Bellevue, NE – Offutt Air Force Base is celebrating the opening of a new child development center.
The Center opened Tuesday after more than a year of construction. The 51,000 square foot facility can accommodate more than 300 children ages birth through preschool. The Center was paid for with a $12.9 million federal earmark in the Fiscal Year 2006 budget.
Omaha, NE – The American Red Cross Heartland Chapter has a dozen volunteers at the Gulf Coast for Hurricane Gustav recovery efforts.
Heartland Chapter CEO Tina Price says those volunteers were sent along with all of Nebraska's Emergency Response Vehicles. They'll spend the next three weeks manning shelters and providing assistance to hurricane victims.
Omaha, Nebraska – Join us as KIOS presents more highlights from the 2007 Detroit Jazz Festival on Friday August 29th at 7:00PM.
The Detroit Jazz Festival was founded in 1980 and has become the largest free jazz festival in North America. In 2007, the JazzTimes Readers Poll ranked the festival in the top five. The 2007 festival was billed as "The Rumble in the Great Lakes" honoring the jazz roots of Detroit and Chicago and a friendly on stage challenge between artists from the two cities.
Omaha, NE – The Kansas City Royals have renewed their player development agreement with Omaha for two more years.
Omaha Royals President Alan Stein announced the contract extension Thursday. It means the Omaha Royals will continue to be an affiliate of the Kansas City team through 2010. That affiliation is the second-longest running one in Major League Baseball.
Omaha, NE – National economic troubles aren't trickling down in to Omaha's economy, according to new numbers from the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.
Scott Strain puts together the Omaha Chamber's monthly economic indicators report. He says the education and healthcare, professional and business services, and financial sectors have added a net 3,000 jobs over the past year through July.
Omaha, NE – Omaha's College of Saint Mary is implementing a new campus-wide emergency notification system.
CSM Alert launched six days ago. It was created by the school's Institutional Technology department. I-T Director Jason Degn says faculty, staff and students can be notified via text message or email of a campus emergency or weather situation.
Degn says right now CSM doesn't plan to expand the system to add phone calls. He says ten percent of the college's 1000 students are signed up for CSM Alert.
Omaha, NE – Creighton University students return to class Wednesday, and the university is preparing to welcome its largest freshman class in 30 years.
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Don Bishop says 988 Freshmen are enrolled at Creighton. He says the university has added more faculty and improved student housing over the past six years in anticipation of the increased enrollment.
Omaha, NE – University of Nebraska-Omaha students return to class Monday.
Two groups of incoming Freshmen spent Friday volunteering at the Hope Center for Kids and the Omaha Children's Museum. The community service projects are a part of the university's Durango Days, which welcomes new students to campus and helps them transition into life at UNO and in Omaha.
Omaha, NE – A longtime North Omaha business is expanding and plans to add jobs.
Interstate Printing is located on North 16th Street in Omaha, where they've printed catalogs, calendars and other materials for the past 52 years. Company officials announced Friday they've added a new printing press at a cost of three million dollars. The new four-color press prints the front and back of a page simultaneously. That means projects can be done in a more efficient manner.