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Missouri River Flooding
8:56 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Corps of Engineers makes additional space available in reservoirs ahead of runoff season

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says additional storage space will be available in the six Missouri River main stem reservoirs this spring.

During a biweekly conference call Friday, Corps officials discussed conditions going in to the start of the spring runoff season, which begins March first. Jody Farhat, Chief of the Omaha District’s Water Management Division, says plains and mountain snowpack are below this time last year.

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Education
5:06 am
Mon February 6, 2012

UNO Celebrates Black History Month with Educational and Entertaining Events

UNO is celebrating Black History Month with three public events.

Helen Kang is the Assistant Director for Cultural Programming at UNO.  She says the process of choosing events begins with reaching out to student and community groups.  After the Black History Month committee is formed, the brainstorming session begins. 

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General News
11:40 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Nebraska State Patrol advises caution on snowy roadways

The Nebraska State Patrol says using caution is key when traveling during winter weather.

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Sports
5:10 am
Fri February 3, 2012

UNO Athletic Director headlined last month's Press Club

Trev Alberts

Omaha Press Club’s January Noon Forum featured Trev Alberts, UNO’s Director of Athletics.

Alberts started at UNO in 2009.  Last year, Alberts’ plan to reclassify UNO athletics from Division 2 to Division 1 was approved by the board of regents.  In July of 2011, Alberts secured a spot for the UNO Hockey Team in the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference. 

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Weather
9:51 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Omaha metro gets 9 to 12 inches of snow from winter storm

The season's first significant winter storm left behind nine to 12 inches of snow in the Omaha metro area.

The National Weather Service says 8 inches of snow was reported at Offutt Air Force Base, and 9 inches in Omaha.  In southwest Iowa, Pacific Junction received 10 inches of snow. 

Road conditions are expected to remain hazardous. Before traveling, check www.511.nebraska.gov and www.511ia.org for road conditions.

 

On the web: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/oax

 

Business
9:22 am
Thu February 2, 2012

BioProcess Algae, Green Plains Renewable Energy break ground on new plant

 

A Rhode Island-based biofuels company is expanding its operation at a southwest Iowa plant.

BioProcess Algae broke ground Wednesday on a five-acre facility at the Green Plains Energy ethanol plant in Shenandoah. BioProcess opened a demonstration plant in 2009 at GPRE’s Shenandoah campus. The facility captures the waste products used to make ethanol, and uses them to grow algae. The algae is then used in animal feed.

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Arts
5:00 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Youth Symphony Performs Two Large-Scale Masterpieces

UNO's Strauss Performing Arts Center

The Omaha Area Youth Orchestra’s Youth Symphony presents its Winter Concert Sunday at 2:00 in the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

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Arts
1:17 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Exhibit highlights the African-American church experience

An image from Jason Miccolo Johnson's exhibit Soul Sanctuary.
courtesy www.soulsanctuarybook.com

A new exhibit at Omaha’s Loves Jazz and Art Center focuses on the African-American church experience.

The exhibit is called “Soul Sanctuary.” It’s a collection of images by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson of the black church experience. Tim Clark, executive director of Loves Jazz and Arts Center, says the 50 portraits show the worship, energy, and spirituality present in African-American churches.

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Arts
5:00 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Film Streams holds three panel discussions this month

Film Streams offers panel discussions after three documentary film screenings this month.  With more, here’s Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee…

General News
4:16 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

5th Annual Heartland Walk for Warmth takes place this week

The 5th Annual Heartland Walk for Warmth takes place tomorrow (Thursday) at 6:00 p.m. at Westroads Mall.

Kathy O’Hara, Spokesperson for United Way of the Midlands, says the event helps raise funds for energy assistance programs.  She says the organization has seen a 30% increase in requests for help with energy assistance over the past year.  O’Hara says the Walk for Warmth is a one mile walk outside.  She says even though it’s been a milder winter, it can get cold in the house when you can’t afford to turn the heat on…

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