Indian Wars history subject of Fort Hartsuff SHP presentation

Indian Wars history subject of Fort Hartsuff SHP presentation

Learn about the Plains Indian Wars as commemorated in historical monuments at a presentation May 30 at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park. Nebraska historian and author Jeff Barnes will present a chronological telling of the meetings of Native American and European Americans in Nebraska, from peace through war, as commemorated…
Troopers on patrol for Impaired Drivers over Memorial Day Weekend

Troopers on patrol for Impaired Drivers over Memorial Day Weekend

MAY 27, 2022 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol will be working overtime across the state during Memorial Day weekend. The annual Click It or Ticket initiative continues until Sunday, June 5. “Memorial Day marks the start of the summer travel season for many across the country,” said Captain…
New Acting U.S. Attorney for District of Nebraska named

New Acting U.S. Attorney for District of Nebraska named

Longtime prosecutor Steven Russell has been named the Acting United States Attorney to take over following the retirement of Interim United States Attorney Jan Sharp.  Russell’s appointment will be effective on May 28, 2022.  Russell, a 1982 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law, has been with the…
Miss Rodeo Nebraska Pageant Ready for 2023 Competition

Miss Rodeo Nebraska Pageant Ready for 2023 Competition

Contestants Will Compete During NebraskaLand DAYS Celebration This June Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska 2021 Brooke Lehr, Columbus. NORTH PLATTE, NE: Contestants from across the state will compete for the coveted titles of Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2023 and Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska 2022. The Miss Rodeo Nebraska Association will host the annual pageant June 12 -15, 2022 in North Platte, during…
Progress quickly made on derailment track repairs

Progress quickly made on derailment track repairs

One track is back open, while two others remain closed following a Union Pacific train derailment Thursday morning near Gothenburg. RRN/ About 30 Union Pacific rail cars with coal derailed 2 miles southeast of Gothenburg around 7:30am Thursday. (Paul Pack/ KRVN Radio) According to Union Pacific Spokeswoman Robynn Tysver, an…
Shortage of examiners means closure, cutbacks at state motor vehicle offices

Shortage of examiners means closure, cutbacks at state motor vehicle offices

Union seeks higher pay; DMV director blames workforce shortage, multiple issues LINCOLN – Nebraskans need to be flexible if they’re seeking to take a state driver’s test. Due to a shortage of driver examiners at the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, about 30 DMV offices across the state, mostly in…
Showing June 9 in Kearney, ‘The Last Prairie’ highlights Sandhills region

Showing June 9 in Kearney, ‘The Last Prairie’ highlights Sandhills region

KEARNEY – The Nebraska Sandhills stand apart as one of the largest, intact grasslands and most unique biophysical ecosystems in North America. Its 20,000 square miles comprise the largest area of stabilized sand dunes in the Western Hemisphere and the porous soils make the Sandhills the main area of recharge…
Two arrested for possession of methamphetamine south of Sutherland

Two arrested for possession of methamphetamine south of Sutherland

Sutherland, Neb. -- Two North Platte men were arrested Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance suspected to be methamphetamine after a Patrol Deputy from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office went to an area of Highway 25 and State Farm Road, south of Sutherland on a report that an individual…
Accidental gunshot results in injury

Accidental gunshot results in injury

    Rescue personnel responded to the Miller area Wednesday evening on a report of an accidental gunshot wound.     According to the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office, it discharged into the man's leg.  He was transported to a hospital for treatment and released.