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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Railroad Work to Temporarily Close Stockstill Lane

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

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

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Hensley Street Temporary Road Closure

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

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Heads Up: Downtown Branson Sidewalk Repairs Scheduled

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

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

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

Notice of Branson Board and Committee Vacancies

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

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

Branson Police Officer Graduates from Top Training Course

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

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Branson Drivers Be Aware; Landscaping Continues on Gretna Road

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

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

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Branson Police Warn Residents of a Possible Roofer Scam

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

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Branson Recognized as a “Storm Ready Community”

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

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Branson’s Prescription Drug Take Back Event a Big Success

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

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Branson Tree Board Announces May 2018 Beautification Award

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

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

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

City of Branson Employees Prevent Potentially Deadly Dock Shock

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

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

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Branson Police to Give “Hero Welcome” to Hospice Child

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

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Branson Police Arrest 3 People - Recover 2 Stolen Vehicles

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

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Branson Police Arrest Alleged Serial Burglar

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

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

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Fire Department to Present Class on Indoor Pyrotechnics

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

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

City of Branson Rolls Out New Website

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Morning Crash Closes One Lane of Shepherd of the Hills Expy

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Tanger Blvd Construction Complete Ahead of Schedule & Under Budget

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Branson Volunteers Plant 30+ Shrubs for Arbor and Earth Days

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

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Branson Police Warn of Scam that is Targeting Local Businesses

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

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Branson Police Officer Alerts Sleeping Family to House Fire

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

Officer Michael Sheehan was in the are...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Branson’s Fire Chief Completes International Professional Designation Process

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

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

City Plants Tree for 50-year Wedding Anniversary

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

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Branson Police See 94% Random Alcohol Compliance Check Success Rate

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

City of Branson Looking to Hire Qualified Individuals

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Board of Aldermen April 19th Study Session Cancelled

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

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Branson Residents Should Start Preparing for Annual Spring Cleanup Week

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Branson High Schoolers to Tour City Water Treatment Facilities

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

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

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

Training for responsible alcohol selling is required of all bu...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Branson's 76 Inn Update

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Special Study Session to Answer Proposed Adventure Park TIF Questions

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Branson Board Approves Permanent Aldermen Meeting Time Change

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Branson Community Team Starts Relocating 76 Inn Guests Amid Closure Notice

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Power Restored to Branson's 76 Inn Motel

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Citizens Encouraged to Apply for Board and Committee Vacancies

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

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

City of Branson Invites Public to Celebrate Arbor Day

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

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

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Branson Mayor Thanks Congressman Billy Long

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

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

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

City of Branson Names New Chief of Police

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

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Public Invited to Hear Audit Results of Branson Projects

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Water Main Break on 76 Highway

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

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Update on Branson’s Efforts to Prepare for Future Flooding

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

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Branson Mayor Headed to White House to talk Infrastructure

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

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Tornado Drill Scheduled for Tuesday Morning

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

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Branson to Live Stream TIF Commission Meeting

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

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Branson Police Facilitate Large Toaster Oven Donation

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

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Branson’s Annual Spring Cleanup Week Announced

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

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Traffic Alert: City Crews Working on Highway 76

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

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Police Offer Bracelet Trackers for Families with Autistic Children

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

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Branson Conducting Final Interviews for Police Chief

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

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Branson City Hall Closing Early, Travel Discouraged

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

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Tuesday night's Branson Planning Commission Meetings Canceled

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

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

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

January 2018 Snow Storm Statistics & Cost

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Your tax dollars are keeping the public safe.

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

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Branson Hosting Upcoming Class on Responsible Alcohol Selling

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

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Two Branson Teens Die in Car Crash on 376

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

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Firefighters Urge Caution When Throwing Away Combustibles

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

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

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

City Engineer Announces Retirement

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

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Branson Mayor elected to National League of Cities board of directors

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

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Branson officials react to New York Times article

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

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Branson's new public safety tax starts April 1st

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

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Street Closure Notice

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

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

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Branson Adds Animal Control Officers

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

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Update - Branson Police Respond to Home Invasion

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

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Branson Police Respond to Home Invasion

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

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Tanger Boulevard Street Maintenance

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

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

Branson Firefighters Urge Caution as Temperatures Plummet

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

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

Trash Can Fire Causes Late Night Evacuation of a Branson Hotel

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

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Fire Department Receives $1,500 Donation

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

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Branson Police Detective Named Employee of the Month

Branson Police Detective Joseph Edwards was named the City’s employee of the month for December recognizing his quick actions this past September that helped save a man’s life. Detective Edwards was off-duty and volunteering at a Boys ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Fire Causes Minimal Damage to Branson Hotel

The Branson Fire Department responded to the Rosalee Inn Motel located at 505 Gretna Road Tuesday afternoon. The fire department was notified by the manager of a possible fire in the attic space above the motel office.First arriving fire units reported sm...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Easy to Recycle During Holidays

Does your trash overflow during Christmas? 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 recyclable, other holiday waste can easily be recycled.

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

City of Branson Finance Department to Host “Responsible Alcohol Selling” Class

The City of Branson Finance Department will be hosting a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, December 14 for restaurant managers, servers, cashiers and bartenders. This training is required of all businesses selling liquor...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Branson Fire Rescue Sponsors Annual Operation Red Wreath

This holiday season Branson residents and visitors may notice a large wreath with red lights in front of Branson Fire Stations 1 and 3. The wreaths are there to not only celebrate the Christmas season, but also to encourage holiday fire safety.“...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Branson Police Captain to Retire

The Branson Community is invited to attend a Retirement Reception for Captain Steve Lisby on Friday, December 8 after 33 years of distinguished service. The reception will be held in the Municipal Court Room in the Branson City Hall from 2:00 – ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Branson Police Release Name of Body Discovered by Hikers

Taney County Coroner Kevin Tweedy has made positive identification of a body found in Branson this past Sunday. Branson patrol officers responded to a bluff area north of Main Street at Highway 65 after two hikers in the area discovered a body. Patrol off...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Fire Destroys Vacant Home in Branson

Branson firefighters responded to a report of a commercial structure fire in the 4800 block of Fall Creek Road Monday afternoon. A 9-1-1 call was placed reporting a fire involving multiple buildings on this property. First arriving fire units discovered a...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Recycling Added to Historic Downtown Branson

The City of Branson has added eighteen new blue recycle bins to downtown Branson as part of the Historic Downtown Improvement Project, in an effort to better serve the recycling needs of Branson’s visitors.“Branson is committed to sust...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Attempted Armed Robbery & Carjacking – Suspects in Custody

The Branson Police Department has released the names of two suspects taken into custody late Saturday night in a failed attempted robbery and carjacking. Arrested in the victim’s car was Raymond Johnson Tatum (23) of Buffalo, Missouri. Minutes l...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

City Clerk Accepting Applications for Planning Commission

The City of Branson Clerk is accepting applications for the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission reports on any and all proposed changes in the zoning code and to zoning districts, reviews all proposed subdivisions of land, and recommends plans an...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Hikers Discover Body in Branson

Late Sunday morning Branson Police Officers responded to a call initiated by hikers reporting a possible deceased body in a bluff area adjacent to the Main Street overpass at 65 Highway. Officers searched the area noted by the hikers and discovered a body...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Attempted Armed Robbery and Carjacking Results in the Arrest of Two Men

At approximately 11:45 p.m. Saturday night an emergency call to 9-1-1 was placed reporting a possible armed robbery and carjacking in progress on Main Street just west of Veteran’s Boulevard in downtown Branson.Two men allegedly stopped a woman ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Stolen Vehicle Recovered and Suspect Identified

Branson Police were notified of a stolen vehicle from a local business on November 13. A female employee who had completed her shift walked outside to discover her car was gone from the parking lot. She reported the incident to police who used the busines...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

City of Branson to Auction Surplus Property on the Internet

Great Deals Await Bidders on December 5The City of Branson will be conducting an auction of surplus property using the internet based Purple Wave Auction Service. This on-line auction will take place Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Surplus items for sale inclu...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Winter Weather Awareness Day: Be Prepared – Be Informed!

The National Weather Service, State and Local Emergency Management Agencies including the City of Branson Fire Department have proclaimed Wednesday, November 15, 2017 as Winter Awareness Day.“Since we are fast approaching the winter season, this...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Dates Set for Branson City Election

The Missouri Secretary of State has set the spring local election day as April 3, 2018.  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: November 1, 2017

Routine Traffic Stop Results in Arrest

A Branson Police Officer discovered drugs and a weapon following a routine traffic stop early Saturday morning (October 28) around 4:30 am. Three men were in the vehicle when the officer initiated the stop for traffic violations. The vehicle stop resulted...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

City of Branson Tree Board Presents September Beautification Award

The City of Branson Tree Board is proud to present the October Beautification Award to The Center Stage Grill and Kaffee Hause, located at 1810 W. State Highway 76. The managing partners of the restaurant were excited to earn this award. “They were honore...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Firefighters Encourage "Live Saving Change" - Smoke Alarm Batteries!

As the fall time change approaches this weekend with daylight savings time ending, the Branson Firefighters would like to remind residents to make another change that could save their lives by simply changing the batteries in their smoke alarms. The offic...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Alleged Juvenile Abduction and Sexual Assault Fabricated

Alleged Victim Admits to Branson Police She Fabricated the CrimePolice Officers and Detectives with the Branson Police Department have been working to investigate an alleged abduction and sexual assault of a juvenile after reporting the crime last Thursda...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

City of Branson Removes “Interim” from City Administrator Title

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The City of Branson’s Board of Aldermen have promoted Stanley Dobbins from Police Chief to City Administrator. The promotion takes effect on January 1, 2018. Mr. Dobbins has served in dual roles as both the interim City Administrator as well as ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Bass Pro Launches "Mayors Monarch Garden"

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Ninety percent of all Monarch butterflies have disappeared in the last decade, but Bass Pro Shops is doing something to change that. The City of Branson recently certified the newest “Mayors Monarch Garden,” at Bass Pro Shops White River Outpost at Branso...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Oak Creek Drive Temporary Road Closure

The City of Branson Engineering/Public Works Department will be closing Oak Creek Drive from Tanger Boulevard to Forsyth Street starting Monday, October 30th through Wednesday, November 1st. Crews will work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. eac...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Abduction and Assault Profile

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Wanted for Abduction and Sexual AssaultOn October 26 at 1:55pm Branson Police received the report of the abduction and rape of a 14 year old female. The abduction occurred in the 1500 block of Bird Road in Branson.The suspect is not known by the victim. T...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

14 Year Old Branson Girl Abducted and Assaulted

Branson Police are searching for a male suspect following a report from a female being abducted and sexually assaulted. A 14 year old girl reported the incident to Branson Police at 1:55pm Thursday afternoon. The abduction occurred in the 1500 block of Bi...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

8th Annual Branson ArborFest

The City of Branson Tree Board hosted the eighth annual Branson Arborfest on Friday, October 13th. This year, the Tree Board and volunteers planted a Dawn Redwood tree at the Branson Recplex, two Northern Red Oak memorial trees in honor of Rhon Davis at L...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Branson Fire & Rescue to Host Open House on October 28

Branson Fire Rescue will open their doors to the public Saturday, October 28, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. by hosting a “Community Risk Reduction” open house at all three fire stations. The public is invited to visit the fire stations with Fi...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Branson Parks and Recreation Receives $4,000 Grant

Skaggs Legacy Endowment Awards Funds for Youth Scholarship ProgramThanks to a grant provided by Skaggs Legacy Endowment more Branson area children will have the opportunity to participate in athletic programs at Branson Parks and Recreation. This was one ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Branson Fire Department “Steaks For Kids” Fundraiser

Firefighters are well known for their famous firehouse cooking and this week area residents will be able to experience this while helping Branson area school children. The City of Branson firefighters will be hosting the “Steaks for Kids&rdq...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

James F. Epps Bridge Lane Closure

The City of Branson Public Works Department will be closing one lane of traffic on the James F. Epps bridge for maintenance work on the dates of Tuesday, October 24, 2017 through Friday October 27, 2017. Crews will work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. &...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

James F. Epps Bridge Lane Closure

The City of Branson Public Works Department will be closing one lane of traffic on the James F. Epps bridge for maintenance work on the dates of Monday, October 16, 2017 through Friday October 20, 2017. Crews will work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. &...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

City of Branson Finance Department to Host “Responsible Alcohol Selling” Class

The City of Branson Finance Department will be hosting a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, October 19 for restaurant managers, servers, cashiers and bartenders. This training is required of all businesses selling liquor ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Roundabout Lane Closure on Branson Landing Boulevard

The City of Branson Engineering Department will be closing one lane of traffic on Branson Landing Boulevard at the Roundabout near Cox Hospital on Tuesday, October 17 from 2:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. This lane closure will provide working space for a cra...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Branson Aldermen Discuss Animal Ordinance Amendments

Public Hearing Postponed as Board Considers Proposed Changes 

The Branson Board of Aldermen briefly discussed proposed changes to the City’s Animal Ordinance at the study session held this past Thursday. The board subsequently postponed ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Branson Teen Killed in Car Accident

A teenager from Branson was killed in two car accident early Tuesday morning. Emergency responders from Branson Fire and Police Departments along with Taney County Paramedics were dispatched to the car accident on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway near the...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Branson’s Stockstill Park to Reopen

The City of Branson’s Stockstill Park will reopen to the public on Friday, October 6. The park has been closed since May 27 after being heavily damaged by flood waters from nearby Roark Creek. The park has been affected by flooding four times ov...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

City of Branson to Host 8th Annual ArborFest

Sponsored by the City of Branson Tree Board 

The City of Branson’s Tree Board invites the public to attend the Eighth Annual Arborfest on Friday, October 13. The Arborfest activities will take place at the Branson RecPlex located on Bran...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Water Main Break in Branson Neighborhood Causes Outage

            Residents in the Branson neighborhood known as Hiawatha Heights may experience a water outage Sunday night in to early Monday morning as Utility crews make emergency repairs to a water main...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

City of Branson “National Night Out”

The City of Branson Police and Fire Departments are inviting residents to this year’s National Night Out event to be held at the Branson RecPlex on Tuesday, October 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  The RecPlex is located at 1501 Branson Hills P...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Branson Police Receive New Patrol Bicycle

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The Branson Police Department has taken delivery of a new bicycle for patrol officers to use across the City. Built by Enabled Enterprises, this seven speed bicycle has some very unique features. Beyond its seven gear speeds powered by the patrol officer,...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Cliff Drive Temporary Road Closure

The  City  of  Branson Engineering/Public  Works Department will  be  closing  a  section  of Cliff Drive between Hensley  and Canal Streets starting Monday, Septemb...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Recycling Temporarily Suspended at Methodist Church

The City of Branson Engineering Department would like to notify patrons that the portable recycling trailers located at the United Methodist Church will not be available due to parking lot resurfacing and striping through Monday, September 25th.

While this...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Street Maintenance on Various City Streets

The Branson Public Works Department is working with Donelson Construction Company and Streetwise to perform maintenance on city streets over the next couple of weeks.  The work will  begin Monday, September  25th and end Sunday,...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

WATER LEAK CAUSING SUPPLY OUTAGE IN DOWNTOWN BRANSON

 Crews from the City of Branson Utility Department are responding to a water line break in the area of 4th and Maddux Streets.  To complete repairs, the water supply to the area will have to be shut off.   This outage w...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

CITY OF BRANSON TREE BOARD PRESENTS SEPTEMBER BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

The City of Branson Tree Board is proud to present the September Beautification Award to The Suites at Fall Creek located at 1 Fall Creek Drive. The staff of the resort were particularly proud of their entrance, which began its transformation in 2013 when...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

CITY OF BRANSON TO PROVIDE ANNUAL FALL CLEANUP

The City of Branson Public Works Department will be conducting its annual Fall Cleanup beginning Monday, October 9th through Thursday, October 12th to help residents properly dispose of large unwanted items at no cost. This is a semi-annual event which is...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

BRANSON FIREFIGHTERS RAISE $16,000 FOR THE MDA

The City of Branson Firefighters have presented a check to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for $16,000 representing their fundraising efforts to assist those affected by neuromuscular disease. For 63 year firefighters across the nation have participate...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Monarch Mingles Events - Sept 2017

The Monarch butterfly population has declined by 90% over the past ten years. To help reverse this trend the City of Branson and the Butterfly Palace are taking steps to bring the Monarch butterflies back to Branson and surrounding areas. Two different &a...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

09.11.01 - We Remember: Honoring Police, Fire, EMS, Active Military & Veterans in Branson

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09.11.01 - We Remember: Local Business to Honor Those Who Serve at Home and Abroad

Police, Fire, EMS, Military – Active Duty and Veterans….Thank you ALL for your daily courage and your willingness to put EVERYONE else ahead of yourselves.  

In hono...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

We Want to Hear From You! Choose Your Favorite Creative Concepts for the 76 Revitalization Project!

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SHARE YOUR OPINION! 76 REVITALIZATION CREATIVE CONCEPT OPTIONS

The City of Branson has begun work on a once-in-a-lifetime transformation of Highway 76 from Shepherd of the Hills Expressway to Highway 65 – the core entertainment district of our beloved vaca...

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Posted on: August 27, 2017

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF OKLAHOMA MAN SATURDAY EVENING

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF OKLAHOMA MAN SATURDAY EVENING

Branson, MO (August 27, 2017 11:44AM) – At approximately 8:20PM on Saturday, August 26, emergency personnel responded to reports of a head-on accident in the area of State Highway 1...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Branson Police Confirm Restoration of 9-1-1 Service to Verizon Customers in Taney County

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Branson Police Confirm Restoration of 9-1-1 Service Availability to Verizon Wireless Customers of Branson and Taney County  

Branson, MO (August 22, 2017) – As of 7:30 a.m., Verizon reported to the City of Branson that 9-1-1 emergency se...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

UPDATE: 911 Service Outage Affects ONLY VERIZON customers in Taney, Stone, Christian & Dade Counties

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UPDATE: 9-1-1 SERVICE OUTAGE AFFECTS VERIZON CUSTOMERS IN BRANSON

Branson, MO (August 22, 2017) – The Branson Fire Department has provided an update that only Verizon customers are affected by the 911 service outage throughout Branson and the counties of T...

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Posted on: August 19, 2017

Planning to View the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday? Check out these safety tips!

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Viewing the Total Solar Eclipse in Branson on August 21, 2017

On August 21, millions of people across the country will experience the first total solar eclipse to cross America coast-to-coast in 99 years. In addition to those who live in ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Branson Fire & Rescue to Present Free 8-Week Training: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

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Branson Fire & Rescue to Present Free 8-Week Training Program: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) 

Branson, MO (August 15, 2017) – The Branson Fire Department invites community members to participate in the next series of Commun...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Youth Baseball Champions Return to Branson for National Championships Next Week

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Youth Baseball Champions Return to Branson for National Championships Next Week

Branson, MO (August 11, 2017) – As the Cal Ripken Major 70 Babe Ruth World Series comes to a close this week with Japan taking home the world championship ti...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

NEW! Citizens Police Academy Begins October 5 in Branson - Register Now!

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BRANSON POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HOST CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY

Register to attend the NEW CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY hosted by the Branson Police Department!

The Citizens Police Academy is a 7-week course designed to educate the community about police protocol and ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Free Movie in the Park at Branson RecPlex - Showing SING! Sat. Aug 12 @8PM

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SING! Showing at 'Free Movie in the Park' Night

Join Us Saturday August 12 at 8:00pm for our 'FREE MOVIE IN THE PARK' at Branson RecPlex!

Bring the whole family this Saturday to the Branson RecPlex to see the popular animated movie SING!

Gates open at 8:00pm...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Join Branson Professional Firefighters at 9th Annual Benefit Trout Fishing Tournament August 26

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Public Invited to Participate in 9th Annual Trout Fishing Tournament to Benefit the Branson Professional Firefighter’s Rescue Fund Supporting Needs of Local Families

Branson, MO (August 10, 2017) – The Branson Fire ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Branson Utilities Buxton & Keys Recognized as City of Branson Employees of the Month of August

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Jon Buxton and Derek Keys Receive City of Branson August Employee of the Month Award for Outstanding Work in Utilities Division

Branson, MO (August 9, 2017) – The City of Branson recognized two individuals for outstanding dedication to their work...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Taneyhills Library Receives August Beautification Award from City of Branson

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Taneyhills Library Receives August Beautification Award from City of Branson

Branson, MO (August 8, 2017) – The City of Branson Tree Board is pleased to present the August Beautification Award to the Taneyhills Library located...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Four Million Glass Bottles Recycled in Branson: Thanks a Billion, Branson

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Four Million Glass Bottles Recycled in Branson: Thanks a Billion, Branson 

Branson Recycle Center to celebrate by rewarding “Random Recyclers” August 14-19, 2017

BRANSON, Mo (August 8, 2017) – Branson area citizens and...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

ESRI Awards City of Branson for Special Achievement in GIS

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Geographic Information System Provider ESRI Awards City of Branson at Annual User Conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 8, 2017) – ESRI, the global leader in spatial analytics presented the City of Branson GIS Division of the Engineering Department with ESR...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

91% Liquor Compliance Remains Steady in Branson 2016-2017

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Carl Garrett, Supervisor of Licensing & Tax Compliance: 417.337.8575

 

91% Liquor Compliance Success Remains Steady in Branson

Branson, MO (July 26, 2017) – The City of Branson recently cond...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

City of Branson Board of Aldermen Meeting Canceled

The City of Branson Board of Aldermen meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 25 has been cancelled as there will not be a quorum of board members available on this particular evening.  Items scheduled for this meeting will be rescheduled for future ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

August Beautification Award Nominations Due July 20

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August Beautification Award Nominations Due July 20

Branson, MO (July 13, 2017) – Nominations for the 2017 August Beautification Award are due to the City of Branson Tree Board by July 20, 2017. These Beautification A...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

CVB Marketing Reports Now Available Online for YE-2016 and Q1-2017

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YE-2016 and Q1-2017 CVB Marketing Reports Now Available in the Reports Portal

The marketing reports of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB have been published to the City of Branson online reports portal as follows:&am...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Branson Convention Center Reports Now Available for YE-2016 and Q1-2017

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The City of Branson has published the most recent reports of the Branson Convention Center for the Year Ending 2016 and 1st Quarter of 2017 as presented to the Board of Aldermen.

The 2016 Year-End Report showed that actual revenues of ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

2017 YTD Sales Tax Receipts Up 2.0% in Branson, Up 9.5% Compared to Same Month Last Year

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The City of Branson's June 2017 sales tax receipts are up 9.5% as compared to June 2016 receipts, and 2017 YTD receipts are up 2.0% mostly representing May business activity.

City tourism tax receipts, also for May business activity, w...

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Posted on: July 4, 2017

76 Revitalization Segment 3 Project Update w/e July 7, 2017

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

76 Revitalization Segment 3 Project Update w/e July 7, 2017

Construction headlines:

  • All three signalized, pedestrian crossings at Presley's Theater, Hollywood Wax Museum and Ripley’s Believe-It-or-Not are completed ...
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Posted on: June 22, 2017

ONE-CAR ROLLOVER CAR ACCIDENT SERIOUSLY INJURES DRIVER, TWO CHILDREN REPORTED SAFELY SECURED

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

 

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ONE-CAR ROLLOVER VEHICLE ACCIDENT SERIOUSLY INJURES DRIVER, TWO CHILDREN REPORTED SAFELY SECURED WITH NO INJURIES IN CHILD CAR SEATS

Branson, MO (June 22, 2017 4:48PM) –...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

‘Responsible Alcohol Selling’ Class Required of Branson Businesses Selling Liquor June 1, 2017

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Carl Garrett, Supervisor of Licensing & Tax Compliance: 417.337.8575

 

‘Responsible Alcohol Selling’ Class Required for Branson Businesses Selling Liquor

 Branson, MO (May 2017) – The City of B...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Criminal Charges Filed Against Two Individuals Responsible for 2016 Death of Wayne Gilley

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Criminal Charges Filed Against Two Individuals Responsible for 2016 Death of Wayne Gilley 

Branson, MO (May 24, 2017) – The Branson Police Department is pleased to announce that closure has been brought ...

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