EnergyFit Nevada: Taking Charge of Your Energy
Summertime in Henderson brings temperatures in the 100s and increased energy
bills. Now there is a program that can help homeowners get control over
their energy use, even during the hottest of days.
limited time, EnergyFit Nevada,
administered by HomeFree Nevada
and sponsored by the Nevada State
Office of Energy, provides an instant rebate for homeowners who want to
make their homes more energy efficient. The program is open to all Nevada
residents, regardless of income.
Even if your home is only a few years old, you may be losing energy from:
• Inefficient or weakened weather stripping around your doors and windows
• Tears in the heating and air conditioning ducts
• Inefficient appliances, light bulbs and other fixtures
• Weak insulation
HomeFree Nevada can help you find and fix your home’s energy leaks with
approved contractors who will conduct an energy assessment, much like a
medical check-up, and make recommendations for how to achieve energy
efficiency of 20 percent, 30 percent and more.
home is your biggest investment and your most precious
retreat, but it also may be your most neglected asset. Getting Energy Fit
can make your home more comfortable, more healthy, and save you money -
especially during these hot summer months!
Visit the EnergyFit Nevada website at
energyfitnevada.com or call
HomeFree Nevada at (702) 997-4367 to learn more.
Henderson Pavilion Concerts & Events
The Henderson Pavilion will host a number of
concerts in the next few months. Please expect a higher volume of traffic
around the venue and surrounding areas including Green Valley Parkway and
Paseo Verde Parkway. Slight delays may occur during the following dates and
6, 7pm-11pm - Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
For more information, visit
HendersonLive.com or call the
Cultural Arts & Tourism Department at (702) 267-2171.
Lisa's Landscape Corner
-by Lisa Ortega, City of Henderson Urban Forester
In many ways, plants are like us living here in the Mojave - summer is just
a time to hang on! As the weather warms up, demands on plants increase
significantly. Will they be able to hang on until those monsoon rains
give them a needed break?
That depends on us. When you can, make sure your soil is covered by mulch.
The mulch will shade the soil and ensure that the water you put on your
plants lasts longer. Chunky rock works well, but I always advocate
bark mulch. Rock takes in a lot of heat that roots must deal with. In
addition to staying cooler, bark
mulch also degrades, which will provide soil with organic matter over time.
That organic matter holds water in the soil profile and gives the plants
its needed nutrients.
Periodically take a gander at your plants. Look for burned
edges, yellow or droopy leaves or tips of trees that are nothing but sticks. Those
are indicators that they need your attention. Inspect your wetting pattern
on the surface, then get a shovel and see how deep you are watering.
Remember, the best way to water is water, rest, water, repeat. In
other words, soak until there is runoff, let it sit and then soak again. This
allows the water you apply to remain much longer than simply spritzing the top
And don’t forget
to get your palms pruned in the summer! If you don’t want
their luscious dates, prune them off early - they take energy away
from the tree that could be used to develop fronds. Only take off dead fronds and keep the green for palm health!
can contact Lisa at (702) 267-4000 or
of Emergency Management is seeking input from Henderson residents to
identify the community's concerns about natural and human-caused hazards.
provide your feedback through our
hazard mitigation questionnaire. The
questionnaire should be completed by an adult, preferably the homeowner or
the head of the household.
contact Ryan Turner, Emergency Management Coordinator at (702) 267-2212 or
by email with any questions.
Don't forget the inaugural...
June 21, 2012
4:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
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Officers from our Community Relations Unit (CRU) are
available to attend your HOA board meetings and help you set up a
Neighborhood Watch. If your neighborhood is experiencing any problems, they
can discuss various crime prevention strategies that can be implemented.
Call (702) 267-5100 for more information.
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Barbara Geach, Manager of Neighborhood Relations
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