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Popular musicals taking the stage at Fort Robinson

The Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park

CRAWFORD, Neb. – The Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park is launching another season of entertaining musicals for all ages. The theater will open its regular production schedule Friday, June 1, with Disney’s classic, The Little Mermaid. The summer lineup, presented by Post Playhouse Inc., also includes Footloose, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Urinetown and 42nd Street. Showings are presented on a repertory schedule and take place most days except Mondays from June 1-Aug. 19. Ticket prices range from $15-$28 …

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Duck Creek Recreation Area is newest fishing opportunity in southeastern Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – A new fishing opportunity is available in southeastern Nebraska with the June 2 grand opening of Duck Creek Recreation Area. The Nemaha Natural Resources District owns and manages Duck Creek, which is located 5 miles northwest of Peru in Nemaha County. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission manages the fishery, is a funding partner in the construction of the area, and assisted with boating and angler access, as well as in-lake features. The reservoir site inundated several …

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Stars, Strolls & S’mores event scheduled in Norfolk area this summer

LINCOLN, Neb. – Participate in Stars, Strolls & S’mores and discover outdoor and nature opportunities in the Norfolk area. This series includes three Moon Walk events held on Wednesday evenings close to the full moon. Each Moon Walk begins at 7:30 p.m., requires a mile of walking, and lasts up to two hours. The Moon Walk includes an introduction, a hike to a designated area for presentations, and a snack of s’mores. “The purpose of the Moon Walk is to …

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Permit required for tractors at Lake McConaughy SRA

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has introduced a mandatory permitting process for tractors operating on the beaches of Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA). In response to public demand, Game and Parks has created a simple, required permitting process that follows state park regulations and allows for more towing operations on McConaughy’s beaches. There is currently no fee for the permit and an application can be picked up at the Lake McConaughy Visitor/Water Interpretive Center or …

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Public urged to leave wildlife babies alone

LINCOLN, Neb. – It is natural for some people who see a young wild animal apparently abandoned by its mother to want to rescue it. The correct course of action is to leave it alone. Here are some rules of thumb from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission regarding wildlife babies: — A lone fawn, or other young bird or mammal, may appear to be abandoned or injured, but the mother frequently is off feeding or drinking. Do not move …

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Nebraska Game and Parks urges safety while boating

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraskans will enjoy this summer boating on waters across the state. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission urges boaters to keep safety the top priority. Boaters should not take safety for granted. Game and Parks suggests ways boaters may reduce the risk of incidents and help ensure a safe and enjoyable day on the water. Wear a Life Jacket – Children under age 13 and anybody on a personal watercraft are required by law to wear a …

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Help Indian Cave SP trail projects June 2 to celebrate National Trails Day

LINCOLN, Neb. – Show an appreciation for trails and help restore them at Indian Cave State Park on June 2 in celebration of National Trails Day. Volunteers are needed for trail restoration projects that may include wood chipping trails, pruning encroaching vegetation, defining corridors, erosion maintenance and general cleanup. Work will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., or at the volunteer’s discretion. Bring work gloves and appropriate clothing. Pre-registration is required by May 29 by calling the …

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Boating safety courses offered across Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – With summer here, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is reminding water lovers to be mindful of the state’s education requirements for boating. Nebraska law requires any motorboat or personal watercraft operator born after Dec. 31, 1985 to complete a boating safety course and be in possession of a course certificate. Operators must be at least 14 years old to drive motorboats and personal watercraft in Nebraska. Game and Parks offers three options for taking boating safety …

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Platte River State Park shooting sports facility summer hours begin May 28

LINCOLN, Neb. – Platte River State Park’s shooting sports facility opens for its summer schedule on May 28. The Roger G. Sykes Outdoor Heritage Education Complex will be open weekdays from noon to 6 p.m., except it will be closed on Thursday. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The facility is a family-friendly shooting sports complex with a focus on safety and family fun. This center features an archery range with a shooting tower, …

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Fort Robinson’s summer theater lineup to include popular favorites

LINCOLN, Neb. – Post Playhouse, Inc., located at Fort Robinson State Park just west of Crawford, is set for another season of popular plays for all ages. The theater’s summer lineup includes favorites such as Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Footloose,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “Urinetown,” and “42nd Street.” Showings take place throughout the week from June to August. Ticket information and pricing is available online at Postplayhouse.com. A Nebraska park entry permit is required of each vehicle entering the park.

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