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Nebraska tax collections surpass expectations in September

Nebraska collected far more tax revenue than expected last month and is running ahead of projections so far in the fiscal year that began July 1. The Department of Revenue reported Monday that the state netted $510 million in September, nearly 10... Read More

Bluffs council to consider largest L.B.840 agreement in city's history

The Scottsbluff City Council this evening will consider approving the biggest L.B. 840 agreement in the local program's history. City Manager Nathan Johnson says the one and three quarter million dollar grant would be provided to Prime Metal Produ... Read More

Wet snow and cold cause devastating damage to area trees

The weekend's snow storm has caused some devastating damage to area trees. Nebraska Forest Service Community Forester Amy Seiler says the early winter storm came at a time when the trees had not shut down so the damage was significant. Seiler says... Read More

Wet snow causes power outages, road closures

More than 50,000 utility customers were without power as of Sunday evening, after heavy, wet snow blanketed eastern Nebraska. Between 2 and 3 inches of snow fell across most of eastern Nebraska. Here in western Nebraska, folks lost power for per... Read More

2 teens arrested in connection with North Platte slaying

Authorities have arrested two 16-year-old boys in connection with the fatal shooting a man in the city of North Platte. It's not clear what charges the boys will face or whether they will be charged as adults in the slaying of 22-year-old Ethan Po... Read More

Sixth annual Save a Rack at BackARack's bra auction slated for Wednesday

 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Regional West’s Breast Health Center wants to remind you and those you love to be screened for breast cancer. In the spirit of raising awareness, Regional West is excited to team up with Backaracks Ba... Read More

High School Bands compete in Old West competition

An array of music from “Slow Ride” to “Harry Potter’s” theme song were performed by high school and senior high school bands, as they marched through downtown Scottsbluff. The 36th annual Old West Band and Field Competition hosted bands ... Read More

$3 million grant to assist in building Goshen assisted living facility

The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board has awarded a $3 million grant to construct a 30-unit assisted living facility on a 3 acre site in Torrington. The Goshen Care Center Joint Powers board had requested the grant, which they say will meet the... Read More

WNCC Alumni Association to Recognize Alumni & Friends at 5th Annual Banquet

The Western Nebraska Community College Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the WNCC Alumni & Friends awards. Recipients will be recognized at the fifth annual Alumni & Friends Banquet, which is part of WNCC's Ho... Read More News: October 12, 2018

Today on News: Union Pacific announces plans to close South Morrill locomotive repair shop NASA provides update on aborted space mission involving astronaut with Gering ties Longfellow 5th grader named Platte Valley Companies Star ... Read More

Band competition brings in schools from Panhandle and Central Nebraska

The 36th annual Old West Band and Field Competition will be held tomorrow (Oct. 13), beginning at 10 a.m. with the parade marching down Broadway in Scottsbluff. The parade competition will be led by the Bluffs Middle School  marching band followe... Read More

Longfellow's Taylor Bright named PVC Star Student of the Week

Longfellow Elementary 5th Grader Taylor Bright got the nod this week as the Platte Valley Companies Star Student of the Week, after being nominated by not one- but two different people. Taylor excels both in and out of the classroom, is a great bi... Read More

State Troopers Union endorses Krist for governor

The union that represents Nebraska State Patrol troopers is endorsing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist, just four years after the group backed incumbent Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts. Brian Petersen, president of the State Troopers Ass... Read More

Blast of snow and cold anticipated this weekend

More autumn-like weather is in store for the region next week, but not before a strong blast of winter makes its way through this weekend. Day Weather Meteorologist Mark Heuer says a strong arctic cold front is diving south through Canada right no... Read More