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EPA Head Says His Agency Is Getting Back To Basics

Speaking at an Earth Day Texas forum Friday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt refuted the notion his agency would sit idle under President Donald Trump's watch. He also chall... Read More

Farmers Committed to Soil Health Stand Tall on Earth Day

How did you celebrate earth day this year? Visit Jason and Misty Lay's corn and soybean farm outside Bloomington, Ill., and it just may look like Earth Day all year long. They're among a growing number of farmers adopting modern sustainable ag practi... Read More

Planned NPPD power outage for Crawford, Whitney April 27th

Nebraska Public Power District will be performing necessary maintenance work on the local electric system this Thursday, April 27, that will leave two communities without power for a period of time. NPPD crews will be performing maintenance work o... Read More

Planting Delays Possible if Forecasts for Above Normal Precipitation Hold True

Planting is underway in Nebraska but briefly stalled mid-week due to several storm fronts moving through. As of Monday 3% of the state’s corn crop was in the ground, compared to 6% last year, and equal to the five-year average of 3%, according to t... Read More

New siren in Harrisburg provides more protection for Banner County

  Harrisburg has a new emergency siren that worked well during testing that took place earlier this month. Region 22 Emergency Management Director Tim Newman says the new siren is located in the backyard of the courthouse, and was heard du... Read More

Scouting Advised for Alfalfa and Clover Leaf Weevils

Alfalfa weevils have been reported damaging alfalfa in north central Kansas and western Nebraska. As temperatures warm up, expect to see alfalfa weevil larvae in southern Nebraska and slightly later, in northern Nebraska. Both the alfalfa an... Read More

WNCC softball hosts NJC in final regular season game Sunday

The Western Nebraska Community College softball team realizes how important Sunday regular season final games are as they prepare for the Region IX playoffs. The Cougars will host Northeastern Junior College at 2 p.m. at Volunteer Field in a confere... Read More

Defense reigns in Spring Game, but offensive outlook bright

There were few surprises during Chadron State College's Spring Football Game on Saturday, but the coaches have an optimistic outlook concerning both sides of the ball for this fall. The defense had the upper hand most of the time Saturday and 35-1... Read More

Defense Wins the Day in Wyoming’s Spring Game

Strong defensive play dominated this year’s Wyoming Spring Game as the Gold Team defeated the Brown Team 3-0 on Saturday afternoon in War Memorial Stadium.  The only two scoring opportunities of the game came on the final possession for each team.... Read More

Central Platte NRD Receives Grassland Grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

(GRAND ISLAND, NE)- The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) announced  that it will receive $305,100 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) for the “Central Platte Grassland Conservation Project”.  CPNRD applied for the grant... Read More

Appropriations Committee ready to present proposed two year budget

Appropriations Committee Chair John Stinner says the budget that will be presented to the legislature includes using $172 million from the state's rainy day fund to balance the biennial budget. Stinner says the rainy day fund money will be used to... Read More