Report Shows Average Capacity for Lake McConaughy

At the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District's board of directors meeting yesterday,  Civil engineer Cory Steinke reported that Lake McConaughy was at  a volume of 1.33 million acre-... Read More

Marketing effort exposes tourist attractions to Canada, NYC

Scotts Bluff Area Visitors Bureau Executive Director Brenda Leisy says she is using a five second video to market the area in Canada and New York. Leisy says the state of Nebraska is focusing their out of state marketing efforts this year in Canad... Read More

Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition

LINCOLN, NE, March 2, 2015 -- For the month of February 2015, temperatures averaged below normal across the eastern two-thirds of the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Snow cover was light as the month came to... Read More

Sheriff's Office incurs more than $5,000 in travel costs for Chauncey trial

A guilty verdict for Dustin Chauncey was priceless for the family of Juliette Geurts, but the trial had at least a $5,000 price tag for the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Mark Overman says that his deputies had to fly to Texas and I... Read More

Deadline Extended for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Lyons, NE - USDA's National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced  that the deadline for producer applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been extended to March 13, 2015. While CSP is a continuous sign-u... Read More

Marh 3, 2015

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney, 4.88 (+0.12) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport, 4.88 (+0.12) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman, 4.88 (+0.12) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford, 4.90 (+0.12) Frenchman Valley Co-Op/Kimball, 4.77 (+0.10) West Plains LLC/Gering, 4.75 (+0.05) ... Read More

Waste from Love Canal disaster to be incinerated in Kimball

About 1,000 tons of contaminated soil from the Love Canal environmental disaster in New York is being shipped by rail to Kimball for incineration after backlash over a disposal plan in Canada. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Glenn Springs Ho... Read More

USDA Withdraws Proposed GMO Regulation Rule

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is withdrawing its 2008 proposed rule that would have amended the regulations regarding the introduction (importation, interstate movement, and environmental release) of certain genetically en... Read More

Fischer to Keynote Nebraska LEAD Banquet March 13

Lincoln, Neb., March 2, 2015 --  U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska will be the keynote speaker at the annual Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Program recognition banquet March 13. Fischer’s address will provide insight on... Read More

Statewide Food Drive Campaign Aims to Raise 85,000 Meals for Kansas Families

Manhattan, Kan. – The Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive launched today to support our neighbors in need and reduce hunger in Kansas communities. Harvesters-The Community Food Bank in Topeka, Kan. hosted state leaders, including Governor Sam... Read More

IP-based dispatch system working well; now paid for

Scotts Bluff County Commissioners Monday approved final payment for the MAX Dispatch system, which has been in use at the Communications Center since last June. The Zetron MAX system employs advanced next generation IP-based features and functionalit... Read More