Nebraska Will Continue To Recover From Pandemic; Forecast Shows

Nebraska Will Continue To Recover From Pandemic; Forecast Shows

During 2021 and early 2022, the Nebraska economy will continue to recoup the economic losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the new three-year forecast from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research and the Nebraska Business Forecast Council. Employment levels will rise, ultimately returning to pre-pandemic levels by…
Donate Life. Register as an Organ Donor During National Donate Life Month

Donate Life. Register as an Organ Donor During National Donate Life Month

In recognition of National Donate Life Month in April, Regional West encourages community members to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors. More than 400 people in Nebraska and 110,000 in the U.S. are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant; countless others are in need of corneas, tissue, tendons, and…
Westco Announces 2021 Scholarship Award Recipients

Westco Announces 2021 Scholarship Award Recipients

WESTCO is pleased to announce 14 area scholarship recipients for the 2020-21 WESTCO scholarship program, from 11 high schools within the WESTCO trade area. Recipients will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to further their education. The scholarship committee awarded these scholarships based on criteria, which included academic performance and a…
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…