Seeking Counsel of the Wilderness in Summer

May 20, 2018 · Posted In: Education, FamilyGuide, People

Spencer Hawkins has encountered bears 24 times in his life. One encounter happened when he woke up early to fish. Pausing to change his lure, he says, “something felt wrong. I turned over my shoulder, […]

Leave No Trace

May 19, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Take a look at 19-year-old Katie Werkmeister scaling an indoor climbing wall, trudging along happily on a backcountry hike, or scrambling along on a bouldering trip, and you’d think she has been adventuring her entire […]

Cornhuskers Relieve Hurricane Catastrophes

May 16, 2018 · Posted In: Giving, Omaha Magazine

Like everyone who serves in the National Guard, Master Sgt. Matthew Jordan is accustomed to “the call” in all its variations. It could come in the form of a two-month advanced notice that he’ll be […]

Guest-Starring at Omaha’s First Drive-In

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History

In the summer of 1972, I discovered the power of a flashlight with an orange wand. Nobody had ever paid attention to me—an undersized 16-year-old—until I worked at the 76th & West Dodge Drive-In and […]

Goodbye, Gene Leahy Mall

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Downtown

It’s the end of the Gene Leahy Mall as we know it. And Omaha civic leaders feel fine, apparently. Representatives of Mayor Jean Stothert’s office and the Missouri Riverfront Revitalization Project declined to comment on […]

Eric Falk’s Mean Green Pulling Machine

May 11, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Recreation

Horsepower, innovation, and family-friendly fun are at the heart of truck and tractor pulling. The popular motorsport evolved from the agrarian tradition of horse pulling, in which farmers urged their teams to pull sleds along […]

May/June 2018 About the Cover

Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

Last summer in the far northwest corner of Nebraska, an Omaha-based photographer (who goes by the handle @ONElapse on Instagram and Facebook) set out to capture a timelapse of sunset. This issue’s cover image was […]

Giving Shape to Standing Bear’s Enduring Voice

May 7, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

In creating the larger-than-life likeness of Chief Standing Bear for the Nebraska state capitol’s Centennial Mall, sculptor Benjamin Victor felt communion with the late Native American icon. Victor was “captivated” by the principled ways of […]

Gaming with Marcus Ross

May 6, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle

Marcus Ross can frequently be found at Spielbound, one of Omaha’s hottest spots for board game enthusiasts. While Ross thoroughly enjoys board games, he’s not content just playing them—he also designs them. With three games […]

Todd “Fox” Hansen

May 3, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle

Todd “Fox” Hansen looks like a guy you’d see hiking up a mountain, followed by his loyal dog pack, maybe carrying a whittled, wooden staff and helping out lost, less fortunate hikers. In reality, he […]


 
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