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Today on News: The Kimball City Council votes against confirming the mayor's selection for City Administrator Drug trial for former Box Butte County Public Defender Jon Worthman trial ... Read More

Appointment of New Kimball City Administrator Rejected by Council

The City of Kimball will have to reset the search for a new City Administrator after the City Council this week voted 3 to 1 against Mayor Keith Prunty's selection of City Treasurer Annette Brower to fill the post. During council consideration of ... Read More

Possible COVID Exposure Prompts Access Limits at Alliance Library

Due to a possible COVID-19 exposure, staffing at the Alliance Public Library will be limited for the next few days. For that reason, the facility will be closed but materials will be available for pick up between 10:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m through the... Read More

All CU Students Urged to Quarantine for 2 Weeks Amid Virus Spike

All students at the University of Colorado's main campus are being told to self-quarantine starting Wednesday for the next two weeks to stem an alarming rise in coronavirus cases. Jeffrey J. Zayach, executive director of Boulder County Public Heal... Read More

Game and Parks Grateful for Firefighting Partners

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission credits the outstanding work of volunteer fire departments and other responders in limiting damage from two Panhandle wildfires in late August. The Hubbard’s Gap Fire in the Wildcat Hills south of McGrew burn... Read More News: September 16, 2020

Today on News: Husker Nation is buzzing after the BIG 10 announced today that fall football is back Gering City Council has approved a new budget of nearly $34.5 million for the coming fiscal year WESTCO donates large sum for Gerin... Read More

Panhandle Records 8th COVID-Related Death, 1st Grant Co. Case

The eighth COVID-related death in the Panhandle has been reported in Scotts Bluff County. A female in her 90s with underlying health conditions has passed away. “We express our sincerest condolences to her family and must remain diligent with in... Read More

Trial Concludes for Former Public Defender Charged with Drug Crime

The bench trial is over for a former public defender accused of purchasing cocaine this past January with the intent to sell the drugs. District Court Judge Richard Birch took under advisement the case against Jon Worthman, who is charged with one... Read More

Panhandle Seeing Degraded Air Quality from Wildfire Smoke

The National Weather Service and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency are advising air quality in the Panhandle will be degraded into Thursday, as smoke moves in from wildfires in the West. Officials from both agencies say heavy smoke will continu... Read More

Nov. 2019 WING Operation Leads to Drug Charge for Man Arrested in Gering

A 36-year-old man is facing a charge of delivery of an exceptionally hazardous drug as the result of a controlled buy operation conducted by the WING Drug Task Force last year. Antonio Sauceda, whose last known address was in Ft. Lupton, Colorado,... Read More

2021 National Western Stock Show in Denver Canceled

The National Western Stock Show in Denver has been canceled for next year to limit the spread of COVID-19 after officials said there would be problems complying with coronavirus health guidelines. Stock Show Chairman Doug Jones made the announceme... Read More