Subcommittee examines the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill

Today, Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a public hearing to examine implementation of the 20... Read More

Husker bowlers top seed for national tourney

Lincoln, Neb.- The NTCA top-ranked Nebraska bowling team earned the No. 1 overall seed for the 2015 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship next month. The championship tournament will be hosted at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis, Mo., by the... Read More

Colorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed

Legal weed in Colorado isn't hurting its neighboring states. That's according to a Supreme Court filing Friday that marks the first time Colorado has defended legal marijuana in writing. Colorado sent the argument to the nation's highest court as ... Read More

White House Issues Action Plan to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

WASHINGTON—The White House issued the most extensive action plan ever against drug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs, seeking to curb antibiotic use at farms and hospitals—and promote tests to find lethal bugs, and antibiotics to kill them. The... Read More

2015 Oregon Trail Days theme announced

Oregon Trail Days, which is Nebraska's longest running annual celebration, has its theme for 2015. The OTD Board has announced that this year's theme is, "It's An Oregon Trail Journey." Chairman Bill Schlaepfer says he and the board are excited... Read More

Big weekend on the diamond for Cougar teams

It will be a big weekend for the Western Nebraska Community College baseball and softball teams as they get set to host conference games Saturday and Sunday. The Cougar men will have six games over the next three days as they host Trinidad State J... Read More

Hearing on Implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014: Commodity Policy and Crop Insurance

“Good morning. Thank you Chairman Crawford for holding today’s hearing and I look forward to working with you and the rest of the subcommittee. “A lot of work went into writing – and finally passing – the 2014 Farm Bill. Farm programs ar... Read More

Nebraska's unemployment lowest in nation

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Nebraska has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation.  Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate is the lowest in the country according to rankings released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Stat... Read More

Nance named to All-District team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 27, 2015) – Wyoming’s Larry Nance Jr. has been named to the All-District 17 First Team, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Friday. The senior forward claimed first-team accolades for a second-s... Read More

USDA Extends ARC and PLC Deadlines

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net progra... Read More

Local DECA students excel at State Career Development Conference

Over one thousand students from 28 DECA Chapters competed at the Nebraska State Career Development Conference in Lincoln March 20-22, 2015. The conference was held at the Cornhusker Hotel. Students competed in a variety of events from written test... Read More