Electrical Upgrades Coming to Box Butte Reservoir

Electrical Upgrades Coming to Box Butte Reservoir

Campers at Box Butte Reservoir State Recreation Area will have to go without electricity for a while, but they will have more juice when the wait is over. Beginning Oct. 1, all of the electrical camping sites at Box Butte will be closed while construction workers upgrade six sites from…
UNK Pride of the Plains Marching Band Unveils Flashy New Uniforms

UNK Pride of the Plains Marching Band Unveils Flashy New Uniforms

The Pride of the Plains Marching Band is one of the most visible elements of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Band members represent the university at home football games and other campus and community events, as well as parades and competitions throughout the region. They need to look as…
Therapy is Going to the Dogs

Therapy is Going to the Dogs

In addition to running, fetching, and other traditional canine pursuits, certain pups have a higher calling: as therapy dogs. Many people use the term “therapy dog” to include all service dogs, but there are differences, notes the American Kennel Club (AKC). Psychiatric service dogs (recognized by the Americans with Disabilities…
WNCC Signs Transfer Agreement with Clarkson College

WNCC Signs Transfer Agreement with Clarkson College

Clarkson College and Western Nebraska Community College recently signed an articulation agreement which allows students to transfer their existing credit from WNCC to Clarkson College. The two organizations are committed to helping students pursue their careers in health care. The partnership opens the door for students to prepare to be…
Nebraska Reflects on 20 Years of NEST 529 College Savings Program

Nebraska Reflects on 20 Years of NEST 529 College Savings Program

Nebraska State Treasurer, John Murante, released new numbers today showcasing the positive affect of NEST 529 over its 20 years. Launched in 2001, the NEST 529 Program has over 289,000 accounts with over $7 billion in assets to help children achieve their dreams. To celebrate NEST 529’s 20th anniversary and College Savings…
Nebraska Advances New Congressional Map That Could Help GOP

Nebraska Advances New Congressional Map That Could Help GOP

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers have advanced new congressional boundaries that could make it harder for Democratic presidential hopefuls to pick up one of the state's five Electoral College votes, as they've done twicesince 2008. The measure was endorsed by nearly all Republicans in the one-house, officially nonpartisan Legislature.…
2 Local Programs Benefit from Great Western Bank Grants

2 Local Programs Benefit from Great Western Bank Grants

Two local organizations received grants on Thursday from Great Western Bank in Scottsbluff through their "Making Life Great" program. 11 13 Ministries was granted $5,000 to be used to purchase food, upgrade their food delivery process, and purchase new kitchen equipment for the "By God's Grace Mobile Meals" program. Director…
Regional West offers convenient options for getting flu shot

Regional West offers convenient options for getting flu shot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the most important step in protecting against influenza. Regional West wants to make it easy for you and your family to be protected from the flu virus with convenient vaccine options. Regional West’s annual drive-thru (high-dose)…