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by Candleshoe
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: 2018 Nebraska Legislature
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: 2018 Nebraska Legislature

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/ricketts-backs-bill-to-raise-speed-limits-on-i-/article_db9be16d-9fe2-5dc5-96b5-a42a7e03611b.html Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is backing a bill that would raise the speed limit on parts of Interstate 80 and other state highways. The bill intro...
by Candleshoe
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 550
Views: 96925

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

badlander wrote:Popeye's coming to GI. Corner of 13th and 281, where former Pump & Pantry was located.


That's going to be a snug fit in that triangle space. Will be interesting to see the design to make it work.
by Candleshoe
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Cabela's - World's Foremost Outfitter
Replies: 90
Views: 7069

Re: Cabela's - World's Foremost Outfitter

OmahaJaysCU wrote:Anyone else notice a lot more tv advertising for Cabelas since the change?


Pretty normal action to try to pad the bank account with sales and promotions before the changeover. Time Warner was discounting TV and Internet packages like crazy before the Spectrum takeover.
by Candleshoe
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 550
Views: 96925

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Royal Indian Cuisine announced on their Facebook page they are closing. This is a real loss as they were unique to this town and high quality food. They suffered the same fate as the three or four previous restaurant tenants of that strip mall... nobody knew they were there. The little strip mall i...
by Candleshoe
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 550
Views: 96925

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

They tore down the old Uncle Ed's/Village Inn on Locust. Speculation is Burger King is moving in there and they'll close the other S. Locust location. Anyone hear anything about that? I'd heard that too. That would be a nice upgrade for BK, the one in the strip mall is pretty underwhelming and hard...
by Candleshoe
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 550
Views: 96925

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

shefloper wrote:Has anyone heard what is going in at the location two lots to the North of Mirror Image Car Wash or just East of the North Walmart? Between Diers Avenue and 281. Thank you in advance...


I'd heard another tire store... don't recall the name of it.
by Candleshoe
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Statistics
Topic: "Daytime" population shifts
Replies: 3
Views: 507

"Daytime" population shifts

Just for fun census study... I noticed that City-Data has a line item on it's city stat pages that references the daytime population net gains/losses due to work commuters. I'm using the 2014 pop estimates for the rankers of "official estimates" first, and then using the net gain/loss for ...
by Candleshoe
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 550
Views: 96925

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

I was browsing a job search site and ran into a listing for Spencer's gifts in GI. Not sure where they are going or if it's just a Holiday thing, but I believe it's legit. Also, does anyone know what they're putting in the strip mall on Locust right behind Pizza Hut? They're remodeling the whole fr...
by Candleshoe
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 550
Views: 96925

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Social media is all atwitter (!) with rumors of Popeyes going in to the old Fazolis/old Pump & Pantry on 281/old KFC on 2nd St/or where Hardees is going... Additional rumors have Chipotle going into the same places.

Stay tuned... :roll: :roll: :roll:
by Candleshoe
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: 2017 Railroad Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 378

2017 Railroad Photos

Taken at the BNSF yard a couple of weeks ago in Ravenna. Two rows, each extending a little under a half mile in length.

Image"The powers that be" by Joe, on Flickr
by Candleshoe
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 550
Views: 96925

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Just an observation on the now-closed Fazoli's location on W 2nd St...

For a day, the building was shuttered. Now, it appears to be in major remodel mode.

Hmmmmmm...
by Candleshoe
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Nebraska State Fair 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Nebraska State Fair 2017

A few images I'd taken over the first weekend of the State Fair. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4418/36787869231_0aaf1001bb_c.jpg Nebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4351/36531370370_fccb6a4fb2_c.jpg Nebraska State Fair 2017 by Joe , on Flickr https://farm5.sta...
by Candleshoe
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Nebraska State Fair 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Nebraska State Fair 2017

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/big-saturday-buoys-opening-weekend-attendance-at-state-fair/article_f1204272-e625-5134-95aa-b6c62001675b.html Joseph McDermott, the fair's general manager, said 136,275 people visited the fair in Grand Island over the first four days. That's a ...
by Candleshoe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 550
Views: 96925

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Two restaurants announced they would not be renewing their leases at their existing locations in GI. Denny's, which is located inside the Boarders Inn on South Locust St and Fazoli's Italian, located at the foot of the W Hiway 30/2nd Street overpass. Fazoli's corporate owned the store and said they ...
by Candleshoe
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Kearney Rumor Mill
Replies: 50
Views: 6107

Re: Kearney Rumor Mill

http://journalstar.com/business/local/air-carrier-serving-nebraska-cities-declares-bankruptcy/article_1bd3f9c0-6995-51b7-aab0-d09d31e92c7c.html Alaska-based PenAir announced Monday that it has filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As part of its reorganization plan, PenAir said...
by Candleshoe
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Chicken Hatchery opens in GI
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Chicken Hatchery opens in GI

http://www.theindependent.com/news/ag_news/hendrix-genetics-opens-new-hatchery-in-grand-island/article_67550470-820e-11e7-bdee-7fb9ce3a83ea.html Gov. Pete Ricketts was on hand Tuesday to help celebrate the opening of Hendrix Genetics’ new hatchery in Grand Island. The $18.5 million facility at 2325 ...
by Candleshoe
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 550
Views: 96925

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Update on the former K-Mart on 281, it's now filled with the announcement that Home Goods will take the last of the remaining square footage, with an opening in the Spring of 2018. Other new tenants of the building include Planet Fitness, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, which will begin remodeling soon ...
by Candleshoe
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Nebraska State Fair 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Nebraska State Fair 2017

http://nebraska.tv/features/state-fair/lincoln-mayor-impressed-with-state-fair-in-grand-island Lincoln mayor impressed with State Fair in Grand Island Friday was Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler's first trip, and he's impressed. “This is a great, great fair and I'm actually surprised how developed it is,...
by Candleshoe
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Nebraska State Fair 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Nebraska State Fair 2017

Brad Paisley will play an outdoor concert Aug. 25 at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. As was the case with a Keith Urban show two years ago, Paisley’s concert will be held outside on the Fonner Park race track infield rather than indoors at the Heartland Event Center, where fair concerts are...
by Candleshoe
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 550
Views: 96925

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

What is going in at the corner of 281 and Faidley? Haven't been paying attention if it was in the news. Have no idea if true but was told possibly Popeyes going in at 281 and 13th former Byco location. Also apparently nothing is happening with the Hardee's that was supposed to be on North Webb by D...
by Candleshoe
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: eOmahaForums Bar and Grill
Topic: Judgemental map of Nebraska
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Judgemental map of Nebraska

http://judgmentalmaps.com/post/158458930715/nebraska


Oh, and just in case it hasn't been covered before, they've done Omaha too.

http://judgmentalmaps.com/post/88490424790/omaha
by Candleshoe
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Omaha Local News Channels
Replies: 917
Views: 116926

Re: Omaha Local News Channels

Gray, having both Ch 10 in Lincoln and Ch 11 in Grand Island, operating as a "satellite" of KOLN , would have zero interest in a smaller sized DMA. Major Ad agency buys are placed in a predetermined number of markets and the higher you rank, the more bucks you'll get. The benefit to NTV an...
by Candleshoe
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2017 Sandhill Crane Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: 2017 Sandhill Crane Thread

The first wave is now arriving! Took these this morning in Hall County, between Doniphan and Alda Road. Already several good sized groups in the usual spots. Nothing very close to the road, but the first viewing of the year is awesome, no matter what! https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2082/32802319186_8...
by Candleshoe
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

That'll be just as the State Fair is ending so it'll be a good month for Grand Island hotels/motels. The fair ends Sept. 4th so there will be 3 weeks to recover a little before this stock show begins. Growth is good. http://www.aksarbenstockshow.com/events/2017/2017-aksarben-stock-show Actually, Hu...
by Candleshoe
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

badlander wrote:AKSARBEN Stock Show is scheduled for Fonner Park the end of September 2017. Might that be the announcement?


Yep. That's it. Just announced today.
by Candleshoe
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Coyote wrote:Memorabilia from where?


From Ak-Sar-Ben track

ImageNebraska Horse Racing Hall of Fame by Joe, on Flickr
by Candleshoe
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Aksarben Stock Show is moving to Grand Island

Ok, here's an actual "rumor" for the thread. Tonight, at a wedding reception, a friend of mine asked me what I knew about Aksarben coming to Grand Island? Was news to me, so I asked him in what context did he hear something. He said that he heard that Fonner Park will make an announcement ...
by Candleshoe
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 550
Views: 96925

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Longtime downtown eatery/bar Nathan Detroit will be closing sometime this Spring. A very cool atmosphere and awesome exterior, but the owner stopped caring about the menu twenty years ago when his brother passed away. The food is still quite good, but a rather limited and predictable selection. The ...
by Candleshoe
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tesla Service Center
Replies: 55
Views: 5894

Re: Tesla Service Center

Grand Island joins the communities of Gothenburg and Ogallala as Tesla charging station communities outside of the Omaha and Lincoln area. Bosselmans Travel Center has put in place 8 Tesla Superchargers.
by Candleshoe
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Kearney Rumor Mill
Replies: 50
Views: 6107

Re: Kearney Rumor Mill

In a quick transition, the Kearney K-Mart building will be redeveloped and look for the first tenant to be Petsmart.
by Candleshoe
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 550
Views: 96925

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

It's been kinda quiet around ol' GI for new business development, and then I hear that Burlington Coat Factory may be coming to the Northwest Commons near Dicks Sporting Goods.
by Candleshoe
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Kearney Rumor Mill
Replies: 50
Views: 6107

Re: Kearney Rumor Mill

And that's a wrap...

The Kearney K-Mart will close this December, following the Summer closing of the Hastings store and the earlier GI store closing.

Scottsbluff will be losing their K-Mart as well.
by Candleshoe
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Nebraska State Fair 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1007

Re: Nebraska State Fair 2016

Looks like you squeezed a lot into your day as usual, judging by your Flickr collection from Sunday. Nice stuff!
by Candleshoe
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Nebraska State Fair 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1007

Re: Nebraska State Fair 2016

2006 ............. 289,683 2007 ............ 299,175 2008 ............ 309,137 2009* ........... 367,000 2010 ............ 309,000 2011 ............ 333,043 2012 ............ 336,987 2013 ............ 334,931 2014 ............ 317,785 2015 ............ 352,176 2016..............361,107 * Final year ...
by Candleshoe
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Nebraska State Fair 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1007

Re: Nebraska State Fair 2016

Thanks guys!
by Candleshoe
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Nebraska State Fair 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1007

Re: Nebraska State Fair 2016

A few more pics... https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7484/28862275194_f4e4f468dc_k.jpg 2016 Nebraska State Fair by Joe , on Flickr https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8321/29452636316_e1684cfcf3_k.jpg 2016 Nebraska State Fair by Joe , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8466/29197923560_ad9b1e2c3c_k.jpg 2...
by Candleshoe
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Nebraska State Fair 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1007

Re: Nebraska State Fair 2016

Coyote wrote:Yes, Thanks Candleshoe, I was hoping you would post some pics. :yes:

What lenses were you using for #10 and #15?


I was using the same on both of those, Nikkor 35mm f/1.8, wide open on #10, which I kind of regret now... a tiny bit more DOF would have been nice.
by Candleshoe
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Nebraska State Fair 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1007

Nebraska State Fair 2016

Pics from around the State Fairgrounds. I haven't been very good about taking photos on the occasions that I've been out there. Today, I made the effort... https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8066/28770488363_70ba77352d_h.jpg Nebraska State Fair 2016 by Joe , on Flickr https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8066/2...
by Candleshoe
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Tri Cities Entertainment Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Tri Cities Entertainment Thread

Nebraska State Fair 2016 Concert Lineup Thomas Rhett with Special Guest Jordan Rager Fonner Park Race Track Infield Aug 26, 2016 8:00 PM $40 General Admission; $70 Pit area; plus gate and fees Lady Antebellum with Special Guest Cam Fonner Park Race Track Infield Aug 27, 2016 8:00 PM $60 General Admi...
by Candleshoe
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Tri Cities Entertainment Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Tri Cities Entertainment Thread

December 21st features concerts in both GI and Kearney. Mannheim Steamroller brings their Christmas concert to the Viaero Events Center, while the "Christmas with the Oak Ridge Boys" will be at the Heartland Events Center in GI.

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