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 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 26, 2015

Nebraska gas prices remain steady over past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have not moved in the past week, averaging $1.93 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 26, 2015

2015 beef feedlot roundtables set for three locations

LINCOLN, Neb. – Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and supporting industry personnel will learn the latest in feedlot nutrition, health, and economics at the 2015 Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 10-12 in Bridgeport, Lexington and West Point, wi...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 26, 2015

Organic farming conference set for Torrington

The latest information for reduced inputs for sustainable, organic farming will be offered at the Organic Farmers Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 11 in Torrington, Wyo. The second annual conference, presented by the University of Wyoming Extension and...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 23, 2015

12 people died on Nebraska roadways in December

Twelve people were killed in traffic accidents on the state’s roadways during December, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads. There were 20 fatalities on the roads in December 2014. Last month, the 12 fatalities occurred...

 News    January 16, 2015

Regional West Foundation to open Platte Valley Companies' Sorensen Education Center

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Regional West Foundation will officially open the Platte Valley Companies’ Sorensen Education Center on Tuesday, Jan. 20. The open house will be held on the upper level of the main hospital entrance beginning at 5 p.m. The...

 News    January 16, 2015

Two named to WNCC foundation board

The Western Nebraska Community College Foundation named two new board members who have joined its existing group of volunteers. Senator John Harms and Jordan Colwell, both of Scottsbluff, formally joined the Foundation Board of Directors in October 2...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 15, 2015

Educational efforts to focus on teen drivers, seat belts

LINCOLN, Neb. – As part of its continuing effort to reduce the number of serious injury and fatality crashes on state roadways, the Nebraska State Patrol will begin a six-month long initiative focusing on teen drivers and seat belt usage....

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 15, 2015

Foundation offers free trees with Arbor Day membership

Nebraska residents can ring in the New Year with 10 free, flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation during January. By becoming part of the nonprofit foundation, new members will receive...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 14, 2015

58 pounds of marijuana seized in traffic stop

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – A traffic stop for speeding Tuesday on Interstate 80 in Hamilton County led to the seizure of 58 pounds of marijuana and one arrest. Just after 2 p.m. Tuesday, a trooper stopped an eastbound 2015 Chevy Suburban for speeding...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 14, 2015

NAIFA scholarship applications being accepted

The Panhandle NE National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors his accepting applications for two $500 scholarships to be awarded in April. Applicants must be 2015 graduating seniors attending an accredited high school in Western...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    January 13, 2015

Nearly $190 million invested in rural Nebraska in 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska’s rural communities received nearly $190 million in USDA Rural Development funding in federal fiscal year 2014, completed on September 30. In five years, USDA has invested nearly $1.5 billion in Nebraska, according to...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    December 29, 2014

Driver jailed in Keith County for DWI, going 127 mph

PAXTON, Neb. – An Arizona man was arrested and jailed for driving while intoxicated after a Nebraska trooper stopped his vehicle for speeding 127 mph in a 75-mph zone on Interstate 80 in Keith County. Just before 4 p.m. on Dec. 24, Troop D-North... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    December 23, 2014

Nebraska moves into top 10 of healthiest states in U.S.

In a report issued by the United Health Foundation earlier this month, Nebraska moved up one notch after ranking No. 11 last year. The five states surrounding Nebraska ranked between 18 and 36. “We are heading in the right direction,” said Ali...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    December 9, 2014

Congressman Smith sets up 'mobile office' in Sidney on Dec. 17

Constituents of Third District Congressman Adrian Smith will be able to meet with a representative of Congressman Smith’s office for a “mobile office” on Wednesday, Dec.17. The “office” will be set up at the Cheyenne County Courthouse,... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    December 9, 2014

Greckel, Keeps take home Young Farmer and Rancher awards

KEARNEY, Neb. – Shane Greckle of Bloomfield was selected as the winner of Nebraska Farm Bureau’s 2014 Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet, and Ben and Jamie Keep of Cotesfield was named the recipient of the 2014 Young Farmers and Ranchers... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    December 9, 2014

County weed superintendent attends continuing education classes

Brian Hiett, the Cheyenne County weed superintendent, recently attended the Nebraska Weed Control Fall Training Seminar, held in Kearney. This was the third opportunity during 2014 to obtain 10 of the required 20 hours of continuing education needed...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    December 8, 2014

State's gas prices continue to plummet

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.71 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that has... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    November 20, 2014

16 die on Nebraska roadways in October

Sixteen people were killed in traffic accidents on the state’s roadways during October, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads. There were 11 fatalities on the roads in October 2013. Last month, the 16 fatalities occurred... Full story

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    November 19, 2014

Cabela's unveils plan for new stores in Virginia, Canada

Cabela’s announced plans Tuesday to open stores in two new markets: Gainesville, Va., and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Cabela’s anticipates a spring 2017 opening for the 79,000-square-foot store in Gainesville. It will be located adjacent to the...

 By Dr. David Lipschitz    News    November 18, 2014

Lifelong Health: Cardiac stress tests are often performed too frequently

Annually, hundreds of thousands of healthy Americans have a stress test to screen for coronary artery disease. The stress test can be done in one of two ways. The heart can either be stressed by exercising on a treadmill or by injecting a...

 By Everett Johnson    News    November 17, 2014

Famous Footwear opening new store in Sterling

A new Famous Footwear store is set to open this week in Sterling, Colo. The store – located in the High Plains Shopping Center at 1329 West Main St. in Sterling – will open this Wednesday, Nov....

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    News    November 17, 2014

Gas prices continue to fall statewide

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.01 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 By Everett Johnson    News    November 3, 2014

Voters across the state gear up as 'Decision Day' nears

Tuesday is election day and a number of candidates are set to go head to head for key positions in Sidney, Cheyenne County and statewide. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday. Registered...

 By Caitlin Sievers    News    July 21, 2014

Group says that bill gambles with the good life

The grassroots group, Gambling with the Good Life is up in arms against an amendment on the Nebraska ballot this fall which it says would allow slot machines at horse tracks in the state. LR41CA would allow those visiting Nebraska horse tracks to...

 By Caitlin Sievers    News    July 11, 2014

Cabela's announces plans for Calgary store

Cabela’s is expanding its footprint in Canada. The company plans to begin construction on its third store in Alberta, Canada later this year. Cabela’s hopes to open this 70,000 square foot store located in Calgary in fall 2015. The store is... Full story


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