Charreria

Charrería, the Mexican art that mainly consists of properly handling a horse, is without a doubt an important part of Mexicanity, becoming a major part of its culture and creating a way of life and historical heritage. As a tradition from centuries ago, it is a living symbol of...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016

Sniffing Out Crime

  At first glance, Alley might seem like a sweet pet resting close to its masters. However, she is actually a member of the Fire Investigation Unit (FIU) of the Omaha Fire Department (OFD). Alley is a Labrador Retriever trained as an Accelerant Detection Canine, thanks to...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016

These Roots Run Deep

Deibi Sibrian never remembers not having some sort of garden or fresh vegetable patch wherever he lived. He learned gardening techniques and farming at an early age from his grandpa back in El Salvador, and when he moved to the U.S. Sibrian and his family maintained a garden in...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016

Aguek Arop

  In 2014 Omaha South High’s Aguek Arop realized a hoops dream when, at 15, he accepted an athletic scholarship offer from Nebraska. Now this once storybook wedding between promising player and program has turned cautionary tale. His Husker commitment made him the...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016

Growth Underway At The Kroc Center

The Salvation Army’s Kroc Community Center, a one-of-a-kind family space in Omaha, was established in a 122,000-square-foot location where the Wilson meatpacking plant used to be located up until it was closed in the 1970s. It was thanks to the generous support of...
Posted On 08 Sep 2016

Cinemateca Series

This year’s sampling of Latin American motion pictures in the biennial Cinemateca series at Film Streams is heavy on fiction, though a much anticipated documentary is also featured. Cinemateca has been part of Film Streams since the North Downtown art cinema’s 2008...
Posted On 08 Sep 2016

Casa Robertas

Being on the red carpet multiplies a designer’s fame and demand, as corroborated by Diego Medel, the Mexican designer who has caught the attention of Hollywood’s fashion industry and who recently opened the doors of Casa Robertas in South Omaha. For someone like him...
Posted On 08 Sep 2016

OLLAS Economic Report

“The most important positive indicators in the report relate to the young population and include a decline in dropout rates and teen pregnancy and an increase in college enrollment. We definitely see that at UNO. Every year we hit a record in the Latino/Hispanic population. These...
Posted On 01 Sep 2016