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2019 Media Releases

News Releases from the Mayor's Office

April

  • City Arbor Day Celebration Set for April 27 — 4/23
    Lincoln Parks and Recreation invites the public to a free "Celebrate All Things Trees" event to celebrate Arbor Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Stranksy Park, 17th Street and Harrison Avenue. Parks and Recreation Director Lynn Johnson will read an Arbor Day proclamation from Mayor Chris Beutler at 2 p.m. The event is also an opportunity to meet City Forestry members — Lorri Grueber, Community Operations Forester, and Adam Klingenberg, Community Outreach Forester — and learn how they manage Lincoln's public trees.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Set for April 27 — 4/22
    Lincoln and Lancaster County residents are encouraged to dispose of their household hazardous waste at a collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Star City Shores, 4375 S. 33rd Ct. The event is free for Lincoln and Lancaster County residents. Donations are accepted at the collection site.
  • Reservation Deadline Extended for Mayor's Arts Awards — 4/19

    The deadline has been extended to Monday, April 29 for reservations for the 2019 Mayor's Arts Awards ceremony Thursday, May 9 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The 41st annual event, presented by the Lincoln Arts Council (LAC), is open to the public. It begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and includes dinner at 6:15 p.m., the awards presentation at 7 p.m., and the Winners' Reception at 8:30 p.m. Reservation information is available at artscene.org/reservations.

  • Golf Clubhouse to Be Named for Clancy Woolman — 4/19
    The public is invited to attend the naming ceremony for the Clancy Woolman Clubhouse from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the Highlands Golf Course, 5501 N.W. 12th Street. Mayor Chris Beutler will make remarks at 2:15 p.m. about the longtime supporter of Lincoln Parks and Recreation facilities and programs, including the City Golf program. A reception will follow the presentation.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events April 22-28 — 4/19
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from April 22 through April 28.
  • Nature Center Hosts Spring Programs — 4/18

    The Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 Coddington Ave., is hosting the following public events this spring:

    Spring Volunteer Day, Saturday, April 20, 9 to 11 a.m.

    Saturday with our Naturalist, Saturday, April 20, 2 to 3 p.m.

    Get in the Garden Girl Scout Program, Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to noon

  • Affordable Housing and New Park Part of New South Haymarket Development — 4/18
    Mayor Chris Beutler and private sector partners today announced plans for new development in the South Haymarket area. The 10-acre project area, Blocks 4 and 5, is south of "O" Street and west of Canopy Street. The Mayor said the new development will build on the economic success of the West Haymarket and extend it south.
  • Bethany Branch Library Closed Until Further Notice — 4/17
    The Bethany Branch Library, 1810 N. Cotner Boulevard, will be closed until further notice for roof repairs. Lincoln City Libraries will announce a reopening date as soon as possible.
  • Lincoln City Libraries Hosts Theatrical Performances April 19 — 4/16

    Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to two free theatrical performances Friday, April 19. The performances are free and no reservations are necessary:

    The Wizard of Oz - 10:30 a.m., Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Avenue
    Join Dorothy in this classic adaption of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With her companions the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure to find her way back home.

    Treasure Island - 2:30 p.m., Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street
    Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island is a fantastical tale of pirates, adventure, and buried treasure. Meet Long John Silver and his band of marauding pirates, and take an exciting journey across the seven seas.

  • Bethany Branch Library Closed Today — 4/16
    The Bethany Branch Library, 1810 N. Cotner Boulevard, is closed today, Tuesday, April 16, for roof repairs. Lincoln City Libraries expects the branch to resume normal hours on Wednesday, April 17.
  • Mayor to Present Annual Award of Excellence for 2018 — 4/15
    Mayor Chris Beutler today will present the Annual Mayor's Award of Excellence for 2018 to William Maul, a Journey Mechanic in the StarTran division of the Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department (LTU). The award will be presented at 3 p.m. at the beginning of the City Council meeting in the City Council Chambers, County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street. A reception for the honorees will follow on the second floor of the County-City Building.
  • Portion of Saltillo Road to Temporarily Close April 15 — 4/12
    Saltillo Road, from South 21st to South 27th streets, will be closed from 6 a.m. Monday, April 15 through 5 p.m. Tuesday April 16. BNSF Railway is repairing tracks and pavement at the crossing. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained.
  • City Crews Stop Wastewater Sewer Line Overflow — 4/12
    The Wastewater Division of the Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department removed a blockage in a wastewater sewer line this afternoon that led to an overflow and release of wastewater from a manhole near the intersection of Fulton Avenue and North 60th Street. Wastewater staff discovered a large quantity of unknown debris blocking the pipeline. The overflow traveled for about 125 feet to the nearest storm inlet.
  • Portions of North 27th Street to Periodically Close Monday — 4/12
    Beginning Monday, April 15, southbound traffic on North 27th Street, between Old Dairy Road and Cornhusker Highway, will be periodically reduced to one lane from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for electrical work. The northbound lanes of N. 27th Street will not be impacted. The bus stop at North 27th and Fairfield streets will be closed. Riders are encouraged to use the stops at the Center for People in Need, 3901 N. 27th St., or at N. 27th and Knox streets. The pedestrian and cycling trail at N. 27th and Fairfield streets will remain open until further notice.
  • Portion of "P" Street Downtown to Close Monday — 4/12
    Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, April 15, the eastbound lane on the south side of "P" Street, from 10th to 11th streets, will be closed through Friday, April 26, to accommodate roof repairs on the YMCA building at 11th and "P" streets. The remaining lanes will not be affected.
  • Portion of South Street to Close Today — 4/12
    Starting at 2 p.m. today, Friday, April 12, South Street, from Park Boulevard to Folsom Street, will be closed through 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, for emergency repair on a private water service line. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes, although separate detours for eastbound and westbound traffic will be posted. Access to Sherman Field and local businesses will be maintained.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events April 15-21 — 4/12
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from April 15 through April 21.
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Star City Shores Saturday April 27th — 4/12
    Lincoln and Lancaster County residents are encouraged to clean out unwanted chemicals by bringing their household hazardous waste to a collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27th at Lincoln Star City Shores, 4375 S. 33rd Ct.
  • Volunteers Needed Saturday for Lewis Ballfields Area Cleanup — 4/11
    The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to help with painting and debris removal at Lewis Ballfields and along the adjacent Antelope Creek from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 13. Volunteers will meet at the south end of the ballfield parking lot near Capitol Parkway and "J" Street at 9 a.m.
  • Low-Income Seniors Encouraged to Apply for Farmers Market Coupons — 4/11
    Qualifying Lancaster County residents age 60 and over are encouraged to apply for coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at farmers markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs. The coupons, available through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), are good for fruits, vegetables, honey and fresh-cut herbs. The coupons will be distributed through a random drawing based on the number of coupons available for Lancaster County.
  • City Urges Safe Driving in Work Zones — 4/10
    The City urges residents to focus on safe driving during National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 8 through 12. This year's theme is "Drive Like You Work Here."
  • Temporary Street Closures at Railroad Crossings in SW Lincoln Continue April 9 — 4/9
    A series of railroad crossing and related street closures will temporarily affect access into southwest Lincoln from U.S. Highway 77, April 9 through 11. BNSF Railway is repairing tracks and pavement at multiple crossings. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes. Access to local homes and businesses will be maintained.
  • Portion of "P" Street Downtown to Close Wednesday — 4/8
    Beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, the eastbound lane on the south side of "P" Street, from 10th to 11th streets, will be closed through Friday, April 26, to accommodate roof repairs on the YMCA building at 11th and "P" streets. The remaining lanes will not be affected. All lanes will be open on Saturday, April 13, for the UNL Spring Game.
  • Mayor Presents March Award of Excellence — 4/8
    Mayor Chris Beutler today will present the Mayor's Award of Excellence for March to Jim Portis, District Park Supervisor with the Parks and Recreation Department. The award will be presented at 3 p.m. at the beginning of the City Council meeting at the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street. The monthly award recognizes City employees who consistently provide exemplary service and work that demonstrates personal commitment to the City.
  • Health Department Issues Air Quality Advisory — 4/5
    The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) this evening issued a health advisory for sensitive populations because of smoke from agricultural and prescribed burning. Officials said the levels of smoke in the air are expected to be unhealthy for children, older adults and those with asthma, lung disease, other respiratory conditions or heart disease. LLCHD advises those at risk to reduce strenuous physical activity when outdoors, take plenty of breaks and watch for symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath. People with asthma should follow their asthma action plans, and have quick relief medicine readily available.
  • Lincoln Welcomes Spring Game Visitors — 4/5
    The City of Lincoln is providing accommodations similar to those offered during the regular Husker football season to fans attending the sold-out Nebraska spring football game April 13.
  • Temporary Street Closures at Railroad Crossings in SW Lincoln to Begin April 8 — 4/5
    A series of railroad crossing and related street closures will temporarily affect access into southwest Lincoln from U.S. Highway 77, April 8 through 12. BNSF Railway is repairing tracks and pavement at multiple crossings. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes. Access to local homes and businesses will be maintained.
  • Board of Health Presents Awards — 4/5
    The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Board of Health presented their Board of Health Awards at the Board of Health Annual Breakfast and Awards Ceremony April 2.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events April 8 Through April 14 — 4/5
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from April 8 through April 14.
  • Portion of "P" Street Downtown Closed Saturday — 4/5
    Both eastbound lanes on "P" Street, from 10th to 11th streets, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 6, while a crane installs a cooling tower on the YMCA building at 11th and "P" streets. The westbound traffic lane will not be affected.
  • Volunteers Needed for Rose Garden Maintenance April 13 — 4/4
    The Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to help maintain the Hamann Rose Garden and the Strolling Garden at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at 27th and "B" streets. Volunteers should park in the new Children's Zoo parking lot, which will have assigned stalls on the west side for event participants. The lot entrance is located off of "A" Street near 28th Street. Additional parking will be available on the east side of the Hamann Rose Garden and in the Sunken Gardens lot at 26th and "D" streets.
  • Civil Rights Conference Set for April 17 — 4/3
    The Lincoln Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) will host its annual Civil Rights Conference Wednesday, April 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Dr. This year's keynote speaker will be Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and founder of Define American, the nation's leading nonprofit culture organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate.

March

  • Meet Peg the Goose Dog at Golf Open House April 6 — 3/29
    The Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to the Lincoln City Golf Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at the Holmes Golf Course, 3701 S. 70th St. The event will introduce Peg the goose dog and include demonstrations, activities, food and representatives from local businesses and golf leagues. Lessons and golf merchandise, including a Callaway Epic Flash Driver, will be given away as door prizes.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events April 1 Through April 7 — 3/29
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from April 1 through April 7.
  • StarTran "Stuff the Bus" Event is April 6 and 7 — 3/28

    StarTran invites the public to help "Stuff the Bus" April 6 and 7 by donating new items needed by the residents at Friendship Home, a 24-hour emergency shelter for those experiencing domestic violence. StarTran buses and Friendship Home volunteers will be stationed from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at these locations:

    • Walmart and Sam's Club stores: North 27th and Superior streets, South 87th Street and Highway 2
    • Walmart stores: North 84th and Adams streets, South 27th Street and Grainger Parkway
  • Ager Golf Course Wins 2018 Facility of the Year — 3/28
    The Professional Golf Association (PGA) of Nebraska has recognized Lincoln's Ager Golf Course as the 2018 Facility of the Year. Ager is the first municipal golf course to win the award. The course at 3761 Normal Blvd. is open to all golfers with a focus on the junior and beginning golfer by offering affordable programs including PGA-instructed classes.
  • City Job Fair Set for April 4 — 3/27
    The City of Lincoln invites the public to a Seasonal Job Fair from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at Woods Park Place, 3131 "O" Street. The event is located in the lower-level training rooms. Parking is available on the east and south sides of the building.
  • Sections of Wilderness Park Now Open — 3/27
    Lincoln Parks and Recreation has opened some parts of Wilderness Park that were closed due to flooding. Only the section from Old Cheney Road to Pioneers Boulevard remains closed for trail maintenance. It is expected for the entire park to open by April 19. The public is reminded to stay off of wet trails and refrain from traveling on the outside edges of trails to prevent widening.
  • Beutler Says Neighborhood Leader Would Co-Chair Sales Tax Committee — 3/27
    Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that a neighborhood representative would be one of the two co-chairs of the citizens' oversight committee if the quarter-cent sales tax is passed by voters April 9. He also assured residents that neighborhood street repair would be the primary focus of proceeds from the quarter-cent sales tax. Beutler's statements were in response to recent news stories regarding representation on the committee.
  • Portion of Fallbrook Trail to Close Thursday — 3/27
    A portion of the Fallbrook Trail near the N. 1st and Fallbrook Boulevard intersection will close Thursday, March 28 for adjacent building construction. A completion date for the project is not known at this time and the closure is expected to extend into summer. The recommended detour is to use the limestone trail that runs parallel to Highway 34, travel east on Fallbrook Boulevard, then reconnect to the trail at Stonebrook Parkway. Schoo Middle School students may travel north on N.W. 7th Street from Fallbrook Boulevard to reach the school.
  • Separation of Yard Waste Begins April 1 — 3/27
    Beginning Monday, April 1, Lincoln garbage collectors will collect grass and leaves separately from household trash. State law requires that from April 1 to December 1, grass and leaves, including crabgrass and pine needles, be separated from other waste. Grass and leaves cannot be placed in plastic bags for general garbage collection. Tree trimmings, garden waste and weeds may be included with regular household garbage.
  • Rickman's Run Parking Lot to Temporarily Close Wednesday — 3/26
    The parking lot at Rickman's Run on 70th Street in Holmes Lake Park, will close at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 for maintenance. The project is expected to be completed late Wednesday or early Thursday, March 28.
  • "K" Street Lane Closures Start Wednesday — 3/26
    "K" Street, from South 14th to 18th streets, will be reduced to two eastbound lanes from 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 through Friday, May 3. On-street parking and through lanes will be restricted on the south side of "K" Street throughout the project.
  • Pine Lake Road Ballfields and Park Closed During Road Construction — 3/26
    The two ballfields and the surrounding park on Pine Lake Road between 61st and 66th streets are closed during construction on Pine Lake Road. Residents are urged to use other park facilities. Residents are not permitted to access the park area via the construction zone. The street project is expected to be completed in October.
  • Public Encouraged to Monitor Air Quality — 3/26
    The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) today encouraged residents to monitor the Air Quality Index (AQI) to determine if the levels of smoke are unhealthy. Favorable burn conditions today across the Flint Hills region of Kansas and Oklahoma, combined with south winds, may carry smoke into Lincoln and Lancaster County Tuesday night into Wednesday. At this time of the year, smoke from agricultural and prescribed burns can cause health issues, especially for children, older adults and those with asthma, lung disease, other respiratory conditions or heart disease. Those at risk are encouraged to check the AQI before doing any strenuous outdoor activity.
  • Nature Center Hosts Spring Festival Saturday — 3/26
    The Pioneers Park Nature Center invites the public to the free "Wild Adventures" nature festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at the Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave. All ages are welcome, and no registration is required. The event will take place rain or shine.
  • Aging Partners Senior Centers to Host Magic Show — 3/26
    Aging Partners invites seniors and the public to area senior centers in April for "Colorful Magic by Bruce," featuring Lincoln magician Bruce Jacoby.
  • Mayor Thanks Community for Response During Water Supply Emergency — 3/25

    Mayor Chris Beutler today issued the following statement:

    "Lincoln recently experienced historic flooding at our City wellfields on the Platte River. With our water supply temporarily limited, we asked Lincoln residents and businesses to make sacrifices to use less water. You can take great pride in how you responded to that call. By working together as one community, we made it through the emergency. Thank you to our City employees for working around the clock to make repairs. And thank you — the residents and business of Lincoln — for demonstrating once again that this is a very special place to call home."

  • Mayor Lifts Voluntary Water Restrictions — 3/22
    Mayor Chris Beutler lifted the voluntary water use restrictions late this afternoon. Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Director Miki Esposito said one of the City's large horizontal wells is now in operation and production capacity has increased to 60 million gallons a day. Historic flood damage at the City's water production facilities along the Platte River led the City to impose mandatory water restrictions Sunday, March 17. The voluntary restrictions have been in place since Wednesday, March 20.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events March 25-31 — 3/22
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from March 25 through March 31.
  • Repairs Continue on Flood Damaged City Wells — 3/21
    City of Lincoln and Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) crews continued working Thursday to restore power and repair City water collection wells near the Platte River, which flooded to historic levels this weekend. Following repairs Wednesday, water production capacity rose from 32 to 40 million gallons per day, prompting Mayor Chris Beutler to lift mandatory water restrictions imposed March 17.
  • Portion of South 48th Street to Temporarily Close Friday — 3/21
    South 48th Street, from Calvert to Van Dorn streets, will close Friday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to noon for removal of a dead tree. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route during this period.
  • Winners Announced for Mayor's Arts Awards — 3/21

    Mayor Chris Beutler and the Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) have announced the winners of the 2019 Mayor's Arts Awards to be presented Thursday, May 9 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The 41st annual event, which is open to the public, begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and includes a dinner, awards presentation and winners' reception. Reservation information is available at artscene.org/reservations.

  • Portion of N. 66th Street Temporarily Closed — 3/20
    Portions of North 66th Street, from "Q" to Vine streets, are closed for emergency water main repair through 5 p.m. Friday, March 22. Northbound traffic is currently being merged into the center, left-turn lane. Southbound lanes are not affected by the work. Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route and exercise caution around construction crews.
  • City Moves From Mandatory to Voluntary Water Restrictions — 3/20
    Mayor Chris Beutler today lifted the mandatory water restrictions imposed Sunday because of unprecedented flood damage at the City's water production facilities at the Platte River. He also urged residents and businesses to continue to voluntarily conserve water as work continues to repair the water infrastructure. All residents and businesses are asked to reduce water consumption by 25 percent. Car washes will be allowed to reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday.
  • Portion of Tower Square to Close Friday — 3/20
    Beginning Friday, March 22, a portion of the Lincoln Community Foundation Tower Square, 13th and "P" streets, will close for repairs to the "Ascent" tower. Work is expected to be completed by mid-April. Only an area around the sculpture will be closed.
  • Progress Continues on Repairs to City Water Production Facilities — 3/19

    Mayor Chris Beutler on Tuesday said crews are making progress repairing the City's flood-damaged water production facilities at the Platte River. Crews from Lincoln and the Omaha Public Power District continue working as quickly as possible to restore power to City wells.

    Lincoln's supply of drinking water is safe. A Level 2 Water Use Restriction Emergency remains in effect. The Level 2 mandatory restrictions can be found at water.lincoln.ne.gov/flood.

  • Dog Run Parking Lot Maintenance Starts Wednesday — 3/19
    Maintenance work on three of Lincoln's dog run parking lots will start Wednesday, March 20. The work is expected to be completed by April 1, and is being scheduled while the runs are closed due to flooding.
  • Mandatory Water Restrictions Are Evaluated on Daily Basis — 3/19

    Lincoln Transportation and Utilities today issued the following statement how long mandatory water restrictions may be in place.

    "Mandatory water restrictions are being evaluated on a daily basis as crews work diligently to restore power and repair damage at the City of Lincoln wellfields. As soon as water production is restored to more adequate levels, the restrictions will be lifted."

  • Lincoln City Libraries Hiring Summer Interns — 3/18
    Lincoln City Libraries is accepting applications through March 22 for six summer internships. Applicants must be enrolled in high school or college, never been employed by, or served as an intern at a library, and must be at least 16 years old.
  • City Taking Action to Hasten Repairs of Water Production Facilities — 3/18
    Mayor Chris Beutler on Monday said the City is taking steps to acquire federal and state resources to more quickly repair and stabilize Lincoln's flood-damaged water production facilities at the Platte River.
  • Mayor Announces Mandatory Water Restrictions — 3/17
    Mayor Chris Beutler on Sunday evening announced mandatory water restrictions for Lincoln residents. The new Level 2 Water Use Restriction Emergency declaration is due to a temporary loss of pressure in the pipeline between the wellfields and water treatment plant near Ashland. Although the issue was isolated and water production has resumed, this occurrence, combined with some power loss due to flooding at the wellfields, has created a tenuous situation. Lincoln's supply of drinking water is safe.
  • Mayor Calls for Voluntary Water Conservation — 3/17
    Mayor Chris Beutler on Sunday encouraged Lincoln residents to voluntarily conserve water. The restrictions are a precautionary measure following levee failures near the City's wellfields at the Platte River that have led to some power outages.
  • Lincoln Water Supply Unaffected by Flooding — 3/16

    Miki Esposito, Director of Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU), today reminded Lincoln residents that the City's water supply is unaffected by flooding.

    "Our drinking water is safe. Our treatment facilities are secure and operating effectively. The entire water supply system is under constant monitoring. All of Lincoln's water is sourced from groundwater in an aquifer 80 feet below the surface," Esposito said.

  • Lincoln Fire and Rescue Announces Accreditation — 3/15
    Lincoln Fire Chief Micheal Despain announced Friday that Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR) has been re-designated as an Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). Accredited Agency status recognizes LFR's dedication to continuous quality improvement and industry best practices related to service to the community and transparency.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events March 18-24 — 3/15
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from March 18 through March 24.
  • Portion of Pine Lake Road to Close March 18 — 3/14
    Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, March 18, Pine Lake Road, from South 61st to 66th streets, will be closed for completion of a safety improvement project. Pine Lake Road, from S. 70th Street to Highway 2, will also remain closed. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained. Traffic will be detoured to Highway 2 at 56th and 70th streets. This two-year improvement project is scheduled to be complete in October.
  • Portion of "A" Street Temporarily Closed — 3/14
    Portions of eastbound "A" Street, from Twin Ridge Road to South 70th Street, are closed for emergency water main repair through Wednesday, March 20. Eastbound traffic is currently being merged into the left-turn lane. Westbound lanes are not affected by the work. After 6 p.m. today, the inside eastbound lane will reopen. Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route and exercise caution around construction crews.
  • Dementia Care Presentation Set for April 10 — 3/14
    Aging Partners invites caregiving professionals, senior citizens and the public to a presentation about supporting individuals living with dementia, Wednesday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is presented by Southeast Community College at the Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center, 301 S. 68th St. Place.
  • Portion of Huntington and Leighton Avenues to Temporarily Close Friday — 3/14
    Huntington and Leighton avenues, from 33rd to 48th streets, will be closed Friday, March 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for Lincoln Electric System (LES) work. LES will be relocating overhead power lines. Access to homes and businesses in this area will be maintained. Drivers should seek alternate routes and are reminded to exercise caution around construction crews.
  • Some City Parks and Recreation Areas Closed Due to Wet Conditions — 3/13
    Lincoln Parks and Recreation has temporarily closed some parks, trails and recreation areas due to wet conditions. Using recreation areas during wet conditions can cause serious damage to the land and trails, requiring costly maintenance and repairs. Many of the City's more than 130 park and recreations areas function as watershed management spaces that help control stormwater runoff from other public and private properties.
  • Pool Passes and Swim Lesson Registration Now Available Online — 3/12

    Season passes for the City's public swimming pools and registration for the Learn to Swim program are now available online at parks.lincoln.ne.gov. Select "Buy a Pool Pass" or the "Register Online" button at the bottom of the page. All City pools open Saturday, May 25.

  • Mayor Presents February Award of Excellence — 3/12
    Mayor Chris Beutler on Monday presented the Mayor's Award of Excellence for February to Sandra Lutz from the Aging Partners division of the Mayor's Department. The award was presented at the beginning of the City Council meeting. The monthly award recognizes City employees who consistently provide exemplary service and work that demonstrates personal commitment to the City.
  • Saturday's Volunteer in Parks Event Cancelled — 3/11
    The Volunteer in Parks (VIP) Saturday event scheduled for March 16 has been canceled due to work spaces being too wet and snowy for work. The VIP Saturday events are a monthly event offered by Lincoln Parks and Recreation between spring and fall. Both current and new volunteers are welcome.
  • City Deploys Additional Crews for Pothole Repair Surge — 3/11
    Mayor Chris Beutler on Monday signed an emergency order enabling the Transportation and Utilities Department (LTU) to escalate resources to increase pothole repairs in the City. More than 60 City employees are currently repairing potholes, over triple the number of employees normally assigned to crews. Transportation and Utilities officials say repairs will be completed around the clock, as weather permits.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events March 11-17 — 3/8
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from March 11 through March 17.
  • Snowfall Exceeds Forecast — 3/7
    A winter storm that moved through Lincoln Thursday morning has dropped 4 inches of snow instead of the 1 to 2 inches originally forecasted. As a result, Mayor Chris Beutler has declared a snow emergency and parking ban which is in effect on both sides of emergency snow routes, arterial streets, bus and school routes until further notice.
  • Lincoln City Libraries Hosts Special Needs Storytimes — 3/7
    Beginning March 21, Lincoln City Libraries will offer free storytimes for children with special needs on the third Thursday of each month, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street. These sessions are for children and their families who may require a more controlled environment, and are best suited for children 2 to 8 years of age. Preregistration is not required.
  • Library Discussion Series Continues in March — 3/7
    The Lincoln City Libraries "Taco 'Bout It" discussion series continues March 11 with a conversation about art at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street. The series occurs on the second Monday of each month and features build-your-own tacos, followed by a presentation and question and answer session about topics of interest. Reservations are not required.
  • Aging Partners Senior Centers Closed Today — 3/7
    All Aging Partners Senior Centers in Lincoln and Lancaster County will be closed today, Thursday, March 7, due to inclement weather conditions.
  • LFR Receives Innovation Award — 3/5
    Lincoln Fire Chief Micheal Despain today announced that Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR) is the first recipient of the Randy R. Bruegman Agency Innovation Award. The award is presented by the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) to an agency that has embraced continuous improvement, is focused on outcomes and embodies progressive leadership. The award honors Chief Randy Bruegman, CFO, who had recently retired as the CPSE President, and was created to recognize his 25 years of dedicated service to CPSE from 1992 to 2017.
  • Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Earns National Accreditation — 3/4
    The American Public Works Association (APWA) today officially recognized the City of Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department (LTU) for achieving national accreditation. The APWA accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go above and beyond the requirements of the best management practices established nationally. LTU was recognized at the beginning of Monday's City Council meeting.
  • Mayor to Present January Award of Excellence — 3/4
    Mayor Chris Beutler today will present the Mayor's Award of Excellence for January to Christine Koll and David Thurber from the Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department (LTU). The award will be presented at 3 p.m. at the beginning of the City Council meeting at the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street. The monthly award recognizes City employees who consistently provide exemplary service and work that demonstrates personal commitment to the City.
  • Evaluation Process to Continue for N. 33rd and Cornhusker Area Project — 3/1

    The City and the Railroad Transportation Safety District (RTSD) are planning two public meetings for spring and summer to discuss the roadway alignments for the RTSD transportation project in the North 33rd Street and Cornhusker Highway area. When determined, the meeting dates will be provided at 33rdcornhusker.com.

  • Public Invited to Apply for Water Quality Landscape Funding — 3/1
    Applications are now being accepted for financial assistance for landscaping projects that focus on water quality. The public can apply for the Rainscaping Lincoln-Sustainable Landscapes Cost Share Program until April 26 or until funding runs out. The program is offered by the Watershed Management Division of the Transportation and Utilities Department.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events March 4 Through March 10 — 3/1
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from March 4 through March 10.

February

  • Portion of "A" Street Temporarily Closed — 2/27
    "A" Street, between 48th Street and South Cotner Boulevard, is temporarily closed for emergency water main repair. Traffic will be detoured onto South Cotner Boulevard. The street is expected to reopen by 5 p.m. Thursday, February 28.
  • Summer Swim and Dive Team Registration Begins March 4 — 2/27

    Registration begins Monday, March 4 for the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department swim and dive teams. Registration is available online prior to May 25 at parks.lincoln.ne.gov or at the Aquatics Office, second floor, 1225 "F" St. Beginning May 25, registration will no longer be available online and only available at a participating pool. The deadline for registration is June 24, or when the enrollment limit is reached.

  • Lincoln City Libraries Victorious in Winter Reading Challenge — 2/27
    Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) announced Monday that it is one of the national winners of Beanstack's Second Annual Winter Reading Challenge. Lincoln participants read for more than 3 million minutes. The program, sponsored by billionaire investor and "Shark Tank" personality Mark Cuban, challenged 250 libraries nationally to meet a collective goal of reading at least 5 million minutes and 75,000 books in January.
  • Libraries, Nature Center and Recreation Centers Closed Saturday — 2/22
    All Lincoln City Libraries, City recreation centers and the Pioneers Park Nature Center will be closed Saturday, Feb. 23 due to inclement weather.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events Feb. 25 — Mar. 3 — 2/22
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from February 25 through March 3.
  • Libraries to Host Activity Series in March — 2/21
    Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) invites the public to celebrate Read Across America Day March 2 with a week-long series of events designed to reconnect parents and kids with fun, hands-on activities. Participants are encouraged to disconnect from their electronic devices to better focus on the event and each other.
  • ALLO Announces Completion of Major Construction — 2/21
    Allo Communications (ALLO), a Nebraska-based telecommunications company offering fiber communications and entertainment services including broadband internet, phone, and TV, today announced the completion of major construction on the Lincoln Fiber to Home Project, an agreement between ALLO and the City of Lincoln to build an all-fiber network providing broadband internet, television, and phone services to every home and business in Lincoln.
  • Open Houses Part of Plan to Educate Residents on Sales Tax Ballot Issue — 2/20
    The City invites the public to attend four public open houses in every quadrant of the City to learn more about the proposed quarter-cent sales tax increase that will be on the April 9 ballot. If approved, the six-year sales tax increase would generate about $13 million a year for City street repair and construction, including neighborhood street repair across the City.
  • Read to a Dog Spring Session Begins March 5 — 2/20
    Families are invited to participate in the "Read to a Dog" program offered by Lincoln City Libraries and Healing Heart Therapy Dogs, a local therapy dog organization. The program provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 to practice their reading by reading aloud to a dog. Therapy teams are partnered with children who read to a dog in 20-minute shifts once a week for six weeks.
  • Most Lincoln City Libraries Open Today — 2/20
    All Lincoln City Libraries, except the Williams Branch, 5000 Mike Scholl Street (Arnold Elementary School), are open today, Wednesday, Feb. 20. All events and programs are cancelled, including Preschool Storytme, Teen Art Lab and African American Read-In.
  • Aging Partners Senior Centers Closed Today — 2/20
    All Aging Partners Senior Centers in Lincoln and Lancaster County will be closed today, Wednesday, February 20, due to inclement weather conditions.
  • Mayor's Statement on Casady Retirement — 2/19

    "On behalf of the entire community, I want to thank Tom Casady for his 45-year career in public service. His leadership, hard work, integrity and comprehensive approach to public safety have helped to strengthen our community and keep our crime rate low. Tom has earned an excellent reputation among his peers across the country, and his expertise in using technology to improve public safety has made Lincoln a national leader in that area. His positive impact on our City will continue to be felt for many years."

    Casady began work as an Officer with the Lincoln Police Department in 1974. He served as Lancaster County Sheriff from 1987 to 1994 and as Lincoln Police Chief from 1994 to 2011. He has been the City's Public Safety Director since 2011.

  • Parks and Recreation Offers Lifeguarding Courses in March — 2/15
    The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department will offer Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor Courses March 15 through 17. The 3-day classes will be held at the Lincoln High School pool, 2229 "J" Street. The schedule for both courses is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Enrollment is limited, and early registration is suggested.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events February 18-24 — 2/15
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from February 18 through February 24.
  • South of Downtown Annual Gathering Set for February 21 — 2/13
    The public is invited to attend the annual gathering of the South of Downtown Community Development Organization (CDO) from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 21 at Everett Elementary School, 11th and "B" streets (use the south door). The CDO is co-hosting the event with the City Urban Development Department, the South of Downtown Steering Committee and the Everett and Near South neighborhood associations.
  • Portion of Arbor Road to Close Wednesday — 2/12
    Arbor Road, from N. 40th to N. 56th streets, will be closed Wednesday, February 13 through Wednesday, February 27 for new sanitary sewer installation. Traffic will be detoured to Bluff Road via N. 40th and N. 56th streets. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained during this installation.
  • Aging Partners to Offer Roundtrip Transportation to Hickman Senior Center — 2/12
    Beginning March 6, Aging Partners will offer Hickman seniors roundtrip shuttle transportation from their residences to the Hickman Senior Center. The fee is $2 one way or $4 roundtrip. Rides must be reserved two days in advance by calling 402-441-6102. Seniors will arrive at the senior center between 9:30 and 10 a.m. and return home after 1 p.m.
  • Fletcher Avenue Bridge to Close February 11 — 2/8
    The bridge just east of North 56th Street on Fletcher Avenue will be closed February 11 through mid-July for reconstruction. Fletcher Avenue traffic between N. 56th and N. 70th streets will be detoured to Cornhusker Highway. Access to businesses along Fletcher Avenue will be maintained via N. 70th Street on the east end and N. 56th Street on the west end.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events February 11-17 — 2/8
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from February 11 through February 17.
  • African-American Read-Ins Set for February 7 and 20 — 2/6
    The public is invited to attend two free read-ins this month focusing on African-American literature and history. The events are hosted by the Youth Development Team of Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) and Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) as part of the local celebration of Black History Month. No reservations are required, and attendees may bring lunch.
  • Parks Seeks Vendors to Provide Inflatables for Events — 2/4

    The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department seeks applications from inflatables vendors who want to provide services for event organizers and facility renters in City parks in 2019. To apply, contact Janet Ball at jball@lincoln.ne.gov or 402-441-7847, extension "0". The application fee is $100.

  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events February 4 Through 10 — 2/1
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from February 4 through February 10.
  • Nature Center Hosts February Programs — 2/1

    The Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave., invites the public to the following events in February:

    Herbal Remedies: Hops Tincture Making Workshop, Saturday, February 9, 1 to 3 p.m.

    Great Backyard Bird Count, Saturday, February 16, 9 to 11 a.m.

January

  • All Lanes on South 10th Street Now Open — 1/31
    All lanes of South 10th Street between "K" and "O" streets are now open to through traffic following the replacement of a 133-year-old water main. Short-term lane closures may be required in the spring for pavement replacement and markings.
  • Lincoln Municipal Band to Perform at Annual Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration — 1/31
    The public is invited to a free patriotic concert by the Lincoln Municipal Band at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 10 at Lincoln Southwest High School, 7001 South 14th Street. The concert is part of the 19th annual Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Food Vendors Needed for Uncle Sam Jam and Party in the Park Events — 1/30
    The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department is seeking applications from food vendors to participate in the City's Uncle Sam Jam celebration and various Party/Play in the Park events. Uncle Sam Jam is from 3 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 at Oak Lake Park, First and Charleston streets. The rain date for the event will be Friday, July 5 at the same time and location.
  • Lincoln City Libraries Eliminates Late Fees on Youth Materials — 1/30
    Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) announced Wednesday that overdue fees will no longer be charged on youth materials. Materials that are three weeks overdue will be considered lost and the customer will be charged a replacement fee. The replacement fee will be removed when the items are returned.
  • Aging Partners Senior Centers Closed Today — 1/30
    All Aging Partners Senior Centers in Lincoln and Lancaster County will be closed today, Wednesday, January 30, due to inclement weather conditions.
  • One Book-One Lincoln Nomination Deadline is Thursday — 1/28

    Thursday, January 31 is the deadline for submitting nominations for One Book-One Lincoln community reading program. Titles may be submitted online at lincolnlibraries.org, or in person at any Lincoln City Libraries location.

  • Parks and Recreation Releases Spring Program Guide — 1/25

    The Parks and Recreation Department has released its spring program guide, which provides information about youth and family activities in Lincoln. Programs featured in the guide include free community events, summer camps, pools, golf courses, classes, spring adult softball, spring youth NFL flag football, volunteer opportunities and much more.

  • Task Force to Study Safe Storage of Firearms — 1/25
    Mayor Chris Beutler announced today the creation of a Child Access to Firearms/Safe Storage Task Force. The Mayor has asked the task force to examine strategies to reduce access to firearms by children and to increase the safe storage of firearms in the community.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events Jan 28 Through Feb 3 — 1/25
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from January 28 through February 3.
  • Portion of "O" Street to Temporarily Close Sunday — 1/25
    "O" Street, between Ninth Street and Sun Valley Boulevard, will close from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 27 for Lincoln Electric System (LES) work. LES is removing overhead power lines and poles that have been replaced by buried lines. Access between Second Street and Sun Valley Boulevard will be maintained for local businesses. Drivers should seek alternate routes and are reminded to exercise caution around construction crews.
  • February 6 Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled — 1/24
    The February 6 Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 20. The nine-member Planning Commission is scheduled to meet every other Wednesday in the City Council Chambers, first floor of the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street.
  • Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center to Hold Annual Meeting Saturday — 1/24

    The Friends of the Pioneers Park Nature Center organization invites the public to attend its annual meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26 at Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave.

    The Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center is a nonprofit organization that supports the work of the Nature Center. The annual meeting will include information about the group's plans for 2019, including upcoming fundraising events. The meeting will also feature a special presentation from the UNL School of Natural Resources about Lincoln's urban fox population.

  • Portion of North 48th Street Closed — 1/23
    North 48th Street, between Adams and Fremont streets, is closed to northbound traffic for emergency water main repair. After today, periodic lane changes may be necessary through Monday, January 28. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes and exercise caution around crews.
  • Nature Center Preschool Meeting is Jan. 29 — 1/23
    The Pioneers Park Nature Center invites parents and guardians to the Preschool Parent Meeting from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, January 29 at Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave. The meeting is for adults only, and staff will provide information about the nature-based preschool and prekindergarten programs offered at the Center.
  • City Recreation Centers to Close at 5 P.M. Today — 1/22
    All six City recreation center locations will close at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 22 due to inclement weather. All activities and meetings are cancelled. The snow day program at the Belmont location will continue until 6 p.m. Weather permitting, the centers will resume regular hours on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
  • Lincoln City Libraries to Close at 5 P.M. Today — 1/22
    All Lincoln City Libraries locations will close at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 22 due to inclement weather. All activities and meetings are cancelled. Weather permitting, the libraries will resume regular hours on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
  • Registration Now Open for Parks and Recreation Summer Camps — 1/22
    The Parks and Recreation Department invites families to register now for the FUNdamental Healthy Me Summer Day Camps that begin in May and the Pioneers Park Nature Center Camps that begin in March.
  • Aging Partners Senior Centers Closed Today — 1/22
    All Aging Partners Senior Centers in Lincoln and Lancaster County will be closed today, Tuesday, January 22, due to inclement weather conditions.
  • Final Draft of Bike Plan Available for Review — 1/18

    The Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department invites the public to review the final draft of the Lincoln Bike Plan developed by the Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The plan is available at lincolnbikeplan.com. The plan is primarily designed to identify an on-street bicycle network that builds on the City's extensive trail network and provides safe and low-stress bicycle commuting and recreational opportunities.

  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events January 21 Through 27 — 1/18
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from January 21 through January 27.
  • Diabetes Workshop Series Begins February 5 — 1/17
    Adults with diabetes, their family members and friends are invited to attend a free Aging Partners workshop series from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays from February 5 through March 12. The six-week Diabetes Self-Management Workshop will be held at Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Drive.
  • Melvin the Explorer to Visit Lincoln City Libraries — 1/16
    Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to free preview performances by actor Tim Marrone of "Adventures of Melvin the Explorer" in January and February. The events are presented in cooperation with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra's (LSO) performance of "Adventures..." February 3 at Nebraska Wesleyan.
  • Sales Tax Increase Would Generate $78 Million for Streets — 1/16
    A coalition of community leaders today said a quarter-cent sale tax for streets is needed to keep Lincoln strong and growing. The group is asking the City Council to place on the April 9 primary ballot a measure to raise the City sales tax one-quarter cent for six years, starting October 1, 2019. The sales tax increase would generate about $13 million a year for a total $78 million for streets over six years.
  • Lincoln City Libraries to Host Author Visit — 1/16
    Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to a free presentation by Stephanie Grace Whitson, author of "Nebraska's Sod House Homemakers and Their Quilts." The event will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 20 in the fourth floor auditorium of the Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 South 14th Street.
  • Public Invited to Submit Nominations for One Book-One Lincoln Reading Program — 1/14

    Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to submit nominations for the 18th annual One Book-One Lincoln community reading program. Titles must be submitted by January 31 online at lincolnlibraries.org or in person at any library location. Last year's selection was "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" by David Grann.

  • Mayor to Present December Award of Excellence — 1/14
    Mayor Chris Beutler today will present the Mayor's Award of Excellence for December to Arborist Adam Klingenberg of the Community Forestry Section of the Parks and Recreation Department. The award will be presented at 3 p.m. at the beginning of the City Council meeting at the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street. The monthly award recognizes City employees who consistently provide exemplary service and work that demonstrates personal commitment to the City.
  • Portion of Adams Street to Close Monday — 1/11
    The westbound lanes on Adams Street, from 48th to 56th streets, will be closed after 8 a.m., Monday, January 14 through mid-afternoon, Friday, January 18, for private sanitary sewer work. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained. Drivers should seek alternate routes and are reminded to exercise caution around construction crews.
  • Public Input Sought on Plans for N. 33rd and Cornhusker Area — 1/11
    The City and the Railroad Transportation Safety District (RTSD) invite the public to several events in January and February to learn about and comment on the final draft plans for the North 33rd Street and Cornhusker Highway area. A related amendment to the Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization's (MPO) Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is also part of the discussion.
  • Public Invited to View Lunar Eclipse at Hyde Memorial Observatory — 1/11
    The Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to view the lunar eclipse Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Hyde Memorial Observatory on the south side of Holmes Lake, 3701 S. 70th Street. The observatory will be open from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, and the event is free.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events January 14 Through 20 — 1/11
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from January 14 through January 20.
  • Aging Partners Health and Fitness Classes Begin Soon — 1/10
    The public is invited to participate in Aging Partners Health and Fitness classes beginning in late January. For those age 60 and over, a $4 contribution is suggested for most classes. For those under age 60, the fee is $5 per class. Participants can attend as many classes as they want, and are encouraged to attend as many as possible. Registration is required by calling 402-441-7575.
  • Lincoln City Libraries Launches Monthly Discussion Series in January — 1/10
    Lincoln City Libraries will launch a free monthly discussion series called "Taco 'Bout It" in January at Bennet Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street. The public is invited to the library on the second Monday of each month for build-your-own tacos, followed by a presentation and question and answer session about topics of interest. Reservations are not required.
  • Party in the Parks Participants Sought — 1/7
    Organizations wanting to participate in the annual "Party in the Parks" community event series are invited to submit their proposals to the Parks and Recreation Department by January 14. Fees are waived for arts organizations using City parks to present musical, performing arts and visual events that are open to the public and free of charge. Proposals can be sent to Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department, Party in the Parks, 3131 "O" Street, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68510.
  • Survey on Cable TV and Internet Service Ends Monday — 1/4

    Monday, January 7 is the last day the public can complete a survey on cable television and Internet services. The online survey is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: cable), and paper copies are available at all Lincoln City Library locations (listed at lincolnlibraries.org) and at the Mayor's Office (555 S. 10th Street). The survey is part of a periodic performance evaluation of Charter/Spectrum (Charter), Windstream and Allo by the Telecommunications/Cable Television Advisory Board and the cable franchise renewal process with Charter.

  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events January 7 Through 13 — 1/4
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the general public to attend a variety of senior-focused activities and classes in Lincoln and Lancaster County from January 7 through January 13.
  • Vapor Product Sales to Minors Decrease in 2018 — 1/3
    City and County agencies today thanked retailers for helping to reduce the sale of vapor products to minors in Lancaster County from 21.2 percent in 2017 to 5.3 percent in 2018. The annual compliance checks are a cooperative of the Lincoln-Lancaster Health Department (LLCHD), the Lincoln Police Department (LPD) and the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office (LSO) using youth volunteers. State law has long prohibited the sale of tobacco products to those under age 18, and a 2014 law also prohibited the sale of vapor products to minors. Local agencies added vapor compliance checks to their annual tobacco compliance checks in 2017.
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