Panther Earns CAREER Award to Improve Engineering Education

Panther Earns CAREER Award to Improve Engineering Education

 Despite widespread recognition of the need to increase the number and diversity of future engineers, universities struggle to retain engineering majors. The national attrition rate for these students hovers around 50%, and half of those departures occur during freshman year. One factor correlated to attrition is that without strong visuo-spatial…
July Packed with Fun Events in Northwest State Parks

July Packed with Fun Events in Northwest State Parks

Spend some time this summer in Nebraska’s northwest state parks. During July, a variety of events are planned for those for all ages and interests. Don’t forget to purchase a required vehicle park entry permit to enter the state parks. Get one at OutdoorNebraska.gov or at state park entrances. Fort Rob to…
Regents Approve New Bachelor’s Degree at UNMC to Build Pharmacy Workforce

Regents Approve New Bachelor’s Degree at UNMC to Build Pharmacy Workforce

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents Thursday approved the establishment of a new Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) degree program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy. The 120-credit hour BSPS degree is intended to provide a comprehensive undergraduate education for students interested in…
Nebraska DHHS Completes Implementation of EMS Telemedicine Services

Nebraska DHHS Completes Implementation of EMS Telemedicine Services

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is excited to announce it has successfully completed the implementation of Avel eCare’s EMS telemedicine services. Ambulances in more than two dozen rural communities across the state are now equipped with Avel eCare’s telemedicine technology – virtually connecting EMTs and paramedics…
County Board approves funds transfer for County Court, Sheriff’s Office

County Board approves funds transfer for County Court, Sheriff’s Office

Scotts Bluff County Commissioners this week approved shifting some money in the county general fund to help two agencies stay in the black during the current fiscal year. Management Accountant Lisa Rien explained to the Board that the General Fund budget had a $200,000 line item intended as a reserve…
KNEB.tv News: June 21, 2024

KNEB.tv News: June 21, 2024

Today on KNEB.tv News: A powerful storm wreaks havoc across the Mitchell Valley and into Scottsbluff WCCA Board of Governors extend WNCC President Greg Dart's contract additional year Rural Mainstreet Index sinks below growth neutral for 10th straight month SBNM Saddle Rock Trail to be closed to public much of…
Legacy of Plains’ Oregon Trail Wagon Train Dinner Changing Locations

Legacy of Plains’ Oregon Trail Wagon Train Dinner Changing Locations

Friday night's Oregon Trail Wagon Train Dinner at the Legacy of the Plains Museum will be moved to the Gering Civic Center.  Executive Director Dave Wolf says the storm that went through the area last night left the museum grounds in unsafe conditions, and the potential storm warranted the move.  Tonight's event…
Power outage and storm debris clean-up information updated

Power outage and storm debris clean-up information updated

Power outages continue in the region following the severe weather that moved through Thursday afternoon. Nebraska Public Power District officials say as of about 8:15 a.m. Friday, nearly 475 customers in Mitchell, 200-plus in Scottsbluff and another 100 or so north of town remained without power. Roosevelt Public Power had…