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 11:00AM-12:00PM in the Court Chambers of Branson City Hall.

Family, friends and community members are invite...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Next mandatory “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class for liquor sales/servers is Thurs, Feb 2 at 9:30A

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

 Branson, MO (January 26, 2017) – The City of Branson Finance Department will be hosting a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 9:30AM for restauran...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Progress along Branson's Hwy 76 to affect water service and close Francis St on Monday 1/30

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The City of Branson will close Francis Street between Sheryl St. & Hwy 76 from 7:00AM-4:30PM on Monday, January 30 while a water connection is performed on Francis Street. 

Traffic will be detoured from Francis to Ellen St, and water service will be i...

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Posted on: January 22, 2017

Hwy 76 Reduced to One Lane at Rosalee near Presleys' Theater Jan 23-27

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Highway 76 reduced to one lane at Rosalee Jan 23

Weather permitting, the City of Branson will reduce West Highway 76 to one lane in the just west of Rosalee Street near Presleys’ Theater on Monday, January 23 for the installation of new waterline and under...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

City of Branson preparing for freezing precipitation into Friday morning

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City of Branson street crews are preparing for freezing precipitation and plan to begin treating city streets at midnight. Further information will be posted in the "Alerts" bar at www.bransonmo.gov as morning approaches.

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

WB lane of Branson Hwy 76 to close Jan 10, traffic use center lane and notice signal changes

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The City of Branson will begin underground utility work at the Titanic Museum on Tuesday, January 10, moving west towards Gretna Road. 

The WB lane of Hwy 76 in this area will be closed, and motorists traveling westbound will use the center lane from ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

EB lane closed on Hwy 76 in front of Presleys' Theater - traffic to use center lane in this zone

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Sidewalk Installation Underway at Presleys’ Theater on Hwy 76!

Another milestone is underway in front of Presleys' Theater on Hwy 76 where the installation of a new sidewalk, curb and gutter began today, January 9! As a result, the EB lane in closed at thi...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Main Street to Close Between Commercial & Veteran's Blvd in Downtown Branson January 10

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Phase 3 Construction Begins on Commercial Street from Atlantic to Pacific in the Historic Downtown Branson Streetscape Project – Businesses Remain Open

Branson, MO (January 6, 2017) – City of Branson Public Works is pleased to announce that con...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Branson Mayor & Fire Chief Invites Citizens to 'Wet Down' Ceremony on Sat. Jan 7, 1PM

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MEDIA RELEASE: PUBLIC INVITATION

Mayor Karen Best and Branson Fire Department Invite Citizens to Participate in ‘Wet Down Ceremony’ to Commission the New $595K KME Engine 

Branson, MO (Tuesday, January 3, 2017) The ‘Wet-Down’ tradition dates bac...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

City of Branson Planning Commission meets Jan 3, 2017 at 6:30PM at City Hall

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The first 2017 study session of the City of Branson Planning Commission has been set for January 3, 2017 at 6:30PM at Branson City Hall. Download agenda at: http://ow.ly/qDvO307wcjI #BransonForward

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Post-Holiday Clean-Up Time! Recycle Christmas trees and excess packaging, paper & more!

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Does your trash overflow during holidays?  What about that live Christmas tree? 

Americans typically generate 25% more waste during the holidays, and most of that is recyclable.  While bows, ribbons and shiny or foil papers are NOT recyc...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

City of Branson Utilities currently repairing water main break at Truman & Todd Streets

City of Branson Utilities department is in the process of repairing a water main break at the intersection of Truman and Todd Streets in the Murphy Addition. Residents along Todd St and East Miller St will notice a water outage. The repair is estimated to...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Branson Police Respond to Armed Robbery at 1300 block of W 76, 3 Suspects Apprehended, No Injuries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Media Contact:  Jennifer Langford

Communications Manager, City of Branson

417.337.0017 cell

JLangford@BransonMO.gov

 

MEDIA ALERT

 

Branson Police Respond to Armed Robbery at 1300 block of West Highw...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE: Special Branson Board of Aldermen Meeting to Replace December 8 Study Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, December 5, 2016

Branson City Clerk Lisa Westfall: 417.337.8522

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Special Branson Board of Aldermen Meeting to Replace December 8 Study Session

Branson, MO (December 5, 2016) – The City of Branson announces the c...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Temporary Closure of North Beach Park in Branson December 6-7

Branson, MO (November 29, 2016) – The City of Branson Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded the Tree Resource, Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) Grant from the Missouri Conservation Department.  The TRIM Grant is a cost-share program ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2016

Branson 68th Annual Adoration Parade & Lighting Ceremony begins 5:00PM today at Commercial & Main!

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The Branson 68th Annual Adoration Parade begins today, Sunday, December 4th at 5:00PM in historic downtown Branson near corner of Commercial and Main!

MAP IT HERE!

This is Branson's way to share and reflect on the beauty of the Christmas story that still in...

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Posted on: December 4, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: Commercial Structure Fire at Welk Resort 4-Story Condominium Under Construction

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Branson, MO (Sunday, December 4, 2016) – The Branson Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire this morning at 400 Watermill Drive, part of the Welk Resort property. The call came in at 5:39AM, and first arriving units discovered the roofli...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Dates Announced for Branson City Election

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 29, 2016Branson City Clerk Lisa Westfall: 417.337.8522

MEDIA RELEASE: Dates Announced for Branson City Election

The Missouri Secretary of State has set the Spring local election day as April 4, 2017. Reg...MORE >>

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Temporary Closure of Atlantic Street for Construction Nov. 29-30

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 29, 2016City of Branson Public Works: 417.243.2727

MEDIA ALERT: Temporary Closure of Atlantic Street November 29-30 for Construction

Branson, MO (November 29, 2016) – City of Branson Public Works is closi...MORE >>

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

First sidewalks are complete in Branson's 76 Revitalization Project Phase 1A!

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As the City of Branson has picked up the pace of construction along Hwy 76, we are proud to announce that the first new sidewalk is complete on the south side between Ozarkland and Shoot for the Stars Mini-Golf!

Barricades have been removed to better accom...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Next City of Branson “Responsible Alcohol Selling” Class to be held December 1, 2016

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Branson, MO (November 21, 2016) – The City of Branson Finance Department will be hosting a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, December 1, 2016, for restaurant managers, servers, cashiers and bartenders. This training is required of all busi...MORE >>

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Posted on: November 20, 2016

76 Revitalization Update: All lanes to reopen on W Hwy 76 for holiday traffic Wed. 11/23

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To better accommodate Thanksgiving holiday travelers and the busiest shopping season of the year, the City of Branson will remove all construction barriers in the 3000-3100 blocks of W Hwy 76 on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Since September, barriers have been ...MORE >>

Posted on: November 17, 2016

Street Maintenance on Branson Hills Parkway

The Branson Public Works Department is working with Journagan Construction to perform maintenance on Branson Hills Parkway this week. Mill and overlay work will begin this evening at 8:00 p.m. and end Friday, November 18 at 8:00 a.m. Crews will begin m...Read on...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Winter Weather Awareness Day! Be Prepared – Be Informed!

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The National Weather Service, State and Local Emergency Management Agencies including the City of Branson Fire Department have proclaimed Wednesday, November 16, 2016 as Winter Awareness Day.

“Since we are fast approaching the winter season, this is th...MORE >>

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Summary of Actions by Branson Board of Aldermen: 11/8/2016

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Summary of November 8, 2016 Meeting of Branson Board of Aldermen

NOVEMBER EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH:
Congratulations to Jonathan Thomason of the Public Works Department for receiving the City of Branson November Employee of the Month award presented by A...http://ow.ly/a1r03063avP

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

PUBLIC INVITED! Veteran’s Day Dedication of Raine Clotfelter Mural to Branson Convention Center

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The City of Branson and Branson Convention Center invites the public to a special dedication ceremony on Friday, November 11 at 1:15PM.

In collaboration with the Branson Arts Council, a press conference will be held in the south lobby of the Branson ...MORE >>

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Branson Firefighters Respond to House Fire Ignited by a Small Child Playing With a Lighter

Branson firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in the 1500 block of Todd Drive at 11:00am Friday morning. The home was occupied by two adults (1 male / 1 female) and two small children (both male – approximately 2 and 4 years old). The o...MORE >>

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

UPDATE: Active Gas Pump Fire at Casey’s General Store in 600 Block of S Business 65 in Branson

Branson, MO (October 31, 2016) – The Branson Fire Department responded to an active gas pump fire at Casey’s General Store this morning located at the 600 block of South Business Highway 65 in Branson.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire in a s...MORE >>

Posted on: October 25, 2016

Westbound lane of Hwy 76 to close 100 feet on Wed. 10/26 in front of Chopper Charters

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As part of the Hwy 76 Revitalization Project Phase 1A, the City of Branson will close the westbound lane of Highway 76 in front of Chopper Charters from Rosalee Street west to the Hall of Fame Hotel – a distance of about 100 feet - on Wednesday, October 2...MORE >>

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

91% Liquor Compliance Results Shows Continued Improvement in Branson

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The City of Branson recently conducted random compliance checks on Branson businesses holding liquor licenses to confirm that clerks are properly verifying the legal age of alcohol purchasers in compliance with the City of Branson’s liquor ordinance. On O...MORE >>

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Hwy 76 Project Update: Monday, Oct 24-Oct 31 - One-Lane traffic on Ellen St between Hwy 76 & Sheryl

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Beginning today, Monday October 24, Ellen Street has been reduced to one lane of traffic between Hwy 76 & Sheryl Street as the City of Branson moves forward with installation of underground waterlines and utility conduit in Phase 1A of the Hwy 76 Revi...MORE >>

Posted on: October 18, 2016

Branson Convention Center and City of Branson Partner to ‘Warm the Ozarks’ on Nov 4

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The City of Branson and Branson Convention Center are pleased to announce its collaborative ‘Warm the Ozarks’ event, a community effort to help those in need of items to prepare for the upcoming cold, winter months. On November 4, 2016 between the hours o...MORE >>

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Posted on: October 15, 2016

Branson Mayor to Host 2016 SWMO Regional ‘Lights On Afterschool Summit’ on Friday Oct 21

City of Branson Mayor Karen Best will be hosting the 2016 Southwest Missouri Regional ‘Lights On Afterschool Summit’ on Friday, October 21 at Ballparks of America in Branson.

Mayor Best invites the public to join elected officials from across the State...MORE >>

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Posted on: October 15, 2016

The Branson House Awarded Tree Board’s Final Beautification Award of 2016

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The City of Branson Tree Board is proud to present the October Beautification Award, the final award for 2016. This month’s recipient is The Branson House located at 120 North Fourth Street. The house was originally constructed in 1923 by the Parnell fami...MORE >>

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Posted on: October 15, 2016

Branson Mayor Invites Community to “Monarch Mingle” Event, Oct 20 - City Hall

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City of Branson Mayor Karen Best invites the community to join her along with city officials, staff and a variety of partners to participate in “Monarch Mingle,” a networking event to learn more about bringing Monarch butterflies back to the Ozarks area. ...MORE >>

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

New Information Available for October 24 Fall Clean Up in Branson Neighborhoods

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Branson, MO – The City of Branson Public Works Department will be conducting its annual Fall Cleanup beginning Monday, October 24th through Thursday, October 27th, helping Branson residents to properly dispose of large unwanted items at no cost in an ongo...MORE >>

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

Branson Road Closure at Branson Landing Roundabout on Tuesday Oct 11, 10:30A-9:00P

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Branson, MO – North Pole Productions, the contractor for the City of Branson, will be installing an 80 foot Christmas tree at the Skaggs Roundabout on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The city will be closing one lane of traffic on Branson Landing Boulevard, c...MORE >>

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Check out the NEW City Connection Newsletter!

Welcome to the NEW City Connection Newsletter, a publication of the City of Branson!

Subscribe to receive this newsletter via email by texting BransonNews to 22828.

View the Digital e-Newsletter and print a PDF!

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

Fall Clean Up for Branson Residents Begins October 24! View pick-up schedule here:

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The City of Branson Public Works Department will be conducting its annual Fall Cleanup beginning Monday, October 24th through Thursday, October 27th, helping Branson residents to properly dispose of large unwanted items at no cost in an ongoing effort to ...MORE >>

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

MEET THE CHIEFS TODAY! Branson RecPlex 4-7:00PM with Mayor Karen Best, Branson Police & Fire

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MEET THE CHIEFS!!
Join City of Branson Mayor Karen Best as she hosts Branson's 1st Annual National Night Out at Branson RecPlex, TODAY 4-7:00PM!

Meet Branson's new Police Chief Stan Dobbins, Fire Chief Ted Martin, Taney County Sheriff, get your photo...MORE>>

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

City of Branson Hosts Special Event on Sat. Oct. 8: Bringing Monarch Butterflies Back to Branson

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The City of Branson invites the public to a Monarch butterfly educational program on Saturday, October 8 at the Taneyhills Library. The program begins at 10:00 AM and will include a special movie for all ages, stories and gifts for children.

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

BRANSON FIRE & RESCUE OFFERS COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING

Branson, MO – City of Branson Fire & Rescue will present a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program starting October 11, 2016. This training will be held every Tuesday for eight weeks from 6:00-9:00PM at the fire department’s training...Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

76 Revitalization Phase 1A Update, week ending 9/30/16

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The City of Branson will not only be completing the waterline installation and underground utility work on the south side of Highway 76 between Ellen and Francis streets in two weeks, but also constructing the permanent above ground construction that incl...Read on...

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

Branson Mayor Hosts Free “Meet the Chiefs” Event to Launch Community’s 1st Annual ‘Na

Branson Mayor Hosts Free “Meet the Chiefs” Event to Launch Community’s 1st Annual ‘National Night Out’ Celebration Tuesday Oct 4, 4PM at RecPlex http://www.bransonmo.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6118

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

“Responsible Alcohol Selling” Class Hosted by City of Branson

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Next 'Responsible Alcohol Selling' Class Required of all Branson businesses selling or serving alcohol - October 6, 9:30AM at Branson City Hall http://www.bransonmo.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6117

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

City of Branson Partners with Master Naturalists to Bring Back Monarch Butterflies

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Monarch butterfly populations have declined by 90% in the past two decades, and what used to be an annual migration of millions of butterflies through Branson has dwindled to nearly nothing in 2016. To promote awareness of this issue and provide the a nat...Read on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Branson Multifamily Community 1st in SW MO, 3rd in State to Earn EPA ENERGY STAR® Certification

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The multifamily community known as Turtle Creek Apartments in Branson, Missouri is the first of its kind to earn the prestigious ENERGY STAR certification in Southwest Missouri, and only the third in the state of Missouri. The EPA ENERGY STAR certificatio...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Branson Hwy 76 Construction Update for Monday 9/19

On Tuesday, September 20, the City of Branson will begin setting up barricades in the eastbound lane of Highway 76 in front of Ozarkland, continuing east to 'Shoot for the Stars' Mini-Golf between Francis and Ellen Streets.

All eastbound traffic will ...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2016

Branson Performer Kirsten Hart Fills City of Branson Ward II Board Vacancy

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Branson Performer Kirsten Hart Fills City of Branson Ward II Board Vacancy

On Tuesday September 13, the vacant City of Branson Ward II Board position was filled by Mrs. Kirsten Hart. After a 4-1 vote by the sitting Board of Aldermen, Hart was sworn in...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

76 Renovation Project Update for Friday, Sept 16

Weather permitting, the City is expected to complete the waterline replacement and burying of utility conduits on Friday, September 16 across from Presleys’ Theater at 2920 Highway 76.

Starting next week, construction will begin in front of the Waffle...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Brookwood Inn Receives City of Branson’s September Beautification Award

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The City of Branson Tree Board is proud to present the September Beautification Award to Brookwood Inn, one of five of Skoglund Properties in Branson. http://www.bransonmo.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6088

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

City of Branson Names New Chief of Police, Branson Police Department

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After nationwide search by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association offers up four finalists, City of Branson names Stanley Dobbins as the new Chief of Branson of the Branson Police Department.

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

NEW!! Draft of Revised Zoning Code & Temporary Sign Code for Branson!

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The City of Branson has been working over the past year to produce an updated version of zoning and temporary sign code that is more user-friendly and better meets the needs of both residents and developers.

Together with the input of nearly 200 commun...Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: Branson Fire Dept reports natural gas leak at Gretna Rd has been secured

Branson Fire Chief Ted Martin reports that the natural gas leak at Gretna Road has been secured. Firefighters currently walking buildings to confirm no gas build up. Gretna Road has reopened between Wildwood and Rosalee.

Posted on: August 30, 2016

Taney County Coroner Autopsy Results Indicate Wayne Gilley Death Caused by Homicide

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Taney County Coroner Autopsy Results Indicate Wayne Gilley Death Caused by Homicide

Branson, MO – Taney County Coroner Kevin Tweedy released the results of the autopsy performed on Wayne Gilley this morning, August 30, revealing the dea...Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Investigation of Suspicious Death in Branson Continues, Awaiting Coroner’s Report

Investigation of Suspicious Death in Branson Continues, Awaiting Coroner’s Report. https://mo-branson.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/6054

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

City Clerk Announces Vacancy on City of Branson Board of Aldermen, Seeking Applicants

The City Clerk announces the City of Branson Board of Aldermen vacancy for Ward II, term expiring April 2017. Application deadline is September 6, 2016 at 4:30PM. http://mo-branson.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/6015

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Posted on: August 20, 2016

Branson Ward II Alderman Patrick Parnell Announces Retirement Leaving Vacancy on Board

City of Branson Ward II Alderman Patrick Parnell Announces Retirement Leaving Vacancy on Board of Aldermen

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

Actions Taken by Branson Board of Aldermen at August 23, 2016 Meeting

Actions of the Branson Board of Aldermen, August 23, 2016 - http://mo-branson.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/6043

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

City of Branson Responds to Families Impacted by the Closing of Historic Branson Lodge

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City of Branson Responds to Families Impacted by the Closing of Historic Branson Lodge

Branson, MO – The City of Branson is on site to assist families affected by the pending closing of Historic Branson Lodge at 2456 S State Hwy 165 in Branson. City of...Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

93% Liquor Compliance Results Shows Continued Improvement in Branson

City of Branson recently conducted random liquor compliance checks at businesses holding liquor licenses. 93% of 75 businesses were in compliance, only 5 failed vs 89% compliance in 2015. http://mo-branson.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/5987

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

8th Annual Branson Fire & Rescue Auxiliary Charity Fishing Tournament on Saturday August 20, 8AM-2PM

8th Annual Branson Fire & Rescue Auxiliary Charity Fishing Tournament on Saturday August 20, 8AM-2PM at Lilleys' Landing in Branson! $75 Entry Fee for each 2-person team.

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

Congrats to The Rose House for receiving the City of Branson August Beautification Award!

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Congrats to The Rose House for receiving the City of Branson August Beautification Award! http://mo-branson.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/5986

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

Actions Taken by Branson Board of Aldermen At August 9, 2016 Meeting

MEDIA RELEASE: Actions Taken by Branson Board of Aldermen
At August 9, 2016 Meeting; PLUS James Cartright of Branson Parks & Recreation named City of Branson Employee of the Month

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

Pointe Royale Golf Village Pond Water Meets Expectations Following Sewer Line Break at On-Site Lift

Pointe Royale Golf Village Pond Water Meets Expectations Following Sewer Line Break at On-Site Lift Station
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Posted on: August 4, 2016

Utility Crews on Scene to Mitigate Sewer Line Impact to Small Ponds at Pointe Royale Golf Village

Utility Crews on Scene to Mitigate Sewer Line Impact to Small Ponds at Pointe Royale Golf Village
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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Branson Fire Department Receives Prestigious “Edward M. Vineyard” Award from Fire Marshals Assoc.

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Branson Fire Department Receives Prestigious “Edward M. Vineyard” Award from Fire Marshals Association of Missouri. http://mo-branson.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/5946

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

August "Responsible Alcohol Selling” Class Hosted by City of Branson

The next “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 9:30AM, required of all businesses selling liquor in the city of Branson for restaurant managers, servers, cashiers and bartenders.
http://mo-branson.civicplus.com/...Read on...

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE: Fire At Brick House Hotel Early Tuesday Morning Determined Accidental

At 6:56AM, Branson Fire Department responded to Brick House Hotel on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway where an active fire was discovered in a commercial dryer in the hotel laundry room. https://mo-branson.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/5929

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

UPDATED: Actions Taken by Board of Aldermen at July 12, 2016 Meeting

Resolution of horse-drawn carriage long route plus renewal of fitness center at Branson RecPlex and plan of finance for Highway 76 Renovation and more... http://mo-branson.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/5892

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

TRAFFIC UPDATE: All traffic delays have been cleared between Hwy 248/65 & Branson Landing Blvd

TRAFFIC UPDATE: All traffic delays have been cleared between Hwy 248/65 & Branson Landing Blvd, and roads are now passable

Posted on: July 8, 2016

NOTICE: Traffic being rerouted at Hwy 65 & 248 due to blockage extending to Branson Landing Blvd

NOTICE: The City of Branson wishes to notify travelers that traffic is being rerouted to Hwy 65 at 248 due to a doublewide being stuck on 248 extending to Branson Landing Blvd. We are on scene diverting traffic, and MoDOT is rerouting traffic to 65 Hwy. P...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2016

UPDATE: Branson Landing 9th Annual Liberty Light Up Festival Changes

Branson Landing’s 9th Annual Liberty Light Up Event Update as of 4:40 PM…EVENT SCHEDULE CHANGE:
Tonight’s Resurrection - A Journey Tribute Concert will still begin at 8 PM, but due to a late evening forecast of rain, we will be moving the Fireworks UP t...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

As of noon today, water line repair is complete on Hwy 376 near Steak 'N Shake in Branson

As of noon today, water line repair is complete on Hwy 376 near Steak 'N Shake in Branson and water service restored to the area.

Posted on: July 1, 2016

MEDIA UPDATE: Fire Destroys Home Under Renovation Overnight in Branson’s Pointe Royale Subdivision

MEDIA UPDATE: Fire Destroys Home Under Renovation Overnight in Branson’s Pointe Royale Subdivision

Branson, MO – The Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in Pointe Royale last night at 11:02 pm. A neighbor called Pointe Royale se...More info >>

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

Water Line Break at Highway 376 Near Steak ‘N Shake in Branson, Estimated Repair Time 4-6 hours

Water Line Break at Highway 376 Near Steak ‘N Shake in Branson

Branson, MO – The City of Branson reports a break in a major water line that occurred over night near the entrance of Celebration City on Highway 376, directly across from Steak ‘N Shake. ...More info >>

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

NEWS RELEASE: Action Taken by Branson Board of Aldermen At June 28, 2016 Meeting

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Actions of Branson Board of Aldermen @ June 28, 2016 meeting; "Employee of the Month” Award to Sergeant Jennifer Bunting & Officer Michael Sheehan for Excellence, Teamwork & Integrity while in the line of duty; Econ Dev Annual Report; Successful '15 Audit

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE: FIREFIGHTERS PROMOTE FIREWORKS SAFETY AND ANNOUNCE LOCAL JULY 4TH CELEBRATION FIREWO

CITY OF BRANSON FIREFIGHTERS PROMOTE FIREWORKS SAFETY AND ANNOUNCE LOCAL JULY 4TH FIREWORKS DISPLAYS: http://mo-branson.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/5853

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE: City Of Branson Utilities Department Reports No Water Quality Violations in 2015

City Of Branson Utilities Department Reports No Water Quality Violations in 2015. 2015 Water Quality Annual Report is now available online at: http://www.bransonmo.gov/406/Water-Quality

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: STABBING AT FALL CREEK RESORT IN BRANSON, FRIDAY MORNING

Branson Police were dispatched this morning to Fall Creek Resort in response to reports of a stabbing. Upon arrival, a male victim was found with several stab wounds and transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries. A male suspect was located on sc...Read on...

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Posted on: June 19, 2016

REMINDER! Join the Discussion on Phase III of the Historic Downtown Streetscape Project on Tuesday!

You Are Invited! Join the City of Branson, Great River Engineering, downtown businesses and other community stakeholders to an open discussion about the options, recommendations and plans for Phase III of the Historic Downtown Streetscape construction pro...Read on...

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

NEWS RELEASE: Action Taken by Branson Board of Aldermen At June 14, 2016 Meeting

Action Taken by Branson Board of Aldermen At June 14, 2016 Meeting

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE: "Responsible Alcohol Selling” Class Hosted by City of Branson

The City of Branson will host a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class Thurs. June 2 for restaurant managers, servers, cashiers and bartenders. Businesses selling liquor or obtaining a liquor license are required to participate in this training.

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE: 76 CID VICTORY WITH APPROVAL OF 1% SALES TAX TO SUPPORT 76 REVITALIZATION

76 ENTERTAINMENT CID PROPERTY OWNERS VOTE TO FUND HIGHWAY 76 REVITALIZATION WITH 1% SALES TAX INSIDE THE DISTRICT: Success Marks Second of Three Steps in the $80 Million Finance Plan

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

Action Taken by Branson Board of Aldermen at May 24, 2016 Meeting

Actions taken by the Branson Board of Aldermen at the May 24, 2016 meeting

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Posted on: May 23, 2016

You're Invited! Branson Community Rezoning Open House on June 7!

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The City of Branson invites Branson residents, business owners, investors, developers and other stakeholders to participate in this interactive discussion to hear YOUR thoughts and ideas on possible zoning code updates you'd like for the City to consider.

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Posted on: May 23, 2016

Branson Board and Committee Vacancy: Call for Applicants

Individuals with an interest in serving as a City Board and Committee volunteer are encouraged to apply for a vacancy on the Human Resources Committee through April 2017. Applications must be received by 4:30pm on Friday June 3, 2016 by City Clerk.

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Posted on: May 18, 2016

NEW! Branson RecPlex Adopt-A-Trail and Flower Bed Program

The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is looking for volunteers who want to make a difference throughout the Branson community by adopting a trail or flower bed.

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Posted on: May 14, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: APPARENT ACCIDENTAL FATAL SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION IN BRANSON

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MEDIA ALERT: APPARENT ACCIDENTAL FATAL SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION IN BRANSON

Branson, MO – At approximately 8:30 PM this evening, City of Branson police officers were dispatched to the 500 block of College Street to investig...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

HAPPENING NOW: Branson Downtown Main Street Reopened Following Morning Gas Leak on 2nd Street

Main Street has reopened in Downtown Branson after temporary evacuation by Branson Fire Dept following a strike to gas line by city backhoe in line of work on 2nd St. Summit Gas was able to clamp lines, and gas has dissipated. Main St. reopened 10:41AM

Posted on: May 11, 2016

CITY AND HIGHWAY 76 STAKEHOLDERS COLLABORATE TO ENABLE 76 RENOVATION

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The City of Branson and 76 Entertainment CID are set to begin revitalization of Branson's famous Highway 76, transforming it into a state-of-the-art entertainment district pending the passage of a 1% tax by CID members and annexation of 300+ properties.

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

EVENT REMINDER! Public Ribbon-Cutting Event Thursday, May 12 1:30-3pm

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REMINDER! Ribbon-cutting event open to public at Cooper Creek's New Water Distribution & Sewer Collection Maintenance Facility, Thursday May 12, 1:30-3:00pm. Refreshments served with Water Master Plan Fact Sheets and presentations by Branson city leaders!

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

REMINDER: Branson Board & Committee Application Deadline is Friday, May 13, 4:30pm!

The Branson City Clerk reminds Branson residents that applications to fill Board and Committee vacancies are due Friday May 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm for the following:
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT & HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEES
PARK BOARD
PLANNING COMMISSION
TREE BOARD

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

ROAD WORK REMINDER! Repaving Streets in Branson North, Cahill and Cantwell Subdivisions

ROAD WORK REMINDER! Streets are being repaved this week following water line upgrades in Branson neighborhoods of Cahill, Branson North and Cantwell behind Bob Evans Restaurant.

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE: NATIONWIDE AIR SERVICE CONNECTING BRANSON TO 100+ CITIES VIA UNITED.COM

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NEW NATIONWIDE AIR SERVICE COMING TO BRANSON! Book flights NOW choosing from 100+ connections on United.com or use Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, and Elite Airways for travel beginning July 15!

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

City of Branson Hosts Downtown Streetscape Meeting for Phase III Construction Project

Downtown business proprietors and property owners are invited to city hall to meet with engineers at 5:30 Monday, May 9 regarding Downtown Streetscape Phase III construction. Discussionon improvements along Commercial St from Atlantic to Pacific

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Water going off in Murphy Addition behind Rib Crib this morning

Water will be going off shortly in a large portion the Murphy Addition behind Rib Crib due to a contractor hitting a 4" water line while extending sewer service line to a new home under construction. Expect approx 4 hours to repair.Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2016

Branson City Clerk Announces Board and Committee Vacancies

The City Clerk of Branson announces Board and Committee vacancies. The application deadline is May 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm for the following:

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Celebrate with City of Branson at Community Event/Open House on Tuesday, May 3, 4-6PM!

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Branson Mayor Karen Best and the @ invite EVERYONE to bring their families and friends to an OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, May 3, 4-6PM at Branson City Hall!

Events begin at the flagpole with the Branson High School Color Guard and AYO (Voices of Glory) perfo...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

4-26-16 Action Taken by Branson Board of Aldermen

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Branson and Taney County receive "Glass Recycling of the Year" Award from Ripple Glass; Branson businesses receive 'Green Initiatives Award'; Branson awards grants to three neighborhoods; board appointments

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

City Announces 2016 Green Initiative Award Recipients

The City of Branson honored the recipients of 2016 ‘Green Initiative Awards’ at the Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, April 26, 2016. These Branson businesses are recognized for efforts in recycling, conservation and sustainability.

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

City of Branson and Empire Electric Host Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Seedling Giveaway

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The City of Branson will be co-hosting an Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Giveaway with Empire District Electric Company on Friday, April 29 at 11:00 am at Lakeside Forest. Open to the public!

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

Working Together To Keep Branson Beautiful in Celebration of Earth Day

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As Earth Day draws near, the City of Branson honors those citizens, businesses and employees who help to maintain the beauty of Branson through efforts that enhance and sustain the environment and community landscape.

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

April 30th Deadline for City of Branson Business and Liquor License Renewal

Notices were mailed to city businesses in early March informing them of the upcoming license renewals. Business operators can renew licenses in person at City Hall, or by mail if post-marked on or before April 30th. More information is available here:

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Posted on: April 17, 2016

Action Taken by City of Branson Board of Aldermen 4-12-2016

Branson Board of Aldermen recognize Kimberly Cooper as April Employee of the Month, Recognize service of outgoing Aldermen Bohinc and Davis, Newly elected Aldermen Booth, Castillon and Seay take oaths of office.

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

Body Discovered in the Rubble of Hillbilly Inn Restaurant Following Early Morning Fire

At approximately 11:45 a.m., the City of Branson Fire Department was on site conducting the post fire investigation with the State of Missouri Fire Marshal when a body was discovered under heavy fire debris.

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

HAPPENING NOW: Branson Fire Department On Scene of Heavy Fire at the Vacant Hillbilly Inn on Hwy 76

Hwy 76 is closed between Fall Creek Road and Roark Valley Road and traffic is being rerouted via Roark Valley Road until further notice.

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Posted on: April 6, 2016

Branson RecPlex Earns Prestigious 2015 Gold International Aquatic Safety Award

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The Branson RecPlex is awarded the “2015 Gold International Aquatic Safety Award” by Jeff Ellis & Associates...the lifeguarding staff scored in top 30% of more than 600 organizations worldwide to earn the award!

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

REMINDER! Spring Clean Up Event Starts Next Week! April 11-14, 2016

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Dispose of large unwanted items like old appliances, furniture, mattresses, brush/limbs:
• Ward I Monday, April 11th
• Ward II Tuesday, April 12st
• Ward III Wednesday, April 13nd
• Brush/limbs picked up in all wards on Thursday, April 14th

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Posted on: April 5, 2015

City News Briefs

These are the stories playing this week on City News Briefs. City-Wide Cleanup, Business Recycling Seminar, Arbor Day event.

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