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Crop Insurance Industry Statement on the Highway Bill

WASHINGTON-The U.S. House of Representatives today unveiled text of the Highway Bill (H.R. 22), which is scheduled for debate this week and includes language to restore cuts made to crop insurance dur... Read More

USDA Begins 49th Enrollment Period for the Conservation Reserve Program

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today reminded farmers and ranchers that the next general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) begins today, Dec. 1, 2015, and ends on Feb. 26, 2016. December 2015... Read More

DOT goes out for bids again on Scottsbluff to Denver route

The Department of Transportation has requested bids from airlines on the Scottsbluff to Denver essential air service route currently being served by Great Lakes Aviation. Western Nebraska Regional Airport Manager Darwin Skelton says airlines have ... Read More

Western Conference hands out fall honors

The Western Conference has honored players and coaches for the fall sports.  Included on the list is a Special Award presented to the family of the late Gary Smith of Gering. The longtime coach and educator was recognized by the conference with a... Read More

Frost Lands First Head Coaching Job

Central Florida has hired Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost as its new coach to take over a program that just finished a winless season. New UCF athletic director Danny White called Frost a winner and an innovator in announcing his hiring in a... Read More

Ag Profitability Conference planned Jan. 6 in Colby

COLBY, Kan. – A view to future grain and livestock conditions and prices, tax issues, farm bill considerations and cropland values are among the topics planned for the K-State Research and Extension 2016 Ag Profitability Conference on Jan. 6 at the... Read More

Murder charges filed in Scottsbluff assault case

A murder charge has been filed against a man stemming from a November 16th assault in Scottsbluff. The initial investigation began when Scottsbluff Police Officers were dispatched to a disturbance over car keys, and they found 36-year-old Abraha... Read More

Six-Man honors handed out to area players

Six-Man All-State football teams have been announced and Minatare and Sioux County were well represented. Garrett Ellis of the Warriors was named a first team offensive end.  Teammates Jebb Ginkens and Jordan Buhr earned honorable mention on defe... Read More

Blowing snow forces closed schools, delayed starts in northern panhandle

Four to six inches of blowing snow has resulted in drifts two to three feet deep in the northern panhandle and the closure or delayed starts of schools in that area. Chadron, and Hay Springs do not have school today. and Chadron State College, Gor... Read More

Wong-Orantes named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska volleyball junior libero Justine Wong-Orantes was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and juniors Amber Rolfzen and Kadie Rolfzen were named to the All-Big Ten Team, the conference office announced on Tuesday. A... Read More

Event provides birders access to Lake Minatare

The public will have a unique opportunity for viewing birds during an event at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area on Saturday, Dec. 12. Birders of all ages and skill levels who want to participate in the one-day event may arrive at the lighthouse o... Read More