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Three fires keep Minatare firefighters busy Wednesday

The Minatare fire department was kept busy with three fires Wednesday, including a boat fire at Lake Minatare around 5:40 p.m. Minatare Fire Chief Tom Case says his personnel used a floater pump to... Read More

Boutique Air begins service in Alliance

Dozens of people were on hand for a Ribbon Cutting celebration at the Alliance Airport Wednesday morning to welcome the arrival of the first flight of Boutique Air, the San Francisco based airline now serving both Alliance and Chadron under their Ess... Read More

Lake Minatare expects to pack the crowds for Independence Day weekend

One of the most popular destinations for locals to get away to is already filling up for Fourth of July weekend. Staff at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area says that all of the electric hookup sites for RV's are booked - and many are already at ... Read More

CME Group Announces Record Volume Day in Ag Products

CHICAGO, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced its Agricultural Products reached a record of 2,873,291 in trading volume on June 30, 2015, surpassing the prior record ... Read More

July 1, 2015

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney, 5.39 (-0.17) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport, 5.39 (-0.17) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman, 5.39 (-0.17) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford, 5.27 (-0.16) Frenchman Valley Co-Op/Kimball, 5.41 (-0.18) West Plains LLC/Gering, 5.37 (-0.... Read More

July 1 Nebraska Wheat Crop Report

For the week ending June 28, 2015, rainfall of 1 inch or more was recorded in portions of north central Nebraska as well as southeastern areas, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures averaged near normal.... Read More

Scottsbluff Police cracking down on firework violations

The City of Scottsbluff is reminding the public that there is a cutoff time for fireworks to be discharged within city limits. In a media release, Police Captain Brian Wasson says that residents are warned that fireworks can be only be lit until 1... Read More

Ricketts defends donation to death penalty petition group

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is defending his $100,000 donation to a group that's leading a ballot drive to save the death penalty. Ricketts said Wednesday that he feels strongly that voters should be allowed to decide whether to keep capital puni... Read More

Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Coalition Applaud Attorney General, Say Fix Needed for WOTUS

LINCOLN, NEB. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) final “Waters of the U.S.” Rule (the Rule) will be damaging to Nebraska’s agriculture and business sectors, while driving up costs for... Read More

Morrill County road damage from June flooding estimated at $250,000

Morrill County Roads Superintendent Bryan Hoerler anticipates it will take several months to obtain federal aid to assist in local recovery efforts to repair damaged county roads due to heavy rains and flooding over the last month. Morrill County ... Read More

Complaints being made about door-to-door salesmen in Gering

Door-to-door salesmen have been wearing out their welcome quickly at some Gering homes. Representatives with Advanced Residential Marketing (ARM) began selling Vivint Security Systems in town this week. City Clerk Kathy Welfl says that they do hav... Read More