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Gov. Ricketts Announces National Ag Week Visits

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman announced two days of activities and stops across Nebraska to celebrate National Ag Week.  During March 19 & 21, the Governor, NDA Director, and a... Read More

OTCF scholarship application deadline approaching

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., – Applications are now available for college scholarships provided through the Oregon Trail Community Foundation. The Oregon Trail Community Foundation (OTCF) annually awards dozens of scholarships to regional high school and... Read More

Filibuster kills Nebraska online sales tax measure

A bill intended to help the state collect more online sales tax revenue has stalled in the Nebraska Legislature. Supporters failed Thursday to overcome a legislative filibuster. Opponents argued the state should wait for a U.S. Supreme Court ruli... Read More

Local United Airlines boardings could reach 800 in March

The performance of United Airlines, operating as SkyWest, has pleased Western Nebraska Regional Airport Manager Darwin Skelton in its first month and a half. Skelton says the airline is already operating at a pace where 800 boardings is possible i... Read More

Several key races for Scotts Bluff County May Primary

With the May Primary two months away from today, there are several races in Scotts Bluff County that will be highly contested. All three Scotts Bluff County Commissioner's whose terms are expiring face challengers. District 1 Commissioner Mark ... Read More

Early childhood education bill gains unanimous initial approval

Lawmakers have given  first-round approval March 14 to a bill meant to address a shortage of qualified early childhood education teachers in rural Nebraska. As introduced by Sen. John Stinner of Gering, LB803 would require that school districts o... Read More

Gering's downtown plaza to focus on unique gardens and landscaping

Gering city planner Annie Folck says she feels the unique design for the new plaza along 11th Street in Gering will allow the space to be something different than the normal park areas in the twin cities. Folck says the plaza, planned by landscape... Read More

Nebraska Wheat Board announces board of director opening

A directorship appointment for District 2 of the Nebraska Wheat Utilization, Development and Marketing Board is open for appointment by Gov. Pete Ricketts. The new term will begin July 1 and run through June 30, 2023. The filing deadline for ap... Read More News: March 14, 2018

Today on News:  Students at Scottsbluff High School and across the country participate in a nationwide walkout protesting gun violence; see what students and faculty have to say Authorities release more information regarding a Monday... Read More

Balmy conditions to change late Thursday

The warm weather Wednesday is going to change drastically Thursday night and Friday morning as a small, energetic storm system from the west coast moves into the area. Meteorologist Don Day says the storm will be difficult for everyone in the list... Read More

Scottsbluff, Gering students rally on Nationwide Walkout Day

Scottsbluff and Gering High School students rallied today as part of a nationwide school walkout marking the one-month anniversary of the shooting deaths of 17 students in Parkland, Florida. The #Enough National School Walkout called on students t... Read More

GHS student facing sentencing in attempted sex assault on teacher

Sentencing has been scheduled April 23 for a 16-year-old student who attempted to sexually assault a teacher at Gering High School. On Friday in Scotts Bluff County Court, the teen admitted to a charge of Attempted 1st Degree Sexual Assault; char... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers advance new $8.8 billion state budget

Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to a proposed $8.8 billion two-year budget despite major disagreements over funding for the University of Nebraska and family-planning services, including Planned Parenthood. Lawmakers on Tuesday adv... Read More

Wyoming guns in church bill signed by governor

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has signed into law a measure allowing people to carry concealed weapons into churches and other houses of worship in Wyoming. The legislation Mead signed Monday was approved earlier by the Wyoming Legislature. Mead h... Read More