WNCC, GHS Announce Dual Credit Offering Expansion

WNCC, GHS Announce Dual Credit Offering Expansion

At a parent meeting held Tuesday evening at Gering High School, Western Nebraska Community College President, Dr. Carmen Simone, announced an expansion to the college's dual credit partnership with GHS, significantly expanding opportunities for students. Beginning fall 2021, Gering juniors and seniors will have access to 33 new course offerings…
TCD Awarded Large Grant for Rural Housing Development Fund

TCD Awarded Large Grant for Rural Housing Development Fund

Twin Cities Development has been awarded $915,000 as part of $9.7 million in statewide grants from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development for rural workforce housing development. Combined with more than $918,000 allocated by cities in Scotts Bluff, Morrill and Kimball counties, the money will be used to create the…
Bighorn Sheep Lottery Applications Begin April 19

Bighorn Sheep Lottery Applications Begin April 19

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept applications for a 2021 bighorn sheep lottery permit beginning April 19. The application period ends Aug. 6, and the permit will be drawn later that month. A $29 nonrefundable application fee must accompany each application. Only Nebraska residents are eligible for the…
Monthly Rural Bank CEO Survey Falls Slightly But Growth Prediction Remains

Monthly Rural Bank CEO Survey Falls Slightly But Growth Prediction Remains

For the fifth straight month, the Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index climbed above growth neutral, according to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy. The overall index for April slipped to a still healthy 69.0 from a record high…
Deuel Co. Deputy Makes Sizable Meth Bust

Deuel Co. Deputy Makes Sizable Meth Bust

A Big Springs man is behind bars and facing charges in both Nebraska and Colorado following a traffic stop this past weekend. The Deuel County Sheriff's Office says during the stop Saturday, a deputy determined Charles Lile had a Colorado warrant for charges that include dflon in possession of a…
Fall Classes at Eastern Wyoming College to be In-Person

Fall Classes at Eastern Wyoming College to be In-Person

Eastern Wyoming College will be resuming traditional course offerings beginning the Fall 2021 semester and will be fully open at both the Torrington and Douglas campuses. Roger Humphrey, Vice President for Academics and Interim Vice President for Student Services says EWC staff has been working diligently over the last few…
State Budget Amended, Advanced with Prison Funding Compromise

State Budget Amended, Advanced with Prison Funding Compromise

Following discussion of several proposed changes, lawmakers gave second-round approval April 13 to the state’s $9.7 billion budget package. The state budget is structured on a two-year basis, with the budget enacted during legislative sessions held in odd-numbered years. A compromise regarding provisions to fund the study of a new…
Gov. Ricketts Designates Nebraska as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State”

Gov. Ricketts Designates Nebraska as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State”

Governor Pete Ricketts Wednesday morning announced that he had signed a proclamation designating Nebraska as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State.”  The proclamation is symbolic, and reaffirms Nebraska’s support for the right to bear arms. “The White House and U.S. Congress have announced their intention to pursue measures that would infringe…