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Summer of the Pie Iron

It’s that wonderful time of year when many of us adore cooking OUTSIDE of our kitchens.  Let’s face it, staring at those same, boring kitchen walls all the time can get a bit mind-numbing, not to mention heating up the house . Luckily, backyard barbecues and family camping trips are calling your name. An open-air, change of scenery is just what the doctor ordered. Whether it is over a sizzling grill, a flaming fire-pit, or a crackling campfire, the outdoor …

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Family Fun Planned at Steel Plate Challenge Fun Shoot on July 16

LINCOLN – Shooters of all ages and experience levels are invited to learn, have fun and try out their skills at Platte River State Park’s (SP) Steel Plate Challenge Fun Shoot on July 16. The event will include expert instruction for shooters and friendly competition. Participants will be timed as they take aim at steel plates set at distances of 20 feet to 30 yards. Families and those new to shooting are encouraged to participate. All equipment will be provided. …

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Tonight’s Presentation at Chadron State Park Postponed

This week’s installment of the summer speaker series at northwestern Nebraska’s two state parks has been postponed because of illness. The “Creatures of the Night” presentation at Chadron State Park, which was planned for the night of Friday, July 8, will be rescheduled for a date to be determined. The series will resume Friday, July 15, at Fort Robinson State Park with the same “Creatures of the Night” presentation by Amanda Filipi, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission educator.

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City of Fremont Water System Advisory Includes Fremont SRA

LINCOLN – As a precautionary measure, visitors to Fremont State Recreation Area (SRA) are advised to boil their cooking and drinking water for at least the next 24 hours. This recommendation is in place because the water system for the city of Fremont was without pressure for approximately 30 minutes. Fremont SRA is served by the city’s water system, therefore this recommendation should be followed by visitors to the SRA, too. Because the city’s water is chlorinated, it is unlikely …

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Activities for All Ages July 9-10 at Ponca SP

LINCOLN – A full weekend of fun and educational activities for all ages is scheduled July 9-10 at Ponca State Park. On July 9, park visitors may participate in an introduction to shooting archery, shotguns and .22 rifles, learn about wildlife species found along the Missouri River, discover the difference between native and invasive species, and learn how to identify wildlife by tracks and scat. In addition, backwater kayaking and hayrack park tours are scheduled throughout the day. July 10’s …

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Fremont SRA’s Lake No. 20 Open During Races July 9-10

LINCOLN – Lake No. 20 at Fremont State Recreation Area (SRA) will remain open to the public while personal watercraft races take place there on July 9-10. The races are part of John C. Fremont Days festivities. The races will take place on a portion of the lake from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. All boating and park regulations will remain in effect. A park permit is required of each vehicle entering the SRA.

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Lake Minatare Programs Put Focus on Fritillaries, Campfires

MINATARE, Neb. — A pair of free programs at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area on Saturday, July 16, will help participants enjoy and appreciate nature and the outdoors. The sessions, which will be at the Scouts Cabin, will teach how to build campfires and inform about the regal fritillary butterfly. The first session, which begins at 9 a.m., will focus on building campfires. By learning about the five most common types of campfires, attendees will gain a valuable tool in …

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Obstacle Course, Canoe Race Set at Chadron State Park

CHADRON, Neb. — Chadron State Park is inviting people to attend and afternoon of spirited competition at its annual Fur Trade Funday on Sunday, July 10. The event, part of Chadron’s annual Fur Trade Days celebration, features the Crooked Arrow Obstacle Course at 1 p.m. followed by the Kiwanis Fur Trade Regatta at about 3 p.m. The timed obstacle course near the park’s tennis courts challenges participants to post the best time in navigating a variety of challenges such as …

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Family Activities Planned Throughout July at Two Rivers SRA

LINCOLN – A series of fun and educational activities for all ages is scheduled throughout July at Two Rivers State Recreation Area. Fun Days at Two Rivers are scheduled for July 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 and 30-31. Each fun day will include different family activities, including fishing clinics, nature hikes, naturalist programs, bird watching, and workshops on such things as constellations, pollinators, making leather goods, and tree identification. Specific details about all Fun Days events are available at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Or …

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Enjoy Events in July at Niobrara State Park

LINCOLN – Throughout July, Niobrara State Park will hold a variety of family-friendly events for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Scheduled events are: • July 1, National Park Service (NPS) Presents “MNRR – a National Park:” Learn more about the Missouri National Recreational River, and visit with rangers about the events that led to the establishment of a section of the river as a park. • July 2, Buffalo Cookout: The evening will feature country music performed by John and …

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