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Posted on: April 9, 2021

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

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Dear Branson Community,

I want to congratulate the following winners of our local election this week:

Ward 1 Alderman - Clay Cooper will replace Bob Simmons.

Ward 2 Alderman - Cody Fenton will replace Larry Milton.

Ward 3 Alderman - Ruth Denham will replace J...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Registration open for Parks & Recreation Branson Waves Swim Team

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is currently registering for the 2021 Branson Waves Swim Team that is designed for children ages 4 to 18 and offers both a recreational and competitive team to meet the needs of all participants. The deadline ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

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 engage in local government to help make important decisions and give their input regarding important city issues. The City has the following Board an...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Missing three year old found unharmed after extensive search

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A 3-year old was found safe this morning, Thursday, April 8, 2021, around 9:30 a.m. after a several-hour, multi-agency, search after the toddler wandered off from his family at the Westgate Branson Woods Resort, located in the 2200 block of Roark Valley R...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Branson Board of Aldermen meetings return to City Hall April 13

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The Branson Board of Aldermen meetings will move from a virtual-only format back to City Hall’s Council Chambers starting at the next regular Board of Aldermen meeting on April 13, 2021, which will also be the meeting the new Mayor and Board of ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Highland St. Closed between Walnut Lane and Roark Valley Rd. April 8

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Highland Street will be closed to through traffic between Walnut Lane and Roark Valley Road beginning at 7:00 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021, through 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021, for sewer line repair.

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Parks & Recreation Spring Community Garage Sale May 1

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host its eighth semi-annual Community Garage Sale in the Branson RecPlex Parking lot on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with vendor set-up beginning at 6:00 a.m.

The sale will feature u...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

City of 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: April 2, 2021

Mayor's Moment: A City of Branson update from Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

In this Easter season for many of you, I see the opportunity to stop and seek the peace that passes all understanding so that you and all those you care about may rejoice with each other as family and friends.

Next week, Tuesday, Apr...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

New “Report-A-Road” feature will help keep Branson streets clean & safe

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The City of Branson’s Public Works/Engineering Department is rolling out a new Branson Report-A-Road tool on the City’s website that will allow community members to report potholes, litter, needed street repairs, or even mowing concerns with a simple clic...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Truman Rd. to close between Miller Dr. and Boswell Ave., April 1

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The Branson Public Works/Engineering Department will close Truman Rd. to through traffic between Miller Dr. and Boswell Ave. on Thursday, April 1, 2021, through noon on Friday, April 2, 2021, for water line repairs.

Drivers are asked to use alternate route...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

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

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Dear Branson Community,

This week, I sponsored an agenda item during the regular Board of Aldermen meeting. Early in the COVID fight we realized that face coverings were a good protective option until a vaccine could be readily available for the citizens o...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Branson Board Postpones Proposed Updates to Animal Code

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The Branson Board of Aldermen voted to postpone the second and final reading of Bill No. 5927, an ordinance that updates the City of Branson Animal Code at the regular March 23, 2021, Board of Aldermen meeting in order to allow the Aldermen more time to m...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Branson Aldermen Vote to Repeal Face Covering Ordinance May 24, 2021

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In a double read, the Branson Board of Aldermen voted in favor of an ordinance that would repeal Chapter 58 of the Branson Municipal Code pertaining to communicable diseases and face coverings that nullifies the required use of face coverings in public sp...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

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

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Dear Branson Community,

I thought ‘April showers brought May flowers’ but it seems like we are a month ahead. You’ve got to love this Missouri weather. If you wait a while, it will change. I love these hills and all four seaso...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Branson Parks Encouraging Local Kids to Ride Bikes with New Free Program

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce a new partnership with “Trips for Kids,” a national nonprofit youth development organization that encourages kids to get on bicycles by providing transformative cycli...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Branson Community Invited to Arbor Day Celebration April 2

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Branson’s Parks & Recreation Department will host an Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 2, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. at Alexander Park located at 901 Hawthorn. This celebration is in partnership with the State of Missouri Parks & Recreation...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Branson Board Approves First Reading of Proposed New Animal Code

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The Branson Board of Aldermen passed the first reading of Bill No. 5927, “An ordinance amending Chapter 14 of the Branson Municipal Code pertaining to animals, by repealing said chapter in its entirety and enacting a new chapter in lieu thereof&...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Branson Police Chief to Present Annual Report March 18

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Branson Police Chief, Jeff Matthews will present the Department’s annual report to the Branson Board of Aldermen at the regularly scheduled virtual Study Session on March 18, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. which can be watched live or replayed anytime at w...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

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

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Dear Branson Community,

Don’t forget that daylight saving time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14. For those of us who still own a few manual time keeping devices, remember to "spring ahead" one hour before you go to sleep Saturday...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Parks & Recreation Doggie Easter Egg Hunt April 3

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host its first annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt, in partnership with Shepherd of the Hills Humane Society, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2021. The event will take place at Stockstill Park located at 524...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Branson Landing Blvd Roundabout Lane Closure on March 11

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One lane of traffic at the Branson Landing Boulevard Roundabout will close beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2021, to repair a damaged cable on the city flag pole.

The work is expected to take approximately four hours to complete and is depend...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Weather Pushes Hunter Avenue Closure to March 15

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Due to the expected rainy weather conditions, the Hunter Avenue road closure that was scheduled for Thursday, March 11, has been rescheduled to Monday, March 15. Hunter Avenue will close to through traffic between Fall Creek Road and Outdoor St. beginning...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Hunter Avenue to Close between Fall Creek Rd. and Outdoor St. March 11

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Hunter Avenue will close to through traffic between Fall Creek Road and Outdoor St. beginning at 7:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2021, for a city sewer connection.

Drivers are asked to use alternates routes to access Hunter Avenue during t...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Parks & Recreation Free Community Easter Egg Hunt April 3

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host the fifth Annual Branson Community Easter Egg Hunt presented by Branson United Methodist Church and Tri-Lakes Christian Church on April 3, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at the Branson RecPlex ball field complex...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

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

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Dear Branson Community,

Welcome to March! I hope everyone has recovered from that recent bout of extreme winter weather and is now enjoying the warmer temperatures and sunshine. Again, I want to thank the great city staff for clearing 250 lane-miles of roa...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

City Wide Spring Cleanup Sat. March 27

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The Branson Public Works Department will conduct its annual Spring Cleanup on Saturday, March 27, 2021. This is a service the City is offering at no cost to help residents properly dispose of large unwanted items to help keep Branson beautiful.

While there...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Branson Parks & Recreation Now Offering Spring Youth Volleyball

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Registration is now open for the Branson Parks & Recreation Department’s 2021 Spring Youth Volleyball season, which is available for girls in first through eighth grades.

This new spring league offers a great opportunity to improve team and i...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Branson Landing Blvd Roundabout Lane Closure Wed. Morning

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The City of Branson Public Works Department will close one lane of traffic at the Branson Landing Boulevard Roundabout on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, beginning at 7:00 a.m. to repair a damaged cable on the city flag pole.

The work is expected to take two ho...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

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

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Dear Branson Community,

It is great to see so many people "logging in" to participate actively or passively in our Board of Alderman Regular Meetings and Study Sessions. I am very proud of the great work the City Staff and Elected Officials have ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Branson Fire Rescue - Severe Weather Season is Approaching

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Branson Fire Rescue will join agencies across the state on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. for the annual statewide Severe Weather Tornado Drill, designed to test emergency outdoor warning sirens, weather radios and to educate the public during Seve...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Registration Open for 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 5-12 years old and youth softball leagues are available for girls 5-12 years ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Branson Alderman to Host Community Volunteer Litter Pickup in March

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In order to keep the Branson community looking the best it can, Alderman Julia King is organizing a Branson Community Volunteer Litter Pickup that will take place during the month of March.

This litter cleanup will rely on community volunteers to pick up t...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Branson Police Investigating Suspected Overdose Death

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On February 23, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Branson Police Department and EMS personnel responded to a call of an unconscious male in the restroom at the McDonald's located at 2214 W 76 Country Blvd.

The male was pronounced deceased by m...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

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

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Dear Branson Community,

It looks like we should proclaim February as Public Works Month due to the excellent job of keeping the streets as clear and safe as possible during this period of unusually difficult and extreme winter weather. 

This week I...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Registration Open for Parks & Rec School-Age Spring Break Camp

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its Spring Break Camp that begins March 15, 2021, and runs through March 19, 2021, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for children who are currently enrolled in kindergarten through...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Registration Open for March 13 Parks & Rec “Kid’s Garage Sale”

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce a unique community garage sale, specifically designed as a learning opportunity for kids that will take place on Saturday, March 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Branson Community ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Branson City Offices, Municipal Court Closed Wed. Feb 17

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Due to hazardous road conditions, inclement weather and to conserve energy, all City of Branson offices, including City Hall and the Branson Municipal Court will be closed Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Several Roads Closed due to Sprinkler Line Break

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Due to a sprinkler line break on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 around 8:00 p.m. at the Great American Steak & Chicken House, the City of Branson’s Public Works Department is closing Tanger Blvd at  W. 76 Country Blvd, Oak Creek Drive a...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Branson City offices, Municipal Court Closed Tuesday, Feb 16

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Due to hazardous road conditions, inclement weather and to conserve energy, all City of Branson offices, including City Hall and the Branson Municipal Court will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

While Public Works road crews continue working...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

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

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Dear Branson Community,

First, thank you to our great Public Works team for keeping our roads safe this week. Single-digit wind chill, hilly roads, and ice are not a good combination. The Public Works Department is doing a great job with this situation und...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Branson Fire Rescue to Present Virtual Indoor Pyrotechnics Class

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Branson Fire Rescue will present a course on the safe use of indoor pyrotechnics on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. that will prepare theater owners, operators and pyrotechnic technicians for testing to receive a required license throug...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Branson Parks & Recreation Hiring for Summer Jobs

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host a Job Fair on March 13, 2021, 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 10, 2021

Branson City Offices & Municipal Court Closed Wed Feb 10 Due to Weather conditions

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Due to the inclement weather overnight and icy road conditions, City offices including City Hall and Municipal Court will be closed Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
Please be advised that travel is not recommended. Roads in Branson are slick in spots.
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Posted on: February 5, 2021

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

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Dear Branson Community,

Welcome to February! Can you believe January is already in the rearview mirror? As I understand, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so we are in for six more weeks of chilly weather. But that is okay because we have a lot going on at...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Branson Parks & Rec Spring 2021 Community Center Activities

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce a full slate of great events this spring at the Branson Community Center, a place that provides activities and opportunities for people of all ages who have a variety of interests and ab...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Branson Fire Rescue urges Fire Sprinkler Checks ahead of Expected Drop in Temps

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Branson Fire Rescue is urging all Branson area businesses to prepare now for the expected drop in temperatures by double checking all fire sprinkler systems in buildings.

If a fire sprinkler system is exposed to sub-freezing temperatures for two or three d...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Registration Open for Spring Youth Soccer

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is currently taking registrations for spring co-ed Youth and PeeWee Soccer.

Youth leagues are available for boys and girls who are between five and 15-years old. Practices begin on March 8, 2021. Teams will pra...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Weather Extends Pavement Work on W. 76 Country Blvd.

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Due to inclement weather, the City of Branson Public Works Department will need to continue its pavement crack sealing on W. 76 Country Blvd. between Sunshine Street and Fall Creek Road through Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

This work will happen during norm...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

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

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Dear Branson Community,

I want to continue highlighting City accomplishments from 2020 this week with a focus on our Parks & Recreation Department which did a great job this year reinventing itself. COVID-19 forced the Department to come up with fresh,...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

BPD Investigates Fatal Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash

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The Branson Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the area of State Hwy 165 and Luster drive around 6:25 p.m. on January 27, 2021.

The pedestrian, a 78-year old Taney County woman, was transported to Cox South Hospi...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

City Recycle Center Relocating, Transferring to Taney County

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The City Recycle Center that was located at 550 Compton Dr. will close starting today, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 so the equipment can be transferred to its new location at the Taney County Transfer Station located at 274 Buchannan Rd. The Branson Board ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Register Now for Youth Trampoline Dodgeball Tournament

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now taking registrations for its new Youth Co-Ed Trampoline Dodgeball Tournament.

All games will be played at Big Air Trampoline Park, located at 3300 Gretna Rd., in its state-of-the-art trampoline Dodgeball...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

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

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Dear Branson Community,

As you are well aware, there has been a successful transition of power at the national level. This inaugural activity is a hallmark of our great country and we wish our new President and administration the best of luck in keeping ou...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Pavement Work on W. 76 Country Blvd. Next Week

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The City of Branson Public Works Department will be performing pavement crack sealing on W. 76 Country Blvd. between Sunshine Street and Fall Creek Road beginning on Monday, January 25, 2021, and will continue through Friday, January 29, 2021.

This work wi...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

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

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Dear Branson Community,

The First Session of the 101st Missouri General Assembly convened in Jefferson City last week. Bills being discussed include Capturing use tax on out-of-state purchases (Wayfair legislation), Municipal court reform, and Community Im...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Branson Parks & Rec to Host Virtual Esports Tournaments

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to join the fast-growing international phenomenon of esports this winter, a series of competitive live video game tournaments that area residents can compete in for prize money.

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Registration Now Open for February Mother-Son Event

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host its third annual Mother-Son Event at Big Cedar’s Fun Mountain, located at Devil’s Pool Rd, Ridgedale, Missouri, on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The event is designed to provide an ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Branson Alderman Chosen for SBJ’s 2021 40 Under 40 Class

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The Springfield Business Journal (SBJ) has named Julia King, Branson City Board of Aldermen, Ward III, in its 2021 40 Under 40 class, an awards program that honors individuals under the age of 40 for their professional and community accomplishments.

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Mayor's Moment: A city update from Branson Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

I hope everyone had a joyous Christmas, New Year's celebration, and the opportunity to reconnect with family and friends over the holidays. Your future is our future, together.

As we enter the New Year, I want to welcome any...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

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

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Dear Branson Community,

2020 is near its end and will soon be a part of our past. While COVID-19 is not over until it’s under control, the news is promising regarding the vaccines. I know the end of this pandemic is in sight. I ask everyone to co...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Customers to Start Seeing Credit Card Fees on Payments to City Hall

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Starting January 6, 2021, anyone who uses a credit card for payments to the City of Branson (City Hall) will notice a ‘convenience fee’ added to each credit card purchase. This fee is charged directly by the credit card merchant company for the processing...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

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

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Dear Branson Community,

As we all know, this is the most wonderful time of the year, and living in the Ozarks and the City of Branson makes it even more special. Branson is known as America's Christmas Tree City, part of the Ozark Mountain Christm...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

E College St. Repairs Start Monday Dec. 21

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The Branson Public Works Department will remove and replace a damaged storm drain on E College St. between S. Commercial St. and S. Sycamore St. starting at 8:00 a.m. Monday, December 21, 2020. This repair work will continue through Wednesday, December 23...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Branson Police to Start Holiday DWI Enforcement this Weekend

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The Branson Police Department will begin its nationwide holiday DWI campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” starting December 18, 2020, to crack down on substance-impaired driving. This crackdown will include high-visibility enforc...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Parks Department Partners with Community to Plant 25 New Trees

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As part of its ongoing dedication to providing a positive environmental impact to the local community, the Branson Parks & Recreation Department recently teamed up with Liberty Utilities, the Arbor Day Foundation and local TreeKeeper volunteers to pla...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

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

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Dear Branson Community,

I want to thank everyone involved in our 72nd annual Adoration Parade and Lighting Ceremony. The City of Branson is known for "keeping Christ in Christmas" and this event has become one of our most cherished traditions sha...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Candidacy Declarations Open Dec. 15 for April City Election

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Declarations of candidacy for the April 6, 2021, local election will be accepted at the Branson City Clerk’s office beginning December 15, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. Forms must be filled out in-person at the City Clerk’s office, located inside...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

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

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Dear Branson Community,

I hope everyone had a safe and joyous Thanksgiving. I know we had a lot of guests in the city. Our traffic count on Friday was the highest it has been since the July 4th weekend.

We want to congratulate another City of Branson employ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Take a Trip Down Candy Cane Lane at the Branson Community Center

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department, in coordination with Senior Age Area Agency on Aging, is hosting a Candy Cane Lane drive through event for area senior citizens at the Branson Senior Center on Friday, December 18, between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Branson Board of Aldermen Meetings Moving to Virtual Only Format

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Due to the continuing increase of COVID-19 cases in Taney County, Branson Board of Aldermen meetings are moving to a virtual-only format. This will begin with the next regularly scheduled meeting on December 8, 2020.

As always, if you would like to watch t...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Sixth St Lane Closure Thursday & Friday

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The Branson Public Works Department will close the southbound lane of Sixth St from Hwy 76 to W Pacific St Thursday, December 3, 2020, through Friday, December 4 to make needed street repairs.

This work will occur from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day but i...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Stanley Blvd Closed Monday, Nov 30 for Emergency Water Line Repair

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The City of Branson Utilities Department has closed a section of Stanley Blvd this afternoon, Monday, November 30, 2020, due to an emergency water line repair. Stanley Blvd will be closed between W. 76 Country Blvd. and Old County Rd. for about eight hour...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Registration Open for Parks & Rec 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 and fun time while on break from the classroom.

The Winter Break Camp will correspond with Branson Schools calendar a...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

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

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Dear Branson Community,

As I was doing a little historical reading, I found President Eisenhower's 1957 Thanksgiving Proclamation that I believe is very fitting this year:

"At the autumnal season of the year our hearts move us to follow the wi...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

19 Graduate from 2020 Branson Citizen Police Academy

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The Branson Police Department would like to congratulate all 19 graduates of its fourth class of the Citizens Police Academy, who graduated on November 19, 2020.

In order to graduate, all members were required to complete 36 hours of instruction over 12 w...

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Posted on: November 23, 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, December 15, 2020.

Items up for auction include 4 vehicles, a backhoe, tools, and other items that are no longer needed by the City.

The City has c...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

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

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Dear Branson Community,

As we approach Thanksgiving and look with joy and excitement to the Christmas season in Branson, the activities in town are really ramping up. Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun by keeping up with the activity calendars ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt December 11

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Santa’s elves have dropped candy canes all over Eiserman Park and the Branson Parks & Recreation Department needs help to pick them all up during its newest holiday event, the Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt on Friday evening, December 11, 2020, ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

E. College Street Closed Starting Tuesday

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The Branson Public Works Department will close E. College Street between S. Second St. and S. Third St. starting 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 17,  2020, through Thursday, November 19, 2020, for the installation of new water lines. 

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

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

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Dear Branson Community,

A big thank you to all of the local and visiting veterans who participated in the 2020 Veterans Homecoming Week activities. It is always an honor for us to be able to honor you for everything you have done for our great country. I a...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Registration Now Open for Boys Youth Basketball

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is currently registering for Boys Youth Basketball. Leagues are available for boys in first through eighth grade. The Boys Youth Basketball registration deadline is Monday, December 14, 2020.  &nb...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Sign up to ‘Adopt-A-Senior’ this Holiday Season

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is encouraging community members to participate in its Adopt-A-Senior program to spread joy to local senior citizens who may not otherwise receive much during the Christmas Season. This program is in coordinat...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Branson Police Remind Drivers of Street Closures for Wednesday’s Veteran’s Day Parade

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The Branson Police Department will close several streets to normal traffic in downtown Branson on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the Veteran's Day Parade.

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Senior Citizens Invited to Thanksgiving ‘Drive by for Pie’ Event

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department, in coordination with Senior Age Area on Aging, is offering a Drive by for Pie event for area seniors at the Branson Community Center on Friday, November 20, 2020, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. as a safe and fun way ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Mayor's Moment: A City update from Branson Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

Congratulations to Branson Police Officer Darold Donathan for being named the winner of a state-wide Local Government Hero Award. He was selected from 23 nominees from all over the state by the Missouri Local Government Employees Re...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Branson Police Officer Receives State Wide “Hero” Award

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Branson Police Officer Darold Donathan accepted the LAGERS’ 2020 Local Government Hero Award at the Missouri LAGERS Annual meeting on October 30, 2020, at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Officer Donathan was chosen out of 23 nominees from across the sta...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

E. Long Street Closure – Detour Extended to Friday

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The E. Long Street closure between Branson Landing Blvd. and S. Sycamore Street that began Monday, November 2, 2020, to make repairs to the railroad crossing, has been extended to Friday, November 6, 2020. Sidewalks will also be closed to pedestrian traff...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Shepherd of the Hills Expy Lane Closure Wednesday

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The westbound lane of Shepherd of the Hills Expressway will be closed to traffic at Roark Valley Road on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, for guardrail repairs. These repairs are expected to last throughout the day. 

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

City of Branson Winter Weather Training Event Wednesday

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As winter weather season approaches the Ozarks, the Branson Public Works Department is preparing for any weather that may impact local roads by holding a winter weather training event on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This traini...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

E. Long Street Closure – Detour Starts Monday

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A portion of E. Long Street between Branson Landing Blvd. and S. Sycamore Street will be closed to make repairs to the railroad crossing starting Monday, November 2, 2020, and will remain closed through Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Sidewalks will also be ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

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

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Dear Branson Community,

October is almost gone and I am looking forward to a busy, productive, and thankful November starting with the lighting of Christmas decorations around the city, national elections on the 3rd, Veterans Homecoming Week 5th-11th, and ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Change Your Clocks AND Smoke Alarm Batteries This Weekend

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Branson Firefighters would like to remind residents to not only to set your clocks back this weekend but to also change the batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. The official time change occurs at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2020, and is...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Weather forces W. 76 Country Blvd Lane Closure to Friday

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Due to the weather conditions the westbound lane closure of W. 76 Country Blvd., between the Titanic and Gretna Road intersection, that was originally scheduled for today will be moved to Friday, October 30, 2020, beginning at 8:00 a.m. for the installati...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

W. 76 Country Blvd Temporary Lane Closure on Thursday

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The westbound lane of W. 76 Country Blvd., including the sidewalk, between the Titanic and Gretna Road intersection, will be temporarily closed to traffic on Thursday, October 29, 2020, beginning at 8:00 a.m. for the installation of a Christmas tree. Traf...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Parks & Rec Halloween Events Extended through Saturday

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This week’s inclement weather has created changes to the Branson Parks & Recreation Department’s Halloween Hayride and Haunted Barn schedule that include canceling Tuesday night’s events at the Branson RecPlex and extendi...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

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

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Dear Branson Community,

I’d like to thank the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District for the use of their "Burn Trailer." Our Branson Fire & Rescue Department used it last week for live fire simulation training. This is a gr...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Branson Police Urge Safety During Halloween Season

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Branson Police are reminding families to keep health and safety in mind this Halloween season. This year, Branson Police encourage alternative activities that are more low-risk. Some of those include the following:

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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

Mayor's Moment: A Branson city update from Mayor Edd Akers

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Dear Branson Community,

Congratulations to everyone involved with National Night out this week.  We had 13 neighborhoods participate and we greatly appreciate the camaraderie shared by citizens, businesses, staff, and elected officials. I was able...

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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

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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
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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.

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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.

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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

Responsible alcohol selling class June 2020

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:

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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 9, 2021

Registration open for Parks & Recreation Branson Waves Swim Team

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is currently registering for the 2021 Branson Waves Swim Team that is designed for children ages 4 to 18 and offers both a recreational and competitive team to meet the needs of all participants. The deadline ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Parks & Recreation Spring Community Garage Sale May 1

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host its eighth semi-annual Community Garage Sale in the Branson RecPlex Parking lot on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with vendor set-up beginning at 6:00 a.m.

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Branson Parks Encouraging Local Kids to Ride Bikes with New Free Program

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce a new partnership with “Trips for Kids,” a national nonprofit youth development organization that encourages kids to get on bicycles by providing transformative cycling experiences throu...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Branson Community Invited to Arbor Day Celebration April 2

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Branson’s Parks & Recreation Department will host an Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 2, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. at Alexander Park located at 901 Hawthorn. This celebration is in partnership with the State of Missouri Parks & Recreation Associati...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Parks & Recreation Doggie Easter Egg Hunt April 3

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host its first annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt, in partnership with Shepherd of the Hills Humane Society, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2021. The event will take place at Stockstill Park located at 524...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Parks & Recreation Free Community Easter Egg Hunt April 3

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host the fifth Annual Branson Community Easter Egg Hunt presented by Branson United Methodist Church and Tri-Lakes Christian Church on April 3, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at the Branson RecPlex ball field complex...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Branson Parks & Recreation Now Offering Spring Youth Volleyball

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Registration is now open for the Branson Parks & Recreation Department’s 2021 Spring Youth Volleyball season, which is available for girls in first through eighth grades.

This new spring league offers a great opportunity to improve team and individual ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Registration Open for 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 5-12 years old and youth softball leagues are available for girls 5-12 years old. In ad...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Registration Open for Parks & Rec School-Age Spring Break Camp

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its Spring Break Camp that begins March 15, 2021, and runs through March 19, 2021, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for children who are currently enrolled in kindergarten through...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Registration Open for March 13 Parks & Rec “Kid’s Garage Sale”

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce a unique community garage sale, specifically designed as a learning opportunity for kids that will take place on Saturday, March 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Branson Community ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Branson Parks & Recreation Hiring for Summer Jobs

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host a Job Fair on March 13, 2021, 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 5, 2021

Branson Parks & Rec Spring 2021 Community Center Activities

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce a full slate of great events this spring at the Branson Community Center, a place that provides activities and opportunities for people of all ages who have a variety of interests and ab...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Registration Open for Spring Youth Soccer

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is currently taking registrations for spring co-ed Youth and PeeWee Soccer.

Youth leagues are available for boys and girls who are between five and 15-years old. Practices begin on March 8, 2021. Teams will pra...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Register Now for Youth Trampoline Dodgeball Tournament

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is now taking registrations for its new Youth Co-Ed Trampoline Dodgeball Tournament.

All games will be played at Big Air Trampoline Park, located at 3300 Gretna Rd., in its state-of-the-art trampoline Dodgeball...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Branson Parks & Rec to Host Virtual Esports Tournaments

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is excited to join the fast-growing international phenomenon of esports this winter, a series of competitive live video game tournaments that area residents can compete in for prize money.

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Registration Now Open for February Mother-Son Event

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will host its third annual Mother-Son Event at Big Cedar’s Fun Mountain, located at Devil’s Pool Rd, Ridgedale, Missouri, on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The event is designed to provide an opportunity for moth...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Parks Department Partners with Community to Plant 25 New Trees

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As part of its ongoing dedication to providing a positive environmental impact to the local community, the Branson Parks & Recreation Department recently teamed up with Liberty Utilities, the Arbor Day Foundation and local TreeKeeper volunteers to pla...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Take a Trip Down Candy Cane Lane at the Branson Community Center

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department, in coordination with Senior Age Area Agency on Aging, is hosting a Candy Cane Lane drive through event for area senior citizens at the Branson Senior Center on Friday, December 18, between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Registration Open for Parks & Rec 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 and fun time while on break from the classroom.

The Winter Break Camp will correspond with Branson Schools calendar a...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt December 11

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Santa’s elves have dropped candy canes all over Eiserman Park and the Branson Parks & Recreation Department needs help to pick them all up during its newest holiday event, the Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt on Friday evening, December 11, 2020, at the Bra...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Registration Now Open for Boys Youth Basketball

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is currently registering for Boys Youth Basketball. Leagues are available for boys in first through eighth grade. The Boys Youth Basketball registration deadline is Monday, December 14, 2020.  &nb...

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Sign up to ‘Adopt-A-Senior’ this Holiday Season

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is encouraging community members to participate in its Adopt-A-Senior program to spread joy to local senior citizens who may not otherwise receive much during the Christmas Season. This program is in coordinat...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Senior Citizens Invited to Thanksgiving ‘Drive by for Pie’ Event

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The Branson Parks & Recreation Department, in coordination with Senior Age Area on Aging, is offering a Drive by for Pie event for area seniors at the Branson Community Center on Friday, November 20, 2020, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. as a safe and fun way ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Parks & Rec Halloween Events Extended through Saturday

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This week’s inclement weather has created changes to the Branson Parks & Recreation Department’s Halloween Hayride and Haunted Barn schedule that include canceling Tuesday night’s events at the Branson RecPlex and extending the events through Saturday...

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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

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, Missouri.

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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 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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 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 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 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:

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Aquatic Center Season Passes On Sale

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Purchase a season pass to the AquaPlex and receive cool benefits including early entry swim times and designated "Best Bud Days" for guests.

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Summer Day Camp

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Let us plan your child's summer. Day Camp offers out trips, swimming and more.

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

New Kids Biking Program

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Trips for Kids TriLakes is a new, free biking program. Attend a Bike Skills Day on Sunday, April 18 at 2:00pm at the RecPlex.

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