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Federal Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 6 items )  

Corps Awards Contract to Repair the Cedar Creek - Omaha F&W - Platte River Right Bank Levee System Near Cedar Creek, Nebraska
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District awarded a $1,343,000 construction contract Friday to Midwest Construction of Nebraska City, Nebraska to repair damages to the Cedar Creek - Omaha Fish & Wildlife Platte River Right Bank Levee System. This levee system protects more than $12 million of property along the right bank of the Platte River near Cedar Creek, Nebraska. During the 2019 spring f  more

Corps of Engineers: Releases Increasing From Pipestem Dam
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 7 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing releases from Pipestem Dam today to 700 cubic feet per second. After evaluating channel conditions through the City of Jamestown (N.D.), releases will be increased to 800 cfs. Jamestown Dam will continue to release 600 cfs, for a total combined release of 1,400 cfs by the end of the week. Additional rain has increased runoff forecasts into the reservoirs  more

Homestead National Monument Honors Volunteer of the Year Sue Sindlar
BEATRICE, Nebraska, Oct. 10 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: On October 6 Homestead National Monument of America recognized its volunteers at a special ceremony. From October 2018 through September 2019, over 600 volunteers provided 11,246 hours of service. Beatrice resident Sue Sindlar was also named Volunteer of the Year at the ceremony. Sue Sindlar is an active volunteer at Homestead National Monument of America. A retired fir  more

Leading Omaha Truck Carrier Earns Distinction for Efficiency at Annual SmartWay Excellence Awards
LENEXA, Kansas, Oct. 9 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored Werner Enterprises, in Omaha, Nebraska, as a top performer in the freight industry with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards today at the 2019 American Trucking Association's Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, California. Awardees are shippers, carriers, and logistics providers that excel at saving fuel and shrinking their emiss  more

Offutt Air Force Base: Retiree Appreciation Day Celebrates Five Decades of Service
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Oct. 9 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: Team Offutt is scheduled to host its 50th annual Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 19, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Offutt Exchange. This annual event will offer a variety of free services to retirees, spouses, widows and widowers from more than 20 on-base organizations. The event is sponsored by the Offutt Retiree Activities Office which serves military retirees and their families. More than 30,000  more

Two Young Aldabra Tortoises Move to the Smithsonian's National Zoo
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- The Smithsonian's National Zoo issued the following news release: * * * - The Tortoises Can Live To Be 150 Years Old * * * The newest residents at the Reptile Discovery Center at the Smithsonian's National Zoo are in no rush to grow up. The Zoo welcomed two juvenile Aldabra tortoises in late September from the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska. The tortoises only weigh about 11 pounds and are 5 years old, but they could live to be over 150 years old and w  more