Omaha mountain bike trails

Local Mountain Biking: Single-Track Trails in Omaha

April 22, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Places

The Omaha metro is home to many excellent mountain bike trails. Whether you’re a beginner or veteran of single-track traces, there’s something for all experience levels. Grab your helmet and don’t forget to B.Y.O.B (bring […]

Web Exclusive Animated Video: “How Did I Get Here”

April 20, 2019 · Posted In: Web Exclusive

Otis Twelve treats Omaha Magazine readers to another delightful column in the May 2019 edition. His column features a streetcar named “Destiny.” Just for fun, let’s consider the six degrees of separation between that auspicious […]

Nebraska Passport Program

Ten Years of the Nebraska Passport Program

April 19, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Places

Rather than traveling around the world during the warm summer months, some Nebraskans prefer to fill a different type of passport—the Nebraska Passport. The Nebraska Passport Program, now in its 10th year, challenges participants to […]

Nebraska Shakespeare

Gender Roles on Stage

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Theatre

What is the world limiting me to, as a woman? And what if I wasn’t?” Katie Becker Colón asks as we discuss this summer’s production of All’s Well That Ends Well for Shakespeare on the […]

a.j.k. o'donnell

Tour de Force

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

At 21 years old, wordsmith a.j.k. o’donnell (who does not capitalize her name) is a literary force to be reckoned with. In 2018, she published her second book, This Void Beckons, and embarked on a […]

Vietnamese coin

The Lucky Coin

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

In the aftermath of the 1969 Tet  Offensive, U.S. Marine Pat Peterson found a Vietnamese coin on the ground while serving a tour of duty in the Vietnam War. The date on the coin was […]

A Transcontinental Journey Through Time on U.S. Route 6

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History

Decades before the Interstate Highway System reshaped travel, commerce, and communities, the first intercontinental highway emerged in pre-World War I America. The oldest, longest, and highest of these transcontinental routes is U.S. Route 6. Midway […]

Omaha Police Detective Tony Espejo

Keeping Pace with Detective Tony Espejo

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

No matter where you find yourself in life, you can always pull yourself back up. Omaha Police Detective Tony Espejo says “perseverance” is the key to unlocking success. Developing Omaha’s Police Athletics for Community Engagement […]

Haley LeClair

Motocross Girl Power

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Haley LeClair picks the path less traveled—the route with only a few tire ruts. The 14-year-old motocross rider’s gloved hand twists the handle of her Yamaha YZ125 dirt bike. She revs the engine. Four other […]

Betni Kalk

Betni Kalk

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Houses made of leaf shingles and bark tied together by vine. Tattoos created from soot and a rat’s tooth tool. Carved bamboo arrows used to capture prey that then becomes food. Undoubtedly, the culture of […]