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Wyoming community colleges feeling a pinch

Due to budget concerns, community colleges across Wyoming may have to tighten its belts next year due.

  • icon Posted: February 06

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Saturday 02/06/2016
Zika virus confirmed in Nebraska
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 10:03 pm

A virus carried by mosquitoes in South America has reached Nebraska.

Scottsbluff middle school student wins county spelling bee
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 10:03 pm

Bluffs Middle School student Jamie Chen earned a trip to Omaha on Saturday after winning the seventh and eighth-grade category in this year’s Scotts Bluff County Spelling Bee.

Dog owners beware: No cure for canine dysautonomia
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 10:04 pm

There’s a reason why dogs are man’s best friend. Those furry companions who cuddle up with you on the couch, will never say no to playing fetch and they can even help treat clinical depression. So it’s with a heavy heart when the valued family member passes away. But in some cases, the death of the family pet can be so abrupt that it can shake the very home it spread so much joy in.

Crawford educator's teaching certificate suspended for violation of testing rules
Posted: February 06, 2016

According to a transcript from the Nebraska Professional Practices Commission, Ramona Hourt took pictures of students’ computer screens during testing, discussed with students their answers, provided answers to students and arranged places where students could discuss test questions.

Friday 02/05/2016
Ready to name the top spellers
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 11:08 pm

Saturday, fifth through eighth grade students will put their spelling skills to the test in the annual Scotts Bluff County Spelling Bee.

Morrill woman faces charges after alleged assault of officers
Posted: February 05, 2016

A 48-year-old Morrill woman faces charges after she allegedly assaulted officers responding to a disturbance Tuesday.

Investigators make drug arrests in Chadron
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 11:08 pm

The Chadron Police Department announces three arrests as the result of drug investigation that began with a traffic stop.

Rape trial canceled; new plea hearing set in sex assault
Posted: February 05, 2016

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) — A plea deal has been reached for a Tennessee man accused of sexually assaulting a student at Chadron State College in northwest Nebraska in 2014.

Unicameral votes to overturn ban on packers owning hogs
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 11:07 pm

Nebraska lawmakers voted 34-14 on Friday morning to pass LB 176 to end the ban on packers owning hogs.

Thursday 02/04/2016
Micro-distillery craze could be coming to the Panhandle
Posted: February 04, 2016

Phillip Mitchell has big plans for the Panhandle, especially for locally grown corn and sugar beets. Rather than just molasses or corn ethanol, Mitchell hopes to produce up to 10,000 gallons of whiskey, rum and vodka a year in his proposed micro-distillery.

Broadway comes to the Bluffs Saturday
Posted: February 04, 2016

The sounds of feet tapping and songs from popular Broadway shows like “Beauty and the Beast” and “Nine to Five” will be heard coming from WNCC’s Little Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 6 for the 16th annual fundraiser “Broadway In The Bluffs.”

Event to help WNCC professor with medical costs
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 11:09 pm

A fundraiser is being held next week for a Western Nebraska Community College professor, Amy Winters, who has been battling with breast cancer for 11 years. The event is being held Feb. 12 at the Weborg 21 Centre in Gering from 5 p.m. to midnight.

Vendors sought for health fair
Posted: February 04, 2016

Box Butte County is looking for vendors for its upcoming health fair.

Jury acquits former Gering businessman on conspiracy charge
Posted: February 04, 2016

A Scotts Bluff County District Court jury has acquitted a former Gering businessman of charges that he conspired with his father and an employee to profit by illegally selling materials from the business.

Wednesday 02/03/2016
Students promote NEXT Young Professionals with project
Posted: February 03, 2016

Riley Lang and Kaytlin Wolfe, seniors at Scottsbluff High School, are working on a project to heighten the awareness of NEXT Young Professionals.

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