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Today on News: Monday night storms make their presence known across the region, bringing high winds, heavy rains and flash flooding Scotts Bluff County Commissioners aim to solve juvenile detention issues after working on plans with N... Read More

1965-66 Full Size Chevrolet Club International meet this week

Scottsbluff and Western Nebraska are playing host this week to the 1965-66 Full Size Chevrolet Club's 35th International meet. Around 50 participants have traveled to Western Nebraska to take in our unique history and panoramic views. Co-Host K... Read More

Commissioners want more info on animal control damage contract

Approval of a USDA contract that Scotts Bluff County's Board has partnered in for over 20 years to help residents eliminate troublesome pests and animals was tabled Monday. Wildlife specialist Matt Anderson came before the board to get the contrac... Read More

Livestock Groups Launch Media Campaign in Support of Barrasso Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018

WASHINGTON  – The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today launched an online campaign to educate the public on the need for a modernized Endangered Species Act. The campaign, which focuses on the r... Read More

SWBC looking to expand its local workforce

SWBC wants to expand the workforce at its Scottsbluff facility. Executive Vice President Janet Loriot  says the company is looking to add 30 full-time people in the next month in its Payment Reminder, Customer Service Outbound and Loss Draft area... Read More

Mountain Lion kills goat near Chadron

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission officials have confirmed that a male mountain lion killed a domestic goat near Chadron in Dawes County. The goat’s owner contacted Game and Parks officials July 16 after finding the dead animal. That day, Game an... Read More

Third NSP Cruiser Hit in the Last Month

For the third time in less than a month, an NSP cruiser has been hit by another vehicle. The latest incident occurred in the afternoon hours of Monday, July 16, when a trooper was traveling northbound on Highway 34 near Benkelman when his cruiser w... Read More

Local man facing slew of charges after assaulting officers during arrest

A 31-year-old Scotts Bluff County man is facing a wide variety of charges stemming from his Monday afternoon arrest. Court documents say Scottsbluff Police were dispatched to Avenue E for an incident involving Elijah Lewis. When officers tried to ... Read More

Bluffs Council rejects landfill engineering contract

The Scottsbluff City Council Monday evening rejected a proposed engineering contract to research potential siting locations for a solid waste landfill with the City of Gering. City Manager Nathan Johnson said the $264,500 contract with Trihydro Co... Read More

Ag Shippers Say Trade War Costly

Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz says trade disruptions are threatening to undermine an otherwise robust economy. The rail company, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, told the Omaha World-Herald that the current trade disruption: “Affects the 7,300 ... Read More

Flash flood watch issued for late today following heavy rains

A flash flood watch is in effect from six this evening until six Wednesday morning for a large portion of the panhandle due to the possibility of heavy rains late today following large rains Monday evening. The rains Monday evening included widesp... Read More

(Video) Morning Ag News Update - July 17, 2018

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news. Watch agriculture feature stories:  ...... Read More

U.S.-China Dispute Harming Canadian Soybean Growers

Soybean farmers in Canada are feeling the impact of the U.S.-China trade war as soybean prices decline. CNBC reports that while Canadian soybean farmers could see an increased market share from importing nations, experts say the current soybean marke... Read More

Commissioners need to cut $4.7 million from department head requests

The Scotts Bluff County Commissioners have set their 2018-19 budget workshop dates , meetings where Board Chair Mark Masterton says they begin reducing the department head and elected officials' initial requests. Masterton says the meetings inevit... Read More