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Stinner urges communication, patience by Commissioners on new state reforms

State Senator John Stinner says he will continue to monitor the local budgetary impacts of newly passed probation and prison reform legislation. But he also told the Scotts Bluff County Commissione... Read More

Gordon-Rushville mourns death of popular student

It's been a somber day at Gordon-Rushville High School, the first day of class since the death of junior Lane Malmberg in a traffic accident last Wednesday just after the start of the Thanksgiving break. The 16-year was killed when he failed to st... Read More

Black Hills Health Care reconfiguration comment period exptended

Members of the South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska congressional delegations today  were pleased today with the announcement the Department of Veterans Affairs has decided (VA) decision to extend the public comment period on the environmental impact ... Read More

Producers Focus on Replacement Heifer Selection

MANHATTAN, Kan. – As the air turns crisp and the leaves change color, replacement heifer selection begins to weigh on cattle producers’ minds. The process can be confusing and stressful for producers, as the decisions made can directly impact the... Read More

EPA’s Final RFS Rule Puts Future of Biofuels & Climate Policy in Hands of Oil Industry

WASHINGTON — Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2014, 2015 and 2016 that refiners have to meet in blending biofuels with gasoline. The agency inc... Read More

Ag a Focus at Paris Climate Talks

OMAHA (DTN) -- Why should an average commodity farmer care about what is going on at the Paris climate talks? "The more severe the climate change is -- the higher the increase in temperature is -- the more severe the impact is going to be on farm i... Read More

Salvation Army begins holiday bell ringing

Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska is teaming up again with the Salvation Army  for the annual holiday Bell Ringing Campaign, which began this past weekend and runs through Christmas. The bells will ring at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Safeway... Read More

November 30, 2015

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney, 3.86 (+0.06) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport, 3.86 (+0.06) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman, 3.86 (+0.06) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford, 4.08 (+0.06) New Alliance / Alliance, 4.08 (+0.06) Frenchman Valley Co-Op/Kimball, 3.85 (+0.05)... Read More

The International Year of Soils: Soils and Climate

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Several components of the earth influence its climate. The climate system involves the earth’s oceans, land surfaces, soils and the atmosphere, according to Kendra McLauchlan, associate professor of geography at Kansas State Uni... Read More

November 27, 2015

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney, 3.80 (-0.04) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport, 3.80 (-0.04) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman, 3.80 (-0.04) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford, 4.02 (-0.05) New Alliance / Alliance, 4.02 (-0.05) Frenchman Valley Co-Op/Kimball, 3.80 (-0.05)... Read More

Small Business Saturday helps downtown businesses counter Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Downtown Scottsbluff business owners can't compete with Black Friday or Cyber Monday... but they say Small Business Saturday definitely has a positive impact on their operations. Manager Jill Marsh says Home Decor store "Blue Stem" fared well on S... Read More