One Killed in Omaha Mall Shooting

One Killed in Omaha Mall Shooting

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A shooting at a Nebraska mall has left one person dead and another wounded as terrified shoppers ran for cover. Authorities believe the shooting Saturday at Westroads Mall in Omaha was an isolated incident, and not a random attack. Omaha police Lt. Neal Bonacci said officers…
WNCC SummerFree Scholarship Application Open Now

WNCC SummerFree Scholarship Application Open Now

Western Nebraska Community College wants to encourage all to jumpstart their college education with the SummerFree Scholarship program.  SummerFree is designed to allow students to take up to two classes during the summer semester for free. Current WNCC students, including part-time, online, and CollegeNOW! dual-credit students are all encouraged to…
Collaborative Research Project Tracks Pronghorn in Panhandle

Collaborative Research Project Tracks Pronghorn in Panhandle

Every August, biologists take to the skies above the Nebraska Panhandle in search of bands of pronghorn. The goal of the aerial survey is to obtain a population estimate of the fastest mammal in North America, commonly (and errantly) referred to as antelope. Pronghorn can motor. They've been clocked running…
OTCF Announces “Treasure Your Community” Treasure Hunt

OTCF Announces “Treasure Your Community” Treasure Hunt

The WyoBraska GIVES is powered by The Oregon Trail Community Foundation, with specialthanks and gratitude to the title sponsor: The Holliday Family of Companies, and the sponsor and officialclue outlet, Fremont Motors. The highly anticipated “TREASURE YOUR COMMUNITY” Treasure Hunt returns beginning Wednesday,April 28th. Over one hundred people participated in…
2021 Panhandle Polar Plunge Set for April 24

2021 Panhandle Polar Plunge Set for April 24

After being cancelled due to the virus pandemic last year, a modified Panhandle Polar Plunge is set for April 24. Since the start of the pandemic a lot of things have felt, well, out of place. So, this year we’re counting every plunge. Tub dunk. Shower shimmy. Bucket drop. Or…
Panhandle Nutrition Sites Begin Opening Slowly

Panhandle Nutrition Sites Begin Opening Slowly

The 20 or so nutrition sites in the Panhandle tied primarily to senior centers have slowly started to re-open to congregate dining for seniors. As the pandemic has waned and some communities enter green on the virus spread risk dial, sites in Harrison and Oshkosh opened last week, followed by…
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…