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Goodbye

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Today is the official end to Ord Sunshine Pumping.  We’ve growds all up and are now blogging from our new website:  www.ordnebraska.com/blog

Join us there for continued conversation about what’s going on in the greatest little town around.  I want to thank all of you for your readership and support as we moved this effort along.  60,000 pageviews in a little over a year, it’s been more than fun!!!

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Written by Caleb

April 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm

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Big money in wildlife watching

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Bald eagle at Calamus Reservoir, photo by Aaron Price

There’s big money in wildlife watching. Just look at the figures: over the past 20 years, participation in wildlife watching, particularly bird watching, has increased nationally by more than 266%. Conservative estimates put the value to the US economy alone at over $40 billion dollars. During the same time, national participation rates in both hunting and fishing continue to decline.

Jim Mallman of Watchable Wildlife Inc. will be hosting several workshops to share insights about how entrepreneurs, outfitters, individuals, businesses and municipalities can build nature-based or wildlife tourism programs. Workshops will be held in Red Cloud on May 18, Ord on May 19 and Ogallala on May 20. These workshops are especially suitable for current Nebraska outfitters looking to diversify their non-game season by building wildlife encounter experiences.

Workshops begin at 8:30am and run through 4:00pm with lunch and refreshments provided. The cost for early-bird registration is $25 if participants sign-up before May 11. The cost for late registrants is $40. For more information, including registration forms, visit the Nebraska Development Network Central Region website at www.ndncr.com or contact Sharon or Jodi at (308) 995-3190.

Written by Caleb

April 15, 2010 at 6:34 pm

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Off topic…

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But Big 12 Media Days has me giddy about Husker football season.  HuskerExtra has coverage here.

Written by Caleb

July 28, 2009 at 1:21 pm

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Last Day to Vote for Best of Our Rivers

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Today is the final day (5p) to vote on the best photos of our area rivers.  Check it out here and get ready to uncover those hidden treasures for next month.  First place gets $200 in ChamberBucks, runner-up $100.

So far the response has been tremendous – get out there!

Written by Kristina

June 26, 2009 at 2:13 pm

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The Compliment Guys

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For those of you with a serious case of the Mondays, here is a great link from the Journal Star that talks about a couple of Purdue college students with a mission – to compliment everyone they see.  FTA:

Tired of people being so down in the dumps amid the worst economy in decades, sophomores Cameron Brown and Brett Westcott — better known as “The Compliment Guys” — have taken it upon themselves to cheer up the campus.

Below is some video of the Compliment Guys in action.  Enjoy your Monday!

Written by Caleb

March 30, 2009 at 1:21 pm

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Welcome to Sunshine Pumpers Extravaganza!

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Come one, come all to the good news about Ord.

Written by Caleb

January 5, 2009 at 7:15 pm

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