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by skinzfan23
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2018 March Madness Regional
Replies: 27
Views: 972

Re: 2018 March Madness Regional

Shatel: As Omaha prepares to host 2018 NCAA regional final, it can learn from an old hand, Kansas City Absolutely. We’ve had three “first weekend” NCAA tournaments. And those are great fun. You get underdogs, no names, long shots, upsets, four games in one day, all the stuff that makes the NCAA tou...
by skinzfan23
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 World Cup
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: 2017 World Cup

Equestrian World Cup gives Omaha hotels a boost in their slow season http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/omaha.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/99/899a3a28-930b-554c-a799-ce82e01396fd/58d41f620e195.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C807 Half-ton horses that can jump fences and make balletic mov...
by skinzfan23
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Bucky's Business News
Replies: 40
Views: 3567

Re: Bucky's Business News

Plans by Omaha-based Bucky’s to move into Texas could lead to a trademark battle with Buc-ee's http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/omaha.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/4/5b/45bb32f2-1054-11e7-8596-77431b5db872/58d4b163ca188.image.jpg?resize=300%2C400 It’s a Lone Star State range war ...
by skinzfan23
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Rumors
Topic: NE Corner of 72nd & Pacific
Replies: 10
Views: 966

Re: NE Corner of 72nd & Pacific

Official: Broncos Land Co, DBA as Kum & Go will be rebuilding here, with a large parking lot. Are they going to use the existing footprint to rebuild? There doesn't seem to be much space there. That building needed to be torn down a long time ago....looks nothing like the other current Kum and ...
by skinzfan23
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 8821

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Love Coach Mac's response to Justin Patton announcing that Tyler Clement is coming back for his senior season:


Coach McDermott
@cucoachmac

I will finally be able to sleep tonight. Welcome back @TylerClement_11 !! twitter.com/JustinPatton17…
by skinzfan23
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: Love's Travel Stop Hwy 34
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Love's Travel Stop Hwy 34

nebugeater wrote:As many know Love's opened a travel center along Hyy 275 near Valley a in Jan 2016.

In January they opened on near Syracuse along Hwy 50.

They seem to be on a pretty active growth plan.

They also opened one on I80 near Avoca IA and the Menard's Distribution Center.
by skinzfan23
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Statistics
Topic: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates
Replies: 67
Views: 1540

Re: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates

Also noticed that in counties over 85,000 in NE and IA, Sarpy county is the fastest growing @ 12.7% since 2010. State / County / April 2010 pop / July 2016 Pop / Rank / % Change / Raw change per week NE Douglas County 517,116 554,995 121 7.3% 116.1 NE Lancaster County 285,407 309,637 220 8.5% 74.3 N...
by skinzfan23
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Statistics
Topic: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates
Replies: 67
Views: 1540

Re: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates

Wow, I am surprised by that. I know that a lot of the bigger metros have stagnant growth in the midwest though. Like we have always said, Omaha has seen slow and steady growth, and that is always welcome news. Much rather see that than huge spikes in population followed by housing or job shortage cr...
by skinzfan23
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: West Broadway Corridor Plan
Replies: 83
Views: 6867

Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

Iowa West board puts remaining funds for West Broadway beautification project on hold The Iowa West Foundation Board of Directors has voted to continue to fund phase one of the five-phase West Broadway renovation master plan, but it couldn’t reach a decision on the funding of the remaining phases. ...
by skinzfan23
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates
Replies: 67
Views: 1540

Re: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates

Noticed that NE actually gained more people than IA since the 2015 est (13,351 vs 12,696) and of course increase in % (.7% vs .4%).
by skinzfan23
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: Love's Travel Stop Hwy 34
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Love's Travel Stop Hwy 34

Love's is showing some in Mills County as new travel center is announced A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday for a Love’s Travel Stops store just south of the junction of Interstate 29 and U.S. Highway 34. Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, commonly referred to simply as Love’s, ...
by skinzfan23
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: Gunn School Apartments (Linden Place Senior Apartments)
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: Gunn School Apartments (Linden Place Senior Apartments)

Former Gunn School - now Linden Place Apartments - on track to open next month http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/nonpareilonline.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/1/df/1df331cb-7054-5bbf-bbf4-950539f4bc41/58d33dc3638c1.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C527 http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnew...
by skinzfan23
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 8821

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Sounds like the last day for Patton to make a decision is May 24th, which is the NCAA deadline.
by skinzfan23
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Statistics
Topic: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates
Replies: 67
Views: 1540

Re: It's that time of year again- 2016 metro population estimates

Omaha MSA- 2015: 915,312. Omaha MSA- 2016: 924,129. A very healthy 8,817 gain from 2015 to 2016. Omaha also distanced itself as the 59th largest MSA over Alberquerque NM- Alb at #60- 909,906.. Omaha's MSA has grown 6.8% since 2010 from 865,356 to 924,129 adding 58,773 in the 6 years since the 2010 ...
by skinzfan23
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 8821

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Coyote wrote:Reports say Foster is coming back next year.

Glad to hear, but I think most expected this since Foster isn't really projected to go high in the draft if at all. Another year of development will really help him.

Can't wait to hear about Patton, but I figure it might be a month or two yet.
by skinzfan23
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: Old photos
Replies: 164
Views: 17625

Re: Old photos

Didn't know how to get this all into one picture, but here is a panoramic photo from the 1910's. The amount of density where the Gene Leahy Mall is now is unbelievable. Wish we still had that. Here is the link showing the full picture: http://content.omaha.com/media/maps/ps/2013/march/tornado.pdf ht...
by skinzfan23
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 8821

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Duke not so much, but Nova shot almost every bracket up.
by skinzfan23
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel
Replies: 99
Views: 17982

Re: Never built Omaha Marriott Hotel

I also like the enclosed walkway a lot more in that design.
by skinzfan23
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: New YMCA
Replies: 23
Views: 2581

Re: New YMCA

And for some history, here is the original Y built in 1909:

Image
by skinzfan23
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: New YMCA
Replies: 23
Views: 2581

Re: New YMCA

These were the original renderings from 2013: http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/nonpareilonline.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/68/a6844c0f-881f-510f-8527-79157c3ef958/51b12f9dd42ca.image.jpg http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/nonpareilonline.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/ed...
by skinzfan23
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: New YMCA
Replies: 23
Views: 2581

Re: New YMCA

New Council Bluffs YMCA on pace for fall opening Construction of the new Charles E. Lakin YMCA is on track to finish this fall — as planned — officials said this week. The mild winter has aided progress on the $16.2 million project, said Leo McIntosh, vice president of the YMCA of Greater Omaha and...
by skinzfan23
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 8821

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Well, Wichita State just lost.. And even though CU has moved up to the Big East conference, this event always puts a smile on this Bluejay fans face :thumb: ... Ciao..LiO...Peace Yes I agree, if Wichita would have won, not only would I have hated that they would be in the Sweet 16, but they would h...
by skinzfan23
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: The Yard (15th & Cuming)
Replies: 374
Views: 48008

Re: The Yard (15th & Cuming)

Do we know the identity of the hotel, or the room count? It will be a Cambria Suites, similar to this one but one floor taller. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56369862e4b0e778f327581a/5636af29e4b08347cb56a164/5636af44e4b0d69222809611/1446424397299/2014-03+Cambria+Exterior+Day.jpg?format=100...
by skinzfan23
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 8821

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Not a good end to a once promising season...looking at the 18-1 start, you have to argue that this is the most depressing season in Creighton history. The thing I hated about today's game is that Creighton didn't bring anything. Ronnie was the only guy who played with any sort of consistency and eve...
by skinzfan23
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 8821

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

3 four star players, all top 100 or top 50, with a chance at a 5 star who is top 25. I will take that any day of the week. The recruiting effort by McDermott and Co' has been remarkable. Jacob Epperson is his name, 6'11, 190lbs so he will need to add some weight, but he can do that in the gym. Anot...
by skinzfan23
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Blackstone Business Improvement District
Replies: 499
Views: 54513

Re: Blackstone Business Improvement District

Another nice addition.
by skinzfan23
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Projects Never Built
Topic: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering
Replies: 42
Views: 4618

Re: Jobbers Canyon Architectural Rendering

Wow, those pictures never get old!
by skinzfan23
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: New St. Patricks Church
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: New St. Patricks Church

A few pictures from the Nonpareil: Proposed completion is Easter 2018. http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/nonpareilonline.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/f6/0f6e4a3e-0944-11e7-b0b0-3717d56c7075/58c8d7b2ee942.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C796 http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/non...
by skinzfan23
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: 2016 Most Popular Nebraska Attractions
Replies: 2
Views: 193

2016 Most Popular Nebraska Attractions

Nebraska attractions drew more than 20 million visitors in 2016, with Omaha zoo topping the list The top 10 Nebraska attractions in 2016 1. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, 2,046,171 2. Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area, 1,366,863 3. Branched Oak State Recreation Area, 1,290,856 4. Euge...
by skinzfan23
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 College World Series
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: 2017 College World Series

Ferris wheel will be back at this year's CWS; MECA board member pushes for free rides The Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority voted Tuesday to approve a $325,000 contract with Big Fun Inc. to bring back the Ferris wheel on the grass to the north of the CenturyLink Center. But in a c...
by skinzfan23
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Council Bluffs Development
Topic: West Broadway Corridor Plan
Replies: 83
Views: 6867

Re: West Broadway Corridor Plan

The city council voted 3-2 to eliminate medians from the plan. The interesting quote from the World Herald: As a result of the council vote, the Iowa West Foundation — which was planning to underwrite a fourth of the project’s cost, $9 million — will have to decide what course of action to take, acc...
by skinzfan23
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Business
Topic: Gordman's Business News
Replies: 40
Views: 4728

Re: Gordman's Business News

I wonder what will take over the current Gordman's HQ building. Would they break it up to cater to smaller companies?
by skinzfan23
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 8821

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

As for the Mo Valley schools, it's a horridly weak conference. They were seeded where they needed to be and left out where they needed to be left out. Glad we don't have to suffer that any longer. I agree, don't have to sweat it out after having a great overall record. This year, Creighton's confer...
by skinzfan23
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 8821

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

I think for once Creighton got fairly seeded and I would much rather play Oregon than Baylor or UCLA in the second round.
by skinzfan23
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 8821

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Not a good game for the Jays. They needed to shoot well to win and that didn't happen. Ronnie played great and with 5-6 min left he was leading the team in pts, rebs, assts and steals in only 12 min of action. Game could have been much worse, we were down 20 and pulled back to within 12, but couldn'...
by skinzfan23
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2016-2017 Winter Storms
Replies: 37
Views: 1123

Re: 2016-2017 Winter Storms

nebugeater wrote:
Maybe the crews just did an amazing job of snow removal overnight!

They even had time to sweep the grass clean.
by skinzfan23
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 8821

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Love this video of Gus Johnson and Jim Jackson on the call:

https://twitter.com/jimjackson419/status/840420398508445696
by skinzfan23
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 8821

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Wow, what a finish. Glad that Foster made that one. There was still 7-8 seconds on the clock if he missed. The last time we won a game by decided by 4pts or less was against Oral Roberts on Dec 17th.
by skinzfan23
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017
Replies: 505
Views: 8821

Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Nova won by 2.
by skinzfan23
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2317
Views: 208142

Re: Official: Capitol District

Yeah I agree....seems a little steep:

Here are the rates:
1 bed, 1 bath, 628-737 sq ft, $980 - $1,450
1 bed, 1 bath, 756-805 sq ft, $1,255 -$1,565
2 bed, 2 bath, 1,390 sq ft, $2,445 - $2,480
2 bed, 2 bath, 1549-1552 sq ft, $2,790 - $2,945

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