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Three Panhandle COVID Patients Recover, New Exposure Locations Minimal

The investigations for the cases in Cheyenne, Kimball, and Scotts Bluff Counties released on April 5 are continuing.  Close contacts have been quarantined and are being actively monitored twice daily... Read More

Scottsbluff Business to Sell Apparel to Benefit County Volunteer Center

Scottsbluff Screen Printing has begun selling special 'Unity in our Community' apparel s part of Volunteer Appreciation Month this April, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Scotts Bluff Volunteer Center. Company owner Shane Wilson tells... Read More

Small Business Relief Programs Drawing Large Response in Panhandle, Eastern Wyo.

Small businesses across Nebraska and the nation are rushing to take advantage of a financial stimulus package intended to help companies keep people on payrolls and soften the economic blow from COVID-19 for small businesses. The Paycheck Protecti... Read More

Third Positive Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Goshen County

Goshen County Public Health officials were notified of the third laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 on Sunday. This individual is a close contact to a previously identified case. The Wyoming Department of Health is investigating this case and ... Read More

Nonresident Spring Turkey Permit Sales To End Immediately

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is suspending the sale of nonresident spring turkey hunting permits in a proactive effort to prevent the potential for the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This is being done by the Commission in co... Read More

Pet Fostering Takes Off As Coronavirus Keeps Americans Home

Animal shelters across the U.S. say they've placed record numbers of dogs, cats and other animals as people suddenly find themselves stuck at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. If past trends hold, many of those who agree to temporarily care for ... Read More

Eight Additional Panhandle Cases Confirmed Positive for COVID-19

Unified Command confirmed late Sunday there are eight additional confirmed cases in Panhandle Public Health District.   Three are from Scotts Bluff County, two women in their 50’s, one woman in her  40’s; four people from Kimball County, two... Read More

PPHD: Testing Results Delayed, Kimball Co. Case Investigations Updated

Panhandle Public Health District officials have provided an update on the trace investigations in Kimball County, as no new test results have been returned since Thursday. In their latest release PPHD says it can confirm there is a total of six c... Read More

Two COVID-19 Deaths Bring State Total to Eight

Two deaths related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today bringing the state total to eight. Both were Douglas County residents. A man and a woman, both over 70 years ... Read More

President Trump Approves Nebraska Disaster Declaration/ Gov. Ricketts Thanks President Trump for Federal Disaster Declaration

President Trump Approves Nebraska Disaster Declaration   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) released the following statement after President Donald Trump approved a request from Gov. Ricketts for a major disaster declaration fo... Read More

Blood Center Temporarily Moves Location to Hampton Inn; Encourages Safety and Donations Amid COVID-19 Concerns

As an increased safety precaution to protect Regional West patients and staff, West Nebraska Blood Center has a new temporary home at a conference room in Scottsbluff’s Hampton Inn and Suites, located at Highway 26 and Avenue B. While Regional ... Read More