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Sasse Sends Off Nebraska Army Reserve Unit

Sasse Sends Off Nebraska Army Reserve Unit

FREMONT, Neb. — U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, participated in a deployment ceremony for 38 soldiers of the 394th Army Reserve Unit. The 394th is based in Fremont and will be providing logistical support for the Special Operations Command abroad. An excerpt from Senator Sasse’s speech is below:…Read more »

Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) – A federal judge in Montana has blocked construction of the $8 billion Keystone XL Pipeline to allow more time to study the project’s potential environmental impact. The Great Falls Tribune reports U.S. District Judge Brian Morris’ order on Thursday came as Calgary-based TransCanada was preparing to build the first stages…Read more »

NDOT Encourages Drivers to Prepare for Winter Driving

NDOT Encourages Drivers to Prepare for Winter Driving

LINCOLN, Neb. (NDOT) — As the leaves fall and cold weather approaches, the Nebraska Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to be prepared for winter driving conditions. NDOT works closely with its partners at the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency as well as the National Weather Service to proactively educate and inform the traveling public on …Read more »

Authorities: Officer shot mountain lion inside city limits

Authorities: Officer shot mountain lion inside city limits

GORDON, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a mountain lion found inside the city of Gordon in the northern Nebraska Panhandle. Sheridan County Attorney Jamian Simmons said Tuesday that a resident trapped the mountain lion in a side yard Monday evening between his car and a fenced area. The Gordon officer…Read more »

Firearm deer season opens Nov. 10

Firearm deer season opens Nov. 10

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska’s nine-day firearm deer season opens Nov. 10, giving individuals an opportunity to share a hunt with family or friends. As of Nov. 5, deer permits remain in the following management units: Blue Southeast, Buffalo Whitetail, Calamus East, Calamus West, Keya Paha, Loup East, Loup West, Missouri, Plains, and Platte Whitetail. Ahead…Read more »

Priority Traffic Enforcement Areas for November 2018

Priority Traffic Enforcement Areas for November 2018

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is a release from the city of Kearney in regards to November’s Priority Traffic Enforcement Areas: “There are three objectives of this program: 1) Educate citizens of lawful and safe driving habits through traditional and social media. 2) Gain voluntary compliance from the public, through aggressive traffic statute enforcement practices…Read more »

Local Donor Gives More than $4 Million Back to Area Communities

Local Donor Gives More than $4 Million Back to Area Communities

KEARNEY, GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – The Kearney Area Community Foundation and the Grand Island Community Foundation announced they are the beneficiaries of more than $2 million each from Arthur E. Klinkacek’s estate. Mr. Klinkacek was a rancher and farmer in central Nebraska. Both community foundations are creating charitable funds to be used for scholarships for…Read more »

Kearney Announces New Police Chief

KEARNEY, Neb. – City Manager, Michael Morgan has announced the selection of Bryan Waugh to serve as the city’s new Police Chief. Mr. Waugh served in the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist and has been employed with the LaVista Police Department for the past twenty-one years, most recently as a Captain.…Read more »

Kearney Regional Airport Sets New October Enplanement Record

Kearney Regional Airport Sets New October Enplanement Record

KEARNEY, Neb. – A record-high number of passengers made October 2018 the busiest month of October at Kearney Regional Airport since 1994. With only one full month daily non-stop jet service, Kearney Regional Airport has broken a record with number of enplanements in the month of October. This past month 1,150 passengers left on a…Read more »