Category Archives: KGFW News

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 »

Operation Warm providing warmth and education for youth in need

Operation Warm providing warmth and education for youth in need

KEARNEY, Neb. – Nearly 15% of children in Kearney live in families with incomes below the federal poverty line. Necessities like warm winter clothing can be hard to come by when food, housing, heat and healthcare take priority. Kearney Elks Lodge #984 and the Kearney Public Library are partnering with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit dedicated…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 »