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Canadian Pacific Weekend Strike Postponed; U.S. Rivers Still Rising

Rail shippers in Canada and the U.S. could be heard breathing a sigh of relief late Friday evening after the CP announced it had come to what may be just a temporary agreement with the two unions that... Read More

Driver injured in car versus road grader accident near Melbeta

Authorities say one person has been hospitalized after he struck the rear of a Scotts Bluff County road grader south of Melbeta Monday morning. Sheriff Mark Overman says the eastbound car struck the rear of the road grader, and the driver of the c... Read More

SDDA Classifies Dicamba Products as Restricted Use Pesticides

PIERRE, S.D. – As of April 30, 2018, all pesticide products containing only dicamba, and having agricultural use labels, sold in South Dakota are classified as restricted use pesticides (RUPs). This includes over-the-counter herbicides that were p... Read More

Chadron state college upgrades its website

An upgrade has taken place to the Chadron State College website, resulting in a cleaner, less-cluttered look. CSC Director of College Relations Alex Helmbrecht says the website needed a change to appeal to today's prospective college stude... Read More

Russia Approves Bayer Acquisition of Monsanto

Bayer announced another country has given its approval of the company’s purchase of Monsanto. A Dow Jones report says Russia has given conditional approval of Bayer’s $57 billion acquisition of Monsanto if the German company agrees to transfer... Read More

Rural Mainstreet Index Hurt by Trade Concerns

The Rural Mainstreet Index, which measures the economic outlook in rural America, was hit hard by rural bankers who expressed concerns about trade tensions and their effect on the farm economy. “An unresolved North American Free Trade Agreement ... Read More

Prep schedule notes

Here are some schedule notes for early this week: -Today you've got the Scottsbluff Boys Golf Invitational at the Scotts Bluff Country Club. Teams on hand competing include Gering, Alliance, Sidney, Casper Kelly Walsh, Bayard, Casper Natrona Count... Read More

Local candidate forum set for Tuesday evening

The Scotts Bluff County Farm Bureau will host a Candidate Forum for the upcoming primary election in Scotts Bluff County. The forum will take place Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00p.m. at the Gering Civic Center and it is free and open to the public. Refres... Read More

Wildfire Aid Amendment Included in Farm Bill Proposal

Wildfires have burned major portions of Oklahoma, as well as several other areas in the High Plains, over the past week. In an attempt to give better aid to people in those areas, a Drover’s report says Kansas Republican Representative Roger Mar... Read More

Weather dreary but play bright in Chadron State spring game

CHADRON, Neb. -- April 21, 2018 -- Chadron State's spring football game Saturday was like none other. First of all, it had to be played on the practice field, since the turf on Elliott Field has been removed, soon to be replaced by artificial sur... Read More

WNCC softball splits with Otero on sophomore recognition day

Christina Nelson and Chelsea Gorman spent two years with the Western Nebraska Community College softball team and never played an inning during the spring because of injuries. On Sunday, during WNCC’s final regular season home game and sophomore r... Read More