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Gering man suspect in Torrington Shopko armed robbery

A  25 Yyear old Gering man  was arrested Wednesday afternoon  as a suspect in the armed robbery of the  Shopko Pharmacy in Torrington earlier in the day around 11:30 a.m. Scottsbluff Police Captain Brian Wasson says 25 year old Richard (Rick) Trapp was taken into custody for possession of a c...

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Gering man suspect in Torrington Shopko armed robbery

A  25 Yyear old Gering man  was arrested Wednesday afternoon  as a suspect in the armed robbery of the  Shopko Pharmacy in Torrington earlier in the day around 11:30 a.m. Scottsbluff Police Captain Brian Wasson says 25 year old Richard (Rick) Trapp was taken into custody for possession of a c...

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Bridgeport bicyclist killed after being struck by semi

A Bridgeport man has died after he was struck while riding his bicycle on Highway 385 near Bridgeport Wednesday afternoon. The Nebraska State Patrol said 44 year old Jason Kraeger of Bridgeport died when his northbound bicycle on Highway 385 was struck by a semi tractor pulling a corn trailer. ...

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Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

Nebraska has abolished the death penalty in a landmark veto-override vote backed by a coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment. Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 30-19 on Wednesday to override Governor Pete Ricketts, a Republican who supports the death penalty. The vot...

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Gering Library's summer reading program kicks off Thursday

Calling all book lovers! The Gering Public Library is kicking off their 2015 summer reading program on Thursday. Youth Services Librarian Christie Clarke says this year's theme are all hero related. For children, the theme is, "Every Hero Has a Story"; the teens theme is, "Unmask!"; and the adul...

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Riverside Discovery Center remains open despite river flooding

Flooding conditions along the North Platte River have caused the closure of Riverside Park and the Monument Valley Pathway in Scottsbluff. However, Riverside Discovery Center is reporting no flooding at this time and remains open. Zoo Director Peter Halliday says they city was cutting off power t...

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Community Calendar

May
29
Fri
8:00 am 2nd Annual Co-Ed “Raise the Rec”...
2nd Annual Co-Ed “Raise the Rec”...
May 29 @ 8:00 am
Tir-City Parks and Recreation is hosting their 2nd Annual Co-Ed “Raise the Rec” Volleyball Tournament on June 6th & 7th in Guernsey at the high school.  This is going to be two days full of fun competition[...]
May
30
Sat
8:00 am Faith’s Walk for Community Faith...
Faith’s Walk for Community Faith...
May 30 @ 8:00 am
Faith Lutheran Church’s 9th Annual Community Walk will support Foster Care Closet. Cost is $15 per adult walker, $10 for children under 12, $40 for a family.  All walkers receive a t-shirt. We walk from[...]
1:00 pm Open House/ Retirement for John ... @ Morrill Volunteer Fire Hall
Open House/ Retirement for John ... @ Morrill Volunteer Fire Hall
May 30 @ 1:00 pm
The public is invited, to come join the retirement of John Needs and  the Morrill Volunteer Fire Department Open House on May 30th at 1pm. John has severed 60 years on the fire dept. And[...]
2:00 pm Fortis Boy Choir Spring Concert @ St. Agnus Church
Fortis Boy Choir Spring Concert @ St. Agnus Church
May 30 @ 2:00 pm
The Fortis Boy Choir will be having their spring concert May 30th, 2 pm, at St. Agnes Church, .  There will be a meet & greet after the concert so that the public can be[...]
4:12 pm Annual Spring Iris Show @ UNL Research & Extension Center
Annual Spring Iris Show @ UNL Research & Extension Center
May 30 @ 4:12 pm
The Monument Valley Iris Society has scheduled their Annual Spring Iris Show will be May 30th and 31st at the UNL Research & Extension Center. This event will be open to the public and is[...]
Jun
1
Mon
8:00 am Mitchell Berean Church’s Vacatio...
Mitchell Berean Church’s Vacatio...
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am
Mitchell Berean Church’s Vacation Bible School ~ SonSpark Labs June 1-5, 2015 from 8:30am until 12pm, kids age 3 through students entering 6th grade in the fall are welcome to join us at Mitchell Berean[...]

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