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…
Mead facility completes shutdown following NDEE order

Mead facility completes shutdown following NDEE order

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) confirmed that AltEn, LLC near Mead, Nebraska, completed its shut down at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. While the facility has halted its ethanol production, it is running a steam boiler to prevent its system from freezing and…
Widespread Arctic Air And Possible Winter System

Widespread Arctic Air And Possible Winter System

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for south central Nebraska andportions of north central Kansas. Friday The first of two rounds of snow this weekend will begin to affectthe area tonight. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued forareas along and north of a line from Lexington to Red Cloud toHebron,…
New cases of COVID-19 reported for Two Rivers Public Health Department

New cases of COVID-19 reported for Two Rivers Public Health Department

KEARNEY –One hundred and ninety (190) new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Two Rivers Public Health Departmentin the seven-county region it serves for Thursday November 19. Please check the Two Rivers website for more detailed informationfor our citizens on current COVID-19. New confirmed cases for Thursday include: Buffalo County…
Methamphetamine Seizure in Traffic Stop Leads to Several Arrests

Methamphetamine Seizure in Traffic Stop Leads to Several Arrests

NOVEMBER 20, 2020 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — An investigation that followed a traffic stop on Interstate 80 has led to several arrests. The investigation began with the discovery of 14 pounds of methamphetamine and two handguns during a traffic stop near Giltner earlier this month. At approximately 8:40 a.m., Thursday, November…
Stuhr Museum announces partical closure

Stuhr Museum announces partical closure

A Message from Stuhr Museum’s Executive Director Chris HochstetlerStuhr Museum family and friends,The Corona Virus Pandemic has been very trying for all of us and our beloved Stuhr Museum has also been challenged by it. We are a place that thrives on the visits and interactions with all of you.…
WCDHD Risk Dial elevated on Thursday

WCDHD Risk Dial elevated on Thursday

North Platte, Nebraska – COVID-19 Risk Dial UpdateThe risk dial moved from a 3.65 up to a 3.77 this week, which remains in the severe risk level. There were changes in the following variables that contributed to movement in the dial: We had an increase in the following:  Measure…
NSEA Files Petition to Require Schools to Follow Strict Health and Safety Criteria

NSEA Files Petition to Require Schools to Follow Strict Health and Safety Criteria

NSEA Seeks Declaratory Order from State Board of Education; Requests interventions and protocols be adopted as specific safety criteria under which Nebraska schools will operate and remain open until the risk of COVID-19 transmission is abated. www.nsea.org/survey November 19, 2020 –  STATEMENT FROM NSEA PRESIDENT JENNI BENSON: Our state public education system…