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New juvenile detainee contract with Wyoming facility approved

A contract with a new Laramie County juvenile detention center in Cheyenne to hold local detainees was approved Tuesday by the Scotts Bluff County Commissioners. The county is looking to solve their problem of having to house juvenile detainees 4... Read More

Commission rescinds church exemption vote, officially denies request

The Scotts Bluff County Commissioners Tuesday rescinded their vote that gave a small Gering church an exemption on its 2016 property taxes after the pastor failed to file properly for the exemption nearly two years ago. After rescinding the vote, the... Read More

Nebraska bill to prevent tax increase clears key hurdle

A bill designed to prevent federal tax changes from triggering a tax increase in Nebraska has cleared a key hurdle in the Legislature. Members of the Revenue Committee voted 7-0 on Tuesday to advance the measure for debate in the full Legislature. ... Read More

(Video) Nebraska Farm Bureau designates Fischer a 'Friend of Agriculture'

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee (NFBF-PAC).   Fischer, who is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, received the designation based on her stron... Read More News: February 20, 2018

Today on News: Monday night house fire destroys rural Mitchell home and displaces a family of four Scottsbluff High School ready to welcome students to their new Freshman Academy Petition beginning to circulate the state to create ... Read More

WNCC to Honor Coral Richards at Retirement Open House

A person who been synonymous with WNCC for six decades and has seen the college grow from a small city college to an institution serving 12 1/2 counties with campuses in three separate communities is retiring. A reception will be held Wednesday af... Read More

United Airlines plane slides off runway in Gillette, no injuries

A passenger jet carrying 33 people slid off the runway at the Gillette-Campbell County Airport in northeast Wyoming. No one was hurt in the incident involving United Airlines flight 5117 from Denver Monday afternoon, but it caused the runway to be... Read More

Erdman property tax bill likely stuck in committee

A measure designed to reduce Nebraska property tax bills appears to be stuck in a legislative committee as its supporters focus on a ballot petition drive. The Revenue Committee considered the proposal during an executive session Tuesday but did ... Read More

Cause of rural Mitchell fire still undetermined

The cause of a fire that destroyed a rural Scotts Bluff County home is still undetermined. Mitchell Fire Chief Jon Wurdeman says Deputy State Fire Marshall Ryan Sylvester is still investigating the blaze that demolished the home of Chris and Sara ... Read More

National FFA Week: February 17-24, 2018

Nebraska Corn is a proud supporter of the FFA organization and is excited to celebrate National FFA Week, which takes place February 17-24, 2018. Over 650,000 students in grades seven through 12 participate in the FFA organization throughout the Unit... Read More

Junior High bands compete in music contest

Instrumental music students from Alliance Jr. High, Bluffs Middle School, and Gering Jr. High participated in the 14th Annual Western Nebraska Middle-Level Music Contest on Saturday, February 17. In this type of contest, players are judged on severa... Read More

(Video) Property Tax Relief Petition Drive Underway

A petition drive to place a $1.1 billion property tax relief proposal on the November 2018 ballot for voter approval will begin collecting signatures this week. The Yes to Property Tax Relief Committee has been formed to manage the effort. "Petiti... Read More

NCTA to host Feb. 26th science fair

CURTIS, Neb. – Science and engineering students of middle and high school ages from central and western Nebraska will converge February 26 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. The 2018 Central Nebraska Science and Engineer... Read More News: February 19, 2018

Today on News: The remaining employees at Cabela's former headquarters in Sidney have received buyout offers; remains unclear how many positions could be eliminated Mitchell woman upgraded to fair condition following Saturday afterno... Read More