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UNL now offering hunting equipment rentals to public

UNL now offering hunting equipment rentals to public

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Want to try your hand at waterfowl or turkey hunting, but leery of the expense of buying blinds and decoys? The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a solution. UNL’s Outdoor Adventure Center is now offering that equipment for rent to the public. Rentals had previously been offered for about a year only…Read more »

Gov. Ricketts Comments on Denial of Federal Disaster Declaration for Summer & Fall Events

Gov. Ricketts Comments on Denial of Federal Disaster Declaration for Summer & Fall Events

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement regarding a denial for a disaster declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The notice follows an appeal of an earlier decision to deny a federal disaster declaration for severe storms, tornados, straight-line winds, and…Read more »

Kearney Regional Airport Celebrates a Record-breaking 2019

Kearney Regional Airport Celebrates a Record-breaking 2019

KEARNEY, Neb. – Kearney Regional Airport set an annual enplanement record in 2019 with 21,269 enplanements. This is a 63% growth from the previous annual enplanement record which was 13,042 in 2013. Since the start of air service in September 2018 with United Express, the Kearney Regional Airport has had 14 consecutive record-breaking months. In December…Read more »

Christmas Day Holiday Refuse Collection Schedule

Christmas Day Holiday Refuse Collection Schedule

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Kearney Sanitation department: City of Kearney Sanitation Division announces that due to the upcoming Christmas Day Holiday the following changes will be in effect Monday, December 23 through Saturday, December 28 for the refuse collection system and the Kearney Area Solid Waste Agency Landfill. Residential Collection: •…Read more »

Kearney Street Closure: 16th Street

Kearney Street Closure: 16th Street

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the city of Kearney: “The City of Kearney Public Works Department announces that 16th Street from 11th Avenue to 12th Avenue will be closed to thru traffic beginning Monday, December 16, at 8:00 a.m. for the installation of sanitary sewer. The street is expected to be re-opened Monday,…Read more »

Christmas Tree Drop-off Sites

Christmas Tree Drop-off Sites

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the City of Kearney. The City of Kearney will again offer four Christmas tree drop-off sites. The sites will be open from December 5, 2019 thru January 15, 2020 for the disposal of live Christmas trees. Tree stands, ornaments, tinsel, decorations and all other foreign materials, including the…Read more »

Governor Ricketts Signs Pearl Harbor Remembrance Proclamation, Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

Governor Ricketts Signs Pearl Harbor Remembrance Proclamation, Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation designating December 7, 2019, as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Nebraska.  He was joined by Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) Director John Hilgert, members of the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors (SDPHS) organization,…Read more »

November firearm deer harvest slightly higher than last year

November firearm deer harvest slightly higher than last year

LINCOLN, Neb. – Deer harvest during the 2019 November firearm season in Nebraska is 2% ahead last year’s pace. During the nine-day season, there were 43,346 deer taken, compared to 42,466 in 2018. Mule deer buck harvest decreased 9%, with 7,172 taken, compared to 7,925 in 2018. The average age of mule deer bucks is…Read more »