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Alvo Newsletter, May 6th, 2014

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 Extreme Fire Danger Alert Today

NWS Omaha - The grassland fire danger index will be in the extreme category this afternoon. Extreme fire danger means that fires start quickly...spread furiously and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious. All outdoor burning should be avoided in areas with extreme fire danger.

Counties: Butler, Cass, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Otoe, Saline, Saunders, Seward

Red Flag Warning from 02:00 PM until 08:00 PM today, May 7th.

NWS Omaha - Dangerous fire weather conditions developing this afternoon - humidity dropping below 20%; south winds 20-30 mph and warm temperatures contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Counties: Butler, Cass, Johnson, Otoe

Power outage, fire call, possible fire call if another department needs water - makes for a short newsletter.


But - sunshine and warmth - we finally opened the windows!

Be sure to read the announcements for this weekend and for a job opportunity

There is a lot of material in the history section because "those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it" - something new is a week's worth of history from last year back into the 1500's.


Important news - Pat Umland is working on a book for our quasquincential celebration for 2015, but she doesn't have the time to head up the committee - OK, here's a chance to do something besides just sleep in Alvo. We have a grant from Cass County Tourism to install a video sign somewhere along Highway 63 inside the village limits - the advertising rates for Alvo organizations is going to be very reasonable. I have a vendor to print 125th anniversary T-shirts (which could be sold as a fund-raiser) and they can also do mugs, pins, etc. BUT we need someone to guide the folks that are willing to help hold a community party. Contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you're interested or have good ideas.

This is the first week where sunrise and sunset change one minute each day.


Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Summer
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 06:16 AM 08:28 PM 14:12 45
Thursday, May 08, 2014 06:15 AM 08:29 PM 14:14 44
Friday, May 09, 2014 06:14 AM 08:30 PM 14:16 43
Saturday, May 10, 2014 06:13 AM 08:31 PM 14:18 42
Sunday, May 11, 2014 06:12 AM 08:32 PM 14:20 41
Monday, May 12, 2014 06:11 AM 08:33 PM 14:22


Tuesday, May 13, 2014 06:10 AM 08:34 PM 14:24 39


"Spring is nature's way of saying 'Let's party!'." - Robin Willliams

"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month." - Henry Van Dyke

"Escept in Nebraska, where the difference can be two months." - Huhu Ilio

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