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Today on News: Scottsbluff airport officials weigh in the latest on Essential Air Service Nebraska Governor hopeful Sen. Bob Krist kicks off statewide listening tour in Scottsbluff ... Read More

Ranchers Encouraged to Apply for Demonstration Ranch Funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established a rangeland health initiative in Nebraska. The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is leading a state-wide effort to learn more about, and increase the adoption of, grazing managem... Read More

Erdman proposal would give $1.1B in property tax relief

Nebraska property owners would get $1.1 billion worth of annual tax relief under a proposal that supporters say they'll push in the Legislature and as an initiative petition drive. Sen. Steve Erdman of Bayard says a coalition of agricultural, bus... Read More

EAS decision in limbo as Airport authority waits for DOT order

The waiting game continues as the Scotts Bluff County Airport Authority is hoping for word soon on the assignment of a new airline to take up the Essential Air Service route between Scottsbluff and Denver. Airport Manager Darwin Skelton told KNEB ... Read More

R-CALF USA Unhappy About Secretary Perdue's Decision  to Abandon the GIPSA Rules

Billings, Mont. - R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard issued the following statement following Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's announcement that he is withdrawing one cattle-related GIPSA rule and refusing to take any action on the other cattle-relate... Read More

Governor hopeful Bob Krist embarks on statewide listening tour

A Nebraska state Senator who plans on challenging Gov. Pete Ricketts during next year's Gubernatorial election made a stop in Scottsbluff this morning to kickoff a state-wide listening tour. Bob Krist of Omaha says his nine plus years in the legis... Read More

RFD TV veterinarian Dr. Dan Thompson to speak to beef producers in meeting series

The U.S. Beef Cattle Production Journey: The Destination Is Up To Us, Featuring Dr. Dan Thomson, DVM The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition and Nebraska Extension are bringing Dr. Dan Thomson, a third-generation bovine veterinarian and host of a nat... Read More

Dual credit students boosting WNCC enrollment

  Dual credit students who are taking both high school and college courses as part of the new Career Academy concept are boosting WNCC's enrollment figures. The college has just over 1,900 students enrolled this fall, a jump from 1,719 las... Read More

Sasse: Omaha VA's refusal to answer questions 'unacceptable'

U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse is seeking answers from the Department of Veterans of Affairs following reports that VA employees kept a secret waiting list of patients from Nebraska and Iowa that obscured the actual wait times for veterans who sought appointme... Read More

Car fire closes portion of I-80 in Kimball County Tuesday evening

A car fire east  of Kimball on Interstate 80 caused westbound traffic to be closed for a brief amount of time Tuesday evening. The Nebraska State Patrol says a Jeep caught fire around 5:22 p.m. near County Road 49. Traffic on the interstate was c... Read More

K-State teaming with other universities to offer 5-State Beef Conference

ASHLAND, Kan. – Kansas State University is teaming with several other universities, industry representatives and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer a 5-State Beef Conference in three locations in early November. Presentations will cover a ... Read More