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Rural Gering farmer escapes injury when his tractor rolls off river bridge

A rural Gering farmer miraculously escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when he drove his tractor off the North Platte River bridge near Melbeta, landing it cab first into the water. Nebraska State Patrol Trooper Troy Elliott told KNEB News 60 year old Kevin Batt was able to get out of the c...

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Rural Gering farmer escapes injury when his tractor rolls off river bridge

A rural Gering farmer miraculously escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when he drove his tractor off the North Platte River bridge near Melbeta, landing it cab first into the water. Nebraska State Patrol Trooper Troy Elliott told KNEB News 60 year old Kevin Batt was able to get out of the c...

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Smith declines to endorse Trump but ready to support him as apparent party nominee

Nebraska 3rd District Republican Congressman Adrian Smith had declined to endorse any GOP candidates for president, but now that Donald Trump is the only one left actively in the race Smith is ready to support him as the apparent party nominee During appearances in Gering and Chadron the last two...

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PVC Monument Marathon to celebrate 5th year

For the fifth year, the Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) Foundation and the Star-Herald are hosting the Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon and Half-Marathon in Gering/Scottsbluff, Nebraska. As the race celebrates its fifth anniversary, some exciting changes and additions will be ha...

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Volunteers being recruited for Robidoux Trading Post restoration

Volunteers are being recruited to assist with a project to restore Robidoux Trading Post in Carter Canyon Friday and Saturday as part of National Tourism Week. Gering Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Karla Niedan-Streeks says the work involves "re-chinking" the building. Nieda...

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Participants encouraged to register for 8th annual Suummit to Summit race/walk

The 8th annual Summit to Summit race to benefit Summit Christian College is Saturday, May 14th. The seven mile run or walk starts at Summit Christian College and goes to several areas around the Scotts Bluff National Monument before returning to the college. President Dave Parrish says the event ...

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May
5
Thu
all-day Free SPLASH Week is coming up @ Scottsbluff Family YMCA
Free SPLASH Week is coming up @ Scottsbluff Family YMCA
May 5 all-day
Learn to swim at the YMCA.  Join us this year for SPLASH Week! This one week of FREE swimming instruction is open to all youth ages 5-12. 45 min. time slots from 10am –4pm,  May 31st–June[...]
all-day Kick-Off of the 2016 Nebraska Pa...
Kick-Off of the 2016 Nebraska Pa...
May 5 all-day
Three local attractions have been designated as official stops on the 2016 Nebraska Passport Program; the first three visitors and/or residents that start their Passport tour at these local stops on May 5th will receive[...]
all-day Registration deadline for camera... @ The West Nebraska Arts Center
Registration deadline for camera... @ The West Nebraska Arts Center
May 5 all-day
With the support the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, West Nebraska Arts Center is pleased to present a new workshop titled “Basic Camera and Image Making Fundamentals Workshop” for ages 13 and[...]
all-day Special Events and Tourism Deals...
Special Events and Tourism Deals...
May 5 all-day
Get out and visit what’s in your own backyard during Tourism Week; receive reduced admittance rates and great deals in lodging at selected Platte Valley Attractions member locations. (Special events at each local-area attraction and[...]
May
6
Fri
all-day Register now for Sprint Triathalon @ Scottsbluff Family YMCA
Register now for Sprint Triathalon @ Scottsbluff Family YMCA
May 6 all-day
Think you have what it takes to complete a triathlon?  The 4th annual YMCA sprint triathlon offers a course that is both competitive but also fun for first time participants. Swimming will be done in[...]
9:00 am Tourism Cares Restoration Projec...
Tourism Cares Restoration Projec...
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Volunteers from across Nebraska will join local volunteer crews for a two-day restoration project at the historic Robidoux Trading Post. Volunteers will remove old chinking (material between the logs at the Post) and replace with[...]

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