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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Public Hearing Notice for CDBG-Mitigation and CDBG-Long Term Recovery programs

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The City of Branson will hold a public hearing on October 27, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 110 W Maddux, Branson, MO 65616 to discuss the city's submission of an application for the Missouri Department of Economic Development&rs...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A City Update from Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community and those interested in Branson,

Our Finance Department, with support from the entire city staff, has just received the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 2020. This award reflects our...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Board of Aldermen Vote to Keep Face Covering Ordinance in Place

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The Branson Board of Aldermen voted to extend Chapter 58 of the Branson Municipal Code as it relates to the use of face coverings in public spaces at the regular Board of Aldermen meeting held Tuesday, October 13, 2020. This ordinance was passed to slow t...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

City Taking Applications for Open Board & Committee Positions

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The City of Branson has several standing boards and committees that provide opportunities for citizens to get involved in the community. The City has the following Board and Committee vacancies. The deadline for applications is October 26, 2020, ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

PeeWee Basketball Registration Now Open

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is currently registering for the popular PeeWee youth basketball program. This introductory basketball program is offered for children who are three and four years old and will focus on teaching basic fundamen...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Temporary Lane Closure on Glory Road Starting October 12

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The center lane and sidewalk along the west side of Glory Road, between W. 76 Country Blvd and Green Mountain Dr. will be closed beginning October 12, 2020, through October 23, 2020, weather permitting, to relocate a pedestrian crossing as part of the Aqu...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Win a Year Membership to Branson’s Dog Park in Arbor Day Contest

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Branson’s Parks & Recreation Department will host an Arbor Day Celebration on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. at the Elmo and Rosalea Marrs Memorial Dog Park, located in Stockstill Park at 645 Stockstill Lane, Branson, Misso...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Branson Police Investigate Armed Robbery

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At about 6:45 p.m. on October 8, 2020, Branson police officers responded to a report of a robbery in a wooded area off of Animal Safari Road where a caller reported two men with firearms were trying to steal a motor vehicle.

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Public Hearing Notice for CDBG-Mitigation and CDBG-Long Term Recovery programs

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Branson will hold a public hearing on October 13, 2020, 6:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 110 W Maddux, Branson, MO 65616 to discuss the city's submission of two applications for the Missouri Department of Economi...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

City Receives Liberty Utilities Rebate for Energy Efficiency

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Liberty Utilities presented a check to the City of Branson for $5,250 as part of an energy efficiency rebate for replacing City Hall’s 25-year old air conditioning system with a new energy-efficient model in May of 2020.

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A City Update from Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

Each month, the City of Branson has a featured value. The value focus for the month of October is ”Open Communication/Transparency - Open sharing of information between employees, citizens, and visitors." Our ability ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Temporary W. 76 Country Blvd Lane Closure Starting October 5

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The eastbound lane of W. 76 Country Blvd, including the sidewalk, between Wildwood Ave. and Glory Road will be closed beginning October 5, 2020, through November 24, 2020, weather permitting, for the installation of the octopus structure at Aquarium at th...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Preventing Kitchen Fires the Focus of Fire Prevention Week 2020

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Branson Fire Rescue will focus on preventing kitchen fires from October 4 through October 10, during this year’s Fire Prevention Week, titled “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen,” to educate the Branson community on simple a...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A Message from Branson Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

 

Well, whether you are ready for it or not, Fall is here.  The Autumnal Equinox occurred on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 9:31 a.m.  I've seen some of the trees in our area are...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

New Halloween Events Planned at the RecPlex for All Ages

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host a Halloween Hayride and a Haunted Barn nightly, beginning Tuesday, October 27, 2020, through Friday, October 30, 2020. Each event costs $5 per person and children under 2 are free.

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

City Completes W. 76 Country Blvd Sidewalk Improvements

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In an effort to promote walkability as well as to continue to keep pedestrians safe along W. 76 Country Blvd, the City’s Public Works & Engineering Department has just completed a 400 foot stretch of needed sidewalk repairs at the intersecti...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Registration Open for Girls and Kindergarten Youth Basketball

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now registering for Girl’s Youth Basketball and for co-ed Kindergarten basketball.

Click here to register online. The registration deadline is Thursday, October 22, 2020.

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

City to Temporarily Reopen Recycle Center as Taney County Makes Plans to Assume Recycling Operations

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The City of Branson is assisting the Taney County Commission as they make plans to take over recycling operations for the county. As part of this transition, the City of Branson will temporarily reopen the Recycle Center located at 550 Compton Dr. on Wedn...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A message from Branson Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

A bit of history for Constitution Week. This observance was enacted by President/General Dwight D. Eisenhower. I believe it provides an opportunity to dedicate some study time on the Constitution and other historical events that bro...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

City Transitioning to E-Bids and Electronic Bid Notification

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In order to save taxpayer money and to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by minimizing physical contact, the Branson Board of Aldermen approved an update to the municipal code that will allow the city to move to electronic bidding (E-bidding) to promote open ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A City Update from Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

Today marks 19-years since the attack on the U.S. that we refer to as "9-11." As we lower our flags to half-staff and observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., we pause to honor the memory of the innocent people who were m...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Board of Aldermen Vote to Extend Face Covering Mandate

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The Branson Board of Aldermen voted to extend Chapter 58 of the Branson Municipal Code as it related to the use face coverings in public spaces at the regular Board of Aldermen meeting held Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Branson City Hall, to slow the spr...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Hunter Ave. Closed September 8

Hunter Ave Closed September 8

Hunter Ave. will be closed to through traffic from Fall Creek Road to Outdoor Street from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2020, for the installation of a new water main.

Traffic delays are expected in this area. Motorists are encouraged to use...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A Message from Branson Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

Another great week in Branson and the Ozarks has come and gone. As we move from August to September, I can already see the beauty of the fall colors starting to grace the ridges.

We had another busy week in city hall. One key event w...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Branson Police Announce New “Vitals” Service

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The Branson Police Department is announcing the launch of “Vitals,” a new app-based service that will allow Branson Police Officers to better interact with residents or guests who have special conditions or disabilities.

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

City Wide Fall Cleanup Set for Sept 18 & 19

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The Branson Public Works Department will conduct its annual Fall Cleanup on Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19, 2020. This is a service the City is offering at no cost to help residents properly dispose of large unwanted items that are not ty...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A message from Branson Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

What a week! I want to again, welcome our new member of the Branson Board of Aldermen. This past Tuesday, we welcomed Julia King to the dais as she raised her right hand and gave her oath to the City of Branson. I hope everyone take...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Branson Board to Hold Special Study Session Sept 3

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The Branson Board of Aldermen will hold a special Study Session on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the Branson City Hall council chambers, located at 110 W. Maddux St. to discuss face coverings regarding the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Branson Board Approves Lower Property Tax for 2020

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Property owners in Branson will pay less property taxes this year because of increased property values due to construction and annexations.

Upon its second and final reading at the regular Board of Aldermen meeting on August 25, 2020, the Branson Board of ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

New Alderman, Julia King, Takes Office

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Ward 3 Alderman, Julia King, was sworn into office on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at the regularly scheduled Board of Aldermen meeting.

Alderman King is currently a Project Manager for Healthcare Performance Group. She fills the Alderman position left by Kev...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Lane Closures on Roark Valley Road Starting Aug 24

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There will be temporary lane closures on Roark Valley Road from Shepherd of the Hills Expy to Gretna Road beginning Monday, August 24. 2020, while Branson Public Works street crews repair three lanes of roadway due to a water line break.

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Registration Now Open for Adult Basketball & Volleyball

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is currently taking registrations for fall Adult Basketball and Adult Volleyball leagues.  Both the basketball and volleyball leagues are designed for teams of all skill levels and offer the opportuni...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A Message from Branson Mayor Edd Akers to the Branson Community

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Dear Branson Community,

On July 20, 2020, Taney County had 152 confirmed positive of COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths. As of August 13, 2020, Taney County has 490 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths. These numbers are sobering.

We can work together t...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Branson Community Garage Sale September 12

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will hold its annual fall Community Garage Sale on Saturday, September 12, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with vendor set-up beginning at 6:00 a.m.at the Branson RecPlex and Baseball Field parking lots.

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Doggie Swim Night at Branson AquaPlex September 7

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Bring your furry four-legged friend to the Branson AquaPlex on Monday, September 7, 2020, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for the annual Doggie Swim night. This end-of-season event offers the perfect opportunity for your dog(s) to play fetch, paddle around in the ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Julia King to Fill Branson’s Vacant Board of Aldermen Seat

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The Branson Board of Aldermen voted unanimously during a special meeting on August 11, 2020, to approve, Julia King, to fill the open Ward 3 Alderman position.

Julia King is currently a Project Manager for Healthcare Performance Group. She was appointed us...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Registration Now Open for Youth Fall Soccer

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is currently registering for fall co-ed and PeeWee soccer.

Youth leagues are available for boys and girls who are 5 to 15-years old. Practices begin on September 7, 2020. Teams will practice once a week, with a...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

‘Set’ Yourself Up for Youth Volleyball at the RecPlex

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Registration is now open for the Branson Parks & Recreation Department’s 2020 Youth Volleyball season, which is available for girls in first through sixth grades.

This league offers a great opportunity to improve team and individual skills an...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

6th Street Lane Closure August 7

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The southbound lane of 6th Street will be temporarily closed from W. 76 Country Boulevard to Pacific Street on Friday, August 7, 2020, between 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. to replace a manhole and install a new sewer main.

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

City of Branson Looking to Fill Board & Committee Vacancies

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The City of Branson has the following Board and Committee vacancies. The deadline for applications is August 17, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.

  • BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT – One alternate position open to fill term until April 2025
  • TOURISM COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT DISTR...
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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A message from Branson Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

Thank You all for your input and for caring about our community.

The Branson Board of Aldermen and I have received hundreds upon hundreds of e-mails, texts, social media comments and messages, and telephone calls regarding COVID-19 a...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Board of Aldermen Vote to Mandate Face Coverings in Public Spaces

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The Branson Board of Aldermen voted in favor of mandating face coverings in public spaces in a special public meeting held Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Branson City Hall to slow the spread of COVID-19 within the City of Branson. In a double read, the vote w...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

City of Branson Testing Wastewater for Coronavirus

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The City of Branson Utilities Department has agreed to participate in a state-wide program to sample the City’s wastewater for COVID-19 indicators that could help monitor trends and provide an early warning of new COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Guardrail Repairs on Bee Creek Road this Week

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Guardrail repairs will be made along the southbound shoulder of Bee Creek Rd. between Sycamore Dr. and Buccaneer Blvd. beginning at 7:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2020, through 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2020.

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Traffic Signal Work This Week on Branson Landing Boulevard

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Two traffic signals on Branson Landing Boulevard will be shut down for one hour this week for routine maintenance. Temporary stop signs will be in place during the repairs.

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the traffic signal at Branson Landing Boulevard and Comm...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

W. 76 Country Boulevard Lane Closure July 21

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The westbound lane of W. 76 Country Boulevard in front of the Americana Theater located at 2905 W. 76 Country Boulevard will be closed beginning at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020, through 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, for concrete curb repair.

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Board of Aldermen Postpone Vote on Mandatory Face Coverings

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After more than eight hours of public comment and discussion, the Branson Board of Aldermen voted to postpone a vote on an ordinance that would mandate face coverings in the City of Branson until Tuesday, July 28 at 2 p.m. in council chambers. The vote wa...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

City Auctioning off Surplus Property

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The City of Branson is conducting an online auction of surplus property that is going on now through Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Items up for auction include 10 vehicles, various electronics, gaming systems, tools, and other items that are no longer needed by...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Registration Now Open for Youth Flag Football

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is currently registering for Youth Flag Football, available for children in Kindergarten through third grades.

This new seven on seven instructional league is designed to introduce youth to the fundamentals of ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Registration Now Open for Adult Softball Leagues

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is currently taking registrations for Adult Softball. Designated leagues are offered on different evenings and designed for different skill levels to offer an opportunity for all interested players.

The followi...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Board of Aldermen to Hold Special Meeting July 16

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The Branson Board of Aldermen will hold a special, public, Board of Aldermen meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the Branson City Hall council chambers, located at 110 W. Maddux St. to discuss Chapter 58 of the Branson Municipal Code pertaini...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Veterans Boulevard Lane Closure July 13

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The northbound lane of Veterans Boulevard at the Main Street intersection will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. through 9 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2020, for the installation of an HVAC unit.

Traffic delays are expected in this area. Motorists are encouraged to f...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Branson Alderman Kevin McConnell Resigns

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Branson Alderman Kevin McConnell is resigning from the Board of Aldermen, effective August 7, 2020.

Alderman McConnell has served on the board, representing Ward III for three years and was currently serving a term to April 2021. In a resignation letter to...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Branson Landing Boulevard Lane Closure July 10

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Both northbound lanes of Branson Landing Boulevard from Long Street to the Bass Pro Shops will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. through 10 a.m. Friday, July 10, 2020, for flag pole and sign repairs.

Traffic delays are expected in this area. Motorists are enco...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

City to Require Face Coverings in City Government Facilities

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Starting Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. the City of Branson will require anyone entering a City facility to wear a face-covering to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

This includes the Branson Parks & Recreation’s RecPlex, the Branson P...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

City Offices Closed Friday, July 3, 2020

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In observance of Independence Day, city offices, including City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020. Police and Fire dispatchers and officers will still be working and ready to serve as always.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A weekly message from Branson Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

I hope you have a meaningful and patriotic Independence Day. Our community cherishes our freedom and knows it comes with a price. I encourage all to reflect on this most precious privilege that comes with accountability and responsi...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Annual Water Quality Report Finds No Issues with City Water

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The City of Branson’s Annual Water Quality Report for the 2019 calendar year indicates that the drinking water in Branson meets or exceeds all of the Missouri Department of Natural Resource requirements and standards for safe public drinking wat...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Branson Firefighters Encourage Fireworks Safety Ahead of Holiday Weekend

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The Branson Fire Department urges all residents and visitors to celebrate safely and legally when purchasing and discharging fireworks. Fireworks may be purchased in the City of Branson from June 20 through July 10, however, they can only be discharged fr...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Mayor to Issue Proclamation Promoting Unity

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Mayor Edd Akers will issue a proclamation at tonight’s regular Board of Aldermen meeting at 6 p.m. at Branson City Hall promoting unity and condemning hate speech.

The proclamation in part, reiterates the City of Branson’s commitment to...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Planned Water Disruption Scheduled for Wednesday

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The City of Branson Utilities Department will need to shut off water to the West Branson Heights area on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m. to replace a broken water main valve at the Crosby water tower site.

This water dis...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A weekly message from Branson Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

While all Missouri statewide COVID-19 health orders are now lifted, the health recommendations that we all have been following remain in place. Please don’t stop following the recommendations from the Taney County Health D...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

FREE Responsible Alcohol Selling Class Moving Online

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In light of COVID-19, the monthly “Responsible Alcohol Selling” classes are now being moved to an online webinar. The next webinar class will be on Friday, June 19, 2020, from 9:20 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You can register for the webinar at...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A weekly message from Branson Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

Missouri Governor Mike Parson is lifting all statewide restrictions on June 16, 2020. While this is great news for our local economy, please remain vigilant and practice what we know will keep it at bay. This is a real disease and i...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Two New Aldermen Take Office

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Incoming new Aldermen Jeff Seay (Ward II) and Jamie Whiteis (Ward III) were sworn into office along with incumbent Aldermen Bill Skains at City Hall on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at the regularly scheduled Board of Aldermen meeting.

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A weekly message from Branson Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

Thankfully, our COVID-19 numbers remain relatively low. This is due, in part, to your efforts to follow social distancing and other recommendations and guidelines from the CDC, the State, and the Taney County Health Department. Than...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A weekly message from Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

Despite the many hardships our community is facing during these troubling times, I am encouraged by the many stories of support and neighbors helping neighbors. That is what we need.

Governor Mike Parson has announced that Phase 1 of...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Improve Your Skills Through Tennis and Pickleball Clinics

Improve Your Skills Through Tennis and Pickleball Clinics

The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for Tennis and Pickleball Clinics for the summer of 2020.  Clinics are available for players of all skill levels and will be hosted at Stockstill Park Tennis Courts.

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Parks & Rec Youth Sports Clinics to Begin on June 15

Parks and Rec Youth Sports Clinics to Begin on June 15

The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for a variety of Youth Sports Clinics offered throughout June and July.

Youth Sports Clinics are designed to assist youth who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade in de...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A weekly message from Branson Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

While the COVID-19 issue may impact some traditional Memorial Day activities, I hope we all take a few moments to observe this holiday to honor the men and women who have died while serving our great nation as members of our armed f...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

City Taking Applications for Board and Committee Vacancies

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The City of Branson would like to encourage anyone interested in getting involved with local government or anyone who would like to have influence in government issues and processes, to apply to the open Board and Committee vacancies. Applications open Ma...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Branson Parks to Offer “One Day Fun Days” Camps This Summer

Branson Parks to Offer One Day Fun Days This Summer

The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for a variety of themed "One Day Fun Days” camps that will be offered each Wednesday in June and July.

“One Day Fun Days” are designed to provid...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Branson AquaPlex to Open June 2, 2020

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce the opening of the Branson AquaPlex on June 2, 2020.  The AquaPlex is a 12,250 sq. ft. aquatic park featuring water slides, play structures, a climbing wall, lap lanes, and a di...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A weekly message from Branson Mayor, Edd Akers

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As Governor Mike Parson stated, the reopening of our communities from the COVID-19 shutdown will be more like the turning of a dial and not like a flip of a switch. This gradual process can be seen in Branson as many businesses are working on their own ti...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

New Outdoor Warning Sirens Installation & Testing Next Week

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The City of Branson Fire Department will help install four new outdoor warning sirens around the community next week that will replace units that are more than 30 years old and are no longer serviceable.

Work will begin on Monday, May 18, 2020, and is expe...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

City of Branson 2020 Fiscal Health Update

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The City of Branson’s Finance Department has reviewed and adjusted all budgets to come up with a solid financial plan that will sustain all ongoing operations of the community in light of any financial impacts of COVID-19. Overall, the City is i...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Message from Branson Mayor Edd Akers Regarding COVID-19

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Dear Branson Community,

Our swift efforts against COVID-19 early on worked! We have few issues compared to other areas. It is great to have 342 folks tested with no positives for the virus! It could have been far worse had we not acted when and how we did....

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Branson Parks, Trails and Recreation Facilities to Reopen May 5

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will reopen all city parks, trails, and facilities on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.  Please see below for detailed information:

  • The Branson RecPlex will be open to the public with social distancing measures in...
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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Board of Aldermen Vote to Reopen Branson

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The Branson Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to remove all local restrictions that were outlined in Chapter 58 of the Branson Municipal Code pertaining to social distancing, essential businesses, and the spread of communicable diseases on a double read...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

A message from Branson Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

Monday, May 4, 2020, at noon the Aldermen will be asked to work with our legal team to amend Chapter 58 of the Branson Municipal Code that will hopefully start the process of reopening our City. We have had lots of pro and con input...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Planned Water Disruption Monday

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The City of Branson Utilities Department will need to shut off water to the Palace View Resorts and Spring Creek North residents on Monday, May 4, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to connect a newly relocated water main.

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Adams Street Closed on Saturday

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The City of Branson’s Public Works Department will close Adams Street from Veterans’ Blvd to 2nd Street, Saturday, May 2, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a crane to set up and install an air conditioning unit at Branson City Hall...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Board of Aldermen to Hold Special Meeting May 4

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The Branson Board of Aldermen will hold a special, public, Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday, May 4, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. in the Branson City Hall council chambers, located at 110 W. Maddux St. to discuss Chapter 58 of the Branson Municipal Code pertaini...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

City Working on Plan to Safely Reopen

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The City of Branson is currently developing plans to safely reopen the City under the framework of Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s newly announced “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan.

On March 23, 2020, the City of Branson passed a...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Message from Branson Mayor Edd Akers Regarding COVID-19

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Dear Branson Community,

You may have heard about a new sign that sits in front of Branson’s Cox Medical Center. It says “Believe in Branson.” It was donated to our community specifically to help encourage us during the COVID-1...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Shoulder Maintenance on W. 76 Country Blvd. to Start Monday

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The City of Branson Public works department will work along W.76 Country Blvd. over the next few weeks to make necessary repairs to the road’s shoulders.

The work will begin on Monday, April 27, 2020, and continue until the work is complete. Crew...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Branson Hills Parkway Lane Closure on Friday

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The City of Branson Public Works Department will close one westbound lane of traffic on Branson Hills Pkwy between Lake Hills Dr. and Stone Valley Dr. to replace a damaged speed limit sign.

Work will begin on Friday, April 24, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. and is exp...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Public Gathering Ordinance Remains in Effect until May 15, 2020

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The Governor’s announcement, that the DHSS order encouraging people to stay home will be extended to May 3, does not apply to the City of Branson’s current, more restrictive ordinance.

By amending Chapter 58 of the Branson Municipal Cod...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Branson Fire & Rescue Releases 2019 Performance Report

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Branson Fire & Rescue has released its annual performance report for 2019 documenting another successful year of relatively low fire losses and no civilian fire-related injuries or deaths.

The most noted items for 2019 included the purchase of a new 10...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Mayor Edd Akers: "We will get through this and will be back stronger for our trials"

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2020 started well, with a focus on getting a strong 2020 Census count. Our population count is important, on a local level, in so many ways. Please, in all this turmoil, don’t forget to complete the census. You can do it online at my2020census.g...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Mayor's Moment: City of Branson 2019 Review

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The first week of March, I began work on a State of Branson communication. How quickly my focus changed because of the current health pandemic. I will address and update the community on the current, fast-changing information from the COVID-19 situation, ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Police Department Now Offers Online Records Request

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In order to be more efficient and to eliminate the need to physically go to the Police Department, the Branson Police Department is now offering an easy and convenient way to request police records online. In most cases, a trip to the Police Department wi...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Branson Police Investigate Shooting on Judy Street

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Branson Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Judy Street at about 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2020, on a report that a person had been shot.

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Branson Parks & Recreation to Offer Pick-Up and Delivery for At-Risk Population

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department, in coordination with the City of Branson, would like to offer assistance to those in high-risk demographics in need throughout the Branson community during this difficult time as we continue to deal with the ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Branson Police Department Now Offers On-Line Reporting

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The Branson Police Department has established a new online reporting system, available immediately, that now allows citizens to report certain incidents conveniently online.

In-progress incidents, incidents with suspects on-scene or known to the victim, an...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Essential Business & Gathering F.A.Q.

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On March 23, 2020, the City of Branson passed an essential business and social gathering ordinance to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. That law is now in effect. The goal of the ordinance is to make sure that only essential businesses in the city are...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Board of Aldermen Vote to Restrict All Non-Essential Business

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In an emergency special meeting held Monday, March 23, 2020, at Branson City Hall, the Board of Aldermen voted 5 to 1 on the first reading and 5 to 1 on the second and final reading with Alderman Kevin McConnell voting no both times, to amend Chapter 58 o...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Branson Parks to Close Until Further Notice

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Effective immediately, all Branson Parks and Recreation parks and trails will be closed until further notice to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.  This difficult decision was made as the City of Branson continues to try to do their par...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: City of Branson Public Gathering Restrictions - FAQ

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On March 19, 2020, the City of Branson passed a public gathering ordinance to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The goal of the ordinance is to make sure that people are not gathering in groups of ten or more and enclosed areas that are open to the pu...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Board of Aldermen Pass Resolution with Community Guidelines

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The Branson Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution at tonight’s Board of Aldermen meeting, encouraging the citizens of the City of Branson to implement the COVID-19 mitigation strategies laid out by the Centers for Disease Control (CD...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Branson Board of Aldermen Vote to Restrict Public Gathering & Limit Business Occupancy

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On a double read, both with unanimous votes, the Branson Board of Aldermen passed Bill No. 5806 at tonight’s Board of Aldermen meeting, amending Chapter 58 of the Branson Municipal Code pertaining to public gatherings, designed to limit the spre...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Branson City Hall & Recycle Center Closed to Public Starting Friday

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In light of the recent COVID-19 health concerns, the City of Branson is closing City Hall and its Recycle Center to the public, starting Friday, March 20, 2020.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

City of Branson Alternative Payment/License Renewal Instructions

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In light of the recent COVID-19 health concerns, the City of Branson is working to eliminate the need for our citizens to have to come into City Hall to pay water bills, taxes, or to renew licenses.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Branson RecPlex to Close Until Further Notice

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will close the Branson RecPlex at the end of business on Friday, March 20, 2020, until further notice, to assist in the efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The building closure will include al...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting Moved to Thursday Night

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The regular Branson Board of Aldermen meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020, has now been moved to Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in the Branson City Hall council chambers, located at 110 W. Maddux St.     &n...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor Issues Emergency Proclamation for City of Branson

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After Missouri Governor Mike Parson declared a State of Emergency for the State of Missouri and under the request of the City’s Emergency Management Director, Branson Mayor Edd Akers has issued an Emergency Proclamation for the City of Branson.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

City of Branson Taking Action in Response to COVID-19

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The health and safety of our residents, community members, and visitors is our number one priority. The City of Branson is taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community and minimize its impact.

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Free Community Easter Egg Hunt, April 11, 2020

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host the Branson United Methodist Church for the 5th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 11, 2020, at the Branson RecPlex ball field complex.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Architectural Contract Finalized for New Police & Fire Buildings

The Branson Board of Aldermen approved Bill No. 5792 at their February 25, 2020 regular meeting, finalizing the phase two contract for the architectural and engineering services with Architect Design Group for both the new Fire Station and Police Headquar...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Pedestrian Safety Improvements Continue at Gretna Rd & W 76 Country Blvd

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The City of Branson’s Public Works Department will continue upgrading the pedestrian signals at the Gretna Rd. and W. 76 Country Blvd intersection at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2020, and will continue the work through the end of the week to...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Temporary W. 76 Country Blvd Lane Closure Extended

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Recent weather conditions have forced the extension of the temporary westbound lane closure on W. 76 Country Blvd. in front of WonderWorks, located at 2835 W. 76 Country Blvd. through March 31, 2020, to complete the right of way improvements.

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

City Encourages Community to Email State to help Protect Wastewater Treatment Plant

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The City of Branson is encouraging residents, community members, and stakeholders to email the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED), at mocdbg-mit@ded.mo.gov, to express support for spending federal grant money towards a flood protection syst...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Lane Closure on W. 76 Country Blvd Friday

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The east-bound lane of W. 76 Country Blvd will be temporarily closed in front of Outback Steak & Oyster Bar, 1914 W. 76 Country Blvd, from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020, for sign installation.

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Pedestrian Safety Improvements at Gretna Rd & W 76 Country Blvd

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The City of Branson’s Public Works Department will begin upgrading the pedestrian signals at the Gretna Rd. and W. 76 Country Blvd intersection at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020, and will continue the work through the end of the week t...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Register Now for Branson Parks & Rec Youth Baseball and Softball

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Registration is now open for the Branson Parks & Recreation Department’s youth baseball, softball and Tiny Tot T-Ball.

Youth baseball leagues are available for boys ages 5-12 years old and youth softball leagues are available for girls ages 5...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Branson to Host FREE Responsible Alcohol Selling Class

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The City of Branson Finance Department will host a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers which is now offered at no cost.

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Guardrail Repairs Moved to this Week

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Guardrail repairs that were scheduled throughout the City, last week have been rescheduled for this week. The City of Branson Public Works Department will work with Highway Safety Solutions, a guardrail company, to repair damaged sections of guardrail on ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

City of Branson looking to Fill Human Resources Committee Vacancy

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The City of Branson has the following Board and Committee vacancies. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.:

  • HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE – One position open to fill an unexpired term until April 2020

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Guardrail Repairs Throughout Branson This Week

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The City of Branson Public Works Department will work with Highway Safety Solutions, a guardrail company, to repair damaged sections of guardrail on area roadways starting Wednesday, February 18, 2020, and will continue through the end of the week.

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Branson Parks & Rec Hiring for Summer Jobs

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host a Job Fair on March 14, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Branson RecPlex, located at 1501 Branson Hills Pkwy, for anyone interested in working on the Parks & Recreation team this summer....

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Branson Police Chief to Present Biannual Report February 20

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Branson Police Chief, Jeff Matthews will present the Department’s biannual report to the Branson Board of Aldermen at the regularly scheduled study session on February 20, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers in Branson City Hall located ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Registration Open for School-Age Spring Break Camp

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its Spring Break Camp to ensure your children have a safe, fun time while on break from the classroom.

The Spring Break Camp will correspond with the Branson School calendar a...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Branson Police to Participate in Valentine's Day Speed Enforcement Campaign

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The Branson Police Department is urging all drivers in Branson to slow down to keep their loved ones safe this Valentine’s Day. There will be extra police officers on the roads this Friday looking for speeders as the Branson Police Department jo...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

City Initiates Dangerous Building Process for 102 N. Fifth St

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On January 15, 2020, the Director of Planning & Development issued a Findings of Fact and a Written Order of Abatement declaring the apartments at 102 N. Fifth Street as dangerous.

The formal order provided the property owner with 30 days to address th...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Branson Public Safety Sales Tax Update

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Branson residents passed a half-cent sales tax in 2017 to make the City of Branson a safer place by spending the money on public safety measures like updating and replacing old equipment and growing the police and fire departments. The City of Branson has...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Register Now for Spring Youth Soccer

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is currently registering for spring co-ed and PeeWee soccer.

Youth leagues are available for boys and girls who are 5-15 years old. Practices begin on March 9, 2020. Teams will practice once a week, with all ga...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Branson to Host FREE Responsible Alcohol Selling Class in February

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The City of Branson Finance Department will host a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers which is now offered at no cost.

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Branson Planning & Development Report Shows Consistent Growth in City

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The City of Branson’s Planning & Development Department’s 4th Quarter Report for 2019 shows a steady increase in building permits and a significant increase in construction value for the City.

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Branson Police Investigate Burglary at Best Buy

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The Branson Police Department is actively investigating a burglary that occurred at the Best Buy located at 977 Branson Hills Pkwy on January 20, 2020.

The Branson burglary involved over $50,000 of stolen merchandise. Investigators have identified and have...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Temporary Lane Closures at Gretna & Roark Valley Road Monday

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White River Valley Electric will temporarily close lanes at the intersection of Roark Valley Road and Gretna Road on Monday, February 3, 2020, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to replace utility poles.

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Branson Traffic Signals Getting an Upgrade to Improve Traffic Flow

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Drivers in Branson should expect to see a crew of Public Works and Engineering Department employees as well as Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) employees upgrading traffic signals, starting today, at 26 intersections throughout Branson that w...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Annual RecPlex Activity Guide Available Now

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce the release of the 2020 Activity Guide which provides information including times, dates and fees for all of the programs and special events offered through the Parks Department, as well...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Temporary W. 76 Country Blvd Lane Closure Extended

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Recent weather conditions have forced the extension of the temporary westbound lane closure on W. 76 Country Blvd in front of WonderWorks, located at 2835 W 76 Country Blvd through March 1, 2020, to complete the right of way improvements.

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Branson Police Respond to Shooting Incident

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At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Branson Police Department responded to a shooting incident in the 100 block of Champagne Drive. Arriving officers identified a 25-year old male with a gunshot wound to his arm and administered ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Register Now for Adult Co-Ed Trampoline Dodgeball

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce a new partnership with Big Air Trampoline Park to offer an Adult Co-Ed Dodgeball Tournament and League.

All games will be played at Big Air Trampoline Park, located at 3300 Gretna Rd., in...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Parks Department to Offer New TreeKeepers Program

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is proud to announce a new program known as TreeKeepers for citizens who are interested in becoming more knowledgeable about urban tree planting and tree care and to help beautify the Branson community.

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Downtown Awberry Restroom Closed for Repairs starting Jan 27

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will close the Awberry bathroom, a public restroom located at 111 North Commercial St, behind Dick’s 5 & 10, downtown, starting January 27, 2020, for needed sewer upgrades. This project is expect...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Branson Fire Rescue to Present Class on Indoor Pyrotechnics

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Branson Fire Rescue will present a course on the safe use of indoor pyrotechnics on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, from 1-5 p.m. at the Branson Fire Rescue training center located on the Ball Parks of America campus in building 13, suite 6. This course aims...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Community Center Offers New Exercise Classes for 2020

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce a full slate of great exercise classes at the Branson Community Center for the start of 2020, including a brand-new chair yoga class. The Branson Community Center is designed to provide ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

E Long St. Closed Wednesday and Thursday

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The Branson Public Works Department will close E Long St. to traffic starting Wednesday, January 15, 2020, through Thursday, January 16, 2020, for repairs to the railroad crossing at E Long St and Branson Landing Blvd.

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Public Works Crew on W. 76 Country Blvd this Week and Next

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Drivers along W. 76 Country Blvd should expect to see a crew of Public Works employees collecting data and maintaining the Storm Drain System starting Wednesday, January 15, 2020, through January 22, 2020. This work is expected to have little to no traffi...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Temporary Lane Closure on 76 Country Blvd Today

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The City of Branson Public Works Department will close the westbound lane of 76 Country Blvd in front of the Titanic Museum starting today, Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to help remove the thirty-foot Christmas tree at the Titani...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Aldermen Candidacy Declarations Deadline Approaching

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There is one week remaining for anyone who would like to run for a Branson Alderman seat in the upcoming spring local election. The deadline to declare candidacy for the position of a Branson Alderman is Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Registration Now Open for Mother Son Event

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host its second annual Mother Son Event at Big Cedar’s Fun Mountain, located at Devil’s Pool Rd, Ridgedale, Missouri, on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The event is designed to provide an...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Registration Now Open for Father Daughter Dance

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host its ninth annual Father Daughter Dance, sponsored by the Fogle Family Foundation, on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Branson RecPlex, located at 1501 Branson Hills Pkwy, Branso...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Donations to Branson Fire Rescue Enable New Water Rescue Initiative

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Recent donations from local business owners will allow Branson Fire Rescue to create an official water rescue initiative that Fire officials are aiming to have operational by mid-2020.

Healing Tree Health Club owners, Dr. Joy and Tom Watson, donated $1,500...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Temporary Lane Closure on Gretna Road Wednesday

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The Branson Public Works Department would like to make drivers aware of a temporary lane closure on the outside northbound lane of Gretna road between Branson Meadows and Violin Drive starting at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The inside lane wi...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

City Issues Forced Closure Notices to Three Lodging Establishments

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The City of Branson is issuing forced closure notices, January 7, 2020, for the following lodging establishments for failure to have a current business license:

  • Polar Bear Inn (Lowden Street Properties) 3545 Arlene Dr
  • Travel Inns (Travel Inn Apartments) 251...
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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Temporary Lane Closure on W Hwy 76 throughout January

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The Branson Public Works Department would like to make drivers aware of a temporary westbound lane closure on W. Hwy 76, from LongHorn Steak House to Gettin' Basted, throughout the month of January to accommodate large construction equipment for Wonder Wo...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Holiday (Tree) Recycling in Branson

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The City of Branson would like to remind residents and guests of its 24/7 recycle services and encourages everyone to recycle the cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, and cans that tend to pile up during the holidays.

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Branson Community Unites to Deliver Christmas to area Seniors

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department, in coordination with SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging, brightened the day of 250 local seniors during the fourth annual Adopt-A-Senior program, a program designed to remember local seniors who are on fixed inco...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Branson Police to Participate in DWI Enforcement Campaign Starting This Weekend

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The Branson Police Department will participate in the nationwide DWI campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” starting December 20, 2019, to crack down on substance-impaired driving. This crackdown will include high-visibility enfor...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Dates Set for April Branson City Election

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The Missouri Secretary of State has set the spring local election day as April 7, 2020.  Registered voters in Branson will be able to vote for the Alderman representing their Ward.  Each of the City’s three Wards will have an A...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

City to Roll Out New Permitting Software in January

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The City of Branson’s Planning & Development Department will launch “Citizenserve,” a new digital land management software system that will make the development and building permit process in Branson more efficient and tr...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Registration Open for School-Age Winter Break Camp

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its Winter Break Camp to ensure your children have a safe, fun time while on break from the classroom.

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

New Parks & Rec Youth Cheer Program to Start in January

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for a new youth cheerleading program that will begin in early January.

This program is designed to allow girls’ grades 2nd-6th an opportunity to learn cheerleading...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Branson to Host FREE Responsible Alcohol Selling Class Dec. 5, 2019

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The City of Branson Finance Department will host a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers which is now offered at no cost.

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Branson Parks to Host Annual Breakfast with Santa

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Bring the kids to see Santa as he makes a special visit to the Branson RecPlex for the Branson Parks & Recreation Department’s annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

Three sessions are available at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. an...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Branson Home Depot Donates Materials to Fire Rescue Team

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The Branson Home Depot has teamed up with Branson Fire Rescue as a community service partner by donating nearly $600 in lumber and materials for the use in technical rescue incidents.

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Lane Closure on Branson Landing Blvd Sunday

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The City of Branson’s Public Works Department will close one lane on Branson landing Blvd near the roundabout on Sunday, November 24, 2019, for sign replacement.

This lane closure is expected to have minimal impact on traffic in the roundabout. C...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Branson Fire Department Urges Winter Weather Preparedness

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As winter weather season approaches, the Branson Fire Department wants to remind residents and community members to prepare for snow, ice, freezing temperatures, freezing rain, and even blizzard conditions.

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Register Now for Winter Adult Basketball & Volleyball

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is currently taking registrations for Winter Adult Basketball and Adult Volleyball leagues.  Both the basketball and volleyball league are designed for teams of all skill levels and offer the opportun...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Adopt-A-Senior This Christmas Season

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The Branson Parks and Recreation Department, in coordination with Senior Age Area on Aging, is excited to offer an Adopt-A-Senior program for area senior citizens. This program started three years ago to provide gifts and well-wishes to Branson area senio...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

MoDOT to Reduce White River Bridge to One-Lane Tuesday

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Drivers should expect delays next week when the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) reduces the Missouri Route 76/Business 65 White River Bridge to one-lane Tuesday, November 19, 2019, for a routine safety inspection.

According to a MoDOT press r...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Branson Fire Department Urges Thanksgiving Cooking Safety

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As the Holidays approach, the Branson Fire Department would like to remind everyone of some Thanksgiving safety tips to keep in mind as you think about cooking a big meal or preparing a turkey.

House fires are a lot more common in the month of November bec...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

City of Branson ‘At the Ready’ for Winter Weather

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As winter weather makes its way to the Ozarks, the Branson Public Works Department is prepped and ready to go for any weather that may impact local roads.

Winter weather preparation actually starts months in advance. That’s when employees make su...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

City Monitoring Table Rock Corps Spillway Release

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The City of Branson expects minor flooding along the banks of Lake Taneycomo from the Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District’s announced increase spillway release from Table Rock Dam. The Corps started the spillway Thursday, November 7, 2019, ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Branson Police Start Holiday Crime Prevention Campaign

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As the Holiday season approaches, the Branson Police Department wants to help prevent residents, visitors and businesses from being victims of crimes that tend to happen more frequently, nation-wide, during the winter months. Starting this Friday on its F...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Branson Firefighters Respond to Restaurant Fire

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The Branson Fire Department responded to a fire at the Fall Creek Steak & Catfish House, located at 997 State Highway 165, at about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

Firefighters discovered a working fire in an HVAC unit with smoke traveling th...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

City of Branson Encourages Proper Leaf Disposal

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With autumn in full swing, many Branson residents are wondering what to do with their growing piles of leaves. While there are several options for residents, the City recommends mowing over the leaves as they accumulate, allowing the leaf litter to enrich...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Change Your Clock & Smoke Alarm Batteries This Weekend!

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Branson Firefighters would like to remind residents to not only change the clocks this weekend as Daylight saving time comes to an end but to also change the batteries in all smoke alarms. The official time change occurs at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 3...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Lane Closure on W. 76 Country Blvd on Wednesday

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The westbound lane of W. 76 Country Boulevard will be closed to traffic at the northeast corner of Hwy 165 and W. 76 County Boulevard (see map) on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, while city crews work with the Branson Christmas Coalition to assemble and inst...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Water Main Break on Eiserman Ave Thursday Morning

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The City of Branson Utilities Department has had to shut off the water to approximately 48 properties while crews work on a water main break near the intersection of Eiserman Ave and Malone Dr on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Branson Firefighters Respond to Non-Injury House Fire

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The Branson Fire Department was notified of a possible house fire about 3:45 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019, in the 900 block of Oak Grove Street in downtown Branson.

Firefighters arrived to find smoke showing from the eaves of a single story residential...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Lane Closures on W. 76 Country Blvd Rescheduled for Tuesday

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Lane Closures that were expected in the 1900 block of W. 76 Country Blvd near Outback Steakhouse and Grand Country Music Hall on Monday, October 21, 2019, for sign work, have now been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 22, 2019, due to the overnight storms....

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