Gov. Ricketts proclaims 2021 Nebraska’s State Parks Centennial

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska’s state parks are vibrant and diverse. They can be venues of solitude or teeming with activity. After 100 years, they’ve been a little bit of everything to many people. Gov. Pete Ricketts has proclaimed 2021 the year of Nebraska’s State Parks Centennial. It is a year that will see activity in… Continue reading Gov. Ricketts proclaims 2021 Nebraska’s State Parks Centennial

Governor appoints Curry to Game and Parks Commission

LINCOLN, Neb. – Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed Ken Curry of Columbus, a corporate leader in public power and customer care, to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to represent District 3 (northeast Nebraska). Curry is vice president of customer services and chief customer officer for Nebraska Public Power District, which sells power to customers… Continue reading Governor appoints Curry to Game and Parks Commission

Get involved in the 2020 Nebraska Bird Month Challenge

LINCOLN – In honor of the role birds play in Nebraska’s economy and ecosystems, Gov. Pete Ricketts has proclaimed May as Nebraska Bird Month. The monthlong celebration, typically celebrated with bird-related events across the state, has taken on a new form this year in the interest of public health due to the novel coronavirus. Rather… Continue reading Get involved in the 2020 Nebraska Bird Month Challenge

Governor proclaims Sept. 28 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nebraska

Gov. Ricketts proclaims Saturday, September 28th as Hunting and Fishing Day in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. – Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 28, as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nebraska. “Hunting and fishing are part of our history and legacy as Nebraskans,” Ricketts said before signing the proclamation at a news conference in his office. “This is something that is about our state and enjoying… Continue reading Governor proclaims Sept. 28 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Nebraska

Increased liquidated damages for game law violations

LINCOLN, Neb. – Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed into law a measure that increases liquidated damages levied against persons who violate certain Nebraska game laws by killing, possessing or selling wildlife illegally. Liquidated damages are assessed by the courts that are in addition to fines imposed for violating the game law. These monies from liquidated… Continue reading Increased liquidated damages for game law violations

Gov. Ricketts proclaims Nebraska top turkey hunting destination

LINCOLN, Neb. – Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation on April 2 declaring Nebraska the Best Turkey Hunting Destination in the United States. The governor signed the proclamation in a ceremony at the Nebraska Capitol and presented it to Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Deputy Director Tim McCoy, who was joined by Jared McJunkin and… Continue reading Gov. Ricketts proclaims Nebraska top turkey hunting destination