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Weekly Crop Progress Numbers Bearish for Corn, Soybeans

Nine percent of the nation's corn crop was mature as of Aug. 28, according to USDA's latest Crop Progress report released Monday. That's two percentage points ahead of the five-year average. Corn cond... Read More

Power outage impacting nearly 1,700 NPPD customers in Scottsbluff

A Nebraska Public Power District power outage is impacting approximately 1,700 customers in Scottsbluff this afternoon, including customers on the east side of Broadway. The outage is impacting customers from Broadway east to 10th Avenue and north... Read More

Corn Hole Tournament raises over $3,500 for Gering teacher

A fundraiser Saturday raised over $3,500 for Leigh Anne Toffelmeier, a Gering Lincoln Elementary music teacher, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in July. Booster Club treasurer Ashley Ybarra thanked everyone who came out to participate in the ... Read More

Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico Releases Ethanol Blending Regulation

The Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico (CRE) published Monday their recently-passed fuel regulation (NOM-016-CRE-2016) in the Mexican federal register, allowing for the blending and sale of up to 5.8 percent ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply ... Read More

Wyo-Braska Coin and Stamp Collectors Show draws record crowd

The 10th Annual Wyo-Braska Coin & Stamp Collectors Show took place last Saturday (the 27th) at the Gering Civic Center. The show had the best attendance ever with about 190 people attending. Dealers from four states were busy selling & buying... Read More

Nebraska LEAD Announces 2016-2018 Fellows

Nebraska LEAD Group 36 participants were announced by Terry Hejny, Director, Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Program. The newest members of Nebraska's premier two-year agricultural leadership development program in its 36th... Read More

NIRMA officially approves Baker estate claim settlement

Scotts Bluff County's insurance company has officially approved settling a claim filed by the estate of fallen corrections officer Amanda Baker for $162,000. The NIRMA board gave their stamp of approval to the settlement last Friday after the Scotts ... Read More

Scottsbluff Public Schools has been awarded a $54,920.00 Americorps service grant that will focus on education initiatives from pre–K through the 12th grade. Student Outreach director Mario Chavez says the initiative will put service members in ... Read More

Embattled Nebraska senator declines to appear before panel

A Nebraska state senator is declining an invitation to speak before a legislative committee that is considering disciplinary action against him for having cybersex on a state laptop. An attorney for state Sen. Bill Kintner sent a letter to the Leg... Read More

Rabobank Says Pork Exports Rely on Two Key Factors

The headwinds for exports of pork from the US are twofold: Mexico and ractopamine. Mexico is the largest customer for US pork on a volume basis - accounting for about one-third of total exports and by some estimates, one-in-five of all hams produced ... Read More

Bluffs council to consider hotel tax, Gering to discuss resolution on sales tax proposition

The Scottsbluff and Gering city councils will both meet this evening. Both meetings begin at 6 p.m. The Scottsbluff council will conduct a public hearing on their fiscal 2016-17 budget consider action on the Solar project after receiving a pres... Read More