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Prescribed burn training workshops scheduled

LINCOLN, Neb. – Pheasants Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host prescribed burn training workshops across the state early in 2019. These workshops will provide guidance and instruction for completing safe and effective pre... Read More News: December 13, 2018

Today on News: Longtime Terrytown Mayor Kent Greenwalt retires Nebraska delegation reacts to passage of Farm Bill Gering High School construction continues Bill Boyer with your weather, Chris Cottrell with sports- catch these s... Read More

Judge Rules No Punishing Smithfield Foods for Hog Complex

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina is shutting down a lawsuit against a Smithfield Foods hog feeding operation by some neighbors who complained of odors, flies and noises. U.S. District Judge David Faber on Thursday declared ... Read More

YMCA closes in on 2018 Community Support Campaign goal

Volunteer fundraising for the Scottsbluff YMCA's community support campaign is running ahead of last year's effort. With donations turned in Thursday at the campaign's 'Victory Luncheon', more than $118,000 has been gathered  toward the goal of $... Read More

Families and birdwatchers invited to bird count event

Mild temperatures will make for good bird counting on Saturday, Dec. 15, when the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host the Family Christmas Bird Count at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area. “The e... Read More

Hoax bomb threats received nationwide

Businesses and schools across the U.S. were evacuated because of a bomb threat hoax. Those include threats received in Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado. Troopers with the Nebraska State Patroland many other agencies have responded to several bomb th... Read More

Lola Gonzales to leave Scottsbluff YMCA at the end of February 2019

It's now official:  Lola Gonzales will be leaving the YMCA in Scottsbluff at the end of next February. Confirmation of Lola's departure was announced to volunteers Thursday at the Y's Community Support Campaign Victory luncheon. However, Gonza... Read More

Review committee to look at WNCC program efficiency, effectiveness

A review committee will be going through Western Nebraska Community College programs, examining the efficiency and effectiveness of college courses and services. Formation of the committee was approved by the Board of Governors earlier this month ... Read More

Nebraska senators launch medical marijuana ballot committee

Two Nebraska lawmakers have announced plans to place a medical marijuana legalization measure on the 2020 ballot. Senators Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, both of Lincoln, announced the formation Thursday of Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws.... Read More

Gordon Memorial to offer genetics diagnostics through new clinic with UNMC

Gordon Memorial Hospital and a genetic medicine department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have teamed up to offer a comprehensive genetics clinic at the Sheridan County facility. The clinic will help provide access to experts at the ... Read More

Potash -- More Supply Than Demand?

While global potash (K) fertilizer prices have been at their highest levels in the last three years due to cutbacks in supply, the outlook for the market is for more capacity than new demand. Potash producers with smaller, higher-cost production faci... Read More

Congress approves $400 billion for farmers, forests, poor

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid. The House voted 369-... Read More News: December 12, 2018

Today on News: Officials from across the region to prepare for the worst case scenario as they conduct a mass fatality tabletop exercise Scotts Bluff National Monument hosts groundbreaking ceremony for new visitors center Western N... Read More

2018 Nebraska Cattlemen Convention and Trade Show Wrapped Up Last Week

Another successful Annual Nebraska Cattlemen Convention and Trade Show was held last week in Kearney, Nebraska. Over 600 attendees participated in the many meetings, meals and social events that happened during the 2018 convention. The annual conv... Read More