‘Personalize Your Plate:’ March is National Nutrition Month

‘Personalize Your Plate:’ March is National Nutrition Month

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Eating right and being healthy means something different to each person.  “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to what we eat,” said Kansas State University food scientist Karen Blakeslee. “Every person has their own personal nutrition needs because of health goals, family backgrounds, bodies and taste.”  Blakeslee is…
Nebraska right-to-repair bill gears up

Nebraska right-to-repair bill gears up

LINCOLN--Nebraskans voiced their stance on a bill that would give agriculture equipment owners greater access to tools needed to do their own repairs. Sen. Tom Brandt of Plymouth introduced the Agricultural Equipment Right-To-Repair Act, a bill that would give farmers access to all the tools needed to fix their own ag equipment.…
Student scholarships awarded for Natural Resources Conservation

Student scholarships awarded for Natural Resources Conservation

The Nebraska Chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society (SWCS), Nebraska Soil & Water Conservation Foundation (NSWCF), and SWCS-UNL Foundation are pleased to announce 8 scholarship recipients for the spring 2021 semester.  A total of 14 applications were received from students attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the University…
Western U.S. stress by drought

Western U.S. stress by drought

The Western half of the United States is reported in various stages of drought in the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, released Thursday. Much of the Southwestern U.S. is in a classified extreme or exceptional drought, with the worst states being Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. The Drought Monitor…
Rodeo team/friends reflect on time spent with Garrett Nokes

Rodeo team/friends reflect on time spent with Garrett Nokes

From Iowa to Oklahoma, Kansas to Hawaii, Garrett Nokes had friends all over the country. If there’s one thing his student athletes can agree on, it’s that any friend of his was a friend for life. “He definitely had the gift of gab and never met a stranger,” said Riley…
URGENT: NPPD resumes rolling blackouts

URGENT: NPPD resumes rolling blackouts

Nebraska Public Power District will be moving to Emergency Level 3 at 9 a.m. Rolling blackouts will be conducted throughout the NPPD service territory with power being out for 45 minutes or longer in various locations until further notice. NPPD is requesting energy conservation from customers during this unprecedented weather.…
NPPD: Rolling blackouts due to “combination of unfortunate events”

NPPD: Rolling blackouts due to “combination of unfortunate events”

Nebraska Public Power District provides update on outages across the state TUESDAY | 10:30 AM - The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) provided an update on the rolling blackouts designed to conserve energy across the state. Grant Otten, NPPD media relations specialist, said from North Dakota to the panhandle of…
Rolling blackouts expected to resume Tuesday

Rolling blackouts expected to resume Tuesday

The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) released the following statement on social media on Tuesday morning: To maintain system reliability, we have just been informed by SPP that we need to do emergency coordinated interruptions of service. These 30-minute interruptions of service occur in real-time, so we have very little,…
Rolling blackouts planned due to extreme cold

Rolling blackouts planned due to extreme cold

Rolling blackouts are taking place as energy suppliers work to keep the midwest power grid stable as the demand for power soars. Due to an unprecedented energy demand during record low temperatures, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), the regional reliability coordinator, has notified utilities within its regional footprint that energy…
Mid-Plains Community College Head Rodeo Coach Passes Away

Mid-Plains Community College Head Rodeo Coach Passes Away

Mid-Plains Community College statement: It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Mid-Plains Community College Head Rodeo Coach Garrett Nokes. Garrett passed away unexpectedly on Sunday at his home. Garrett was released from the hospital earlier this weekend after sustaining a head injury from a…