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Boating safety courses set at North Platte, OgallalaTell North Platte what you think

There will be two online study boating safety courses in North Platte and one in Ogallala for those needing to complete the course before the July 4 holiday weekend.

The Nebraska Boating Safety course is required of all power boat operators born after Dec. 31, 1985, which includes operators of personal watercraft and all other motorboats.  The minimum age to operate a motorboat in Nebraska is 14.

The dates of the online study courses in North Platte are June 19 and 26. The sessions will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission office at 301 East State Farm Road.

Preregistration is required. Contact Boating Conservation Officer Kevin Bergstrom at 308-520-1031 or kevin.j.bergstrom@nebraska.gov. Register online for the class or for information on additional classes in Nebraska, or visit www.boatsafenebraska.org.

The course covers everything from equipment requirements to safe boat operation and accident prevention, and is a great course for both new and experienced boaters.

Students must complete study materials online before taking the 3-hour test-out sessions.

Boat owners who complete the class may qualify for insurance discounts.

Parents are encouraged to attend with their children and boaters of all ages are welcome.  Students must be at least 14, or turning 14 this calendar year to be certified.

The Ogallala online study course is July 1 at the Lake McConaughy Visitor Center at 1475 Highway 61 North.

Times for the Ogallala course is 8-11 a.m. Preregistration is required; contact Boating Conservation Officer Boating Conservation Officer Scott Eveland at (308) 289-0017 or scott.eveland@nebraska.gov. Register online for the class or for information on additional classes in Nebraska, visit www.boatsafenebraska.org.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 6/12/2017
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