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by Omaha Cowboy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Really Bad Storm: 6-16-17.
Replies: 18
Views: 347

Re: Really Bad Storm: 6-16-17.

These weren't classic Supercell Tornadoes, they were spin-ups along a Bow Echo. Most of the time a Bow Echo reduces the threat of a tornado and shifts it to a straight line wind threat, so this was a fairly unusual event. It seems like we usually get a handful Bow Echos a year, but this is the firs...
by Omaha Cowboy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Anniversaries
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Anniversaries

Coyote wrote:HuskerFanMike has been on here 12 years now!


From one former Kmart employee to another (and whom also worked with the famous Ron R)-

Congrats on the 12 years on the forum Mike :thumb: ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: Omaha Skyline from Playland Park
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: Official: Capitol District

It's looking really, really great, imo. I love how Omaha has this broad-faced glassy hotel on the skyline now, reminding me of Phoenix's broad-faced Downtown Sheraton, and Dallas's broad-faced Downtown Omni Hotel (in a way). I've drove over to CB even, to turn around, and come back across the river...
by Omaha Cowboy
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Really Bad Storm: 6-16-17.
Replies: 18
Views: 347

Re: Really Bad Storm: 6-16-17.

I remember when I first saw the pictures of the extensive damage in south Bellevue, I thought there was no way straight line winds could have caused that type of damage, it had to be a Tornado.. Then we find out multiple Tornados hit the area Friday evening.. Crazy weather. Let's hope there isn't a ...
by Omaha Cowboy
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Cabela's wouldn't take my card without using PIN no.
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Cabela's wouldn't take my card without using PIN no.

Why the hesitation for using a PIN? Greg When you use the Visa/Mastercard system, you get protections against over charges or other errors. If you use a PIN debit transaction, it just comes out of your bank as if you withdrew it. You are on your own if there was an error. Using a PIN leaves you at ...
by Omaha Cowboy
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Really Bad Storm: 6-16-17.
Replies: 18
Views: 347

Re: Really Bad Storm: 6-16-17.

I live in the 132nd and West Center Rd area.. My residence received just minor tree damage- some branches/twigs. I was lucky. Many of my neighbors in our subdivision were not as fortunate. I did lose power for about 8 hours- from the time the storm hit Friday between 7:30-8:00pm until 3:30am Saturda...
by Omaha Cowboy
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Omaha Eppley Airfield
Replies: 786
Views: 87172

Re: Omaha Eppley Airfield

Received an email today that allegiant will be flying non-stop from Omaha to Vegas (Fri/Mon) starting 11/17 and Phoenix/Mesa (Wed/Sat) starting 10/4 And the W-H story link: http://www.omaha.com/money/allegiant-airlines-to-begin-offering-nonstop-flights-from-eppley-to/article_68a23f66-55bb-11e7-b561...
by Omaha Cowboy
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Zipline Brewing to open tap room in north downtown Omaha
Replies: 15
Views: 951

Re: Zipline Brewing to open tap room in north downtown Omaha

Omaha_corn_burner wrote:
Omaha Cowboy wrote:I'll likely wait until the CWS hubbub is over..

Yeah, parking is difficult if you just want to go to Zipline for a few beers.


No doubt. I'll likely be heading there for a couple pours the weekend or so after the CWS ends...

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 College World Series
Replies: 32
Views: 938

Re: 2017 College World Series

mrsticka wrote:I see weather forced the cancellation of the CWS opening ceremony. Stagburn it!


Well, when multiple Tornados are swirling around the metro, that tends to happen :yes: ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Zipline Brewing to open tap room in north downtown Omaha
Replies: 15
Views: 951

Re: Zipline Brewing to open tap room in north downtown Omaha

I can confirm it is open. I dropped by there for a pint on the patio while checking out the CWS Fan Fest. It looks like they had all their beers on tap. Unfortunately, I didn't think about snapping a pic but it does has a different feel than the other breweries in town. It fits the North Downtown a...
by Omaha Cowboy
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 896

Re: USL Soccer

I concur. The reality is, Omaha has developed into an overall fantastic event city.. But minor league sports have always been a tough sell. If a minor league team is added, it needs to be marketed as the highest level possible just under "major league".. A "D" level team just won...
by Omaha Cowboy
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2450
Views: 230090

Re: Official: Capitol District

Obviously the Capitol District is just getting underway, but does anyone know if there are long term plans to expand the entertainment district? I know they referenced KCs Power & Lights district frequently in regards to this project, and would love to see Omaha grow an entertainment district s...
by Omaha Cowboy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Dining/Culture/Entertainment
Topic: Don & Millie's
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Don & Millie's

Made my monthly trek to the 108th and West Center location this afternoon. The place was packed, but the Double Don burger, as always, was top notch :thumb: ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: 2017 Omaha Storm Chasers
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: 2017 Omaha Storm Chasers

Pretty impressive. Staying power of the new name, also keeping it fresh (they added powder stuff last year in a nod to the big league parent club): https://www.milb.com/storm-chasers/news/chasers-among-milbs-top-25-in-merchandise-sales/c-235916370/t-196093384 Agreed. This is very impressive indeed....
by Omaha Cowboy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Anniversaries
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Anniversaries

Almost 13 years for me. I guess I've become more of a lurking then a contributor the past few years. All the proposed but never built developement in downtown the past few years has dampened my enthusiasm. The loss of the DT HDR HQ was difficult to get over (it's likely the steel would have been to...
by Omaha Cowboy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Rumors
Topic: Anniversaries
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Anniversaries

Uffda wrote:
Coyote wrote:12 years ago today we met Uffda!



That long ago?? sheesshhh! :D


Happy belated forum Anniversary :thumb: ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2450
Views: 230090

Re: Official: Capitol District

The development is moving into the stretch very nicely..

Can't wait to see the completed Marriott :thumb: ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: 2017 population estimates and demographics from the Omaha Chamber of Commerce-
Replies: 0
Views: 116

2017 population estimates and demographics from the Omaha Chamber of Commerce-

Some interesting 2017 population projections based on total population/race/ethnicity and overall demographics for the Omaha CSA:

http://www.selectgreateromaha.com/Omaha ... f?ext=.pdf

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion
Replies: 1849
Views: 145923

Re: Official: Omaha Streetcar Discussion

The current study gets released in October if I remember correctly. But by then it’ll be time for another study.. There is a goodly amount of validity to your comment here Jake.. We've had, what, 18,000 "studies" on the viability of street cars/light rail for Omaha over the past dozen yea...
by Omaha Cowboy
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 443

Re: Creighton Basketball 2017-2018

I'm glad coach Mac decided to stay..

Now if he can get this team mental toughness thing figured out, I'd be ecstatic...

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: Fireworks - Loessfest 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Fireworks - Loessfest 2017

Brad wrote:Thanks Lou!


:thumb: My friend...

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rainbow Rowell Resigns
Replies: 26
Views: 2491

Re: Rainbow Rowell Resigns

Rainbow is now going to be writing comics for Marvel comics. I will leave the editorials comments to others. http://www.omaha.com/go/books/rainbow-rowell-to-write-revived-marvel-comic-runaways/article_f284eb2f-c787-5925-befb-4c096c17be24.html As long as she has nothing to do with writing her "...
by Omaha Cowboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Washington Post's "You're Going Where?" - Omaha
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Washington Post's "You're Going Where?" - Omaha

Ak Village has multiple restaurants and options for entertainment and even a nice movie theater (locally owned).. Plus, most options are far less expensive than the "tousisty" Old Market.. New places are popping up seemingly every month in The Village. There is even a nice open public spa...
by Omaha Cowboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Washington Post's "You're Going Where?" - Omaha
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Washington Post's "You're Going Where?" - Omaha

Lol. C'mon.. Ak Village has multiple restaurants and options for entertainment and even a nice movie theater (locally owned).. Plus, most options are far less expensive than the "tousisty" Old Market.. New places are popping up seemingly every month in The Village. There is even a nice ope...
by Omaha Cowboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Washington Post's "You're Going Where?" - Omaha
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Washington Post's "You're Going Where?" - Omaha

This is a very good article.. And there are a number of other places I'd recommend an out of tower to go other than the Old Market, which in 2017, would be maybe the 5th or 6th place on my list. I'd recommend Blackstone District, Benson and even Aksarben Village over the Old Market first a first and...
by Omaha Cowboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rainbow Rowell Resigns
Replies: 26
Views: 2491

Re: Rainbow Rowell Resigns

Rainbow is now going to be writing comics for Marvel comics. I will leave the editorials comments to others. http://www.omaha.com/go/books/rainbow-rowell-to-write-revived-marvel-comic-runaways/article_f284eb2f-c787-5925-befb-4c096c17be24.html As long as she has nothing to do with writing her "...
by Omaha Cowboy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 896

Re: USL Soccer

The problems I see in Morrison are alcohol and concession sales, team locker rooms, team offices and retail space. And the fact that Creighton owns Morrison, and UNO owns Caniglia. Those two would be temporary solutions at best for any USL team, most likely. I agree. I would not think there'd be a ...
by Omaha Cowboy
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Welcome to Omaha
Topic: Forum Beer Fest - Saturday, Apr 29
Replies: 31
Views: 868

Re: Forum Beer Fest - Saturday, Apr 29

I was checking out the menu and beers on tap for the tap house in Pepperwood. Nice beer selection and the food menu is diverse and huge.. Tons of food options and appetizers to choose from.. Can't wait to check this place out Saturday at 2pm :thumb: ... Ciao..LiO...Peace I have been there a couple ...
by Omaha Cowboy
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: Fireworks - Loessfest 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Fireworks - Loessfest 2017

I completely missed this pic thread..

Fantastic shots Brad. So vivid :thumb: ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2450
Views: 230090

Re: Official: Capitol District

And regarding the "look" of the buildings, I honestly don't care. The Capitol District will serve its purpose well- Specifically providing another mixed used residential/commercial and entertainment option for Omaha area residents and out of towners alike.. While the Hotel component adds 3...
by Omaha Cowboy
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2450
Views: 230090

Re: Official: Capitol District

MadMartin8 wrote:
Louie wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:I think the hotel looks nice, but the apt building is very bland.

Agreed. It would be much better if it didn't have that massive blank wall on the southern portion of the east side.


Perfect spot for a giant screen.


Indeed :thumb: ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: 2016 Census Estimates
Replies: 23
Views: 1061

Re: 2016 Census Estimates

An article about Ralston and the flaws of the annual Census city population estimates: Ralston's population boom turns out to be just a Census Bureau glitch http://www.omaha.com/sarpy/ralston/ralston-s-population-boom-turns-out-to-be-just-a/article_166467a6-43dc-11e7-9d91-f797491a21e8.html I rememb...
by Omaha Cowboy
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Welcome to Omaha
Topic: Forum Beer Fest - Saturday, Apr 29
Replies: 31
Views: 868

Re: Forum Beer Fest - Saturday, Apr 29

I was checking out the menu and beers on tap for the tap house in Pepperwood. Nice beer selection and the food menu is diverse and huge.. Tons of food options and appetizers to choose from..

Can't wait to check this place out Saturday at 2pm :thumb: ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 896

Re: USL Soccer

Yes, the USL, along with the MLS, is mandating using only soccer specific stadiums. I'll be curious to see what the "taxpayers" are all going to have to pay for in the end. I'm interested to see what capital/financing can be raised for a 14 to 20 million dollar, or so, stadium by the inve...
by Omaha Cowboy
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 896

Re: USL Soccer

Yes, the USL, along with the MLS, is mandating using only soccer specific stadiums. I'll be curious to see what the "taxpayers" are all going to have to pay for in the end. I'm interested to see what capital/financing can be raised for a 14 to 20 million dollar, or so, stadium by the inve...
by Omaha Cowboy
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2450
Views: 230090

Re: Official: Capitol District

I wonder how close to complete the Marriott will be by CWS time in 3 weeks.. As Maxwell Smart would say- "missed it by THAT much"... Ciao..LiO...Peace I checked the Marriott website last week and they are not taking reservations until the end of September. the website always takes reserva...
by Omaha Cowboy
Wed May 31, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 896

Re: USL Soccer

Coyote wrote:
RNcyanide wrote:If they insisted on a shiny new stadium and that sports complex in La Vista falls through, they could always build there.

I was just thinking this...


Yep...

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Wed May 31, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: MediaWatchOMA and MeanStreetsOMA
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: MediaWatchOMA and MeanStreetsOMA

This is so sad..

RIP Sean Weide :( ...

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Wed May 31, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Urban Omaha Development
Topic: Official: Capitol District
Replies: 2450
Views: 230090

Re: Official: Capitol District

Yes, I had read August too. But perhaps it's been pushed back to September now...

Ciao..LiO...Peace
by Omaha Cowboy
Wed May 31, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: USL Soccer
Replies: 47
Views: 896

Re: USL Soccer

That said, if they put it out in the Suburbs....I don't think they will be as close to their fanbase as if they place it downtown somewhere. Or somewhere closer to South Omaha. I agree with this. The question is where? Is there usable land in the "near south side" area. I'd say so.. But t...

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