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Scottsbluff man the big winner at United Way Duck Dash

A Scottsbluff man who was actually at the United Way of Western Nebraska Rubber Duck Dash  and purchased his duck the morning of the race is the new owner of a new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro donated by Te... Read More

Weather related haystack fire and power outage Friday evening

A lightning strike ignited dozens of hay bales  at a farm northeast of Scottsbluff Friday evening. Scottsbluff Rural Fire Chief Paul Reisig said  his department along with the Gering and Minatare /Melbeta  fire departments responded to County R... Read More

Midwest Theater announces 2016-17 Performing Arts series

The Midwest Theater Friday announced its 10th annual 2016-17 performing arts series, which will lead off with country music legend Larry Gatlin October 8th. Executive Director Billy Estes says the season moves forward November 9th through the 11th... Read More

USDA Confirms Unapproved GMO Wheat Found in Washington State

Twenty two unapproved genetically modified (GMO) wheat plants have been found growing in Washington state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Friday but the strain, developed by Monsanto, has not been traced in commercial supplies. ... Read More

July 29, 2016

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney – 2.85 (+0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport – 2.85 (+0.01) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman – 2.85 (+0.01) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 3.25 (-0.02) New Alliance / Alliance – 3.25 (-0.02) Frenchman Valle... Read More

15 arrested in prostitution sting during Frontier Days

Fifteen people have been arrested in connection to a sting aimed at stopping prostitution during Cheyenne Frontier Days. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the Cheyenne Police Department and FBI officials used a series of stings between Monday... Read More

Brazil Passes Australia as Biggest Beef Exporter to China

Chinese consumers are eating more beef than the country can produce, and that’s led to a sales bonanza for exporters in Brazil. About a year after recovering from a mad-cow scare, Brazil has supplanted Australia as the biggest seller of beef to ... Read More

Teen accepts plea deal in GHS locker room recording case

The teenager accused of secretly recording activity in the girls locker room at Gering High School has made a deal with prosecutors. Local media reports indicate the 16-year-old entered the juvenile court equivalent of a guilty plea Tuesday to a ... Read More

Civil lawsuit dismissed against former Bluffs nurse charged with groping patients

One of the three women who was allegedly groped by nurse Thomas Moore while being treated at Regional West Medical Center has dismissed her civil lawsuit following an apparent settlement. The counsel for the woman, whose name is not being used in ... Read More

Maryland Farmer Elected New U.S. Grains Council Chairman

Chip Councell, a 10th generation farmer from Talbot County, Maryland, was elected as the new U.S. Grains Council (USGC) chairman during the organization’s 56th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting this week in Louisville, Kentucky. Councell and his... Read More

Final push underway to sell ducks for United Way

Anticipation is building for tomorrow's 19th running of the United Way of Western Nebraska Rubber Duck Dash. Up to 20,000 small, yellow rubber ducks will be floated on the North Platte River beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The first 30 number... Read More