More Elk Collared in North-central Nebraska

BASSETT – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission placed tracking collars on three elk near Bassett in north-central Nebraska on Tuesday, the latest installment of a multi-year effort to use real-tim... Read More

Forest Service Chief lays out strategy, agency priorities in Senate testimony

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 -- In testimony today before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell cited five focus areas for the President’s proposed $4.9 billion Fiscal Year 2016 budget for the agen... Read More

USDA Extends Base Acre and Yield Update Deadline

USDA is extending the deadline to reallocate base acres and update yields from Feb. 27 to March 31, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told farmers at Commodity Classic Friday. "We want to give folks a little additional time to do that," Vilsack said... Read More

Kansas Senate approves concealed guns bill

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The Kansas Senate has approved a bill to allow people to carry concealed guns without requiring them to get a state permit or take training classes. The vote Thursday was 31-7 and sends the measure to the House. The bill... Read More

Wimmer's Workers May Find Other Employment Locally

The 125 employees at the Land O'Frost Wimmers plant in West Point will hopefully be able to find other employment in the area. Tina Biteghe Bi Ndong, executive director of the West Point Chamber of Commerce is hopeful. "Well there's several bus... Read More

Congressional Art Competition Deadline Approaching

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) encourages high school students in Nebraska’s Third District to submit their artwork for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition by the Monday, March 2 deadline. Artwork must be two-dimensional... Read More

Bertrand Girls set to take on Sandhills/Thedford in D2-4 District Final

The Bertrand Lady Vikings are set to take on the Sandhills/Thedford Lady Knights in the D2-4 District Final at North Platte St. Pat's tonight. Bertrand rolled through the D2-8 Subdistrict last week, handling Alma 65-35 last Tuesday night, and down... Read More

New Report On Kansas Taxes Figure In Budget Debate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators hope the state is collecting as much in taxes this month as expected or even a little more. But they acknowledge a month of stable revenues won't make closing a projected budget shortfall much easier. The s... Read More

Land O’ Frost Announces It Will Close West Point Wimmers Plant

Employees at West Point's Wimmer's plant were informed by Land O'Frost yesterday that they'll soon be losing their jobs.  The plant will shut down in the  second quarter of this year, and operations moved to  other Land O'Frost locations.  The co... Read More

Lopers Win On The Road

Kearney, Neb. – Junior forward Connor Beranek scored 25 points and the Nebraska Kearney men’s basketball team used a big second half to beat Northeastern State, 71-60, Thursday night in Tahlequah, Okla. The Lopers improve to 17-8 (12-6) and are j... Read More

Protesting truckers and Brazilian government reach agreement

SAO PAULO (AP) _ The government and truck drivers unions have reached an agreement meant to end the weeklong protests by Brazilian truckers, but many drivers continued to block roads on Thursday, causing shortages of gasoline and other products. T... Read More