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USDA Begins 49th Enrollment Period for the Conservation Reserve Program

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today reminded farmers and ranchers that the next general enrollment period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) begins today, Dec.... Read More

Six-Man honors handed out to area players

Six-Man All-State football teams have been announced and Minatare and Sioux County were well represented. Garrett Ellis of the Warriors was named a first team offensive end.  Teammates Jebb Ginkens and Jordan Buhr earned honorable mention on defe... Read More

Blowing snow forces closed schools, delayed starts in northern panhandle

Four to six inches of blowing snow has resulted in drifts two to three feet deep in the northern panhandle and the closure or delayed starts of schools in that area. Chadron, and Hay Springs do not have school today. and Chadron State College, Gor... Read More

Wong-Orantes named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska volleyball junior libero Justine Wong-Orantes was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and juniors Amber Rolfzen and Kadie Rolfzen were named to the All-Big Ten Team, the conference office announced on Tuesday. A... Read More

Event provides birders access to Lake Minatare

The public will have a unique opportunity for viewing birds during an event at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area on Saturday, Dec. 12. Birders of all ages and skill levels who want to participate in the one-day event may arrive at the lighthouse o... Read More

Farm Issues Could Hinder U.S.-E.U. Free Trade Deal

Differences between the United States and the European Union over issues such as genetically modified crops and hormone-treated beef could scupper a free trade deal, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Tuesday. The European Union an... Read More

Kimball council expected to approve bringing back Russell in former position

The Kimball city council Tuesday evening is expected to approve bringing back former Clerk and Deputy Treasurer Rosie Russell in her old job. Russell had resigned November 6th to accommodate a move to Fremont. But Russell said things did not work ... Read More

Scottsbluff Council selects new member/discuss strategic planning

At the beginning of a strategic planning session Monday evening, the Scottsbluff City Council selected former councilman Mark McCarthy to fill the seat on the council vacated in October by Liz Hilyard, who resigned her seat to become Scottsbluff's ci... Read More

Top 25 College Basketball

Monday TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL< Final ( 1) Kentucky 75 Illinois St. 63 Final (15) Oregon 78 Fresno St. 73 TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL< Final ( 1) UConn 79 Chattanooga 31...... Read More

Monsanto Plans to be Carbon Neutral by 2021

Monsanto Co. plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021, in part by working with farmers who use its products to help them reduce carbon emissions, the company's CEO told The Associated Press. To be carbon neutral, Monsanto must reduce i... Read More

NHL Scores

NHL Monday's Games N.Y. Islanders 5, Colorado 3 N.Y. Rangers 4, Carolina 3 Toronto 3, Edmonton 0 Anaheim 4, Vancouver 0 Tuesday's Games Colorado at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Columbus at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo... Read More