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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... 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

Thursday events provide differing opinions of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton

Two differing views of Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton Thursday. At the Democratic National Convention Scottsbluff delegate Jeff Leanna said the convention hall was electric as Clinton gave her acceptance speech after receiving her party'... Read More

Scottsbluff Burger King robber arrested

Authorities have arrested the man believed to responsible for the Christmas Day break-in at the Scottsbluff Burger King. 43-year-old Anthony De Los Santos is charged with felony burglary. Scottsbluff Police say that on December 25, someone broke i... Read More

New Emergency Siren and Electronics Headed to Broadwater

USDA Rural Development announces the funding of $15,500 to the Village of Broadwater leveraged with $5,670 from the Village for a new emergency siren.  The Village is also the recipient of $1,200 from USDA that will be leveraged with $450 from the V... Read More

Bunge Sees Farmers' Bin-Building Slowing

Though crop prices remain under pressure, grain trading giant Bunge  doesn't see much more leeway for U.S. farmers to store away crops rather than sell them on the cheap, says CEO Soren Schroder during the 2Q conference call. "My impression is ... Read More