Top News Stories

Demonstration: Renowned work by modest Nebraska artist

Teressa Sykora - Feb 23, 2024
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Seated in front of a large, white Masonite board in North Platte’s Prairie Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 10, Armando Villarreal intently airbrushed an intricate painting of a red-tailed hawk.


Sandhill crane migration reaches North Platte River valley

The North Platte Bulletin - Feb 23, 2024
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Starting now and running through mid-April, approximately 1 million Sandhill cranes will spend about six weeks in the Platte River Valley on their way north to Canada and Siberia.


For a small price, city contributes land for housing (updated)

Kristi Smith and George Lauby, The North Platte Bulletin - Feb 22, 2024
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The city of North Platte is selling 66 acres of land south of the industrial park for $100 to contribute to the development of a large new residential area.


Entertainment around town

The North Platte Bulletin - Feb 21, 2024
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A rundown of entertaining events in North Platte and Lincoln County, Feb. 22-March 12:


Lincoln County District Court sentencings: Distribution, possession, other charges

George Lauby - Feb 19, 2024
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Alleged fentanyl dealer Doug Baker, who was charged in August, has completed a term of in-patient treatment, according to Lincoln County District Court records.


State/Regional News

Area students compete at community college’s Inter-High Day

Heather Johnson (North Platte Community College) - Feb 23, 2024
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North Platte Community College’s 55th annual Inter-High Day on Thursday attracted 470 students from 21 area high schools.


Legislature: Regulations on ‘skill’ machines amended, advanced

The Unicameral Update - Feb 22, 2024
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Senators gave first-round approval on Feb. 12 to a bill that would impose a new revenue tax and increase fees on mechanical amusement devices in Nebraska.


Legislature: Bill aims to increase safety of trains

The Unicameral Update - Feb 21, 2024
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The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee heard testimony Feb. 13 on a bill intended to improve the safety of freight trains operating in Nebraska.


Legislature: Priority of Nebraska detasseling clears first round

The Unicameral Update - Feb 21, 2024
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Nebraska lawmakers advanced a bill from general file Feb. 20 meant to clarify how seed corn companies solicit bids for contract labor for roguing — eliminating undesired corn plants — and detasseling in Nebraska.

Community college concert will focus on ‘positive psychology’

Heather Johnson (North Platte Community College) - Feb 20, 2024
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North Platte Community College’s music department will host its first concert of the spring semester March 7 with a focus on positive psychology.


FBI seeks child victims, witnesses

The North Platte Bulletin - Feb 20, 2024
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The Omaha field office of the FBI is seeking the public’s help in identifying victims of abuse that occurred within a religious group dating back to the 1980s.


Legislative round-up, Feb. 12-16

Livia Ziskey, Nebraska News Service - Feb 20, 2024
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Bills to increase Nebraska’s economic development have recently reached the agenda of the Nebraska Unicameral.

Nebraska anti-diversity, equity, inclusion bill sparks passionate comments

Ruth Bailey, Nebraska News Service - Feb 20, 2024
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Dozens of Nebraskans lined the rows and walls of Room 1525 at the Nebraska Capitol, waiting to testify during the Education Committee hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Suspects arrested: Double-homicide in Bloomfield

The North Platte Bulletin - Feb 20, 2024
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The Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people Tuesday following a shooting that claimed two lives in Bloomfield in northeast Nebraska.


Legislature: Jacobson’s hospital assessment program clears first round

The Unicameral Update - Feb 17, 2024
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A bill intended to increase Medicaid payments to Nebraska hospitals without the use of additional general fund dollars was amended and advanced to select file on Thursday, Feb. 15.


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