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PUCN pipeline safety division urges caution when driving stakes into the ground

Carson City, Nev. – The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) pipeline safety division reports it has investigated several incidents this past year involving contractors who caused damage to natural gas pipelines because they did not call 811 to have the pipelines located prior to driving stakes into the ground. Appropriate safety practices require that […]

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Future Infrastructure Services wins the NRCGA top excavator award!

The NRCGA’s top excavator award, the Silver Shovel, was presented to Future Infrastructure Services at the NRCGA’s Annual Excavator Appreciation Dinner on Nov. 7 at the Eastside Cannery Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Each year the NRCGA presents the Silver Shovel award at the annual dinner to a Southern Nevada excavator who has had […]

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Thousands attend NRCGA’s 811 Day event at Cowabunga Bay!

On August 11, 2019, the NRCGA, in partnership with Cowabunga Bay waterpark in Las Vegas, hosted an 811 Day community event packed with 2,903 guests. Twenty-seven percent of those guests pre-purchased tickets online using a special 811 promotion code and paid only $8.11 per ticket! The guests thoroughly enjoyed all the free 811 swag donated […]

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Kevin Nutt Wins NRCGA 3RD Annual Utility Locate Rodeo!

Kevin Nutt, a locator with Western States Contracting, is Nevada’s top utility locator after winning the NRCGA’s 3rd Annual Utility Locate Rodeo on Saturday, April 27. Kevin competed for the first time in this year’s Rodeo, though he’s known of it for the past two years. “It was stressful, but great,” Kevin said of the […]

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Tab Contractors Wins 2018 Southern Nevada Silver Shovel Award!

The NRCGA held its annual Southern Nevada excavator appreciation dinner Nov. 8 at the Eastside Cannery Hotel and Casino and honored two local excavating contractors for taking the extra step towards digging safely. The NRCGA’s top honor – the Silver Shovel – was awarded to Tab Contractors. Winning the Silver Shovel includes one complimentary trip […]

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NRCGA Participates in Record Setting 811 Day – Las Vegas’ Largest First Pitch

The Las Vegas 51s, in a partnership with local utility and excavating companies, and the NRCGA, commemorated 811 Day (Aug. 11) with “Las Vegas’ Largest First Pitch.” As a reminder to Call 811 Before You Dig, 811 baseballs were thrown out by children from the Never Give Up Foundation, which supports local children with disabilities, […]

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Darrell Herbert wins 2nd Annual NRCGA Utility Locate Rodeo!

On Saturday, April 28, Darrell Herbert, a utility line locator with ELM Utility Services, won the title of Locator of the Year at the 2nd Annual NRCGA Utility Locate Rodeo, held on the UNLV campus in Las Vegas. As Nevada’s top locator, Herbert took home a champion belt buckle, $1920 in cash, and a free […]

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35 Nevada Line Locators to Compete in 2nd Annual “Rodeo”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dawn Rivard NRCGA Secretary/Treasurer Cell: 702.273.8523 Email: info@nrcga.org Date: April 23, 2018 Nevada Line Locators to Compete in 2nd Annual “Rodeo” There will be no cowboys riding bucking broncos at the Nevada Regional Common Ground Alliance’s 2nd Annual Utility Locate Rodeo on Saturday, April 28. Instead, 35 utility line locators from […]

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National Safe Digging Month

APRIL IS NATIONAL SAFE DIGGING MONTH Survey reveals nearly 40 percent of homeowners who plan to dig this year will put themselves and others at risk by not calling 811 before starting As part of National Safe Digging Month, the Nevada Regional Common Ground Alliance encourages homeowners to take the following steps when planning a […]

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2017 NRCGA Year in Review

MEMBERSHIP: Thirty-eight organizations joined the NRCGA in 2017, including 29 stakeholder members and 7 associate members. 1ST  ANNUAL NRCGA UTILITY LOCATE RODEO HELD AT UNLV: The NRCGA conducted its first annual locate rodeo on June 3, 2017, on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus. Eric Flores, a utility line locator with ELM Utility Services, […]