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Wildcat Weekends beginning in newly renovated, expanded facility

GERING, Neb. – The newly expanded and renovated Wildcat Hills Nature Center at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area is set to kick off its annual series of Wildcat Weekends events this weekend. The first event, which will pay tribute to Nebraska’s sesquicentennial, will be Saturday, April 8, at 9 a.m. Titled “Happy Birthday, Nebraska,” the event will feature a variety of activities, information and snacks to honor 150 years of statehood. “We can’t wait to offer these programs in our …

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Calamus SRA campground power outage delayed

LINCOLN, Neb. – Homestead Knolls campground at Calamus State Recreation Area (SRA) near Burwell is getting an electrical upgrade. Because of delays in shipping materials for the project, the campground’s power will be shut off until April 2, not March 31, as originally scheduled. The power outage will affect 25 campsites. Power to a limited number of campsites will be turned back on April 2, and power will be restored to all sites by the first week of May. Contractors …

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Two Lake McConaughy SRA campgrounds closing temporarily for projects

LINCOLN, Neb. – Two campgrounds at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area will close temporarily to allow construction crews to complete upgrades to campground amenities. Lone Eagle Campground, located between Arthur Bay and Sandy Beach, will be closed March 31 until approximately early May. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission received a $740,000 appropriation from the 2013 Nebraska legislature to upgrade all 84 camping sites at Lone Eagle to full service accommodations. An electrical system upgrade and accessibility upgrade were completed …

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Activities for all ages set at Ponca SP on April 1

LINCOLN, Neb. – Bring the entire family to Ponca State Park on April 1 for a day of crafts, critters and archery. Learn the various forms of décor that can be made with clay at 9:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., discover the different types of wildlife that live along the Missouri River. Participants will be able to see, touch and smell live animals, furs, feathers, shells and skulls. Visit the Eric Wiebe Shooting Complex at 2 p.m. for an introductory …

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Upgrade to temporarily shut off power at Calamus SRA campground

LINCOLN, Neb. – Homestead Knolls campground at Calamus State Recreation Area (SRA) near Burwell is getting an electrical upgrade. Power to the campground will be shut off March 27-31, weather permitting, to accommodate the project. Contractors will install 47 new 50-amp pedestals and new wiring. This addition will complete the electrical upgrade of the campground, which will have 83 pad sites with 50/30 amp service. A park entry permit is required of each vehicle entering Calamus SRA.

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Take Your Tyke on a Hike

The little one in your family is getting bigger. They’re walking. They’re running. They’re climbing. They’re grabbing things. They’re examining things. And yes, they’re even tasting things. The toddler in your family is bubbling over with personality and propelling themselves with their own two legs! Enter the toddler in our family, my grandson, Jackson. He is a restless little ball of energy and doesn’t want to miss anything! Jackson, at 16 months of age, prefers to get down and explore. He is inherently busy …

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Nebraska Game and Parks Commission sets 2017-18 waterfowl season dates

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved 2017-18 waterfowl season dates during a March 17 meeting in Grand Island. The Commission adopted waterfowl season orders that include opening the early teal season on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend – a week earlier than staff had proposed and the same as the 2016 teal season – as well as discontinuing the Public Nuisance and Health Hazard Order for crows in Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Harlan, Kearney, Lincoln and …

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Enjoy live comedy at Mahoney State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Come out to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park with the family and enjoy live theater. Now through April 9, the lively comedy “Always a Bridesmaid” is showing at the Kountze Memorial Theater. In this comedic romp produced by Medicine Wagon Productions, four best friends promise on prom night to be in each other’s weddings no matter what. More than 30 years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making “the long walk” for each other, determined to honor …

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Early Season Morels

It is the time of year when folklore and science start to collide. But, about what?  I’ll tell you what. Morel mushrooms! The two aspects of nature begin to clash bout the emergence of the prized, delectable morel mushroom. So, let the coffee shop conversations and the biological banter move forward! Morel mushroom in Elkhorn River bottom woodlands in Sarpy County, NE. Photo by Greg Wagner/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. These are just some of nature’s triggers that prompt longtime gatherers of the succulent …

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Platte River Art Show April 1-2 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

LINCOLN – Browse artworks by nationally known artists at the Platte River Art Show, set for April 1-2 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. This event, hosted by Prairie Images, will be held at the Peter Kiewit Lodge from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. the following day. The works of art for display and sale will include wildlife, landscape, cityscape, portrait, still life, Native American, Southwest, Americana and Impressionistic paintings in a variety of …

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