budget cuts

Residents can help keep libraries open

Karen Jarrell, a former manager on President Jimmy Carter’s staff, is used to challenges. Working next to the White House’s Roosevelt Room and around the corner from the Oval ...

Library hours down to 12 a week?

Darla Wegener, Lincoln’s library director, has a grim message about the Carnegie and Twelve Bridges libraries. “Next year, we’re not budgeting any programs at all. Right now ...

More budget cuts are on the way; Council to hold town meeting next week

Recreation may be the first General Fund department to receive budget cuts this year due to adjustments made during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. A budget workshop to di ...

Police response times increase by a minute as staffing shrinks

If your house is being burglarized or you’ve been in a car accident, it could take up to six minutes for Lincoln police to be at your side. That’s according to Acting Police C ...

Communities thrive at your local library

This week is National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in our community. The Lincoln Public Library is celebrating ...

The importance of libraries

A vibrant library is a sign of a healthy community. I wrote that statement 15 years ago when I was campaign manager for a prospective Grass Valley City Council member, who ended up ...

Budget process for next year begins

The city of Lincoln has four months to make some tough decisions for next year’s budget. City Manager Jim Estep said it’s not known yet what the budget will look like yet or wh ...

Residents show support at City Hall during a rally for the library

Sixty residents showed up in front of City Hall Tuesday at 9 a.m. in support of saving the city’s libraries. The Twelve Bridges Library is facing $125,000 in budget cuts, which ...

Effort to cut police budget angers reader

To the mayor and council members: I discovered the agenda item where you are about to cut numerous positions from the Police Department. I am well acquainted with police budgets a ...

Reader backs layoffs, cuts in time of monetary crisis

I have been following the city of Lincoln’s budget issues for the last few months in the paper. The way I see it as the city’s main priorities are: police and fire protection, ...