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Supplemental SNAP Funds to be Issued June 6

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be issuing emergency supplemental allotments to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who receive benefits for the month of May on June 6. On April 8 DHHS announce... Read More

Peterson Joins 38 Attorneys General in Urging Congress to Fund Expanded Access to Broadband

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has joined 38 attorneys general in urging Congress to help ensure that all Americans have the home internet connectivity necessary to participate in telemedicine, teleschooling, and telework as part of any addi... Read More

New 2020 Income Limits for the Single Family Housing Direct Home Loan Program

The U.S Department of Agriculture Rural Development has received the new 2020 income limits for the direct homeownership loan program.  The increased income limits may make more households eligible to obtain 100% financing through the agency’s pro... Read More

University Reduces Online Tuition Rates For Nebraska Students

In another step to expand access and flexibility for students and families, University of Nebraska President Ted Carter announced today that the NU system is moving to a single, reduced in-state tuition rate for most online undergraduate courses begi... Read More

Two New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Scotts Bluff County

Unified Command confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Scotts Bluff County. A male in his 30's contracted through community spread. A male in his 60's was also confirmed and the investigation is underway. Two Scotts Bluff County males were confirmed... Read More

Know the Symptoms of Stroke and Reduce Your Risk

In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, Regional West urges the public to make at least one lifestyle change to reduce their stroke risk − such as exercising regularly, improving their diet, or quitting smoking. When a stroke occurs, pro... Read More News: May 22, 2020

Today on News:  Two days of testing conclude in Scottsbluff at Panhandle Public Health District Gov. Pete Ricketts announces the loosening of restrictions of Directed Health Measures New owners at the bait shop ou... Read More

Bluffs Man Arrested on Charges Related to Reported December Shooting

A 26-year-old Scottsbluff man has been arrested on four felony charges stemming from an alleged shooting incident that occurred in December. Francisco Jiron is charged with two counts of Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony, 2nd Degree Assault and ... Read More

AFAN Announces Cold Storage Grant Opportunity for Food Pantries, Requests Donations

LINCOLN  - The Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN) today announced a grant program to assist food pantries in purchasing refrigerator and freezer units to store perishable food.  AFAN is partnering with the Nebraska Departme... Read More

CAPWN Hosts 2nd Drive-Thru Food Pantry

Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska conducted their second Drive-Thru Food Pantry Friday morning. People were asked to stay in their vehicles while volunteers loaded the safely packed food into their vehicles. CAPWN's Carmen Trevin... Read More

Nebraska governor's DHM allows county fairs to move forward

County fairs are some of the most anticipated events in rural communities. When Covid-19 hit, though, events from concerts to graduations were canceled, and as the pandemic continued the question became what would happen to county fairs. On May 21... Read More

New Nebraska Jobless Claims Drop Again After Record Surge

Nebraska saw another dip in new unemployment claims last week after a record-setting surge driven by the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Labor says the state received 5,923 claims during the week that ended May 16. Nebraska reported 6... Read More

New Midwest SkyView Drive-In Theater to open June 5

The Midwest Theater is excited to announce the opening of the NEW Midwest SkyView Drive-In Theater for the summer season, beginning June 5, across from the Western Nebraska Regional Airport entrance. Over the last two months, the Midwest Theater has... Read More News: May 21, 2020

Today on News: Riverside Discovery Center looks to expand hours Scottsbluff recycling to resume- big changes coming with it Cirrus House helps kick off 2020 Eagle Riders event to promote Children Mental Health Awareness Plus Bi... Read More