City of Ralston
"The Heart of the Metro"
Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena
September - November
The Omaha Lancers hockey team hits the ice again in September. And SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Season 11 performs at the Arena in October. Here is a partial list Arena events from August to September. For a complete list of upcoming event, go to www.ralstonarena.com.
The city accepts online payments for many services, including various permits and licenses.
Ralston's Prescription Discount Card
The city participates in the Prescription Discount Card program through the National League of Cities. The card is FREE to all Ralston residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health insurance. By using this card you may save an average of 23% off of regular retail prescription drugs at participating pharmacies.
Residents may pick up a City of Ralston Discount card at:
Ralston City Hall
Ralston Police Department
Baright Public Library
Ralston Senior Center
PRINT YOUR CARD ONLINE HERE
Ralston 3rd Annual Wine Walk
Ralston is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Wine Walk will be held September 25th, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. This is an opportunity for people to explore the great merchants that make up our incredible downtown. The following businesses have graciously accepted our invitation to participate. Cost is $10 per person, which includes a commemorative wine glass you keep. The Walk will start at the gazebo, 77th and Main Street.
Free cab rides home are offered from Klinker Law Office.
A Flower Basket *** Ashley's Pet Spa *** Bushwackers Cinderella Formal Gown Rental *** Dolphens Design and Sign First Investors Corporation *** Fit in The City
4 Seasons Awards *** ITEX *** Maria's Mexican Restaurant
Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce***Ralston Automotive
Ralston Fuel & Service *** Rotella Mortgage
Small Engine Services, Inc. *** The Village Bar
Ralston Police Department Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs Saturday, September 27 at Walgreens
On September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Ralston Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Walgreens at 8380 Harrison Street, Ralston, NE. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last April, Americans turned in 390 tons (over 780,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,100 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,400 of its state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its eight previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 4.1 million pounds—more than 2,100 tons—of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or their family member or pet owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.
“You Drink and Drive, You Lose” Campaign Results
Ralston's Police Department recently participated in the national “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” campaign that ran from August 15, 2014 to September 1, 2014. This special enforcement effort was paid for by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.
Officers made (3) DUI arrests during this time frame, down slightly from this same time last year. On the first DUI arrest, the 47 year old female driver also refused to provide a preliminary breath test. On the second arrest, the 24 year old male driver was almost three times over the legal limit (.236) and was also charged with Possession of Marijuana Less Than One Ounce and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. On the third DUI arrest, the 38 year old female driver was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. Two of the three arrests occurred after 0100 hours.
With officers working an extra 76 hours of overtime, 124 total citations were issued. During this grant period, one stolen vehicle was recovered and one person was arrested for a Felony charge of Terroristic Threats. There were several additional charges during this period, including one for careless Driving, one for Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, ten for Driving Under Suspension, and three persons were arrested on outstanding warrants.
Pay for City Services Online
The City is accepting online payment for many services. Recently added is the ability to use your favorite credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express) to pay for building and plumbing permits as well as licenses.
This service is in addition to the payments that are accepted online by the Ralston Police Department. You can request and pay for a police report online or pay parking tickets online.
All waiverable traffic citations may also be paid online through the State of Nebraska Web site. If your traffic citation indicates at the bottom that it is "waiverable" and it has dollar amounts filled in, then the citation is eligible to be pain online.
To access the online reports and payment options for the Ralston Police Department, hover over the Police Department link on the left side of any City Web page and choose the link you want.
Ralston's New Prescription Discount Card
The City of Ralston has a new program to offer savings on prescription drugs to residents who are without health insurance, a traditional benefits plan, or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance.
The Prescription Discount Card is made available to residents by the City of Ralston in collaboration with the National League of Cities (NLC) and is made possible through Ralston's membership in NLC.
The card is FREE to all Ralston residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health insurance. By using this card you may save an average of 23% off the regular retail price of prescription drugs at participating pharmacies.
Residents may pick up a City of Ralston discount card at the following locations:
Ralston City Hall
Ralston Police Dept.
Ralston Senior Center
For questions about the card call toll free at 1-888-620-1749.
This is not insurance. Discounts are only available at participating pharmacies. By using this card, participants agree to pay the entire prescription cost less any applicable discount. Savings may vary by drug and pharmacy.