West Nile Virus Claims Two Lives in Eastern Nebraska

West Nile Virus Claims Two Lives in Eastern Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Two people have now died from West Nile virus in eastern Nebraska this year. The state Department of Health and Human Services said in a news release both deaths were confirmed this week within the territory served by the Three Rivers District Health Department, which includes…
Gering Recognized for Economic Development Prep, Council Passes Budget

Gering Recognized for Economic Development Prep, Council Passes Budget

The City of Gering has been re-certified by state officials as an Economic Development Certified Community. During a special meeting Wednesday, Nebraska DED Business Development Consultant Brittany Hardin told the City Council it was exciting to be able to again recognize the community for how it's prepared to welcome and…
School Bus vs. Pedestrian Accident Under Investigation

School Bus vs. Pedestrian Accident Under Investigation

Authorities are investigating a reported accident east of Minatare late Wednesday afternoon in which a school bus was reported to have struck a pedestrian. Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman says several agencies were called to the scene on Highway 26 east of County Road 35. Unconfirmed radio communications indicated…
Red Angus Association Approves Gene-Edited Traits for Animal Registration

Red Angus Association Approves Gene-Edited Traits for Animal Registration

The Red Angus Association of America announced Wednesday they will provide herdbook registry of Red Angus animals carrying gene-edited traits for heat tolerance and coat color. Both trait approvals originate from specific genetic alterations designed and submitted by Acceligen, a technology company pioneering commercialization of gene-edited food animals. Acceligen has…
WNCC, EWC co-host WyoBraska Invite this weekend

WNCC, EWC co-host WyoBraska Invite this weekend

After 15 matches on the road, the No. 20 Western Nebraska Community College volleyball team will finally be at home when WNCC and Eastern Wyoming College cohost the WyoBraska Invite on Friday and Saturday. The Cougars, who are 8-7 on the season will play twice on Friday and Saturday and…
Wyoming-Ball State game features last two Arizona Bowl champions

Wyoming-Ball State game features last two Arizona Bowl champions

Laramie, Wyo. (Sept. 14, 2021) -- This Saturday, the Wyoming Cowboys return to War Memorial Stadium to host Ball State of the Mid-American Conference in a game that will match the two most recent champions of the Arizona Bowl.  Saturday’s game will kick off at 2:00 p.m., Mountain Time. In the 2019 Arizona…
Nebraska Game Week: Oklahoma

Nebraska Game Week: Oklahoma

Nebraska renews one of the great matchups in college football history this Saturday, as the Huskers travel to Norman, Okla., to take on the Oklahoma Sooners. Game time at OU's Gaylord Family/Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is set for 11 a.m. CT, with national television coverage on FOX. The network's Big Noon…
WNCC’s defense gives Cougar men 1-0 win over Casper

WNCC’s defense gives Cougar men 1-0 win over Casper

The Western Nebraska Community College men’s soccer team played lights out defense and goalkeeper Imanal Munoz recorded 14 saves in net to give WNCC a 1-0 win over Casper College in Region IX conference play Wednesday at Landers Soccer Complex. Munoz, a Holdrege High graduate, said the defense played well.…
WNCC women’s soccer falls to Casper

WNCC women’s soccer falls to Casper

The Western Nebraska Community College women’s soccer team gave up two early goals and then couldn’t find the back of the net themselves in falling to Casper College 4-0 in a Region IX conference contest at Landers Soccer Complex Wednesday evening. The Cougar women actually had the first chance to…