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Nat Geo Wild to premiere season three of Nebraska vet show on Jan. 30

Nat Geo Wild will premiere season three of the television show based on a Nebraska husband and wife veterinary duo on January 30 at 10/9 central. Season three of Heartland Docs, DVM, starring Docs Ben and Erin Schroeder of Hartington, NE, will fea... Read More

Campaign Seeks to Boost Foster Parent Numbers in Panhandle, Statewide

Representatives of several organizations and agencies that work with children needing foster families are campaigning to reverse a trend of more kids being placed in homes away from familiar surroundings. CASA of Scotts Bluff County Volunteer Coor... Read More

SBPS Starts Online Kindergarten Registration, In-Person to be Appointment-Only

Scottsbluff Public Schools is now accepting online registration of kindergarten students for the 2021-2022 school year. This year, in-person registration will be held by appointment only February 8-February 19 in all elementary schools. Registrati... Read More

Colorado Man Accused of Illegal Harvest of a Panhandle Bighorn Sheep

An Arvada, Colorado man is facing thousands of dollars in fines and liquidated damages for killing a bighorn sheep on the edge of the Wildcat Hills south of Gering last year. 24-year-old Kody Bjorlow is charged with misdemeanor Hunting During a Cl... Read More

Regional West Women’s Center’s Dr. Dorisa Polk Achieves NAMS Certification

Dorisa Polk, MD, FACOG, a physician with Regional West Physicians Clinic-Women’s Center recently met the criteria and passed the necessary examination to become a North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP). Fou... Read More

Husker Researchers Plot Tracking Technology at Lincoln Children's Zoo

Protecting endangered species is a key mission for zoos across the country — but when those animals become sick or injured, several complications can stand in the way of treating them.  Animals tend to mask their symptoms around humans, making it... Read More

Explore Conservation Careers with Game and Parks Virtual Chats

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conservation officer is really like? Or what equipment the zoologist uses to track tiger beetles? How about how many miles the public information officers hike to get photos... Read More

Wyoming's Teton Co. Has State's 1st COVID UK Variant Case

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH)) Saturday confirmed the state’s first case of the “UK variant,” or B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant, has been identified in a Teton County adult male. While further investigation is ongoing, early information s... Read More

Researchers Map Ticks Across Cornerstone State

After eons of landing on the legs and arms of humans and animals, ticks have landed smack-dab in the middle of the research interests of University of Nebraska–Lincoln master’s student Dominic Cristiano.  Cristiano, a member of the NSF National... Read More

Specialized Rods, Reels Not Necessary for Ice-Fishing Beginners

Venture to a tackle shop where ice-fishing gear is on display and you will see aisles filled with ice-fishing rods and reels. The first thing you will notice about that equipment is the length. The rods are short. They are short to allow anglers to f... Read More

PSC Makes $1.5 Million Available for the Nebraska Telehealth Program

The application window to receive support from the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC), Nebraska Telehealth program is now open. The Commission approved an Order (NUSF-57) detailing the program and application process in early January. “Our... Read More

Friday Afternoon Grass Fire Highlights Dry Conditions

Damage was minimal from a rural grass fire Friday afternoon, but officials say it highlights dry conditions that could lead to a worse result. Scotts Bluff Rural Fire Chief Paul Reisig says the department was called out shortly before 2 pm to a pa... Read More

Coop sees growth in a year of Covid-19

The Panhandle Coop Association held its annual meeting on Jan. 13, and because of concerns with the Covid Pandemic, it was held virtually. The board didn't pay out any patronage this year but did pay out one hundred and twenty-nine thousand in est... Read More

Businesses Combining Effort to Develop Regional Sleep Center in Gering

The owners of Western Sleep Clinic, Western C-PAP Supply and Sweet Dreams Sleep Services have created a new company seeking to develop a new $2.6 million regional sleep clinic in Gering. BriMark Medical would build the 9,000 square foot facility o... Read More