SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was killed earlier this week in a shootout with police in western Nebraska following an hourslong standoff at a Scottsbluff home.
Daniel Ojeda, 47, was fatally wounded in the shootout, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office said Thursday in a news release.
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A man has died in a shootout with police in western Nebraska following an hourslong standoff at a Scottsbluff home, authorities there said.
Officers were called to the home around noon Monday for reports of a man with a gun threatening to harm himself or others, Scottsbluff police said.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday rejected the postconviction appeal of a man serving life in prison for the brutal stabbing death of his girlfriend in 2017.
Lucio Munoz, 69, had argued in his postconviction motion that his trial and direct appeal attorneys were so ineffective that it violated his right to fair trial.
ALLIANCE, Neb. (AP) — A fire over the weekend at a BNSF Railway terminal in western Nebraska is estimated to have caused $3 million in damage to the facility...
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Mark Spencer sat on his four-wheeler along Experiment Farm Road at County Road 17 on a chilly Monday morning, waiting for a sheriff’s deputy to arrive.
Nothing illegal was going on, Spencer was just waiting for some traffic control so he and his team could move 80 head of cattle from the field along County Road 17 where they were moving to another field a quarter-mile to the east along Experiment Farm Road...
GERING, Neb. (AP) — As wildfires rage across the western United States, some 200 firefighters from four states will gather in western Nebraska this weekend to train for battling fire in rugged terrain...
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Work continues on a five-megawatt solar array to supplement the electrical supply in the City of Scottsbluff.
The solar array, located north of Scottsbluff near the Landers Soccer Complex, includes more than 14,000 solar panels that will track the sun throughout the day...
SCOTTSBLUFF — As a 15-year-old who has dedicated his time outside of school to rodeo since the age of 6, Tate Talkington of Scottsbluff achieved his dream of competing on the world stage.
When Tate was growing up, he became involved in junior rodeos as he followed the path of his idol, his father, Shane.
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A new publisher has been named for the Scottsbluff Star-Herald in the Nebraska Panhandle.
BH Media Group Vice President Shon Barenklau says a Texas executive, Rich Macke, also will be publisher of the Gering Courier and Hemingford Ledger, starting Monday...
Weather permitting, work will begin May 1, on US-26 between Scottsbluff and Minatare, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
Simon Contractors, Inc., from Cheyenne, Wyoming, has the $3.6 million contract.
SCOTTSBLUFF — Panhandle residents willing to plunge into bone-chilling waters have two opportunities this weekend to freeze for a good cause. The annual Polar Plunge takes place this weekend in Scottsbluff and Chadron to raise money for Special Olympics Nebraska...
SCOTTSBLUFF — Walking past the culinary classroom in Scottsbluff High School, a tropical aroma permeated into the hall. Four students, dressed in their white chef’s jackets, worked as a team, fine-tuning their meal.
For as long as he can remember, Garrett Nelson has wanted to be a Nebraska Cornhusker.
His unwavering verbal commitment finally became official when he signed his National Letter of Intent to play football for the University of Nebraska on Wednesday at Scottsbluff High School.
SCOTTSBLUFF – Scottsbluff Police are investigating a pedestrian vs. car collision in downtown Scottsbluff Tuesday afternoon.
Information received at the scene indicated the pedestrian was walking eastbound across Broadway when he was struck by a Chrysler 300.
SCOTTSBLUFF - Lied Scottsbluff Public Library and AIM have partnered to bring Tech Tuesday to the public. It is a free event from 2-4 p.m., the second Tuesday of each month in the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library Meeting Room.
Jim and Jerry Lewis eat lunch together every day. Jim will often tell Jerry and his nurses about his wife, how wonderful she is and how much he loves her. He has no idea she is sitting right next to him.
SCOTTSBLUFF — A 36-year-old woman is accused of assaulting another woman with a baton and faces charges of second-degree assault.
Elisia Gonzalez, alias Elisia Rotherham, has been charged with second-degree assault, a Class IIA felony; and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony,
SCOTTSBLUFF — One person was killed Tuesday afternoon in a two car collision west of Scottsbluff.
According to State Patrol Sgt. Jamey Balthazor, the driver of a blue 2005 Dodge Neon, was southbound on County Road 19 and failed to yield the right of way in attempting to make a left hand turn into the eastbound lanes of Highway 26.
SCOTTSBLUFF — Music speaks to the soul and breaks through the barriers of division to unify people and overcome struggles. That’s what the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus hope to share as they take the Midwest Theater stage on Tuesday, Sept.
SCOTTSBLUFF – Kyle Cartwright, the new director of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, will be in the area early next month to learn more about the local arts community and visit with some of the people involved.
GERING — Scottsbluff Kennel Club is hosting a 5K dog walk with Scottsbluff Dog Park on June 9 at 9 a.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Festival of Hope from this event.
The walk will be held just down the road from Gering High School on U Street and Five Rocks Road in Gering.
Firefighters from Scottsbluff and Gering extinguished a kitchen fire over the noon hour Monday.
"It was caused by basically a grease build-up," Acting Capt. Mike Levick of the Scottsbluff Fire Department said.
A 59-year-old Scottsbluff woman is accused of abusing an 18-year-old man that she cared for.
Catherine Anaya has been charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult, a Class IIIA felony.
According to an arrest affidavit, Gering Police investigated a report of abuse by the caregiver of an 18-year-old disabled man on March 29.
The Scottsbluff Police department is reminding the public to take steps to prevent burglaries.
Police have taken seven complaints over a three week period of burglaries in the residential area between 20th Street and 28th Stree.
A 31-year-old Scottsbluff man is convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to 25 to 40 years imprisonment.
Scotts Bluff County District Court Judge Leo Dobrovolny sentenced Derek Fresorger Friday on two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child, a Class II felony.
A 52-year-old Scottsbluff man is accused of raping a woman who police allege is unable to consent to sexual acts.
Jesse L. Bravo, 52, of Scottsbluff, has been arrested on a charge of forcible sexual assault in the first-degree, a Class II felony.
During her six years teaching in Scottsbluff, teacher Ashley Hillman has grown the strings program significantly.
“I started teaching here in 2011 and I had 26 students K-12,” Hillman said. “The position was only part time because there were so few students the district couldn’t justify having a full time teacher.”
Woman abused as a student files suit against former golf coach, Scottsbluff school district, local country club
A woman who alleges a former Scottsbluff golf coach sexually assaulted her has filed suit against the coach, as well as the Scottsbluff School District and the Scottsbluff Country Club.
The woman, who is identified as Jane Doe in the suit, is one of two former students who former Scottsbluff High School Michael Klein, 62, has been convicted of sexually abusing during his time as a golf coach.
SCOTTSBLUFF — Scottsbluff Public Schools to conduct annual districtwide emergency response simulation.
On Monday, Nov. 6 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Scottsbluff Public Schools will conduct its annual districtwide emergency response simulation.
A Scottsbluff couple has been charged with child abuse after police and a caseworker report neglect in the home.
David San Miguel Jr., 39, and Christine Aguilar, 41, have been charged with six misdemeanor counts of child abuse.
UNMC in Omaha, Scottsbluff demonstrate capability of latest technology to close distance gap, enhance education
First there were chalkboards, then overhead projectors, 35mm slides, Powerpoints and SMART Boards. Now the University of Nebraska Medical Center is moving into much more sophisticated technology for education and research, including the Interactive Digital iWall, 3D technology and augmented and virtual reality.
SCOTTSBLUFF - Scotts Bluff County Tourism will presents the Scottsbluff Celtic Gathering, May 20-21 at the 18th Street Plaza in downtown Scottsbluff. This presentation is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Across the United States, there are vital arts, academic, career education and sports programs that are being cut annually due to growing budgetary constraints and lack of funding. Today’s youth are missing out on extremely valuable opportunities to expand their knowledge and diversify their interests, as well as the chance to have a little fun.
A Scottsbluff man is being accused of aiding and abetting a drug sale.
Sylvester BJ Trevino, 32, has been charged with two felony counts of aiding and abetting.
According to an arrest affidavit, WING investigators had obtained a search warrant on Jan.
A Scottsbluff woman is accused of selling methamphetamine to an informant on two occasions.
Desirae Rein, 38, faces two counts of delivery/distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 square feet of a school, a Class ID felony.
A 17-year-old Scottsbluff teen died Sunday of injuries suffered in a crash northwest of Minatare Saturday afternoon.
Sheriff Mark Overman said the Adams County, Colorado, Coroner's Office notified the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Department Monday that Robert Kanniard III, 17, of Scottsbluff, died at Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, on Sunday, April 9.
A 17-year-old Scottsbluff teen suffered serious injuries in a crash northwest of Minatare Saturday afternoon.
In a press release, Sheriff Mark Overman said that Robert Kanniard III, 17, of Scottsbluff, had been the passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash and suffered a head injury.
As part of his 2017 Farm Bill Listening Tour, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host a listening sessions in Scottsbluff on Monday, April 17.
The Farm Bill Listening Tour provides Third District constituents an opportunity to visit with Smith, ask questions, and share their thoughts on the future of agriculture policy...
The Lied Scottsbluff Public Library and the Adult Reading Program “Build a Better World” will be hosting a Build a Family Tree event on Saturday, April 8.
The event will be held at 2 p.m., in the library meeting room.
There are an average of 623 entries ahead of this weekend’s Scottsbluff Kennel Club show at the Scotts Bluff County fairgrounds, March 31 through April 2.
According to the American Kennel Club’s research, the three-day event will bring in roughly $350,000 which exhibitors will spend locally in the valley.
Nebraska Extension and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands are partnering to bring a Board Boot Camp to Scottsbluff on April 6 for board members of nonprofit organizations.
Nonprofit organizations in rural communities generally raise money to benefit groups like veterans or youth, or raise money for community betterment projects.
Police arrested a Scottsbluff woman under unusual circumstances Wednesday.
Alexis Gonzales, 32, has been charged with criminal trespassing, a Class I misdemeanor, accused of throwing liquid in the face of a Scottsbluff man.
A 85-year-old Scottsbluff man suffered minor injuries in an accident Monday morning.
Amos Harris, of Scottsbluff, suffered minor injuries after being involved in the accident at Highway 26 and Fifth Avenue.
Starbucks opened at the Target in Scottsbluff Monday. Target Manager Scott Marsh said the new coffee shop brought in a good, steady stream of people, despite windy weather that was keeping a lot of people indoors.
A former Scottsbluff Police officer has filed a lawsuit against the City of Scottsbluff, alleging he was wrongfully terminated.
Ian McPherson filed a lawsuit against the City of Scottsbluff in Scotts Bluff County District Court on Feb.
One of the men killed in a prison disturbance at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution on Thursday came from Scottsbluff.
According to a press release from Communications Director Dawn-Renee Smith, Damon Fitzgerald, 39 and Michael Galindo, 31, died during the disturbance at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) on March 2, 2017.