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Federal Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 9 items )  

Bomber Task Force Returns From Flights in Black Sea Region
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Oct. 23 -- The U.S. Strategic Command issued the following news: U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., operating out of RAF Fairford, U.K., recently returned from an extended duration flight in the Black Sea region focused on integration and interoperability training with European allies and partners. The flight, which lasted 12 hours, included training with Romania, Ukraine and Georgia bordering th  more

Corps of Engineers Halting Cherry Creek Dam Releases
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will stop releasing from Cherry Creek Dam Oct. 30 - Nov. 13 to accommodate inspection work at the stilling basin. This work is being conducted as part of routine dam safety program activities at Cherry Creek Dam. The Corps has coordinated the inspection work with the state of Colorado. Pool elevation graphs for the Tri-Lakes including Bear Creek Reservoir can be fou  more

Corps of Engineers Raising Releases at Jamestown, Pipestem
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Omaha District is stepping up releases out of Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs. The current plan is to reach a combined release of 2,400 cubic feet per second by Sunday, Oct. 26. Initial forecasts indicated this release would completely evacuate flood storage by the end of November. However, higher than expected runoff from snowmelt and additional precipitation has i  more

FHLBank Topeka Approves 2019 Affordable Housing Grants
TOPEKA, Kansas, Oct. 22 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following news: FHLBank Topeka approved $12.13 million in affordable housing grants nationwide. The grants will fund 15 projects through FHLBank Topeka's Affordable Housing Program (AHP). This year, FHLBank Topeka received 69 applications for AHP grants with requests for over $45.6 million to fund projects in the FHLBank four-state district (Colorado, Kansas, Nebrask  more

Offutt Air Force Base Airman Run 24 Hours to Honor POW/MIA
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Oct. 25 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: Imagine running for 24 hours straight. Stopping only every 2 to 4 miles, to resuming for a special purpose. Unlike Forrest Gump, Master Sgt. Jared Norwood, 55th Security Forces NCO in charge of elite guard operations, signed up for the POW/MIA Remembrance Run. His original intent was to sign up and only run for the squadron from 3-4:30 a.m. He wanted to do more for the POW/MIA community.   more

Offutt Air Force Base Fire Station Updates, Renovates
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska, Oct. 25 -- The U.S. Air Force (55th Air Wing) issued the following news: Offutt Air Force Base Fire Station 2, originally built in May 1972 and located off-base near Rising View, is currently undergoing a $1.3 million renovation that began earlier this year. Unable to meet the National Fire Protection Association 1500 safety requirements working from Fire Station 1, the team reached out to their local partners in Bellevue, Nebraska for assistance. As a member   more

Risk Management Agency: USDA Encourages Affected Producers to Contact Agents for Delayed Harvest
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency has issued the following news release: * * * - Producers can file a Notice of Loss and request more time to harvest * * * The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said today that producers who currently participate in Federal crop insurance and are experiencing a delay in harvesting their crop should contact their Approved Insurance Provider (AIP) to file a Notice of Loss and request more time to harvest. Pr  more

Rural Nebraska Communities Have Access to $2.2 Million for Disaster Recovery Due to FEMA-Major Disaster Declarations
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Nebraska office issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Nebraska State Director Karl Elmshaeuser today announces that Nebraska has been allocated with nearly $2.2 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue in their recovery from the devastating effects of FEMA declared disasters in Nebraska. "Nebr  more

USACE and Reclamation Warn to Expect Changing Ice Conditions This Winter
OMAHA, Nebraska, Oct. 25 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Omaha District and The Bureau of Reclamation are notifying the public of the expected hazardous and constantly unstable winter ice condition on Pipestem Reservoir and Jamestown Reservoir in the coming winter months. Changing water elevations and increased water releases throughout the winter will create dangerous areas of thin ice creating unsafe conditions for indi  more