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DITCH THE SPRINKLER!

Posted by Lee Rix Rix Gurr on August 30, 2018 in  uncategorized
Ditch the Sprinkler with These Water-Efficient Landscaping Ideas From efficient plants to water-smart landscaping, your lawn can certainly do its part to improve water efficiency. ALEXANDRA FILIACIYESTERDAY Ready for a shock? The average US household guzzles down 320 gallons of water a day—that’s about nine full bath tubs’ worth of liquid! And about 30 percent of that gets dumped out straight on the lawn. Conventional water sprinklers are so inefficient that about half of all the water they u... read more

Fair Time

Posted by Taryn Celia Opie on August 29, 2018 in  uncategorized
Fair time is upon us in Nevada! County fairs are highly anticipated annual events in several of Nevada’s rural counties, providing a break in the routine for farmers and ranchers as harvest season approaches. Several Nevada counties plan to hold fairs in coming weeks. These events emphasize agriculture, animal husbandry and the country way of life, while adding special events such as stock shows, rodeos and races (on just about anything with wheels or four legs). Elko County’s fair is going on all this ... read more

Smoke Detector Maintenance

Posted by Taryn Celia Opie on August 22, 2018 in  uncategorized
Below are some tips from the U.S. Fire Administration on keeping your home safe from fires. While smoke alarms are fairly low-maintenance, they can't be completely ignored. Use these tips to keep them sharp: ? Replace smoke alarms every decade. After 10 years, they have a 30 percent failure rate. ? Vacuum alarms at least once a year to remove dust, a big contributor to faulty alarms ? Replace batteries every year unless you use the long-life kind ? Avoid using long-life batteries in older smoke alarms as they could... read more

How to Prevent Mold in Your Home

Posted by Taryn Celia Opie on August 20, 2018 in  uncategorized
One of the most common places where mold forms is in the bathroom. Prevent mold’s growth in and around your home by paying attention to practices that allow mold to thrive.People generate moisture through everyday living, especially in the summer when people fight humidity with air conditioning. The resulting moisture in turn generates mold. One of the most common places where mold forms is in the bathroom. Bathroom mold left untreated can be dangerous. The warm moisture from showers and baths is a breeding g... read more

Why Elko is a great place to WORK and LIVE!

Posted by Taryn Celia Opie on August 10, 2018 in  uncategorized
Where is Elko, NV? Nestled in the top corner of the state of Nevada you will find a small mining community where neighbors know you by name, the pace is slow and the charms are many. I get asked that question a lot when visiting other places and my answer is always subtle. Urbanization might be the trend for much of the population, but not everyone craves the bright lights and crowded spaces of the big cities. For those of us who appreciate more wiggle room, fewer degrees of separation and shorter commutes, small c... read more
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