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Bearcats and Bulldogs begin the new school year

The first day of school in the Gering and Scottsbluff school districts is here and students and staff are ready to get the new year started. Scottsbluff Superintendent Rick Myles said there were a lot of smiles, especially from one little girl at ... Read More

RWMC ready for Monday's eclipse

Regional West Medical Center has been planning for months on how it will treat the additional people that will have a need for medical care during Monday's solar eclipse. Dr. Troy Dean, the Medical Director for the Emergency Department, says addit... Read More

Great Plains Distillery expanding their Scottsbluff operations

It was February 1, 2016 when Phillip Mitchell and Austin Propp approached the Scotts Bluff County Commissioners about opening up a distillery here in the Valley. Eighteen months later, the father/ son duo behind Great Plains Distillery have opened... Read More

Student Pickup and Drop Off Changes at Longfellow Elementary

  Longfellow Elementary is excited to welcome students back Thursday, August 17th for the first day of school. With student safety in mind, as well as the neighborhood traffic flow, changes have been made to student pickup and drop off for th... Read More News: August 16, 2017

Today on News: Mother Nature was in full force Tuesday night, as severe storms wreak havoc on the southern half of the panhandle Summer vacation comes to an end, as school is back in session. Staff at Bayard Public Schools say they're... Read More

Bayard welcomes students back for first day of school

Summer has come and gone, and now it's time for kids to get back in the classroom. Here in the Panhandle, several school districts had their first day of school on Wednesday, including in Bayard.'s Ryan Murphy has the latest on the new ... Read More

Record crop, new personnel has Western Sugar optimistic about 2017 beet  campaign

New personnel at the factory and a record crop in the field has Western Sugar Ag Manager Jerry Darnell excited about the 2017 campaign. Darnell says the second root sample showed a 33.6 ton crop, a record for Nebraska, with a 17 and a half percent... Read More

Airlines expressing interest in being replacement carrier for Scottsbluff EAS route

Several airlines have expressed interest in providing essential air service to Denver for Scottsbluff after PenAir leaves in the next few months. PenAir announced last week it plans to pull out of the three Nebraska markets in the next 90 days aft... Read More

Union Pacific lays off 500 managers, 250 other rail workers

Union Pacific is laying off 500 managers and 250 other railroad workers to reduce costs. The cuts will eliminate about 8 percent of Union Pacific's managers. The railroad told the affected workers Wednesday that their jobs will be eliminated by mi... Read More

Gering man gets three years in prison for domestic assault convictions

A Gering man was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for his conviction on two counts of second degree domestic assault. 37-year-old John Sinks received 18 months in prison on each count, with Judge Leo Dobrovolny indicating the sentences a... Read More

Lied Scottsbluff Public Library has record setting summer reading program

As the summer draws to a close and area schools begin to get back in session, staff at the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library say their 2017 Summer Reading Program was one for the record books. This year's theme was 'Build a Better World,' which kick... Read More

Tuesday night storms bring hail, tornadoes, and lots of rain

Mother Nature was in full force Tuesday night, as severe storms wreaked havoc on the southern portion of the panhandle. Shortly before 5 p.m., a trained weather spotter confirmed a tornado on the ground near Harrisburg. By 5:30, Highway 71 was pi... Read More

Scottsbluff man convicted of using a machete during January robbery

A 29-year-old Scottsbluff man accused of robbing a man of $50 while threatening him with a machete this past January was convicted of three different felonies Tuesday. Michael Valdez was found guilty of Robbery, Use of a Deadly  Weapon to Commit ... Read More News: August 15, 2017

Today on News: Gering council votes to keep zoning as-is in commercial business district, preventing local man from opening up downtown tattoo parlor South Dakota authorities identify Gering woman killed in weekend rollover near Hot S... Read More