Summer’s here. COVID-19 is fading. And North Platte is building.
New homes, apartments and commercial buildings are taking shape around town while local debates have highlighted big projects like the proposed Sustainable Beef LLC plant and Platte River Mall’s newly approved redevelopment.
The housing projects include the latest ventures by North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity and Lincoln County Community Redevelopment Corp., as well as three larger developments approved for public and private incentives before the pandemic arrived in March 2020.
Expansion of Pacific Place Apartments, begun last year, is nearly complete. New apartments approved just before COVID-19 have begun rising near West A Street and Lakeview Boulevard.
Finally, construction is accelerating in a 37-home development at West Philip and Dixie avenues launched in 2018.
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5 enticing looks at North Platte's history
2020 was a year that will make history, but it was also a year for us to reflect on our own local history. Special projects reporter Todd von Kampen shares some of his favorite stories from this year that highlight our past.
It was an honor to write about Ira L. Bare’s legacy in the centennial year of his two-volume 1920 history of Lincoln County.
This story looks at the homes the Codys owned during their years here and gave readers a look inside the 1930 home on the second Welcome Wigwam site.
The Telegraph offered extended looks at major museums and communities preserving the legacy of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody.
We connected Mark Schults of North Platte with the family of the World War II serviceman whose 1944 letter was found on the back of a framed card.