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Plan to rewrite Kansas renewable energy rule to be unveiled

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and groups on both sides are preparing to announce a new proposal for rewriting a renewable energy mandate for the state's utilities. Brownback was... Read More

USDA Study Shows COOL Provides No Economic Benefit

The Agriculture Department on Friday sent the House and Senate Agriculture committees a farm bill-required study that says that country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and chicken has no economic benefit to the meat industry. DTN obtained a copy o... Read More

Local National Monuments pivotal for area tourism

A new National Park Service report shows that over 130,000 visitors to Scotts Bluff and Agate Fossil Beds National Monuments in 2014 spent $7.5 million in communities near the parks. That spending supported 111 jobs in the local area and had a cum... Read More

Students to play role of veterinarians during Tuesday 4-H event

Scotts Bluff County 4-H will be playing host to over 200 students on Tuesday at the fairgrounds. The "Animals Inside and Out" event will include students from Morrill, Mitchell, and Scottsbluff. It will allow the kids to explore the science of pig... Read More

ASA Praises House Passage of Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON (May 1, 2015) – The House of Representatives passed its Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill earlier today, significantly increasing funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and programs tha... Read More

Stripe Rust Confirmed in Nebraska

A survey of wheat fields in south central and southeast Nebraska on April 27 revealed widespread occurrence of stripe rust in the southernmost tier of counties. Prevalence (percentage of fields with stripe rust) was greater than 70%. Incidence (perce... Read More

Mobile visitor information center unveiled to kickoff National Tourism Week

As National Tourism Week events kick off across the country, Scotts Bluff County tourism leaders followed suit. Festivities got underway at 9 a.m. at the Gering Civic Center, with Gering Mayor Tony Kaufman reading a proclamation. However the bi... Read More

NU president, ag leader to address NCTA graduates May 7

Curtis, Neb. – A Nebraska cattle producer will join University of Nebraska administrators including President Hank M. Bounds in saluting Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture graduates on May 7 at commencement in Curtis. Bill Rishel, founder... Read More

 ACLU official says Colorado Springs traffic stop appears unjustified

A video taken by a Colorado Springs man during a March traffic stop has gotten more than 30,000 views on YouTube and is the subject of a Colorado Springs Police Department investigation. Police say they aren't commenting on the investigation or tr... Read More

Agriculture Secretary to Travel to Colorado to Announce Funding for Conservation Projects in 50 States

DENVER, Colo.  May 4, 2015 – TODAY, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to Colorado and join local leaders to announce a substantial investment to improve the nation's water quality, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and prot... Read More

Monday last day to purchase tickets for Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

The annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be held this Thursday morning at the Gering Civic Center, but today is the final day to secure tickets. The Mayors of Scottsbluff, Terrytown and Gering will be there as you enjoy breakfast, entertainment by... Read More