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Swenson Named Parks Administrator at Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

LINCOLN – Jim Swenson has been named administrator of parks at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He succeeds Roger Kuhn, who was promoted to assistant director for development in May. Swenson’s new position is effective immediately. “We are very pleased to name Jim Swenson to the position of parks administrator,” said Director Jim Douglas. “Jim is a very dedicated person who has served Game and Parks and our citizens with the utmost professionalism. He is a great asset to …

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Chadron State Park Celebration is Saturday

Nebraska’s first state park will celebrate its 93rd anniversary Saturday with a wide variety of activities for all ages. Activities are planned at Chadron State Park from early morning to late at night. “We have a lot of great activities planned for people young to old and expect to have big turnout for our celebration,” said Gregg Galbraith, park superintendent. “If you’re looking for a great way to have a lot of fun for not a lot of money, this …

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Buzzing about Bees: Pollinator Workshop Scheduled at Wildcat Hills

A one-day workshop at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center south of Gering this month will explore the importance of pollinating insects to the world’s food supply and ecosystems. The Panhandle Pollinators Workshop will be Thursday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free to the first 25 registrants. A lunch will be provided. The deadline to register is Friday, June 13. While many know of bees as obvious pollinators, the workshop will discuss a variety of other …

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Hunter Education Instructor Training Set in Lincoln

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will train apprentice hunter education instructors June 26 in Lincoln. The workshop will be from 6-9 p.m. at the new Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th St. To register, visit HuntSafeNebraska.org, and then click on Become a Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor.

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Nature Programs Continue at Chadron, Fort Robinson SPs

A series of nature programs continues this week at the two state parks in the northern Panhandle. Park naturalist Jami Campbell will lead eight family-friendly programs at Chadron State Park and Fort Robinson State Park on Thursday, June 5, through Saturday, June 7. The action will start at Chadron State Park’s Trading Post on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with a program about snakes. At 5:30 p.m. she will tell about the tiniest creatures in the prairies and forests. The programming …

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Intertribal Gathering Set at Fort Robinson State Park

LINCOLN – Fort Robinson State Park guests again will celebrate Native American culture during one of the High Plains’ premier powwows. The 15th annual Intertribal Gathering will be June 13-15, featuring traditional dancing, drumming and singing in a family-friendly environment. The event annually attracts hundreds of dancers and spectators. An array of activities will complement the dancing, including a 5K run, storytelling and the crowning of a princess. Vendors selling Native American crafts, food and other items also will be …

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Storms Claim Capitol Peregrine Falcon Chicks

LINCOLN – The severe weather that wreaked havoc across much of Nebraska on the evening and night of June 3 also appears to have claimed the two peregrine falcon chicks atop the Nebraska Capitol building. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission provides live streaming video of the nest box, and many falcon watchers awoke to find it empty early June 4. Game and Parks and Capitol staff, along with personnel from Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery, found the bodies of both …

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Oregon Trail Taking Center Stage at Ash Hollow SHP

LINCOLN – For the 22nd consecutive year, performers will take an audience back to the early days of the Oregon Trail during a pageant at Ash Hollow State Historical Park near Lewellen on June 14. The program, “Early Emigrants on the Oregon Trail,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Performers in costume will relive stories from the diaries of pioneers who traveled west for the 2,200-mile journey in the 1800s. Preceding the show, at 5 p.m., will be a chuck wagon …

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Public Meeting for Walgren Lake SRA on June 17

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will hold a public meeting at the Hay Springs Senior Center on June 17 at 6 p.m. to request input on Walgren Lake State Recreation Area. Game and Parks seeks specific input on a proposal to make the lake a waterfowl refuge. Game and Parks appreciates the interest of the community in Walgren Lake, and encourages the public to attend the meeting at 125 N. Main St. For more information, contact Craig …

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Bobwhite Quail Initiative Habitat Tour Scheduled

LINCOLN – Landowners and other interested parties are invited to attend a tour highlighting habitat needs and management techniques for bobwhite quail and pollinators on June 11. The event starts at 11 a.m. at the Alexandria Community Center on the east side of Nebraska Hwy. 53 in Alexandria. This event includes information about the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, quail habitat needs, and management techniques to increase quail numbers. A tour of public and private land sites to show different habitat …

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