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Airport close to reaching magic 10,000 boardings number

The Western Nebraska Regional Airport is close to reaching the minimum of 10,000 boardings needed annually to guarantee a million dollars in airport safety funding for next year. Airport manager Raul Aguallo says thanks to the tremendous increase ... Read More

$250,000 raised for Festival of Hope in six years through

Save A Rack at Backaracks was another huge success Wednesday evening, with initial totals indicating the event raised over $35,000 for the local cancer patient support organization Festival of Hope, bringing the six year total to over a quarter milli... Read More

30th annual RDC

The Riverside Discovery Center Zoo will be hosting it's 30th annual "Spooktacular" beginning tomorrow (Fri). Your $8 admission includes games, characters, bounce houses and treats for the kids. And, $2 extra admits you to a new scary section inclu... Read More

Oregon Trail Park Stadium receives tourism award

The Pioneers and the city of Gering won again Wednesday night  Actually this time it was the ball park that won. The Oregon Trail Park Stadium--home of the Western Nebraska Pioneers--won the Outstanding Tourism Attraction Award at the Celebrate N... Read More

Potter-Dix School cook feeds kangaroo meat to children

The Superintendent of Potter-Dix Schools is apologizing after a school cook mixed kangaroo meat in chili that was fed to students. Mike Williams says last week, head cook Kevin Frei added kangaroo meat mixed with beef in the chili served for lunch... Read More

Panel and community discussion on democracy this evening at Midwest Theater

Three honored Midwest journalists will be at the Midwest Theater this evening to help conduct a community discussion on democracy and the future of journalism. The Humanities of Nebraska as well as KNEB and the Star-Herald are promoting the event,... Read More News: October 17, 2018

Today on News: Gering Senator John Stinner talks about Medicaid expansion and the effect it may have in the legislature Local journalists talk about Thursday night discussion at Midwest Theater Lt. Gov. Mike Foley makes a stop in S... Read More

Nebraska Tourism Commission unveils new marketing campaign

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (October 17, 2018) – Nebraska may not be on everyone’s bucket list of places to visit, but if you like experiences that are unpretentious and uncomplicated or if you enjoy escaping the big city life for moments of solitude in ... Read More

Goonies and Rosita's fail Scotts Bluff County alcohol inspections

The Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections on 66 businesses in Scotts Bluff County on Saturday, with two local restaurants getting caught selling alcohol to a minor. The two businesses that sold to a minor include Goonies Sports Bar and... Read More

Just-launched Study to Gauge Aviation Industry’s Economic Impact on  Nebraska

Aviation Counts!, a study of the aviation industry’s economic impact on Nebraska, took off last Friday, Oct. 12, with an event at Lincoln Airport. The study, funded by the Federal Aviation Administration, is the first of its kind since 2002. ... Read More

More out state spending driving better marketing results for Tourism Commission

The Executive Director of the Nebraska Tourism Commission says the state is getting better results with its marketing by spending more of that money out of state. John Ricks says taking the message to people outside of Nebraska has resulted in rec... Read More

Ski season ramping up in Colorado with more openings

Ski season is ramping up in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area plans to open for the season Friday and Loveland Ski Area will follow on Saturday. Arapahoe Basin is often one of the first ski resorts to open in North America. Last weekend Wolf... Read More

Foley recognizes long-time state employees for their service

Lt. Governor Mike Foley was in Scottsbluff Tuesday morning to congratulate long-time state employees in the panhandle for their service to government and the public. Many state employees received length of service awards for being in their job any... Read More

Stinner: Complete redo of Nebraska Tax Advantage Act may be necessary

Gering Senator John Stinner says it may be necessary to do more than a tweek to the Nebraska Tax Advantage Act. The state's major economic development incentive legislation expires in 2020 and the Chairman of the Legislature's Appropriations Commi... Read More