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Nebraska Continues To See Modest Groundwater Decline

Unlike parts of Colorado and Kansas, Nebraska isn't in danger of running out of groundwater from the High Plains Aquifer anytime soon. But the largest source of usable water in the state is still on average below pre-pumping water levels, according t... Read More

UW officials considering no tuition hike for 2018-19

University of Wyoming officials are considering no tuition increases for the 2018-2019 academic year despite a Board of Trustees policy that calls for a 4 percent increase each year. Instead the university officials are looking to raise mandatory... Read More

Controlling Weeds in and Fertilizing Winter Wheat, Particularly Late-Seeded Fields

Many winter wheat fields were seeded late last fall because of rainfall at normal planting time. The late seeding resulted in stands that are not as competitive with weeds and younger plants that can be more susceptible to herbicide injury. These con... Read More

NREA GM visits DPPD Board meeting

Nebraska Rural Electric Association's new General Manager attended the Dawson Public Power District's Board of Director's meeting on Wednesday March 14, 2018. Kim Christiansen assumed her role with the NREA last November. She moved to Nebraska from K... Read More

House Committee Looks to Advance ADUFA Authorization

The House Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee met this week to discuss reauthorization of the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) and the Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (AGDUFA). Set to expire Sept. 30, both grant the U.S. Foo... Read More

Rural Highway 30 speed limit increased to 65 mph

The Nebraska Department of Transportation is bumping the speed limit on the majority of Highway 30 from the Wyoming/Nebraska line to Grand Island from 60 to 65. The move is being done because of recent research that showed inconsistent speeds on t... Read More

Local Soroptomist Chapter presents awards

Soroptimist International of Scotts Bluff County presented several awards at their program meeting on March 15th at the Scotts Bluff County Club. Senior Scholarships are provided to area high school senior girls who have demonstrated leadership in... Read More

Gering speech team overwhelming winner at B-6 District competition

Gering's speech team was the overwhelming winner at the B-6 District competition in Sidney. Coach Tyler Thompson says all 18 members made it to the finals and 13 of them have qualified for the state competition in Kearney next week. Gering ... Read More News: March 16, 2018

Today on News: A late winter storm drops a fair amount of snow across the North Platte Valley and beyond The first annual Bluffs Middle School student health fair was a success Stolen vehicle recovered by Troop E troopers, driver a... Read More

Minatare's J.C. Standley honored as PVC Star Student of the Week

This week the Platte Valley Company Star Student of the Week honors go to Minatare High School senior J.C. Standley. He excels both in and out of the classroom, maintains a part-time job, and will be heading to UNL in the fall. Watch his full s... Read More

House Follows Senate, Introduces Emission Reporting Exemption

The U.S. House, following Senate action, has introduced a bill to stop an unintended regulation of farms. Introduced this week, ACRE, the Agricultural Certainty for Reporting Emissions Act, would avoid unnecessary environmental reporting for farme... Read More

Federal Judge Rules Army Corps Responsible for Missouri River Flood Damages

Farmers impacted by nearly a decade of flooding along the Missouri River are a step closer to receiving compensation. A federal judge earlier this week ruled in favor of farmers in the case of Ideker Farms vs. the United States of America. Roger I... Read More

Troopers recover stolen car; driver arrested on several charges

A 47-year-old Panhandle man has been charged on a variety of counts stemming from a Wednesday afternoon arrest. Court documents say Troopers received a report of a stolen Ford Taurus out of Sioux County. The driver, Steven Magdaleno, had reportedl... Read More

Storm brings needed precipitation to the region

The wet, heavy snow overnight and through the morning hours produced good precipitation for many communities in the panhandle and eastern Wyoming. At KNEB we received slightly over 4.25" of snow as of 5 a.m. with .83" of moisture. The Scottsbluff ... Read More