Monthly Archives: January 2013

1-month birthday party for Omaha zoo lions

Remember the five lion cubs recently born at the Henry Doorly Zoo? They’re a month old now, and on Thursday zoo staff celebrated the milestone. As part of the celebration, the lions were given meat-filled cupcakes. Students from nearby  Bancroft … Continue reading

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Week in Pics: Figure skating, winter fun

In an ice-themed week of photos, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships thrill fans, firefighters battle ice and flame, and fisherman drill holes for the Winterfest Ice Fishing Derby at Lake Manawa in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: Jan. 21-27, 2013. Continue reading

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‘It’s been an awesome ride’

It’s not every day an astronaut from Nebraska retires. But Clayton Anderson broke the news Saturday on Twitter: “Calling all Tweeps. Guess u know now that I have decided to retire after 30 years w/NASA. It’s been an awesome ride!” … Continue reading

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More fire duty

Earlier this week we shared photos Chris Machian took that capture the extremes firefighters dealt with in the winter. He was back at it again Thursday, as area firefighters responded to a number of blazes.  Here, Omaha firefighters work from … Continue reading

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Fire and ice

While covering a west Omaha house fire Tuesday, Chris Machian got a look at two extremes: Firefighters doing their work in freezing temperatures. More photos / Read more: Fireball, explosions shake up Omaha neighborhood

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Week in Pictures: Figure skating arrives; Midlanders enjoy warm temps

Skaters arrive as Omaha prepares for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, midlanders welcome a break from the cold weather and Ted Kooser, 13th Poet Laureate of the United States, shares a glimpse of his life at home in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: Jan. 14-20, 2013. Continue reading

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Bluejays fall at Wichita State

World-Herald photographer Matt Miller made the trip south for Saturday’s Creighton-Wichita State game in Wichita, Kan. Here’s a look at what he came away with. More photos / Game recap

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Ice fishing at Walnut Creek Lake

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Week in Pictures: Nebraska politics take the main stage

President Barack Obama nominates former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel to be the next secretary of defense, the state’s legislature begins a new session and Nebraska’s newly minted junior senator, Deb Fischer, takes her office in Washington, D.C., in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: Jan. 7-13, 2013. Continue reading

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Week in Pictures: Omaha welcomes the new year, lion cubs

Omaha celebrates the start of 2013, the Huskers lose to Georgia in the Capital One Bowl and lion cubs attract visitors to the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: Dec. 31, 2012 – Jan. 6, 2013. See last … Continue reading

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