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Lake Ogallala Modern Campground to Close Temporarily for Upgrades

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LINCOLN – The modern campground at Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area (SRA) will be temporarily closed to the public starting April 8 for installation of new electrical pedestals. During the closure, 44 new electrical pedestals will be installed in the northern half of the campground. The upgrade will replace the existing pedestals, which were installed in the 1980s. The southern half of the campground was upgraded in 2012. Construction should take between two and three weeks. The campground will reopen …

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Mushrooms on Nebraska Outdoors

Mushroom-man David Sanders joins Jeff & Hershy tonight to give us some insight into stalking the elusive morel and other tasty fungi in Nebraska.  Season will soon be upon us and is a tasty excuse for getting outdoors.  There is sure to be a recipe or two shared as well. Nebraska Outdoors radio can be heard every Thursday evening starting at 6 p.m. (CDT) online at www.KFORnow.com or in eastern Nebraska on 103.3 FM or 1240 AM.

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Time for Tick Talk

EEEEK! TICK! The ticks are out! In Nebraska, ticks become active early in the spring and are one of the first biting pests we experience as the weather warms. Ticks are part of Nebraska’s environment, and they shouldn’t stop any of us from pursuing our favorite outdoor activities this time of year — wild turkey hunting, morel mushroom picking, bird watching, tent camping, hiking, fishing, etc. We just need to take the necessary precautions to dissuade these little buggers from crawling on us, embedding …

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Platte River Art Show April 2-3 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

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LINCOLN – The Platte River Art Show is scheduled for April 2-3 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. Many nationally known artists from around the Midwest will be offering their work for display and sale. This event, hosted by Prairie Images, will be held at the Peter Kiewit Lodge from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on April 2 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. the following day. The works of art will include wildlife, landscape, cityscape, portrait, still life, Native American, Southwest, Americana and …

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Master Naturalist Training Scheduled Across Nebraska

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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have scheduled training so that individuals may become certified master naturalists. The Nebraska Master Naturalist Program is an adult education program focused on providing volunteers with hands-on experiences in Nebraska’s natural resources. Participants will undergo hours of in-depth training, led by experts in their fields. They will learn about Nebraska’s flora and fauna, native ecosystems and much more. Following training, participants have the opportunity to contribute to …

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Registration Open for Indian Cave’s Mushroom Run

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LINCOLN – Registration is open for runners to enter the Mushroom Run at Indian Cave State Park. The run will be held in conjunction with the park’s annual Outdoor Adventure on April 30. The run includes the Morel Mile and 5-kilometer races. Each begins at 8 a.m. The $20 entry fee includes a T-shirt and pancake breakfast. Register at http://shopoutdoornebraska.ne.gov/outdoorevts. Other family events for the Outdoor Adventure include mushroom hunts, fish fry, musical entertainment, hayrack rides, raptor exhibit, half-price youth …

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Quilters Answering the Call for Fort Robinson

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Overnight visitors to Fort Robinson State Park may notice a special touch to their rooms this summer. The park, with its historical lodging facilities that once housed Cavalry soldiers and officers, has begun a new project to feature the work of quilters from Nebraska and the surrounding region. The park is seeking at least 30 quilts to be placed on beds in two of its officers’ quarters — the big brick buildings at the west end of its horseshoe drive …

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Two Rivers Trout Lake to Open March 12

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LINCOLN – The trout lake at Two Rivers State Recreation Area (SRA) will open for fishing on March 12. This year, anglers will be able to fish for larger trout, as well as an additional species of trout. A total of 7,500 rainbow trout have been stocked in time for opening day, of which 500 fish are 16 inches in length and the remainder are 11½ inches. In addition, 500 12- to 13-inch tiger trout were stocked March 10. Tiger …

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Newcastle Woman Wins Ponca SP’s Hiking Marathon

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LINCOLN – Gwen McGhee of Newcastle won Ponca State Park’s Hiking Marathon. She was one of 16 people from Nebraska and Iowa who competed in the event Jan. 1-March 5. Participants were given the opportunity to hike the park’s 22 miles of trails individually or with a naturalist. At the conclusion of the marathon, names of the hikers who had completed the challenge were put in a drawing. McGhee won a Missouri River Outdoor Expo sweatshirt, rechargeable hand and foot …

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Nebraska State Parks Hiring Seasonal Help

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LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is now hiring temporary seasonal workers for state park areas across the state. Available positions are as diverse as the parks themselves. Most seasonal positions run through the parks season, but some parks require seasonal help in the offseason. Work schedules will be determined by park supervisors based on business functions. Work hours may vary from one part of the season to another. The parks are looking to fill positions that cover …

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