On the night of September 1, 2018, I was in downtown Lincoln, enthusiastically waiting to watch the first Cornhusker football game of the Scott Frost era. Right around kickoff, a large thunderstorm moved into Lincoln and lingered. After a nearly three hour delay, the game was canceled, a first since 1943. The rain continued for […]

As a young girl, I spent a great deal of time at my aunt’s cabin on the Platte River near Fremont, Nebraska. The cabin acted as a gathering place for family and friends, and I have wonderful memories of family functions and parties with friends. But my fondest memories are of the river itself. My […]

Martha Shulski serves as the state climatologist for Nebraska. She grew up with a passion for weather and continues to show it in her work. Her goal is to help others understand how weather and climate affects them. We all talk about the weather. That’s something that is not controversial. Everybody can strike up a […]

As an elementary-school-age Nebraskan, Michelle Kwan’s 2002 Olympic run remained my exclusive exposure to ice skating. Hearing of a small pond close to my grandparents’ Colorado home induced wonder beyond previous possibilities in my young life. I waited impatiently for our Christmas trip to their home on Wisp Creek Drive. My dad, as tall as […]

I lived in the same house in rural Nebraska, situated north of Wood River and south of Cairo, until moving to Lincoln for college in 2011. A year later, I worried my parents by traveling to India as a journalism student for a three-week documentary class. It wasn’t until I returned that I really gave […]

How does one define a place? Is it a location someone has visited? Does one have to stand on the shores of a lake to feel like they know the lake? Can someone who has never visited a place still have a connection to it?   I grapple with these questions as my time as […]

It is Spring 1975. It is just coming on dawn at Crow Dog’s place on the White River. I am trying to get some sleep after being up for the last two nights. I am laying on the frosty grass half tucked in under my Chevrolet Vega wrapped in a sleeping bag – but the […]

Explore the Platte River in Nebraska by sorting and searching flow rates recorded throughout the state.