Yesterday Nebraska Sen. Ernie Chambers tried to persuade fellow lawmakers to repeal a law that allows county officials to kill black-tailed prairie dogs on private property but the bill didn’t receive enough votes to pass. Black-tailed prairie dogs are native … Continue reading Prairie Dog Empire in Nebraska
BOOKS Glory Days Melissa Fraterrigo Listed in “The Best Fiction Books of 2017” by the Chicago Review of Books: “[Glory Days is] a quiet Midwestern ghost story with prose as clear and cold as the Nebraska plains in winter.” When Basketball Was … Continue reading News and Reviews
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, ratings, and more! Today we’re saying Happy First Birthday to Stories from Afield: Adventures with Wild Things in Wild Places by Bruce Smith (Bison Books, 2016). Bruce L. Smith retired from the U.S. … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Stories from Afield!
The following post is from Joeth Zucco, Senior Project Editor at UNP. I opted outside on Black Friday. Or rather #OptOutside. Outdoor retailer REI started the campaign in 2015. It makes sense. They sell outdoor recreation, and instead of lining up customers outside their stores, they gave their employees the day off (with pay!) and asked them to practice what they preach. It’s really a brilliant marketing idea. I’ve never been a fan of Black Friday. I go out of my way not to spend money on that day. And with Black Friday sales starting earlier and earlier and even … Continue reading People Make Publishing: #OptOutside and Enjoy the Season
The following contribution is from Doreen Pfost, author of This River Beneath the Sky: A Year on the Platte (Nebraska, 2016). What the Platte River Taught Me When I see Fourth of July fireworks, I think of the Platte River. I was … Continue reading From the desk of Doreen Pfost
This year the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary and as the National Park Foundation said, “the Centennial is more than a birthday. We want people everywhere to embrace the opportunities to explore, learn, be inspired or simply have fun in their 407 … Continue reading From the Desk of Kevin Grange #FindYourPark
This year the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary and as the National Park Foundation said, “the Centennial is more than a birthday. We want people everywhere to embrace the opportunities to explore, learn, be inspired or simply have fun in … Continue reading From the desk of Elizabeth Dodd #FindYourPark
Mark Spitzer loves fish and he loves to fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this blog series, Spitzer shares his … Continue reading Where in the West Is Mark Spitzer?