Animal Scientist Funston Gets Regional Extension Award

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Extension beef cattle reproduction specialist Rick Funston has been honored for his beef and heifer management work. Funston won the 2014 Regional Excellence in Extension... Read More

Winter Weather Advisory from 7pm Tuesday until 7am Wednesday for: Laramie, WY; Platte, WY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM MST WEDNESDAY. * TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING BEHIND A COLD FRONT DROPPING SOUTH... Read More

Governor-elect tabs top advisors

Nebraska Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts has named his top budget and policy advisers. Ricketts announced Tuesday that he will retain Gerry Oligmueller as the state budget administrator and Lauren Kintner as his policy director and general counsel. Ol... Read More

USDA Says Farm Sector Slumped in 2014 As Prices Fell

Net farm income in the United States is now forecast to be $96.9 billion, down 21 percent from a year ago and the lowest since 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The 2014 forecast was revised down sharply from $113.2 billion... Read More

Bayard Firefighters respond to 3rd stucture fire since August

The Bayard Fire Department was called to a structure fire at a home belonging to Pat and Emery Sherfey on County Road 106 on the west edge of Bayard at 2:47 am Tuesday morning. A release from the Bayard Volunteer Fire Department says upon arrival,... Read More

Environmental Groups Petition EPA to Drop States' NPDES Authority

State environmental and conservation organizations increasingly are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw their state's' authority to run their own Clean Water Act permit programs, according to Deborah Nagle, Water Permits Divis... Read More

DOT order locks in Great Lakes until ultimate decision made

The Department of Transportation says it intends to issue an order this week to lock Great Lakes Airlines in as Scottsbluff's essential air service carrier until the federal agency makes a decision on who will serve the community for the next two yea... Read More

Creighton University president to leave in January

Creighton University President Timothy Lannon has announced that he'll be leaving his post sooner than expected. Lannon cited his health said in an email to Creighton staffers and students on Tuesday and said he'd be resigning effective Jan. 20, s... Read More

NFU Calls Delay of 2014 RFS Volume Standards a ‘Serious Disappointment'

The National Farmers Union calls the EPA’s decision to delay the Renewable Fuels Standard requirements for 2014  disappointing but a hopeful opportunity that will allow EPA time to get the targets right.  NFU President Roger Johnson said “the p... Read More

High Wind Warning until 7pm for: Laramie, WY; Platte, WY

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MST THIS EVENING. * TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE TUESDAY MORNING AND WILL REMAIN STRONG THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY EVENING. * WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 35 TO 50 MPH WITH... Read More

No Budges on Tax Break

In what’s becoming a Christmas tradition for Congress, no one has budged to help move expired tax breaks along. The Hill reports both sides want to wrap up talks soon over the so-called tax extenders, which come up about every two years for re-aut... Read More