SPencer Short

City Council changes speed limits; complains about older streets

Local government is where the rubber meets the road and the Aug. 11 Lincoln City Council meeting included extended discussions about local streets. The Lincoln City Council unanim ...

City Council to hold special water meeting Friday

A special water workshop will be held at 4 p.m. Friday by the Lincoln City Council. The council will conduct the water workshop at City Hall, 600 Sixth St., Lincoln in the third f ...

Tempers flare between Hydrick, Short

Two Lincoln City Councilmen ended Tuesday night’s meeting by exchanging heated words that led to Police Chief Rex Marks coming between them. Lincoln City Councilmen Gabriel ...

Lincoln High Hall of Fame: Spencer Short

Editor’s Note: The following is the third in a series of articles delineating the achievements of the latest inductees into the Lincoln High Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame member ...

Lincoln leaders travel to nation’s capital

Members of the Lincoln City Council, as well as the Lincoln city manager, traveled to Washington D.C. this week as part of an annual effort to ask for legi ...

Water, Ag and Development: A Winning Strategy

This past week, I had a chance to catch up with a high school classmate while working on some city business. Frankie Machado and I graduated 20 years ago from Lincoln High School. ...

Council and nonprofits iron out city sign problems

After two years of city meetings and community workshops, Lincoln’s long-discussed sign ordinance is set to return to City Council for approval Feb. 24, according to city of ...

Spencer Short new Regional Water Authority vice chairman

Lincoln Councilman Spencer Short was elected Jan. 8 as the vice chairman of Regional Water Authority. Regional Water Authority is a 25-member agency, which includes water agen ...

Colfax next for tie-in to Lincoln-North Auburn sewer link?

With a 13.5-mile sewer pipeline due to tie in North Auburn to Lincoln’s treatment plant later this year, Colfax officials are re-examining the possibility of their city linki ...

Mammoth sewer pipeline project approaches North Auburn

A giant pipeline designed to work like a small, encased river to flow wastewater from North Auburn to Lincoln has reached the outskirts of Auburn. Heavy equipment on Monday was di ...

City council prepares for mayoral transition

Next month, the Lincoln City Council will undergo changes, not in personnel, but in council positions. At a short ceremony that will take place at the Dec. 9 regular City Council m ...

Council nixes mayor’s trip to China

After a lengthy discussion Tuesday night, four Lincoln City Council members decided not to support sending Lincoln Mayor Gabriel Hydrick or any other council representative on a tr ...

Is Lincoln the next stop for hazardous crude oil trains?

An oil company’s plan to transport volatile crude oil by rail through Sacramento-area counties next year has spurred an association of local governments to take measures to p ...

Short’s sewer stewardship noted

The front page of The Messenger on March 20 contained an announcement titled, “Regional sewer partnership moves forward.” The article noted that 16 years of meetings w ...

New mayor poised to take on challenges

In one symbolic moment Tuesday, when Lincoln city clerk Pat Avila handed him the gavel, Councilman Gabriel Hydrick became Lincoln’s mayor. The News Messenger asked Hydri ...