NU State Museum Opens New Exhibition on Prairie Diversity

NU State Museum Opens New Exhibition on Prairie Diversity

Visitors to the University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall will be able to explore the diversity of life found in a square meter of prairie when the museum’s new exhibition, “Hidden Prairie,” opens to the public Oct. 16. Based on the book “Hidden Prairie: Photographing Life in One Square Meter”…
Husker Scientist Studying Cellular Metabolism’s Role in Fight Against Diseases

Husker Scientist Studying Cellular Metabolism’s Role in Fight Against Diseases

Cellular metabolism is emerging as a critical factor in controlling the immune system’s response to pathogens that cause human disease, as well as the activity of cancerous cells. A University of Nebraska–Lincoln scientist is studying how those relationships evolve, with an eye toward development of therapeutics or drugs that could…
Halloween Festivities Planned at Fort Robinson

Halloween Festivities Planned at Fort Robinson

Horse-drawn wagon rides, trick-or-treating and a chili feed will highlight the new Haunted Halloween festivities at Fort Robinson State Park on Saturday, Oct. 30. The activities will occur at the park’s Soldier Creek Campground near U.S. Highway 20 from 4:30-7 p.m. For the trick-or-treaters, the park is planning “Camp &…
Scottsbluff Native Serves Aboard USS Pearl Harbor

Scottsbluff Native Serves Aboard USS Pearl Harbor

Petty Officer 2nd Class Emily Yanke, a native of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, serves aboard USS Pearl Harbor, a U.S. Navy warship that transports and launches Marines from sea to shore as part of amphibious assault operations. Yanke, a 2014 Scottsbluff Public High School graduate and Southern New Hampshire University 2021 graduate.…
Fourth-generation rancher, farmer receives Distinguished Alumni Award from UW

Fourth-generation rancher, farmer receives Distinguished Alumni Award from UW

A fourth-generation rancher and farmer from Harrisburg, Neb., is receiving a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wyoming during Homecoming Week Oct. 16-23. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources alumnus Gary Darnall and other award recipients will be recognized during campus activities Friday, Oct. 22; the parade Saturday, Oct.…
Zombies, bands, and more Saturday in downtown Scottsbluff

Zombies, bands, and more Saturday in downtown Scottsbluff

Downtown Scottsbluff, on Saturday, Oct. 16, will have marching bands and zombies in the streets.  Saturday is the annual Old West Band Competition hosted by Scottsbluff Public Schools. The event will begin at 10 a.m. featuring eight middle school and high school bands marching down Broadway and the field competition…
Sendoff Ceremony for 1057th Military Police Company

Sendoff Ceremony for 1057th Military Police Company

The Nebraska Army National Guard held a sendoff ceremony Friday morning honoring the soldiers and families of the 1057th Military Police Company at the Weborg 21 Center in Gering. Sixty-five soldiers assigned to the 1057th Military Police Company, which is based in Chadron with detachments in Scottsbluff and Kearney, are…
Nebraska Tax Collections Beat Expectations in September

Nebraska Tax Collections Beat Expectations in September

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State tax officials say Nebraska government collected more tax revenue than expected last month. The Nebraska Department of Revenue reports net tax receipts in September of $625 million, which is 19.2% above the forecast of $525 million. Department officials say the state had higher-than-expected collections from…
Regional West hosting CNA virtual hiring event

Regional West hosting CNA virtual hiring event

 Regional West will host a CNA virtual hiring event featuring on the spot interviews and an opportunity to meet with Regional West nursing leadership. The Zoom event will be on Oct. 19 at noon and at 4 p.m. and is accessible at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85767403973?wd=Y0RqTFZGc2xsZTZPQVhlbGRaQUg4QT09. Participants will receive sign-on bonus and benefit information,…