The school district’s K-12 enrollment has swelled from less than 600 in 2000 to more than 2,500 today.
Flanagan Lake, a flood-control and recreational lake nine years in the making, officially opened at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday against a backdrop of sparkling blue water dotted with kayaks.
They call it “the farm” — and when Robert and Sharon Bruning bought it 40 years ago, the blue spruce that now towers over the old farmhouse at 162nd and Fort Streets stood just a few feet tall.
City officials had sought to change the formula under which people who own property in rural Douglas County are taxed to support Omaha libraries.
April Williams of CBSHome said the extended home-building burst is driven in part by the dwindling number of existing houses to choose from.