Author Archives: Ryan Boyd

Economists study impact on Nebraska from COVID-19

Economists study impact on Nebraska from COVID-19

OMAHA, Neb. – Creighton University economist Ernie Goss and University of Nebraska-Omaha economist Scott Strain have been compiling data for the economic impact on Nebraska from COVID-19. For March, they have estimated the total impact has resulted in a $63.4 million impact with over $3 million lost in state and local taxes. Goss and Strain believe…Read more »

Kearney fire leaves garage burnt to the ground

Kearney fire leaves garage burnt to the ground

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) The Kearney Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire around noon Thursday near 30th Street and Avenue F. The department reported it took around three hours to get the fire extinguished and the garage burnt to the ground. No injuries were reported from this incident. The cause of the fire…Read more »

City of Kearney declaring State of Emergency

City of Kearney declaring State of Emergency

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) The City of Kearney held a press conference this morning to address their plan of handling the situation related to COVID-19. City Manager Mike Morgan declared a state of emergency to allow the city to have access to emergency reserve funds if needed. Each department addressed their plans going forward from…Read more »

NCAA cancels Division I Men’s and Women’s 2020 Basketball Tournaments

NCAA cancels Division I Men’s and Women’s 2020 Basketball Tournaments

United States – The following statement is from the National Collegiate Athletics Association: “NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors announced Thursday afternoon to cancel the Division I Men’s and Women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, along with all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. The decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health…Read more »

Coronavirus impacting NSAA Boys Basketball Attendance

Coronavirus impacting NSAA Boys Basketball Attendance

LINCOLN, Neb. – Due to concerns of COVID-19 from the Lancaster County Health Department, officials are allowing only immediate family members to be in attendance for this year’s NSAA Boys State Basketball tournament. The games are scheduled to begin this Thursday in Lincoln.Read more »

Addressing LB 974 and its impact on Kearney schools and citizens

Addressing LB 974 and its impact on Kearney schools and citizens

LINCOLN, Neb. – (KGFW) With concerns over the impacts that LB 974 might have on the Kearney community and public schools system, Senator John Lowe took to the floor during the legislative session Wednesday to address these questions. “In spending in Nebraska is what we have a problem with. Not our taxes, we know how…Read more »

Eaton Fire Brigade extinguishes early Friday morning fire

Eaton Fire Brigade extinguishes early Friday morning fire

KEARNEY, Neb. – An automatic fire alarm at Eaton Manufacturing at 5:21 this morning was set off and prompted response from the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department. Upon arrival the firefighters discovered the Eaton Fire Brigade extinguished the main fire and evacuated employees. KVFD helped put out rekindling areas. No injuries were reported and damage was limited…Read more »

Kearney Mayor Stan Clouse weighs in on DHHS addressing YRTC Facility

Kearney Mayor Stan Clouse weighs in on DHHS addressing YRTC Facility

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) Kearney Mayor Stan Clouse joined Talk of the Town Tuesday to share his meeting with Dannette Smith, Executive Officer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and her stance on the Kearney YRTC facility. “Senator Lowe had Dannette Smith come out Sunday afternoon and so the timing was perfect…Read more »