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Record crop, new personnel has Western Sugar optimistic about 2017 beet  campaign

New personnel at the factory and a record crop in the field has Western Sugar Ag Manager Jerry Darnell excited about the 2017 campaign. Darnell says the second root sample showed a 33.6 ton crop, a... Read More

Union Pacific lays off 500 managers, 250 other rail workers

Union Pacific is laying off 500 managers and 250 other railroad workers to reduce costs. The cuts will eliminate about 8 percent of Union Pacific's managers. The railroad told the affected workers Wednesday that their jobs will be eliminated by mi... Read More

Gering man gets three years in prison for domestic assault convictions

A Gering man was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for his conviction on two counts of second degree domestic assault. 37-year-old John Sinks received 18 months in prison on each count, with Judge Leo Dobrovolny indicating the sentences a... Read More

Lied Scottsbluff Public Library has record setting summer reading program

As the summer draws to a close and area schools begin to get back in session, staff at the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library say their 2017 Summer Reading Program was one for the record books. This year's theme was 'Build a Better World,' which kick... Read More

Corn Farmers Grow Leadership Skills through Training Program

Growers gathered in Minneapolis, Minn. last week for the first session of the NCGA Leadership Academy, co-sponsored by Syngenta. This year's class includes 15 aspiring leaders from nine states. Upon completion of the program in January, the participa... Read More

Canada Bringing Guarded Optimism to NAFTA Talks

Canada is bringing a mix of optimism and dread at the thought of damaging its most important trading relationship as the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation's begin this week. The Washington Post reports Canadian Prime Minister Justi... Read More

Tuesday night storms bring hail, tornadoes, and lots of rain

Mother Nature was in full force Tuesday night, as severe storms wreaked havoc on the southern portion of the panhandle. Shortly before 5 p.m., a trained weather spotter confirmed a tornado on the ground near Harrisburg. By 5:30, Highway 71 was pi... Read More

Trump Wants Produce Dumping Protection in NAFTA 2.0

As NAFTA renegotiations begin on Wednesday, U.S. negotiators are planning to introduce a proposal aimed at making it easier for produce growers to bring potential anti-dumping cases against Mexico. Politico’s Morning Ag Report says that’s a move ... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

Tuesday INTERLEAGUE= Final Houston 9 Arizona 4 Final N-Y Yankees 5 N-Y Mets 4 Final Washington 3 L.A. Angels 1 Final Boston 10 St. Louis 4 Final L.A. Dodgers 6 Chi White Sox 1 ___= AMERICAN LEAGUE= Final Tampa Bay 6 Toronto 4 Final ... Read More

Student Pickup and Drop Off Changes at Longfellow Elementary

  Longfellow Elementary is excited to welcome students back Thursday, August 17th for the first day of school. With student safety in mind, as well as the neighborhood traffic flow, changes have been made to student pickup and drop off for th... Read More

Scottsbluff man convicted of using a machete during January robbery

A 29-year-old Scottsbluff man accused of robbing a man of $50 while threatening him with a machete this past January was convicted of three different felonies Tuesday. Michael Valdez was found guilty of Robbery, Use of a Deadly  Weapon to Commit ... Read More