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NRCGA Provides $1000 to CCSD for 811 Art Contest

On Dec. 8, NRCGA members Bob Ward and Dennis Bott presented Martin Luther King Elementary School with a $1000 check for winning a national art contest illustrating the importance of calling 811. Martin Luther King Elementary School was also awarded $5000 by the contest’s sponsors, Fuel for Success and the Common Ground Alliance. The 811 […]

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3 Northern NV Excavators Recognized at 12th Annual Northern Nevada Silver Shovel Event

The NRCGA held its 12th Annual Northern Nevada Silver Shovel Event on Friday, December 15, 2017, at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks Nevada. At this annual breakfast, three excavators were honored based on the number of tickets they called in over a 12-month period and having had no at-fault damages. The winners of the three […]

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Silver Lake Construction wins 2017 Southern Nevada Silver Shovel Award!

By Bob Ward, NRCGA Vice Chair The NRCGA held its annual Southern Nevada excavator appreciation dinner Nov. 8 in Henderson 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 Silver Lake Construction (a first time recipient) for their […]

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2017 Excavator Appreciation BBQ/Award Ceremony Scheduled for Nov. 8 in Henderson

Join us! Visit nrcga.org/RSVP for more information and to RSVP for yourself and your colleagues.

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PUCN reports excavators attempting improper repairs to damaged gas facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Peter Kostes Public Information Officer Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (775) 684-6118 Date: July 27, 2017 PUCN pipeline safety division urges safe excavating procedures Carson City, Nev. – The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (“PUCN”) pipeline safety division reports it has investigated several recent incidents involving excavators attempting improper repairs to […]

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Eric Flores wins 2017 NRCGA Utility Locate Rodeo

2nd Annual Utility Locate Rodeo scheduled for April 28, 2018. Learn more . . . Eric Flores, a utility line locator with ELM, walked away from the June 3 NRCGA Utility Locate Rodeo as Nevada’s top locator. Now Flores will go on to represent Nevada at the June 24 International Utility Locate Rodeo in Dallas. […]

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Gov. Sandoval proclaims April 2017 Safe Digging Month in Nevada

Governor Brian Sandoval issued a proclamation declaring April as Safe Digging Month in Nevada. April is actually National Safe Digging Month across the nation. During this month – and all months during the year! – the NRCGA and other like-minded organizations are dedicated to increasing awareness of safe digging practices and reminding homeowners, excavators and […]

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2016 Year in Review

2016 YEAR IN REVIEW March: NRCGA set up a booth at the CGA’s annual Excavation Safety Conference & Expo, March 8 – 10, at the Mirage in Las Vegas. NRCGA members Craig Rogers & Bob Ward provided two educational sessions, one on common sense locates and another on excavator training. April – May: NRCGA contracted […]

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Utility Contact Cards Available for Excavators

The NRCGA worked with its members to create utility contact cards to assist excavators who may need to contact a utility while in the field. The cards are wallet size. Two versions are available: one with Northern Nevada utility contact information and one with Southern Nevada utility contact information. If you’d like these cards to distribute […]

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100+ attend Nov. 3 Excavator Appreciation Event in Henderson

More than 100 excavators, locators, regulators and utility workers attended the NRCGA’s Nov. 3 annual Excavator Appreciation Event at the Henderson Convention Center. Highlights of the night included a BBQ dinner, lots of raffle tickets, and the announcement of the Silver Shovel Award winner. New to this year’s event was the NRCGA’s first-ever Locator of […]