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Plans to create 300 new jobs in Sidney halted by MMP Enterprises

A Canadian-based logistics and supply chain company has called off plans announced earlier this year to expand operations in Sidney. Sidney Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard confirms that a $27 million expansion plan announced by MMP E... Read More

Colorado man gets 10 to 20 years for 2014 Gering sexual assaults

A 45-year-old old Colorado man who used to be a private art instructor in Gering has been sentenced on charges related to the sexual assaults of a young teenage girl. On Thursday in Scotts Bluff County District Court, District Judge Leo Dobrovolny... Read More

Firefighters and Emergency Agencies Prep for Weekend Wildfire Training

Several local, state and federal agencies will be performing a live fire exercise within the Cedar Canyon Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Saturday and Sunday, September 14th and 15th. Deputy State Frie Marshal Alyssa Sanders told KNEB News that ... Read More

Slight increase in property tax revenue as state aid provides boost to Scottsbluff Schools budget

Property taxes revenues would go up two percent under the 2019-2020 budget approved by the Scottsbluff School Board this week, due to a similar increase in property valuations in the school district. The Board approved a mil levy rate of $1.31, th... Read More

NWS confirms EF2 tornado hit north of Ft. Laramie

The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has determined the tornado Tuesday in Platte and Goshen County should be rated as an EF2 with a peak wind of 130 miles per hour. The tornado spun down from a supercell thunderstorm that developed in the ... Read More

NRD Hall of Fame Inductees Announced at Husker Harvest Days

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – During Husker Harvest Days this afternoon, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) recognized three individuals, who will be inducted into the NRD Hall of Fame later this month. “Nebraska’s Natural Resources Dis... Read More News: September 11, 2019

Today on News: Tornadoes in eastern Wyoming cause damage during Tuesday afternoon storms Scottsbluff woman killed in Monday afternoon rollover near Huntley WESTCO donates $10,000 to Gering/ Ft. Laramie canal relief efforts Local... Read More

Gering Jr. High conducts emergency drill for benefit of student safety

One might think it unusual to conduct a school emergency drill on September 11th, but that's exactly what took place Wednesday at one school in Gering. With about two-thirds of the students new to Gering Junior High School, plus a good number of n... Read More

9/11 Remembered During Patriot Day Ceremony In Scottsbluff

Memories were shared of September 11, 2001, when people heard about the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon during a program at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home on Wednesday morning . The ceremony recognizing September 11th as Patriot... Read More

Poll shows optimism on the rise in rural Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska, Sept. 11, 2019 — Rural Nebraskans are more optimistic about their current and future situation than they have been in the history of the Nebraska Rural Poll, according to 2019 results. Despite some of the challenges faced by... Read More

18-year-old Scottsbluff woman killed in Wyoming rollover

An 18-year-old Scottsbluff woman has died from injuries sustained during a Monday afternoon rollover near Huntley, Wyoming. The Goshen County Sheriff's Department responded to a single vehicle rollover on County Road 50 shortly before 1:30 p.m. ... Read More

Police: Man who killed himself in Nebraska killed Iowa clerk

Police in eastern Iowa say they've determined that an Illinois man who shot and killed himself as he fled troopers in western Nebraska last month was the gunman who killed a Bettendorf convenience store clerk a day before his death. Bettendorf pol... Read More

Midwest Theater Stage Floor Receives New Surface

The dancers with the Repertory Dance Theatre will take the stage at the Midwest Theater on September 19th as the opening act of the 2019-2020 Performing Arts Season, and they will have a brand-new surface to perform on, thanks in part to the Oregon T... Read More

WESTCO donates $10,000 to Ft. Laramie Canal Disaster Relief

WESTCO President and CEO David Briggs and Board Chairman Erik Petersen presented the Gering- Fort Laramie Irrigation District with a $10,000 donation Tuesday.  Briggs says the WESTCO Board is happy to support the District's recovery efforts, whic... Read More