Applicants Sought for Natural Resources Commission

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Gov. Dave Heineman is seeking applicants for the new, expanded Nebraska Natural Resources Commission.  A new law approved on Wednesday will increase the number of commission members from 16 to 27.  The new members are required to represent different water interests. Applicants are being sought to represent agriculture, agribusiness, irrigation districts, manufacturing, outdoor recreation, public power districts, irrigation districts, range livestock owners, wildlife conservation interests and a Lincoln resident who is interested in water issues.  Applicants should send names and applications Kathleen Dolezal in the governor's office, at P.O. Box 94848, Lincoln, NE 68509. They also can email them to Kathleen.Dolezal@nebraska.gov.  Applications are available on the governor's website, or by calling the governor's office. They're due by close of business on May 6.