City of Ralston
"The Heart of the Metro"
Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena
December - January
Gavin DeGraw, American Authors, Andy Grammer, and Jack & Jack will be performing at the Arena in December. Bring the kids and come Skate with Santa December 21 & 24th!
A partial list of Arena events can be accessed here . 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
“You Drink and Drive, You Lose” Dec. 12 - Jan. 1
The Ralston Police Department is pleased to announce that the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has approved an overtime grant of nearly $3,000 for increased patrols starting December 12, 2014, through January 1, 2015.
The grant will pay for the Ralston Police Department to have additional officers working 55 overtime hours on the streets during this grant period. Through saturated patrols and enforcement of all traffic laws, officers’ emphasis will be on recognizing and stopping impaired drivers. Officers will be cracking down on alcohol-related offenses such as Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, Minor In Possession, Open Container, and Minor DUI.
In 2013, 34.2% of all fatal crashes were alcohol involved, a substantial decrease from the 42.6% from 2012. Of the 207 deaths that occurred on Nebraska roads in 2013, 72 were alcohol-related, a 17% decrease from 2012. The “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” crackdown is a national effort to reduce the number of motorists injured or killed due to alcohol-related crashes. This campaign will run through the Labor Day holiday in response to the high number of vehicles traveling for the holiday weekend.
The Ralston Police Department is proud to team up with the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety in their “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” campaign.
Results of “Click It or Ticket” Nov. 24 - 30
The Ralston Police Department participated in the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization from November 24-30, 2014. The funding, nearly $3,000, will come from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety and will pay overtime salary wages as well as mileage costs for the vehicles used during this effort. During this time, the police department had four officers working 58 hours of overtime in addition to the usual number of officers that were on duty.
During this selective enforcement, officers made 90 traffic stops. The totals from the effort are as follows: Seat belt violations, 4 citations, Speeding, 24 citations; No Proof of Insurance, 5 citations; Driving Under Suspension, 6 arrests; and Outstanding Warrants, 5 arrests. There were also two Driving Under the Influence arrests and three misdemeanor Drug Violation arrests.
Also, during this enforcement period, Ralston Police made one Felony arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), two persons were charged with False Reporting, one for Disturbing the Peace and one for Careless Driving.
Based on the data collected, the police department will be applying for future grants to assist with enforcement to increase restraint use in Ralston. Until that time, the police department will remain vigilant in this effort during normal patrol.
The police department states that restraint use is the key to preventing deaths and serious injuries during a collision and therefore will aggressively enforce all restraint laws.
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.