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2017 Media Releases

News Releases from the Mayor's Office

January

  • Celebrate the Chinese New Year With Lincoln City Libraries — 1/24
    Lincoln City Libraries invites the community to celebrate the Chinese New Year by participating in cultural activities from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, January 29 at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street
  • Registration Now Open for Parks and Recreation Summer Camps — 1/24
    The Parks and Recreation Department invites families to register now for the FUNdamental Healthy Me summer day camps and Pioneers Park Nature Center camps.
  • Mayor to Present December Award of Excellence — 1/23
    Mayor Chris Beutler today will present the Mayor's Award of Excellence for December to StarTran Bus Operator Jason Stege from the Public Works and Utilities 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.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events January 23 Through 29 — 1/20
    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 23 through January 29:
  • Cardboard Ban Part of Recycling Compromise — 1/20
    Mayor Chris Beutler, City Council members and recycling advocates today announced that a new recycling ordinance will be introduced Monday, January 23 that would ban cardboard from the City landfill beginning April 1, 2018. Diverting cardboard to increase the City’s recycling rate is part of the compromise among the Mayor and City Council members announced yesterday.
  • Mayor and Council Reach Compromise on Four Issues — 1/19
    Mayor Chris Beutler and City Council members today announced a compromise on four high-profile issues - two on the budget, the addition of Council staff and the Recycle Lincoln ordinance. Beutler was joined at a news conference by Council Chair Leirion Gaylor Baird, Vice Chair Roy Christensen, Carl Eskridge, Trent Fellers, Cyndi Lamm and Jane Raybould. Jon Camp was unable to attend because he is in Washington DC for the presidential inauguration.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events January 16 Through 22 — 1/13
    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 16 through January 22.
  • Health Department Reports Influenza Increase — 1/13
    The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) reports a sharp increase in the number of cases of influenza, with 28 cases confirmed in the county in the past few weeks. LLCHD said the number of those with flu-like illnesses also has increased. Influenza is a highly infectious disease of the lungs that can cause mild to severe illness and lead to death. Symptoms may include fever or feeling feverish, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue.
  • Public Invited to Open House on Sanitary Sewer Projects — 1/12
    The public is invited to an open house Thursday, January 19 on two sanitary sewer rehabilitation projects on Jefferson Avenue and S. 44th Street in central Lincoln. The meeting is from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Auld Recreation Center in Antelope Park. The meeting will begin with a 20-minute presentation on both projects followed by a 40-minute question and answer session. Representatives of the City Public works and Utilities Department and REGA Engineering Group will be available to discuss the projects.
  • Deadline Extended for Mayor's Arts Awards Nominations — 1/12
    The nomination deadline for the 39th annual Mayor's Arts Awards has been extended to Monday, January 16. The Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) will present the awards in June 2017. The Mayor's Arts Awards program formally recognizes artistic contributions and achievements in the Lincoln area. Nomination forms are available by calling the LAC at 402-434-2787 or printing a form from the LAC website, artsscene.org.
  • Redevelopment at 11th and "P" to Include Hotel — 1/10
    Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that a new project will involve the major renovation of two buildings at 11th and "P" streets. A group of three developers plans to add three new floors to the four-story building at 216 N. 11th Street to create a new boutique hotel and to make improvements to the adjoining Commercial Club building at 200 N. 11th Street.
  • Aging Partners Presents "Tribute to Elvis" Performances in January — 1/10
    Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the public to attend several "Tribute to Elvis" performances in January by local musician Kenny Miller. The events are free. Meals are available and must be reserved. There is a $4 suggested meal contribution for those age 60 and over and an $8 fee for those under age 60.
  • Mayor to Present November Award of Excellence — 1/9
    Mayor Chris Beutler today will present the Mayor's Award of Excellence for November to Lincoln Police Officers Jorge Dimas and Matthew Schiefelbein. 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.
  • Seniors Invited to Participate in Aging Partners Events January 9 Through 15 — 1/6
    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 9 through January 15:
  • Project will identify public ash trees to further prepare for EAB response — 1/5
    Field work began this week on a digital inventory of all public trees in the rights of way and the five City golf courses. The inventory will provide an accurate digital record of public trees to include in the City's geographic information system (GIS) and asset management system. The inventory also will identify all public ash trees to further prepare for responding to the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
  • Aging Partners Center Helps Seniors Get Fit — 1/5
    Seniors who've made improved physical fitness their New Year's resolution are urged to visit the Aging Partners Health and Fitness Center, 233 S. 10th Street. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers a wide selection of cardio and strength training equipment, free weights, balance and other exercise aids.
  • Block of North 11th Reopened After Water Main Break — 1/4
    North 11th Street was reopened to traffic at 11a.m. today after the block from "P" to "Q" streets was closed yesterday afternoon because of a water main break. The water main was repaired and back in service about 8 p.m. last night.
  • Lincoln City Libraries Open House to Showcase Maker Space Tools and Projects — 1/4

    Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) invites the public to a Maker Space open house, Saturday, January 7 to showcase new traveling kits of Maker Space tools and projects designed to inspire young people to create projects in an innovatively and collaborative way. The LINC-in@LCL, a "Learn, Innovate, eNgineer and Create" event, will be from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street.

  • Public Invited to Open House on Deadmans Run Study — 1/3
    The public is invited to an open house Tuesday, January 17 on a study to reduce the flooding risk in the Deadmans Run floodplain in northeast Lincoln. The meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) Center, 1800 N. 33rd Street. A brief formal presentation is planned for 7 p.m.
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