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3rd St. lights now flashing, side streets to be closed during work

The Nebraska Department of Transportation is updating the traffic signals on Burlington Avenue at Second, Third, Seventh, Ninth, 12th, 14th and 16th Streets as well as at North Shore Drive.  The updating of traffic signals is anticipated to be three or four days per location.  The first change to traffic signals occurred when the signals at Second…

Winter Reading Program Returns to the Hastings Public Library

The Hastings Public Library is bringing back the annual Winter Reading Program Dec. 20, 2023 through Jan. 12, 2024. The program is a 24-day reading challenge with the theme Game On! to ring in 2024 and celebrate the upcoming 2024 Summer Olympics. The program is divided into four age groups: Toddlers and Kids, 7 and younger; Tweens, 8-12; Teens, 13-17;…

Electric smart meter replacement about halfway complete

Hastings Utilities wants to remind customers it continues to replace existing residential electric meters with smart meters throughout the Hastings community. To date, two years into the replacement project, about 7,100 out of around 13,500 smart meters have been installed. The entire replacement project is anticipated to take about four years to complete. The…

Snow removal tracker now available on city website

To keep the public up to date on snow removal efforts, the City of Hastings is launching an online snowplow tracking system. The tracking system gives the almost-real time location of city snow-removal vehicles, and identifies with a color coded system where snow-removal vehicles have been.  This information is intended to let the public know where…

Share the Warmth this winter

The Hastings Utilities Department and the Salvation Army are teaming up again this year to keep families warm all winter long. The Share The Warmth program is back and runs from Dec. 1 to April 30. The program provides security to those in the community who may be unable to afford their utility bill during the colder months. The program was designed…