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Partnering with Arnold Economic Development

The Economic Development Corporation of Arnold, NE has been connected to Ogallala Commons since 2008.  In that time, our experience with them has involved internships, Engagement Days, and a ...

Partnering with Arnold Economic Development

The Economic Development Corporation of Arnold, NE has been connected to Ogallala Commons since 2008.  In that time, our experience with them has involved internships, Engagement Days, and a ...

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A Traveling Account of Community Assets in Action, Pt 2

Guest blog by OC Intern Beto Rincón OC Intern Beto Rincón recently had a chance to travel with Executive Director Darryl Birkenfeld on a journey through some of the communities we have the ...

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A Traveling Account of Community Assets in Action

Guest blog by OC Intern Beto Rincón OC Intern Beto Rincón recently had a chance to travel with Executive Director Darryl Birkenfeld on a journey through some of the communities we have the ...

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Board Member Feature: Alphonso Rincón (pt 2)

Guest post by Alphonso Rincón Last week, Ogallala Commons Board Member Alphonso Rincón shared how he first became connected to OC, how OC is intertwined with his own organization, FACE; and what he ...

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Board Member Feature: Alphonso Rincón

Alphonso Rincón serves Ogallala Commons as one of our Board of Directors and in many other capacities.  He has a background that is rich and fascinating, and makes him an incredible asset to our ...

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Visionaries of Conservation: Hugh Bennett

The region encompassed by Ogallala Commons is gifted with a history that is rich and integral to its identity.  The people and the land of the High Plains region are tied to one another in a tapestry ...

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Get to Know a Playa Near You

Playas are shallow, temporal wetlands found all across the Ogallala Aquifer region.  It is natural for these ephemeral wetlands to go through long dry cycles.  In the Southern High Plains, playas are ...

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OC Intern Spotlight: Vanessa Leos

OC Intern Vaness Leos began interning with the South Plains Food Back on June 9th.  Her work there has taught her much about community, the make-up of organizations that meet needs within the ...

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Art and Culture: Bringing Beauty and Tradition to the Commonwealth

At the heart of being able to build new careers and enterprises for small rural communities is the commonwealth.  It consists of 12 key assets that come from the community and that can be enhanced or ...

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