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Nebraska Supreme Court to hear arguments in Scottsbluff

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in Scottsbluff for the first time. The state's high court says in a news release that oral arguments in the Scottsbluff High School auditorium on April 29. The event is part of a continuing effort by the Nebraska Supreme Co


Sam & Louie’s raises funds for Scottsbluff library

Sam & Louie’s customers dining in or carrying out on Tuesday, April 23, will also be supporting the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library. Sam & Louie’s will donate 10 percent of proceeds earned all day to the summer reading program, which begins June 4 at the library. Children dining at the restaurant ar


Scottsbluff man sentenced to 13-27 years on drugs, weapons charges

SCOTTSBLUFF — A Scottsbluff man has been sentenced to 13 to 27 years in prison on drug and weapons charges. Scotts Bluff County Judge Leo Dobrovolny sentenced Charles Garza Jr., 29, Thursday on charges of distribution of a controlled substance, a Class II felony; possession of more than 10 grams of


Deadline nearing fast for Livestock Indemnity Program

SCOTTSBLUFF — Farmers and Ranchers who have lost livestock due to the extended cold and above-normal precipitation which occurred from January through March have until Monday, April 29, to submit a Notice of Loss to their local FSA office in order to qualify for the FSA’s Livestock Indemnity Program


Scottsbluff man accused of using nude photos to force 12-year-old girl to have sex

Prosecutors have charged a 19-year-old Scottsbluff man with 9 counts of possessing child pornography, in addition to charges of sexual assault and child enticement. Ashanti Kelley, alias Ashanti Stout, will be arraigned Friday on the child pornography charges, each Class IIA felonies; two counts of


Scottsbluff annonces Prime Metal Products project - which had been awarded LB 840 funds - will not move forward

A company that had been awarded the largest economic development loans in the history of the city of Scottsbluff has announced that it’s proposed project will not move forward.


Students learn about exotic animals, learning about vet tech care at Riverside zoo

SCOTTSBLUFF — When you think of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, you’d probably imagine students who focus on animal husbandry and health and large animal veterinary technology training.


Scottsbluff's Coats soaring to new heights

Soaring over a bar multiple feet off the ground certainly isn’t something a person suffering from acrophobia would enjoy. But for Scottsbluff High School senior pole vaulter Beretta Coats, sailing high toward the clouds in pursuit of new heights is a passion.


Artist turns dog icon into tiger mascot

SCOTTSBLUFF — The Paws 4 Paws fundraiser for Skipper’s Cupboard has assembled 36 local artists to paint a collection of poly-resin dog figures. The “painted pack” will go on display at the Weborg 21 Centre from 6:30-8 p.m. on April 25.


Nebraska thought it fixed the state's reliance on property taxes. It didn't

Nebraska leans more on property taxes than other states. When the Legislature in the 1990s raised sales and income taxes, put limits on property tax levies and increased state school aid, the share of property taxes in Nebraska relative to sales and income taxes dropped. But property taxes have been


Mitchell Easter egg hunt draws a large crowd

MITCHELL — The 74 degree weather made for a perfect morning for an Easter egg hunt at Centennial Park on Saturday. Carol Bernard with the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce said that Priscilla Plasencio, library assistant at the Mitchell Library, and students from the Mitchell High School FBLA Club p


National parks 'throwing open the doors' with activities April 20-28

SCOTTSBLUFF — National Parks Week is April 20-28 and is a time to celebrate the beauty of America and a time to enjoy what is being preserved for future generations. Parks across the nation will be hosting events during the week that are nationwide as well as ones with local flavor.


Scottsbluff Fire Department conducting controlled burns

SCOTTSBLUFF — The City of Scottsbluff Fire Department would like to advise the public that a series of controlled burns will occur in the Scottsbluff Drain. The controlled burns are planned to begin Monday, April 22, and continue for the next few weeks.


Miss Nebraska Pageant Winners Meet

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Lesser known pageants have named their queens for Nebraska, with the goal of advocating for minority groups. On Friday, three Nebraska Queens came together to meet one another.


Annual Living Stations of The Cross brings Good Friday story out of the walls of the church, into the streets

SCOTTSBLUFF — On Sunday, Christians will celebrate Easter, a holiday that marks the fulfillment of a biblical prophecy — the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, before Jesus could rise from the dead, he underwent suffering under the Roman governor Pontius Pilate.


Ag woes keep Nebraska at back of pack in income gains

High-paying blue-collar jobs lifted incomes in West Virginia, New York and Illinois last year, even though the states lost residents, while farmers and government workers shared the pain of more stagnant income in Nebraska, Maryland and Washington, D.C.


Hard liquor to be barred from University of Nebraska frat events

LINCOLN, Neb. — Hard liquor will be barred from University of Nebraska-Lincoln fraternity events in the next school year. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the university's Interfraternity Council voted unanimously last month to enact the ban. It won't affect fraternity events at a restaurant or


Nebraska Energy Office offers Dollar and Energy Saving Loans

LINCOLN — After the historic flooding and devastation in Nebraska’s communities, the Nebraska Energy Office, in conjunction with Nebraska lending institutions, began providing assistance to those affected by floods by offering Dollar and Energy Saving Loans at 1 percent interest.


Spending, taxes and medical cannabis yet to be debated in Nebraska legislative session

LINCOLN — Counting by the calendar, the 2019 session of the Nebraska Legislature is more than two-thirds over, but much of the heavy lifting remains. Property tax relief, the state budget, business tax incentives and medical cannabis have yet to be debated by the full Legislature, while lawmakers ar


23 Club wants to hit a home run on $1.3 million project

SCOTTSBLUFF — Baseball’s roots run deep in Scottsbluff and since 1937, the 23 Club has been part of the community. On April 15, Geoff Nemnich, president of the 23 Club, presented a proposal to the City of Scottsbluff for improvements to the ball fields in town to continue a nearly century long tradi