Wyoming man pleads no contest in Nebraska traffic death
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A Wyoming man faces up to a year in jail when he's sentenced in June for fatally hitting a pedestrian in a Scottsbluff crosswalk.
Wyoming man takes plea deal in fatal Nebraska accident
GERING, Neb. (AP) — A Wyoming man is scheduled to be sentenced next month for fatally injuring a pedestrian in western Nebraska.
Scotts Bluff County Court records say 31-year-old Tyson Rein...
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...
HEMINGFORD, Neb. (AP) — A failure of storage tanks belonging to Farmer's Cooperative in Hemingford spilled 210,000 gallons (794,913 liters) of liquid fertilizer in northwestern Nebraska.
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — People in western Nebraska might be able be to see the sun after it rises Friday morning, now that a powerful snowstorm has blown through.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Western Wyoming Community College has chosen a Nebraska college administrator to be its next president.
The Rock Springs Rocket Miner reported Friday the Western...
Scottsbluff ag truck maker looking to expand business
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska agriculture truck and belt trailer maker is seeking to expand, adding up to 30 jobs over the next five years.
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A small, white building in Scottsbluff holds the history and stories of generations of local Japanese-Americans. The Japanese Hall is home to these memories in the valley....
Runway project delayed at Scottsbluff airport
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — An $8 million runway project has been put on hold at the Scottsbluff airport because local officials disagreed with federal authorities about how to proceed.
Woman’s sentencing set for exposing unborn child to meth
GERING, Neb. (AP) — A 34-year-old Scottsbluff woman is scheduled to be sentenced April 24 for exposing her unborn child to methamphetamine.
Freight train hits, kills man walking in Scottsbluff
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Scottsbluff police say a train struck and killed a man walking along railroad tracks.
The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports police and firefighters were called just...
Scottsbluff to begin second community solar project
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Nearly two years ago, the Nebraska Public Power District embarked on a 128-kilowatt solar array, located at its office in Scottsbluff. When the project went live, the created renewable energy was sent to the electric grid.
Passenger dies in Nebraska Panhandle pickup crash
LEWELLEN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a passenger was fatally injured when the pickup truck he was in crashed in the Nebraska Panhandle.
The crash occurred around 1:10 a.m. Saturday, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) south of Lewellen in Garden County. The Nebraska State Patrol says the pickup was headed west on a county road when it ran off the roadway into a ditch and rolled, ejecting the passenger.
Ex-Nebraska veterans service officer convicted in theft case
BRIDGEPORT, Neb. (AP) — A former Morrill County veterans service officer has been convicted of stealing money from the agency's account.
The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that Devin Heumesser pleaded last week to four counts of misdemeanor theft in Morrill County District Court in a deal with prosecutors.
Zoo: 2 macaws become fast friends in Scottsbluff
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Otis and Cruze sat next to each other on top of the fencing of Otis' winter enclosure at the Riverside Discovery Center in Scottsbluff. The blue-and-yellow macaws watched people as they dropped by to see how the two are getting along. The pair was introduced less than 15 minutes ago, but it's an instant friendship. Neither wanted to part with the other's company.
Grand jury clears Scotts Bluff County in inmate’s death
GERING, Neb. (AP) — A grand jury has found no criminal wrongdoing by Scotts Bluff County authorities in the death of a jail inmate.
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Scottsbluff zoo renovates habitat for new chimpanzees
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — For two years, the Riverside Discovery Center has been making improvements in front of and behind the scenes as well as bringing in new animals for the public to learn about. The zoo is now set to embark on another significant, long-term change to bring further enjoyment to the visiting public.
Scottsbluff airport sees growing demand for more flights
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The Western Nebraska Regional Airport continues to increase in popularity over driving to Denver.
Once again, the airport saw more than 1,000 boardings in November and is on track for the same in December.
Nebraska inmate seeks new trial for 1988 murder conviction
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man convicted of a 1988 double murder in western Nebraska is seeking a new trial based on evidence and sworn testimony from two women that a different man is responsible.
Attorneys for Jeffrey J. Boppre presented the evidence Thursday in a motion in Scotts Bluff County District Court.
General manager promoted to publisher at Scottsbluff paper
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The longtime general manager of the Scottsbluff Star-Herald newspaper has been promoted to publisher.
Mother and son arrested after selling cannabidiol products
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Scottsbluff police have arrested a woman and her son the day after they opened a shop offering products containing cannabidiol, derived from hemp.
The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports police on Friday charged Heather Kaufman Berguin and her son Dreyson Beguin with possession of a controlled substance.
Training scheduled across Nebraska for prescribed burns
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Pheasants Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission are hosting training workshops across the state on prescribed burns.
Workshops on the basic material will be held Jan. 17 in Grand Island and Wayne, Jan. 23 in Alma, Jan. 24 in Lincoln, Jan. 28 in Rushville, Jan. 29 in Scottsbluff and Feb. 28 in Sumner.
Demand for flights grows at Western Nebraska Airport
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The Western Nebraska Airport is growing in popularity as an alternative for airline passengers who don't want to drive to Denver.
The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that the airport saw more than 1,000 boardings in November and is on track for the same in December.
Scotts Bluff National Monument begins visitor center project
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Officials at Scotts Bluff National Monument have broken ground for a visitor center expansion and renovation project.
Woman injured, 26 cats killed in Scottsbluff house fire
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was injured and 26 cats were killed in fire at the Scottsbluff home where she lives with her husband.
Firetrucks were dispatched to the home about 2:15 a.m. Thursday after smoke detectors alerted the home's residents, who called 911.
Scottsbluff Fire Capt. Justin Houstoun says flames were contained to the basement, but the rest of the house sustained smoke damage.
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Scottsbluff, state police destroy found blasting caps
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Bomb squads with the Nebraska State Patrol and Scottsbluff police have destroyed 17 blasting caps that were found in a Box Butte County home.
The Box Butte County Sheriff's Office responded to the rural home after receiving a report that 17 silver blasting caps had been found in a shed.
The caps were safely removed from the shed by deputies, who then called the patrol.
Relatives of Mormon pioneer ask to relocate Nebraska grave
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Descendants of a Mormon pioneer are asking county officials to move the woman's grave and historical markers to another location in the Nebraska Panhandle.
The Scotts Bluff County Board of Commissioners is forming a committee to look into the request to move Rebecca Winters' burial site near Scottsbluff.
Police investigate nail in Nebraska Halloween candy bar
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in western Nebraska are investigating a nail found in a Halloween candy bar that was given to a child who was trick-or-treating.
Nebraska troopers seize 300lbs of marijuana in traffic stop
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — State troopers in western Nebraska have reported finding more than 360 pounds of marijuana and cannabis products in a traffic stop near Lodgepole.
The Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release Thursday that the seizure stemmed from a traffic stop around noon Wednesday on Interstate 80. A trooper reported that he stopped a minivan for having an expired license plate and smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
Former golf coach loses appeal in sex assaults case
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Scottsbluff High School golf coach has lost an appeal of his sentencing for sexual assault.
The Nebraska Appeals Court on Tuesday rejected 63-year-old Mike Klein's appeal of his 24- to 32-year sentence. He'd been given six to eight years on each of the four counts and was ordered to serve them consecutively. The court says the sentences imposed by the Scotts Bluff County District Court judge are on the low end of the statutory sentencing range.
Nebraska coalition works to prevent underage drinking
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Members of the Monument Prevention Coalition are continuing their work to reduce underage drinking, but they are also looking ahead to next year's legislative session as an opportunity could arise in the Legislature to place an additional tax on alcohol.
Lanette Richards, project coordinator, said MPC and other similar organizations across the state have tried for several years to convince state legislators to introduce a bill to increase a tax on the purchase of alcohol.
Officials ID driver killed in Nebraska Panhandle collision
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a driver killed in a collision in the Nebraska Panhandle.
The Nebraska State Patrol says 82-year-old Marlyn Eppenbach, of Morrill, died after Tuesday's collision on U.S. Highway 26 just northwest of Scottsbluff.
1 driver killed, 1 injured in Nebraska Panhandle collision
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a driver died after a collision in the Nebraska Panhandle.
The accident occurred around 4 p.m. Tuesday, just northwest of Scottsbluff. The Nebraska State Patrol says a car entering U.S. Highway 26 from a county road collided with a car on the highway.
The patrol says the driver of the car on the highway was injured and the other driver was killed. Their names haven't been released.
Growing hops in the Panhandle
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The Panhandle Research and Extension Center is in its third year growing hops, as part of a research project being conducted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Stacy Adams.
The experiment is to see how effectively hops can be grown in Nebraska, using plots across the state, from UNL's East Campus to the west in Scottsbluff.
Nebraska residents propose aquatics, events center
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A group of Nebraska residents is proposing a $45 million aquatics and events center in Scottsbluff.
Local resident Dave Schaff told the Scottsbluff City Council that the group hopes the facility will be operated as a private-public partnership
New event center to bring music to downtown Scottsbluff
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — An entrepreneur in western Nebraska is turning a long-vacant downtown building into an event center.
Nebraska inmate seeks new evidence in decades-old slayings
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man convicted of a 1988 double killing in western Nebraska is seeking to reopen the case by using new technology to identify fingerprints left at the crime scene, even as a new documentary series nearing completion calls into question his guilt.
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A 4-year-old Colorado boy pulled last week from the water of a western Nebraska lake has died.
The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Office says in a new release that the boy, Messiah White of Colorado Springs, died early Tuesday at a Denver hospital.
Messiah was found unresponsive Saturday in the water at Lake Minatare State Recreation Area in western Nebraska.
Nebraska historic site adds interactive exhibits
BAYARD, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska tourist attraction has made several improvements that are drawing rave reviews from visitors.