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Today on News:  Western Nebraska Pioneer baseball one step closer to becoming a reality as crews work on installing the scoreboard in Gering Candidates vying for Scotts Bluff County C... Read More

Legislators Set Their Sights on the Future with Beginning Farmer Bill

Washington, DC, April 26, 2018 – Today, a bipartisan coalition led by Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Next Generation in Agriculture Act (S. 2762), which will drive investments in the 2018 Farm Bill towa... Read More

Sporadic phone issues troubling the region

Since early last evening, the region has been plagued by a variety of phone issues, with sporadic service effecting various areas at different times. Scotts Bluff County Communications Center Director Ray Richards says depending on where you live ... Read More

WNCC softball ready for regional tournament

When the Region IX softball tournament begins Friday in Lamar, Colorado, the Western Nebraska Community College softball team will be entering the four-team, double elimination tournament with nothing to lose. The Cougar women enter the tourney as... Read More

April 26, 2018

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 4.34 (-0.05) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 4.34 (-0.05) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 4.34 (-0.05) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 4.57 (-0.02) New Alliance / Alliance – 4.57 (-0.02) Frenchman Valle... Read More

Gering man gets more jail time for credit card fraud

A Gering man will serve a small jail term after a burglary charge regarding an alleged November break-in at Country Auto Sales in Scottsbluff was dismissed and he was simply sentenced today for unauthorized use of a financial transaction device. ... Read More

Nebraska Corn Board Vacancies

LINCOLN, Neb. - Notice is hereby given that the terms for three members of the Nebraska Corn Development, Utilization and Marketing Board will expire June 30, 2018.  The members represent Districts 6, 7, and 8. District #6            ... Read More

Scottsbluff sales tax numbers still down as budget discussions loom

As the city of Scottsbluff looks to begin budget discussions, City Manager Nathan Johnson says sales tax revenues, which comprise 85% of the general budget, are still lagging. Johnson said, "Our sales tax is still a little down from last year's nu... Read More

Change Coming to Fertilizer Prices?

OMAHA (DTN) -- According to retail fertilizer prices tracked by DTN for the third week of April 2018, prices continue to be mostly on the higher side. However, there are signs that perhaps this is finally changing. Urea is now 4% less expens... Read More

John Deere invests in new test lab at Iowa State University

MOLINE, Ill.,  /PRNewswire/ -- Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) plans to construct a new 33,000-square-foot facility at the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park as a design and test lab for agricultural spraying and applications technolo... Read More

Kansas State University and Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition sign research agreement

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University and Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition are joining forces to explore innovative plant nutrient products, technologies and opportunities to influence and advance grower practices and grower efficiency. Compass Mi... Read More