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Correction: Associated Press University Budget story

In a story Feb. 14 about state budget cuts facing the University of Nebraska, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the cuts would force the closure of UNL Extension offices statewide. The cuts wouldn't force closures statewide, but would close the Haskell Ag Lab in Concord and make a deep...

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Correction: Associated Press University Budget story

In a story Feb. 14 about state budget cuts facing the University of Nebraska, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the cuts would force the closure of UNL Extension offices statewide. The cuts wouldn't force closures statewide, but would close the Haskell Ag Lab in Concord and make a deep...

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Commissioners to consider rescinding Gering church exemption

The Scotts Bluff County Commissioners Tuesday will consider rescinding an exemption they gave a small Gering church on its 2016 property taxes after the pastor failed to file properly for the exemption nearly two years ago. Gering Bible Missionary Church Pastor Jim Swift made his case for the nea...

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Snow, cold brings return of wintry weather

Light snow is continuing to fall through much of southeastern Wyoming and the Southern panhandle area. Most areas are reporting no more than a couple inches of snow. Richard Emanuel with the National Weather Service says the snow amounts in our immediate area will not increase vary much throughou...

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Classrooms being set up Monday in new SHS Freshman Academy

Despite the President's Day holiday Monday, staff at Scottsbluff High School were busy making preparations for the arrival of students into the newly constructed Freshman Academy. The Freshman Academy occupies the northwest portion of the high school in the former cafeteria area. Custodian Jes...

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Sponsors, volunteers being sought for Balloon Championships

The Executive Director of the Old West Balloon Festival is looking for  sponsors to be part of the festival this year and the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championships the following three years. Colleen Johnson says she already has some sponsors but needs many more to host 40-50 balloonists th...

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Community Calendar

Feb
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all-day DOVES Celebrating Healthy Relati... @ Gering Civic Center
DOVES Celebrating Healthy Relati... @ Gering Civic Center
Feb 19 all-day
The DOVES Program is excited to announce their 4th Annual Celebrating Healthy Relationships Fundraiser at the Gering Civic Center on February 24th, 2018. Money raised by this event is the program’s most flexible funding and[...]
all-day President’s Day closings
President’s Day closings
Feb 19 all-day
President’s Day will be observed with most Federal, State, and Local (city) Government offices closed.  The U.S. Post Offices will be closed and regular mail will not be delivered.  Financial and commodity markets will be closed. [...]
4:00 pm “Snow White” auditions WILL BE H... @ Midwest Theater
“Snow White” auditions WILL BE H... @ Midwest Theater
Feb 19 @ 4:00 pm
The historic Midwest Theater announces the return of Missoula Children’s Theatre with the production of “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs” Feb. 23. NOTE:  DESPITE THE WINTRY WEATHER THE AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD TODAY AS[...]
Feb
20
Tue
8:00 am Great Backyard Bird Count @ Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
From Friday, February 16 through Monday, February 19, visitors are invited to use Agate Fossil Beds National Monument as their backyard for the Great Backyard Bird Count. The visitor center is open from 8 a.m.[...]
9:00 am February Art Shows @ West Nebraska Arts Center
February Art Shows @ West Nebraska Arts Center
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art show in our main gallery: 2018 IMAGE Photography Exhibit  The new exhibit includes 120 photographs representing 40 artists.  The IMAGE Photography Exhibit highlights the artistic value of the photographic medium.  IMAGE is a non-juried[...]
9:00 am Recertification Commercial/NonCo... @ Scottsbluff
Recertification Commercial/NonCo... @ Scottsbluff
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am
Recertification Commercial/NonCommercial Pesticide Training Panhandle Research & Extension Center 4502 Ave I Scottsbluff 69361 308-632-1480 To register for training or to order study supplies, go to pested.unl.edu, complete the form and pay your $80 registration fee.

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