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Bluffs Council and County Board to consider approving street improvement programs

The Scottsbluff city council and Scotts Bluff County Commissioners will hold separate meetings Monday evening, but both will hold public hearings on one and six year street improvement programs. Th... Read More

Class B: Scottsbluff finishes third at State Wrestling

The Scottsbluff Bearcats headed to Omaha Wednesday with 11 state qualifiers, and returned with six medals and a third place team finish. Omaha Skutt Catholic won the team title, edging Gretna 184 to 171. Scottsbluff finished with 135 points for so... Read More

Class C: Valentine runs away with state wrestling title

Valentine absolutely dominated the Class C state wrestling championships, ending with nine of their 12 qualifying wrestlers medal. The Badgers amassed 195 points in winning four individual titles to easily outscore second place David City, who fin... Read More

Class D: Burwell edges Amherst for wrestling title

Burwell used a strong finals performance to edge Amherst, 149-131 for the Class D state wrestling title in Omaha Saturday. Bayard and Crawford were the only two area teams to send a wrestler into the finals, and both finished in second place. B... Read More

Sasse Warns President's Trade Council of Threat to Nebraska Corn

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, the chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance, wrote to President Trump's new National Trade Council, warning about “troubling developments that threaten U.S. corn e... Read More

State Wrestling: 4 state champions, 5 runner-ups for western Nebraska

The NSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Century Link Center in Omaha has wrapped up for western Nebraska wrestlers, with four gold medals and five silver medals returning to the Panhandle. The Scottsbluff Bearcats started off with a Ben Rodr... Read More

RFA Statement on Senators’ Letter to EPA on E15 Volatility Regulation

Yesterday, five Senators, led by Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, asking him to address EPA’s volatility regulation that makes it more difficult to sell ethanol blends above 10% year-round. The senators asked th... Read More

Theatre West holding auditions for summer productions

 Theatre West is holding community auditions for this year's Summer Repertory Sunday, Feb. 26 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church located at 101 E. 20th Street in Scottsbluff. Rehearsals for "The Secret Garden in Concert" will b... Read More

75 acres of land burned in Friday fire in Goshen County

Fire crews spent the majority of the afternoon hours of Friday tackling a blaze near Fort Laramie. The Torrington Fire Department was dispatched to assist the Fort Laramie Fire Department around 2:15 p.m. Friday. Crews were battling a grass/ br... Read More

Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Supports   Scott Pruitt Confirmation to Lead the EPA

“We were very pleased to see the Senate finally confirm Scott Pruitt as the new administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Our thanks go out to Nebraska Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse for supporting Mr. Pruitt's nomination, as... Read More

Hunting accident reports at all-time low in 2016

The three hunting accidents reported to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in 2016 were the fewest recorded in a year since the state began keeping track in 1958. None of the 2016 hunting incidents were fatal. The 2016 incidents mark a decrease ... Read More