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Julie Geiser is a Public Information Officer and NEBRASKAland Regional Editor based out of North Platte, where she was born and still happily resides. Geiser worked for the commission previously for over 10 years as an outdoor education instructor – teaching people of all ages about Nebraska’s outdoor offerings. She also coordinates the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program for Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC). Geiser went on to work in marketing and writing an outdoor column for the North Platte Telegraph before returning to NGPC in her current position. She loves spending time outdoors with her family and getting others involved in her passions of hunting, fishing, camping, boating, hiking and enjoying Nebraska’s great outdoors.

Angler access area closed at Lake Ogallala

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — The Lake Ogallala angler access area located in the northwest corner of the lake will be closed starting Monday, Sept. 24 to undergo restoration. The restoration project will address the existing shoreline protection structures and eroding sidewalks. The project is slated to be complete next summer. Once finished, the project will complement the new 125-foot floating fishing bridge that was installed in 2017, along with enhancing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) amenities and angler access to …

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Another round of Carp-O-Rama

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) hosted its sixth annual Carp-O-Rama at Lake Maloney State Recreation Area (SRA) this month. The event was a huge success according to the smiles seen and laughter heard. Game and Parks staff was on hand to assist the public and answer any questions about carp fishing and those that have never tried it were inquisitive and excited about the process. On the other hand, some folks come to the event every year, just …

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Enders Reservoir kid’s day

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. –  A kid’s day will be held Saturday, June 16 at Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area (SRA) hosted by the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The public is invited to come and enjoy fishing, kayaking, games, door prizes, and fun at the lake. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. MT at the North 40 boat ramp area at Enders Reservoir. Enders Reservoir SRA is located about 10 …

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Ash Hollow pageant

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. –  The 26 annual Ash Hollow Historical Pageant at Ash Hollow State Historical Park (SHP) will be on stage Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16, giving park visitors a glimpse back in time with live performances of The Great Cowboy Race; Chadron to Chicago a celebration of the pioneer spirit. The event has a regional cast and band of lively volunteers that will tell a panhandle story of endurance, horses, horsemanship, and the great western cowboy, …

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Red Willow SRA family fun nights

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Red Willow State Recreation Area (SRA) will be starting their summer Family Fun Nights on Wednesday, June 13. The free fun nights will be held every other Wednesday, running from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. At 6 p.m. there is a family cookout at the Spring Creek tent camping area near the marina boat ramp followed by kayaking, family fishing, archery, hiking and biking at 7 p.m. Then enjoy s’mores at the campfire at Spring Creek …

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In-field Zipper Repairs

tent zipper

Some tricks to know if your tent zipper fails. Tent zippers are key components to tents. They keep wind, rain and bugs out, but when they fail, be prepared with some knowledge and tools to do on-site repairs to your tent. Zippers consist of nylon, plastic or metal teeth or coils and a slider or grab tab pull that brings the teeth or coil tracks together. Many tents come with closed-end zippers, which means the zipper is stitched together at …

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Birding event at Buffalo Bill Ranch SRA

North Platte, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) and Tout Bird Club of North Platte will host a birding event on Friday, May 25. All ages are welcome to come learn about birds at Buffalo Bill State Recreation Area (SRA) in North Platte as part of the Nebraska International Migratory Bird Month. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. at the shelter area at the SRA with birding stations to build bird feeders, nesting material and more. …

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Migratory bird month and free park entry and free fishing day

North Platte, Neb. – In honor of the late Bev Kimball of Kearney, the Fort Kearny Preservation, Restoration and Development (PRD) board is hosting activities at the Fort Kearny Recreation Area from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at Lake 6, which is also free park entry and free fishing day across the state. Bev Kimball raised the funds to buy the 1.8 mile segment of the Burlington Railroad Line in 1977 for Nebraska’s first Rails to …

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New access road leading to Frenchman WMA

North Platte, Neb. – Frenchman Wildlife Management Area (WMA) northeast of Palisade, NE has a new access road. Previously, the public was using a bridge that crosses the canal to access the Frenchman WMA but that bridge was condemned and closed a few weeks ago. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has secured a Special Use Permit from the United States Bureau of Reclamation to allow the public to use the road to the east of Hwy 25A to access …

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LCRA receives grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

North Platte, Neb. – The Loess Canyon Rangeland Alliance (LCRA) will receive $160,000 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) for the Grassland Stewardship with Prescribed Fire project. The Trust Board announced funding for the project at its meeting on April 5, 2018 in Lincoln. This is the first year of award with a potential for 2nd year funding totaling $140,000. The project is one of the 105 projects receiving $18,301,819 in grant awards from the NET this year. Of these, …

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