Photo assignment: APPA Lineworkers Rodeo

I had a great opportunity a couple of weeks ago to be a photographer at the annual Lineworkers Rodeo. Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) sponsored the event this year on behalf of the American Public Power Association (APPA).

When I first volunteered to do this as a member of the Omaha Camera Club, I didn’t think too much of it. I’d covered a million events like this as a reporter and in my public relations work. But this assignment turned out to be an unusual one.

It was dark, cold and rainy when we met at Carter Park in Carter Lake, IA, at 6:30 a.m. March 27. OPPD’s Jeff Hanson outlined our task for us:

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Catena Creations Web site updated

Catena Creations updated its Web site today, to refresh its look and add some new content.

  • The home page now has a short slide show to highlight our services.
  • Headlines from our new blog, which has been incorporated into the site, appear below the slide show.
  • The portfolio and the photography gallery have been updated to reflect the work we’ve accomplished since we opened 18 months ago.
  • A link to Catena Creations’ Facebook page has been added to the site navigation.

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Bring Google Fiber to Omaha-Council Bluffs

The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce is asking everyone to spread the news and do your part to persuade Google to test their new ultra-high-speed broadband network in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. According to their Web site, Google’s networks “will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections.”

Ways you can help:

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