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LOS ANGELES (May 4, 2015) – Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature-length documentary, FARMLAND, is now available for streaming on With 57 million subscribers worldwi... Read More

2015 PetaPalooza a success for Panhandle Humane Society

They say every dog has its day... and that day might have been Saturday's PetaPalooza at the Mitchell Fairgrounds. Panhandle Humane Society Executive Director Cathy McDaniel says the turnout for the event was great. "I was really pleased," say... Read More

Five EWC Lancer athletes qualify for CNFR

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that five student athletes have qualified to compete at the College National Finals Rodeo to be held in Casper, Wyoming at the Casper Events Center June 14-20. Qualifying in the team roping are the following t... Read More

Scotts Bluff County considering participating in new road safety program

Scotts Bluff County is looking at possibly becoming a participant in a new Nebraska pilot project for a county Safety Plan. County Roads Director Bob Bennett explained to Commissioners that the program is aimed at keeping drivers safe through: ... Read More

Appeals court upholds conviction and sentence of former Panhandle teacher

The Nebraska Court of Appeals has failed to overturn the conviction and sentence of a former panhandle math teacher convicted of third degree sexual assault of a child. Richard (Rico) Cobos was employed as a junior high math teacher when he was ar... Read More

USDA Rural Development Announces Availability of Loan Programs to Support Rural Economic Development

Lincoln, Neb., May 4, 2015 – Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul today announced that Rural Development is accepting applications for loans to support community development projects, business startups, growth and job creation. Assistance is bein... Read More

Game times set for Cougar showdown with Barton County

The Western Nebraska Community College softball team will battle Barton Community College on Wednesday in the NJCAA District Finals at Volunteer Field in the best of three series. Wednesday’s doubleheader will begin at 3 p.m. with an if-necessar... Read More

Gering soccer seasons come to an end; Scottsbluff boys win

The soccer seasons ended Monday for the Gering boys and girls as they lost opening games in the B8 District Tournament. The Bulldog boys were blanked by top-seeded Lexington 5-to-0 on the Minuteman's home field, while the girls were doubled up by ... Read More

Panhandle highway construction projects set to begin

Construction work begins this week on a short-term repaving of Highway 385 from Angora to the Morrill/Box Butte County line. That 14-mile stretch will be repaved again as part of the Heartland Expressway widening of Highway 385 to 4 lanes from All... Read More

Agreement reached on aid for Nebraska families, despite veto

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he has reached a compromise with a state senator over a proposed increase in government aid for low-income families. The announcement on Monday came four days after the Republican governor vetoed the increase, whi... Read More

58-year-old Denver Zoo hippo Bertie dies

A 58-year-old hippopotamus, the longest living resident of the Denver Zoo, has died after his advanced years deteriorated his health. The Denver Post reports that Bertie, or Bert, was the oldest hippo in accredited North American zoos. He was euth... Read More