Walleye fry Stocking Completed at Lake McConaughy

Walleye fry Stocking Completed at Lake McConaughy

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has completed stocking over 26 million walleye fry in the North Platte River above the reservoir and upper portion of Lake McConaughy. To help increase survival, most fry were stocked from a boat to distribute them into areas with adequate food resources and fewer…
Monument Marathon Unveils New Sponsor Level for 2022 Race

Monument Marathon Unveils New Sponsor Level for 2022 Race

Planning has begun for the 11th annual Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon, scheduled for Sept. 24. The race will again have a full marathon, half marathon, 5K run/walk, and a three-person half-marathon relay. The Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon is the largest annual fundraiser for the WNCC Foundation which supports…
May 18, 2022  |  Area Cash Prices

May 18, 2022 | Area Cash Prices

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney/Lisco/Mitchell – 12.03 (-0.43)Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport/Torrington – 12.03 (-0.43)Crossroads Co-op/Gering/Lyman – 12.03 (-0.43)Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford – 12.57 (-0.42)New Alliance / Alliance – 12.57 (-0.42)Frenchman Valley Co-Op/Kimball – 12.40 (-0.43)West Plains LLC/Gering – 12.34 (-0.43)West Plains/Alliance – 12.72 (-0.42)Pine Bluffs Feed & Grain/Pine Bluffs – 12.25(-0.43)Scoular Grain/Sidney – 11.99 (-0.43)Oshkosh Grains…
WNCC, WCCA Board Settle Claim in 2021 Aviation Training Accident

WNCC, WCCA Board Settle Claim in 2021 Aviation Training Accident

Western Nebraska Community College and the Western Community College Area Board have come to a settlement of a claim by the estate of one of two students who died in a tragic aviation program accident last year. 24-year-old Zhaoxin Chen of Xi'an, China died from injuries suffered while working on…
Why Are We Talking About Mental Health All the Time Now?

Why Are We Talking About Mental Health All the Time Now?

Isn’t it interesting how things change over time? And how certain issues become mainstream?We used to play outside from morning to night, day after day, without a second thought, and now as many as 60 million people in the U.S. are affected by seasonal allergies and struggle to participate in…
Convicted Drug Dealer No-Shows For Sentencing; Warrant Issued

Convicted Drug Dealer No-Shows For Sentencing; Warrant Issued

A 30 year-old Gering man who pleaded no contest to two separate charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance With intent to Distribute early this year is once again a wanted man. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEjabVmDGII Joseph Van Winkle was charged following two December incidents in which he was in possession of meth,…
Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

OVID, Colo. (AP) — The megadrought fueled by climate change that has long gripped the western U.S. is moving eastward. And that's behind a simmering dispute over how much water Colorado and Nebraska are entitled to take from the South Platte River, which supplies both metro Denver's booming population and…
Scottsbluff Man Facing Felony Child Sexual Assault and Abuse Charges

Scottsbluff Man Facing Felony Child Sexual Assault and Abuse Charges

A 51-year-old man is facing a trio of felony child sexual assault and abuse charges after a follow-up investigation of a June 2021 child abuse and neglect report by Minatare and Scotts Bluff County law enforcement. On Monday, prosecutors filed charges of First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child less…
Agsplosion brings agriculture to local students

Agsplosion brings agriculture to local students

More than 700 elementary students from western Nebraska got a hands-on education recently about Nebraska agriculture during the Agsplosion event that was held in 5 different locations in the Panhandle. The young learners spent the day rotating through eight stations about a variety of agriculture commodities that were presented by…