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Federal Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 10 items )  

Beaver Receives Nearly $2.5 Million From USDA For Water Project
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Oct. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Nebraska office issued the following news release: * * * - Investment Will Benefit 609 Rural Residents * * * USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Karl Elmshaeuser today announced that nearly $2.5 million will be utilized for a water project in Beaver City. "The funding announced today is a first step to improving Beaver City's water infrastructure. Access to water that is reliable and safe is es  more

Corps of Engineers Omaha Lowering Cold Brook Lake Level Five Feet
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: A small release will be initiated Monday, Oct. 21, at Cold Brook Lake near Hot Springs, South Dakota, to lower the lake five feet. This drawdown will allow for installation of enlarged culverts and improvement of the low-water crossing on the northwest side of the lake. Larger culvert capacity will reduce backwater impacts to the campground upstream of the lake. The current pool elevation is 3585.5  more

Extension, Farm Service Agency Plan Farm Bill Education Meetings Across Nebraska
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Oct. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Nebraska Field Office issued the following news release: * * * - Producers Encouraged to Review Available Resources * * * University of Nebraska Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Nebraska are planning a series of Farm Bill education meetings in late November through December to assist producers as they begin to make farm-bill related program decisions. The 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law l  more

Offutt Air Force Base: Fightin' Fifty-Fifth Earns Doolittle Award
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: The 55th Wing was recently named the Air Force Historical Foundation's Doolittle Award recipient for 2019. The award was established by the AFHF as a way to recognize a unit that has displayed bravery, determination, discipline, esprit de corps and superior management of joint operations while accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions in multiple conflict  more

Offutt Air Force Base: POW/MIA - You are Not Forgotten
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: The smell of aircraft fuel consumed the air and dark clouds filled the sky as he drove onto Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. During his routine morning route, he noticed something out of the ordinary. He thought he glanced the site of a flag, moving as if it were running the path around the parade field. Then he saw it. It was being held firmly in the hands of someone running a steady pace;  more

Offutt Air Force Base: The Ice Brings Brotherhood to Disabled Veterans
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: On Oct. 3 - 6, 2019, the Nebraska Warriors hockey team travelled to Las Vegas, Nevada, to participate in the fourth annual United States of America Hockey Warrior Classic. The team, comprised of men and women who are disabled and non-disabled veterans, came together to become far more than just a hockey team - they are a brotherhood. "It has helped me out so much that I don't have near as  more

Releases Increasing From Pipestem and Jamestown Dams
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing releases from Jamestown and Pipestem Dams to a total combined release of 2,400 cubic feet per second (cfs) by Saturday, October 26. Releases will be slowly increased to allow for monitoring of downstream channel conditions. The table below details the release schedule. To view table click here: https://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/  more

Surface Transportation Board Issues Decision Involving Landowners Petition for Declaratory Order, Injunctive Relief
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following decision (Docket No. AB 1032) entitled "Landowners Petition for Declaratory Order and Injunctive Relief": In Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Railway--Abandonment Exemption--in Decatur, Norton, and Phillips Counties, Kan., and Harlan County, Neb., Docket No. AB 1032X, Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Railway, L.L.C. (NKCR) filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 C.F.R. part 1152 subpart   more

U.S. Strategic Command Conducts Exercise Global Thunder Linked With Vigilant Shield
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command issued the following news: Exercises GLOBAL THUNDER and VIGILANT SHIELD 20 commenced today to provide integrated training opportunities for U.S. Strategic Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. USSTRATCOM leads GLOBAL THUNDER 20, an annual command and control exercise that provides training opportunities that assess all USSTRATCOM mission areas and joint and field train  more

U.S. Strategic Command Conducts Exercise GLOBAL THUNDER Linked With VIGILANT SHIELD
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Strategic Command issued the following news: Exercises GLOBAL THUNDER and VIGILANT SHIELD 20 commenced today to provide integrated training opportunities for U.S. Strategic Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. USSTRATCOM leads GLOBAL THUNDER 20, an annual command and control exercise that provides training opportunities that assess all USSTRATCOM mission areas and joint and field training operationa  more