- NWU Sports Network to Televise Basketball Doubleheaders in February — 1/31
The NWU Sports Network (formerly 21 SPORTS) will televise three Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) Prairie Wolves basketball doubleheaders in February on a tape-delayed basis:
- Wednesday, February 5 vs. Concordia - women's game at 6 p.m., men's game follows
- Saturday, February 15 vs. Dordt - women's game at 2 p.m., men's game follows
- Wednesday, February 19 vs. Doane - women's game at 6 p.m., men's game follows
- Open House Set to Discuss Replacement of Historic Sheridan Bridges — 1/30
The public is invited to an open house Thursday, February 6 on the replacement of the historic Penny Bridges on Sheridan Boulevard just west of 33rd Street. The open house is from 5 to 7 p.m. in the commons/cafeteria area at Lincoln Southeast High School, 2930 S. 37th St.
- Nominations Sought for One Book - One Lincoln 2014 — 1/27
Lincoln City Libraries is now accepting nominations for the 13th annual One Book - One Lincoln community reading program. A committee of community readers will consider all the nominations and select three finalists for a community vote.
- Coalition of Public and Private Organizations Unveils Lincoln Vital Signs 2014 — 1/27
Leaders of Lincoln's largest public and private charitable organizations, along with city and county officials, have released a comprehensive review of key indicators to determine current conditions and to help guide the future direction of the city.
- Internationally Known Lincoln Portrayer Returns for City Celebration — 1/24
One of the foremost Abraham Lincoln portrayers is returning to Lincoln for the City's 14th annual Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration Sunday, February 16 at Southwest High School, 7001 South 14th Street. Actor Fritz Klein lives in Springfield, Illinois where he performs at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
- Tree Recycling Results Announced — 1/22
The City Recycling Office today announced that about 6,840 trees were deposited at seven tree recycling sites in the City. Hofeling Enterprises, 2200 S. Folsom Court, donated tree grinding services and has distributed close to 250 cubic yards of tree mulch to the public.
- Public Invited to Open House on Storm Sewer Improvements — 1/22
The public is invited to an open house Thursday, January 30 on the proposed design of a storm drain project near 56th Street and Colfax Avenue.
- Task Force Deployed to Omaha — 1/20
Nebraska Task Force 1 (NETF1), the Urban Search and Rescue team based at Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR), has been deployed to Omaha to assist with search operations in the wake of this morning's International Nutrition collapse.
- JPA To Consider Transfer For Funds For Ice Facility — 1/16
The West Haymarket Joint Public Agency (JPA) will consider a transfer of $1 million of Pinnacle Bank Arena construction contingency funds to the University of Nebraska Foundation. The funds would be the JPA's contribution to the Foundation's fund-raising efforts for the proposed Breslow Ice Facility to be built in the West Haymarket District.
- Open House Set on Improvements to Old Cheney — 1/16
The community is invited to an open house Thursday, January 23 on improvements to Old Cheney Road from 70th to 82nd streets. The meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Christian School, 5801 South 84th Street. Directional signs will be posted to guide the public to parking and meeting areas.
- City Independence Day Celebration to Be Held July 3 — 1/13
Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that the City's annual Uncle Sam Jam Independence Day celebration and fireworks show will be held Thursday, July 3 at Oak Lake Park, 1st and Charleston streets. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Saturday, July 5.
- Date Set for 30th Annual Mayor's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast in Lincoln — 1/13
The 30th annual Mayor's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast is set for Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel, 333 S. 13th Street. Doors will open at 7 a.m., and the program will begin at 7:30 a.m. The event is being hosted by Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler and the Faith Coalition of Lancaster County.
- Mayor Presents December Award of Excellence — 1/13
Mayor Chris Beutler today will present the Mayor's Award of Excellence for December to Firefighter/Paramedic Damon Wirth with Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR). The award will be presented at the beginning of today's City Council meeting, which starts at 3 p.m. in the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street. The monthly award recognizes City employees who consistently provide exemplary service and work that demonstrates personal commitment to the City.
- Lincoln City Libraries to Host Lincoln Bird EnCOUNTer — 1/13
The public is invited to attend the free Lincoln Bird EnCOUNTer at two branch libraries Saturday, February 8. The fun and educational family event is sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries, the Wild Bird Habitat Stores, Wachiska Audubon and the Nebraska Games and Parks Commission. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at both Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St., and Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th St.
- Public Discussion Set on Plan for City Golf Program — 1/13
The public is invited to a community conversation regarding a sustainability plan for the City golf program from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, January 16 at Lincoln East High School, 1000 South 70th Street. Parking will be available on the south side of the school, and those attending should use the southwest entrance. Participants will be assigned to discussion groups, and sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m.
- Tree Recycling Collection Ends Sunday — 1/10
The City of Lincoln's annual tree recycling program will end Sunday, January 12.
- Artists Needed for 2014 Rain Barrel Art Project — 1/10
Local artists are invited to participate in the sixth annual Artistic Rain Barrel program. This year's project is sponsored by the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center and the Watershed Management Division of the City Public Works and Utilities Department. Applications are due February 7, and 25 artists will be chosen to paint rain barrels highlighting the prairie's role in water quality.
- Nomination Deadline Extended for Mayor's Arts Awards — 1/8
The deadline has been extended for nominations for the 36th annual Mayor's Arts Awards. The awards will be presented by the Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Lied Center. The nomination deadline is now Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
- Third Open House Planned for N.W. 48th Project — 1/8
The public is invited to participate in the third open house for the N.W. 48th Street widening project from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 15 at Arnold Elementary School, 5000 Mike Scholl Street.
- 5 CITY-TV to Air Special Program Featuring Don Gill — 1/8
Interviews conducted by the late Don Gill are featured in a new program airing on 5 CITY-TV, the City's government access channel. The program will be aired for the first time at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 8.
- Flu and Pertussis on the Rise in Lancaster County — 1/7
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) is seeing increasing influenza activity and a rise in cases of pertussis or whooping cough. Officials encourage residents to remain current on immunizations, which can reduce the risk of contracting these diseases.
- City Libraries Offer Evening and Weekend Storytime for Families — 1/3
The entire family can enjoy crafts and stories during Lincoln City Libraries' Family Storytime. The storytime sessions support literacy by offering vocabulary development, experiences with a variety of literature, and participation in language-related activities. Pre-registration is not required, and newcomers are always welcome.
- West Haymarket JPA Information Now on City Website — 1/3
With construction of Pinnacle Bank Arena completed, the West Haymarket Joint Public Agency (JPA) has cancelled its contract with Thought District to host the Haymarket Now arena construction website. The public can now access JPA meeting agendas and minutes and other JPA documents at the City website, lincoln.ne.gov.
- Gov. Heineman and Mayors Stothert & Beutler Announce Partnership — 1/2
Today, Gov. Dave Heineman, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler announced increased and accelerated maintenance projects on state highways in the Omaha and Lincoln metro areas. The Governor announced $11.5 million for roads projects in various communities, based on project readiness.