Upper Niobrara White NRD to Host 5th Annual Amateur Photo Contest

Upper Niobrara White NRD to Host 5th Annual Amateur Photo Contest

The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) is hosting the fifth annual amateur photo contest, in search of natural resources related photos from residents within the District encompassing Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan and Sioux counties. “Our goal is to get the residents of the District outside to observe and…
Huskers struggle at home

Huskers struggle at home

Nebraska couldn’t overcome an early five-run deficit, as the Huskers fell 11-2 vs. Maryland on Saturday afternoon at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park. Nebraska (24-12, 7-4 B1G) scored two runs on seven hits, while Maryland (25-15, 6-8 B1G) totaled 11 runs, 12 hits and an error. Ben Columbus led the…
Scottsbluff Council OK’s Fee Increases for Parks

Scottsbluff Council OK’s Fee Increases for Parks

The Scottsbluff City Council this week approved some modest fee increases for some facilities within the Parks and Rec Department. Director Matt Carpenter said they needed to make a few moderate increases for facilities like the Riverside Campground to become more in line with surrounding campgrounds and help offset some…
Preparing for Pruning

Preparing for Pruning

By Dr. Emily Stine, Nebraska Extension Educator Horticulture  Pruning always seems to be a monumental task to take on, but with the right tools and some knowledge about the plant, it becomes easier. Best pruning practices require proper tools sized to the branches being removed. Branches less than 1-inch diameter…
High school soccer scores

High school soccer scores

Boys Saturday (04/20/2024) Bellevue West 2, Omaha North 0Creighton Preparatory School 8, Papillion-LaVista 0Elkhorn 3, Gross Catholic 0Elkhorn North 3, Scotus Central Catholic 1Elkhorn South 1, Lincoln North Star 0Fremont 2, Bellevue East 0Gretna 4, Lincoln East 2Holdrege 2, Gering 0Kearney Catholic 2, Scottsbluff 0Kearney Catholic 8, Gering 1Lincoln High…
BMS Principal advises families of passing of 6th grader

BMS Principal advises families of passing of 6th grader

The principal of Bluffs Middle School Saturday issued a letter advising parents and students of the passing of one of their classmates. In the letter, Principal Jana Mason said 6th grader Aylin Portillo Peinado had died Friday from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle crash. Mason says the Crisis Response…
Commission will Consider Big Game Hunting Recommendations

Commission will Consider Big Game Hunting Recommendations

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider staff recommendations for 2024 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons when it meets April 25 at Ponca State Park. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. at the Missouri River Resource and Education Center, 88090 Spur 26 E, Ponca. A public hearing…
To Live and Die on the Plains – Jeff Barnes Presentation

To Live and Die on the Plains – Jeff Barnes Presentation

Although the greatest peacetime emigration in the history of the world took place across the plains of Nebraska, an astounding number of the emigrants met their end suddenly, unexpectedly, and sometimes violently in the Cornhusker State. In fact, says historian Jeff Barnes, by driving on Nebraska’s Interstate 80 one could…
Huskers win at home over Maryland

Huskers win at home over Maryland

Brett Sears tossed seven strong innings, and Cayden Brumbaugh had a three-hit night with a pair of RBI in Nebraska’s 6-3 win vs. Maryland on Friday night at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park. Nebraska (24-11, 7-3 B1G) totaled six runs on 13 hits and two errors, while Maryland (24-15, 5-8…