DeLauro Urges OMB to Finalize Food Safety Rules

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is urging the Office of Management and Budget to finalize two pending food safety rules. DeLauro, a democrat from Connecticut, wrote the office director expressing concern t... Read More

Inmate dies at Torrington prison

The Wyoming Department of Corrections says an inmate at  the medium-security prison in Torrington has died after a lengthy illness. Department officials said Thursday an autopsy has been ordered in compliance  with department policy. Sixty-se... Read More

President Would Veto Current Tax Extenders Bill

President Barack Obama would veto the current tax extenders bill that Congress is writing, because the bill does not include tax breaks for the middle class – according to the Hagstrom Report. Congressional Democrats would support the president and... Read More

750 served at Thanksgiving in the Valley

An estimated 750 people were served during the 31st annual Thanksgiving in the Valley Dinner Thursday at the Guadalupe Center in Scottsbluff. 400 meals were served to home-bound residents, a record for the number of meals delivered to people aroun... Read More

Parole board member says she was pressured to release inmates

Governor Dave Heineman says he is unaware of parole board members being pressured by a former prison director into paroling more inmates to reduce overcrowding. Esther Casmer, the chairwoman of Nebraska's parole board, testified under subpoena for... Read More

Regional West Foundation awards $73,600 in nursing scholarships

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., – The board of directors of Regional West Foundation is pleased to announce that $73,600 in scholarships has been awarded by the Foundation to 25 area students who are enrolled at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Col... Read More

Brazil Still Suffering from Transport Handicap

The U.S. transportation system may be creaky, but it works far better than the so-called "roads of death" Brazilian truckers must use to haul soybeans to export markets. Despite decades of political promises, Latin American transport systems continue... Read More

Husker win streak comes to an end at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Despite a spirited comeback to force a fifth set, the No. 10 Nebraska volleyball team fell at No. 11 Illinois, 3-2 (25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 24-26, 15-10), on Wednesday night at Huff Hall. The loss snapped the Huskers' eight-match w... Read More

Cowboys remain unbeaten with win against Stetson

LARAMIE, Wyo.  – Senior forward Larry Nance Jr. scored 15 points and junior guard Josh Adams chipped in 11, but it was more robust defense that allowed the University of Wyoming men’s basketball team to earn a 65-41 victory over Stetson on Wedne... Read More

NCF Accepting Applications for Beef Industry Scholarship

DENVER- Applications for 2015-16 beef industry scholarships sponsored by the CME Group are now being accepted. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. Students studying educati... Read More

Veto Looms On Ohio Ag Runoff Bill

Gov. John Kasich will veto broad legislation that addresses Ohio's toxic algae problem and other agricultural and environmental matters unless provisions related to basic telephone service are removed, a member of the Republican governor's administra... Read More