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Wyoming cigarette tax hike killed by Senate committee

A Senate committee has killed a bill that would have raised the state tax on cigarettes by 30 cents a pack. House Bill 151 failed on 3-2 vote in the Senate Revenue Committee on Thursday. It had p... Read More

Class D: Burwell edges Amherst for wrestling title

Burwell used a strong finals performance to edge Amherst, 149-131 for the Class D state wrestling title in Omaha Saturday. Bayard and Crawford were the only two area teams to send a wrestler into the finals, and both finished in second place. B... Read More

Sasse Warns President's Trade Council of Threat to Nebraska Corn

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, the chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance, wrote to President Trump's new National Trade Council, warning about “troubling developments that threaten U.S. corn e... Read More

State Wrestling: 4 state champions, 5 runner-ups for western Nebraska

The NSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Century Link Center in Omaha has wrapped up for western Nebraska wrestlers, with four gold medals and five silver medals returning to the Panhandle. The Scottsbluff Bearcats started off with a Ben Rodr... Read More

RFA Statement on Senators’ Letter to EPA on E15 Volatility Regulation

Yesterday, five Senators, led by Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, asking him to address EPA’s volatility regulation that makes it more difficult to sell ethanol blends above 10% year-round. The senators asked th... Read More

Theatre West holding auditions for summer productions

 Theatre West is holding community auditions for this year's Summer Repertory Sunday, Feb. 26 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church located at 101 E. 20th Street in Scottsbluff. Rehearsals for "The Secret Garden in Concert" will b... Read More

75 acres of land burned in Friday fire in Goshen County

Fire crews spent the majority of the afternoon hours of Friday tackling a blaze near Fort Laramie. The Torrington Fire Department was dispatched to assist the Fort Laramie Fire Department around 2:15 p.m. Friday. Crews were battling a grass/ br... Read More

Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Supports   Scott Pruitt Confirmation to Lead the EPA

“We were very pleased to see the Senate finally confirm Scott Pruitt as the new administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Our thanks go out to Nebraska Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse for supporting Mr. Pruitt's nomination, as... Read More

Hunting accident reports at all-time low in 2016

The three hunting accidents reported to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in 2016 were the fewest recorded in a year since the state began keeping track in 1958. None of the 2016 hunting incidents were fatal. The 2016 incidents mark a decrease ... Read More

Scottsbluff schools has options as it considers student construction learning

Scottsbluff Schools Superintendent Rick Myles says the district has options to consider as it considers renewing a student construction contract with Twin Cities Development. Myles told KNEB News if the contract with TCD is renewed he believes the... Read More

Area expanded for limited irrigation yield by written agreements

This week U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency Topeka Regional Office expanded the area for producers looking to request a limited irrigation yield by written agreement. Counties now included for corn are: Barton, Cheyenne, Clay, ... Read More