Nebraska Rural Living

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Nebraska Rural Living’s mission is to market the very real benefits of a rural lifestyle. We highlight the amenities of rural communities and spotlight successful entrepreneurs, who make good livings, free of the stress of urban environments.

2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 might seem like a long ways off, but if you plan to stake out the perfect viewing spot for the next total solar eclipse, it never hurts to plan early. As Kim Woods tells us in this month’s essay, the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse will slide right through Nebraska on its 68-mile wide, 2,500-mile long journey from coast to coast…

Accolades for rural Nebraska advocacy

Accolades for rural Nebraska advocacy

The Center for Rural Affairs is pleased to announce that Betty Sayers, co-founder of Nebraska Rural Living from Holdrege, Nebraska, received the 2015 Seventh Generation Award…

Wheelin’ to Oconto

Wheelin’ to Oconto

Kristi Spiegel and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 33 years and riding motorcycles together for more than 35 years. They’ve traveled a lot of miles on their bikes, but last summer, Kristi was surprised to find a fascinating treasure along the road to Oconto…

Silent Night

Silent Night

Let the beauty of a rural winter Nebraska night sink in through Don Brockmeier’s photos. Why do we love rural living? Because of scenes and experiences like these…

36 Hours discovering trails and towns in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook Region

36 Hours discovering trails and towns in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook Region

Rural Nebraska has so much to offer that we want to take our readers past the one story/one business model to encompass all that can be seen if you spend an entire weekend exploring this neck of the woods. In this 36 Hours feature, we’ll take you through the Arapahoe, Cambridge, McCook region, exploring what these towns have to offer…

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Culture

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Culture

The center of America’s heartland, the Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook areas are filled with spots to find and beautiful places to get lost…

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Golf

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Golf

Summer is golf season in America’s Heartland. Come swing through southwest Nebraska and find new challenges in the unique landscape of the Republican River Valley…

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Lakes

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Lakes

Need a weekend to get away? The sprawling lakes of southern Nebraska feature family-friendly campsites, year-round fishing, public hunting areas and miles of scenic prairie…

A day in the life of a Nebraska hunting dog

A day in the life of a Nebraska hunting dog

When Nebraska Rural Living received a few beautiful hunting dog pictures, we knew we needed to tell the story behind those pictures…

Exploring Nebraska from a kayak seat

Exploring Nebraska from a kayak seat

This month we welcome a new essayist to Nebraska Rural Living. Brad Eifert is a lifelong resident of Nebraska and has worked for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 22 years. His passion for all things outdoors led him and a friend to embark on a 36-mile kayak trip down the Missouri River in July…

Emery Blagdon Art

Emery Blagdon Art

It was almost a decade ago when Kelly Rush was introduced to the complicated and intriguing art of Emery Blagdon. Through his art, Blagdon wanted to produce an environment that would make people feel better, and Rush was fascinated…

Clear skies over Nebraska

Clear skies over Nebraska

We asked readers and fans to submit their night sky photos for our photo essay this month. The array of colors visible in the night sky is stunning…

Find a job and join us in Nebraska

Find a job and join us in Nebraska

We hear every day about people who long to move back to Nebraska. But what holds many back is finding a job once they move back, or even before they move back. And we want to help…

Me again. Nebraska through an outsider’s lens

Me again. Nebraska through an outsider’s lens

Writer Alexandrea Donohue has had to overcome her own prejudices towards writing. But now she realizes that she has something to say and wants to share her outsider’s perspective on Nebraska…

Stratton, Nebraska

Stratton, Nebraska

Sit down for a cup of coffee or lunch in Stratton, and almost invariably, one or two of the locals will begin a story about a business concept that sounded impossible – until some can-do person in Stratton brought it to delicious fruition. Speak to nearly anyone at the bank, and you’ll hear about an unlikely business success, a community project that turned out extraordinarily well, or a successful start-up…