Author Archives: Mark Vail

Search Underway for Next University President

Search Underway for Next University President

University of Nebraska Board of Regents Chairman Tim Clare and Vice Chairman Jim Pillen announced today the first steps in the search for the eighth president of the University of Nebraska. In launching the presidential search, regents invited Nebraskans to begin considering the qualities, characteristics and skills they would like to see in NU’s next…Read more »

Abbott Sports Complex Legal Issues Settled

Abbott Sports Complex Legal Issues Settled

The Lincoln Sports Foundation will continue to own and operate the former Abbott Sports Complex indefinitely, including the motocross track.  Under the settlement agreement, the Lincoln Sports Foundation is not obligated to make any payments for the property and will receive two matching grants of $50,000.00 each in  2019 and 2020 from the Ethel S…Read more »

Senator Sasse Statement on Coby Mach

Senator Sasse Statement on Coby Mach

Sasse Statement on Coby Mach U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement after the death of Coby Mach. Mach was a longtime Lincoln radio host and President of the Lincoln Independent Business Association. “Coby Mach cared deeply for his neighbors, his community, and our state. He served all of us though his work at…Read more »

Coby Mach Death

Coby Mach Death

Long time KLIN personality and President of the Lincoln Independent Business Association, Coby Mach was found deceased Friday evening of an apparent suicide. “We are deeply saddened to hear about Coby’s death.  It’s a shock to all of us, as well as the Lincoln community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mach family”, according to…Read more »

Blizzard but No Bomb Cyclone

Blizzard but No Bomb Cyclone

Winter Storm Wesley is still packing a punch especially across the Northwestern half of Nebraska but the predicted Bomb Cyclone did not materialize. I-80 was closed at various points yesterday due to the potential of heavy snow and high winds causing blizzard conditions and is closed from North Platte westward as of early Thursday morning.…Read more »

Winter Storm Wesley Gaining Strength

Winter Storm Wesley Gaining Strength

Winter Storm Wesley is gearing up to be a major winter storm.  The Western and Northern portions of Nebraska are expected to be hit with the most snow accumulations along with very strong winds causing blowing and drifting.  Blizzard Warnings are in effect from Colorado to Minnesota. In Southeast Nebraska tonight and Thursday,  severe thunderstorms…Read more »

Winter Storm Wesley Expanding and Strengthing

Winter Storm Wesley Expanding and Strengthing

Winter Storm Wesley is gaining strength and growing a bit larger.  Blizzard Warnings cover over 700-miles from Colorado to Minnesota.  The Northwestern 2/3rds of Nebraska will have the most snow and blizzard conditions with the possibility of severe thunderstorms over Southeast Nebraska later today and tonight Starting off the day finds East winds gusting near…Read more »

Mayoral Contest Set – Baird vs Lamm

Mayoral Contest Set – Baird vs Lamm

      Two Lincoln City Councilwomen will face off in the General Election in 4-weeks. Leirion Gaylor Baird and Cyndi Lamm topped the 5-candidate field that also included Jeff Kirkpatrick, Rene Solc and Krystal Gable. The Lincoln Ballot Sales Tax Question appears to be headed for passage by a very narrow margin of less…Read more »

With 33% Precincts In – Baird and Lamm Leading Mayoral Race

With 33% Precincts In – Baird and Lamm Leading Mayoral Race

57 of 173 precincts in Lincoln have reported results from today’s primary election.  The Lincoln mayoral race is shaping up to be a contest between 2 councilwomen Leirion Gaylor Baird and Cyndi Lamm.  Jeff Kirkpatrick is trailing in 3rd place. The 1/4 cent sales tax ballot issue is much closer with 53.1% of voters FOR…Read more »