“We went under the little bridge under the track to get into the infield, and then you look up and you see the banking and it was like a dream come true knowing that I was going to race on the actual track.”
Although there’s no projected date for construction, the group's leader is reaching out to contractors to begin the bidding process for removing the railroad ties, cleaning up the land and constructing the trail.
Skate Island owner Steve Anderson said the demolition was too painful to watch. “It’s heartbreaking.”
A skate ribbon about the length of a football field is taking shape as part of the $400 million public-private overhaul of Omaha’s three downtown riverfront parks.
The rink on the Stuhr Museum grounds is slated to be open until the end of March. The ice is synthetic, a museum official said. “It’s a plastic that’s made to be used year-round.”
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He'll be leaving behind his job as the parks director, one he said is in his blood.
"Now that we’re starting to get more sightings, I’m more than willing to say we have a population," a state zoologist said of flying squirrel sightings in Lincoln. "But I’m just dying to know how they got here."
Trent Holscher will get an official measurement on the rack once it dries out at Foster’s Taxidermy in Ogallala, where it’s being mounted. It may reach between 205 and 210 inches.
In 2020, there were more than 42,000 deer harvested during the nine-day firearm season. Only about 37,000 were reported this year.
For five years, starting in 1986, Nebraska imported 159 river otters, often by trading turkeys to other states. Now the state's otter population numbers about 2,000.
The Weeping Water kayak angler is the first woman to win a national championship in any series and has qualified to fish on the U.S. team at the Hobie world championships for the second time.
A state conservation officer suspected it was a wolf, but it could take months to complete genetic testing at a federal lab.
Sen. Anna Wishart texted a message that the adventure has been "an incredible experience. … One of the most beautiful places I've ever been to … people and mountain."
About eight of 17 students said they knew what curling was before the class started, but all of them quickly got the hang of it in anticipation of Thursday’s field trip.
An investigation by the Pawnee County Sheriff's Office has concluded that a 23-year-old Weeping Water man was accidentally killed Saturday by a deer hunting partner's bullet.
The mother of a second-grade boy in Kade Reiman's class said her son could talk with Reiman about anything. "He had a really big impact on his students." Reiman also coached high school football in Palmyra.
Sen. Tom Brewer said "everyone is good to go and everyone is in high spirits" with safety checks completed, equipment inspected and medical briefings done.
Black bears were abundant in Missouri but were nearly eliminated by unregulated killing in the late 19th century and habitat loss in the Ozarks. The population is expected to double in the next 10 years, officials said.
When Sunday’s Halfsy was canceled partway through the race, many runners stopped and waited for race-provided shuttles to pick them up or found other rides back to their vehicles. But others kept running.
Port officials said they hadn't found the boat and expected it had been dislodged by rising water before sinking.
Idaho bowhunter Raymond Jones went missing on his son's 12th birthday, Sept. 7, 1968. Fifty-three years later, Jones' body was found by another bowhunter, solving a mystery that had long haunted his relatives, including his only son.