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Board of Regents launches search for 8th University of Nebraska president

University of Nebraska Board of Regents Chairman Tim Clare and Vice Chairman Jim Pillen announced today that the Board is taking the first steps in the search for the eighth president of the University of Nebraska. In launching the presidential sear... Read More

State Energy Office Offers 1% Loans to All Nebraskans

After the historic flooding and devastation in Nebraska’s communities, the Nebraska Energy Office, in conjunction with Nebraska lending institutions, began providing assistance to those affected by floods, by offering Dollar and Energy Saving Loa... Read More News: April 19, 2019

Today on News: ESU 13's Dr. Jeff West steps down today after 11 years on the job Scottsbluff man charged with sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl Bluffs man gets hefty prison sentence for 2017 drug and weapons charges Plus your... Read More

Steel prices, trade issues causing Prime Metal Products project delay

Several roadblocks are causing a delay in the Prime Metal Products project slated for the Scottsbluff-Gering area, with economic issues out of the control of local and company officials having the most impact. The cost of steel and the tariffs pla... Read More

Scottsbluff man sentenced to 13 to 27 years on drug and weapons charges

A 29-year-old Scottsbluff man has been sentenced on several felony drug and weapons charges in a case dating back to 2017. Charles Garza was sentenced on Thursday to a total of 13 to 27 years in prison following convictions of Meth Possession (10 ... Read More

Morrill 7th Grader Kaitlynn Deines named PVC Star Student of the Week

This week's Platte Valley Companies Star Student of the Week hails from Morrill Junior High School.  Seventh Grader Kaitlynn Deines was nominated for always being one of the smartest kids in her grade, and keeping her education a priority. Wat... Read More

Former Scottsbluff man loses appeal on child sexual assault conviction

The Nebraska Supreme Court has confirmed a lower court's rejection of an appeal for post-conviction relief for a former Scottsbluff man serving a 50-year prison sentence. 59-year-old Timothy Fuentes was convicted in 2013 of third-degree sexual ass... Read More

ESU 13's Dr. Jeff West Heads East

After serving ESU 13 for more than a decade, Dr. Jeff West and his wife Laura are moving to Pennsylvania for a new job opportunity.'s Ryan Murphy caught up with Dr. West this week, to talk about the work he's done, his successor, and more.... Read More

Scottsbluff man facing 15 felonies after allegedly having sex with 12-year-old

Fifteen felony charges have been filed against a Scottsbluff man accused of having with a 12-year-old girl and possessing multiple files of child pornography on his phone. 19-year-old Ashanti Kelley is charged with two counts of Forcible 1st Degre... Read More

Nebraska's unemployment rate remained unchanged last month at  2.8%

Officials say Nebraska's unemployment rate remained unchanged last month at 2.8%. The Nebraska Labor Department said in a news release Friday that the preliminary March rate was a tenth of a point under the year-ago figure of 2.9%. It also was ... Read More

Deuel County Attorney Joel Jay appointed to North Platte Judgeship

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts appointed Joel B. Jay of Chappell to the County Court of the Eleventh Judicial District. Jay is currently the Deuel County Attorney, where he prosecutes or defends all suits, applications, or motions in which the county... Read More News: April 18, 2019

Today on News:  Education leaders explain the impact of a comprehensive, early childhood education study Scottsbluff Schools celebrates their Career & Technical Academies during Thursday breakfast WNCC President interviews for... Read More

Mike and Kathy Miles named First State Bank Community Champions

Pickleball... a sport that had little to no relevance here in the Valley until just a few years ago. But once Mike and Kathy Miles moved here from Colorado, they brought the sport that they loved to the Carpenter Center. Over the past few years, t... Read More

Game and Parks Commission urge

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is asking the public to tread lightly on unpaved Panhandle roads that have become muddy and hazardous due to weather the past 30 days. In a release, the commission says one example was recent snow melt and ot... Read More