Author Archives: Mark Vail

Lincoln Area Cooling Options and Locations

Lincoln Area Cooling Options and Locations

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Lincoln effective from 1 to 7 p.m. each day from Wednesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 20.  Temperatures are predicted to be in the 90’s each day, and heat index values are expected to peak from 100 to 109 degrees each. afternoon. The heat and…Read more »

Excessive Heat Warning Through Saturday Evening

Excessive Heat Warning Through Saturday Evening

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT SATURDAY… HEAT INDEX VALUES…Up to 113 due to temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, and dewpoints in the lower and mid 70s are expected from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM Saturday. Dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly…Read more »

Bryan Health President Announces Retirement

Bryan Health President Announces Retirement

Kim Russel, President and CEO, has announced her retirement from Bryan Health effective January 3, 2020.  Russel has served as Bryan Health’s CEO and Bryan Medical Center’s CEO since March 2008. Bill Lester, Chair of the Bryan Health Board of Trustees, stated:  “The Board of Trustees is extremely appreciative of Kim’s record of accomplishments.  With…Read more »

Heat Advisory Extended – Saturday and Sunday

Heat Advisory Extended – Saturday and Sunday

***HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM CDT SATURDAY*** ***HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM CDT SUNDAY*** The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM CDT for both Saturday and Sunday. * HEAT INDEX VALUES…will…Read more »

Partnership Hopes to Attract Tech Talent

Partnership Hopes to Attract Tech Talent

A “super region” for attracting tech talent was announced today by the Greater Omaha Chamber and The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development. The joint initiative by the two organizations is designed to connect highly skilled workers with regional tech positions. “The super region is an incredible place to live and work,” said David Brown, president…Read more »

Arrest in Child Enticement Case

Arrest in Child Enticement Case

Lincoln Police responded to report of a child enticement near 34th and Q Street on the evening of June 10th. A 9 year old male child reported he was riding his bicycle in the alley when he was approached by a man on a scooter, later identified as 47 year old Edward Fox. The child…Read more »

Applications Being Accepted for Growing Hemp

Applications Being Accepted for Growing Hemp

Nebraska state officials are now accepting applications for people who want to grow hemp legally. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture made the announcement Friday, less than a month after lawmakers and Gov. Pete Ricketts agreed to legalize the crop and regulate how it’s grown and processed. Aspiring growers who are interested must apply for and…Read more »

NSP Trooper Killed in Traffic Accident

NSP Trooper Killed in Traffic Accident

The Nebraska State Patrol announced the death of Trooper Jerry L. Smith, badge #373 in a traffic accident. “This is a tragic day for the Nebraska State Patrol”, said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “A family has lost a husband and a father. Our troopers have lost a colleague and a…Read more »

Lincoln Fire & Rescue Adding a Batalion

Lincoln Fire & Rescue Adding a Batalion

Lincoln Fire and Rescue Chief Mike DeSpain has promoted three new Battalion Chiefs to serve the citizens of Lincoln.  This means that there will now be two Battalion Chiefs on duty every day. Robert Watton, Lloyd Mueller and Michael Smith have been named to the positions. This benefits the community by dividing the city in to…Read more »