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July 13th

HELP NEEDED! Custer Public Power asks everyone to conserve

July 13, 2012

Custer Public Power is sending out a red flag. Nebraska Public Power and our local power district need your help.

On July 4, NPPD’s customers set an all-time energy usage peak of an estimated 3,036 megawatts. The new all-time peak bettered a previous record of 2,851 megawatts reached the day before, July 3, 2012. Prior to this, NPPD’s last all-time peak was 2,671 megawatts set on July 30, 2006.

Custer Public Power sets its own new record of 118 megawatts, 18 more than last year.

Christensen reconnects with the game he loves the most

July 13, 2012

For the past two months or so, Broken Bow had been looking for a rainmaker.

At approxiametly 6:30 Thursday night, farmers crops and families yards received a much needed bath.

The most telling sign that there was a higher power that night, however, came when Chad Christensen stepped on the baseball field at Tomahawk Park.

Just as Christensen had done a week earlier at a Lincoln Saltdogs game, he threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the championship game that was postponed until Monday at 7 p.m.

July 11th

Bow welcomes alumni, shoppers, carnival goers and barbecue lovers this weekend

July 11, 2012

Broken Bow High School alumni will be returning to the community this weekend, as both Crazy Days and Alumni Weekend are planned in Broken Bow.
The Kick-Off Event for the alumni will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Broken Bow Municipal Building. This will give alumni a chance to meet, mingle and register for the weekend, while enjoying wine and cheese, or beer and pretzels. This event is hosted by the Broken Bow Schools Foundation Board of Directors.
Saturday, alumni can enjoy a bus tour of Broken Bow, which will depart from the Municipal Building at 10 a.m.

Arcadia youth brings Sandhills stories to life in documentary

July 11, 2012

'Ahh, the Nebraska Sandhills. Its surreal beauty has captivated poets, artists and teachers alike. Beholding its golden waves reaching into the distant horizon, time seems to subside; leaving one in union with its artistry.'
The beauty of the Sandhills has captivated Mitch Hunt, so much so in fact that the young man has set out to capture the land and people of the Sandhills in a special documentary film. The above quote was written by Hunt for a flyer promoting his project.

July 9th

City Council approves 15 minute parking stall at Smoke Shack

July 9, 2012

The Smoke Shack in Broken Bow is about to get a new parking stall in front of its business. Mark Walker was present at the Monday morning Broken Bow City Council meeting to talk about the request.

“I’m losing 40 percent of my business on Thursdays due to Farmer’s Market sellers parking there all day and I have the receipts to prove it,” explained Walker.

HaPpY bIrThDaY MeRnA!!

July 9, 2012

The community of Merna had plenty to celebrate this past weekend with its annual Heritage Days Festival. Not only did this year mark the 25th anniversary of the festival, but it is also the 125th anniversary of the community. A large birthday cake, so big it had to be hauled on a flat-bed trailer, was served as part of the celebration.

For more on this story, and lot of pictures, see this week's Custer County Chief!

July 7th

Increased energy demand sets new records

July 8, 2012

Hot weather, high energy use force NPPD to new record

Independence Day proved to be more than just hot. NPPD's customers set an all-time energy usage peak of an estimated 3,036 megawatts (MW). The new all-time peak bettered a previous record of 2,851 megawatts reached the day before, July 3, 2012. Prior to this, NPPD's last all-time peak was 2,671 megawatts set on July 30, 2006.

July 5th

Camp 5 Fire 100 percent contained

July 5, 2012

Halsey - Fire Officials declared the Camp 5 Fire as 100 percent contained at 3 p.m. on the 4th of July. Tim Buskirk, Bessey District Ranger said, "I can't think of a better message to celebrate this holiday than to say Camp 5 Fire is 100 percent contained. We will continue to monitor the area with a couple of engines and small crew but will be releasing the rest for assignment to other fires or to their home units."

July 3rd

Barn welcomes visitors

July 3, 2012

Rhonda and Michael B. stopped into the Byway Barn on July 2 just looking for a travel book but instead found so much more. The couple is from mid-Arkansas and on their way to Mount Rushmore. They had stopped by four Visitor’s Centers after driving into Nebraska looking for the Nebraska Travel Book, finding none that were open.

In Broken Bow, their luck changed. Chard Hirsch had opened the Byway Barn less than half an hour earlier and she has a plethora of brochures ranging from Nebraska maps, attraction brochures and, of course, Nebraska Travel Books.

Callaway church builds school, wells in Nigeria

July 3, 2012

CALLAWAY – NIGERIA – A partnership has been formed that transcends a formidable distance, from Callaway, Nebraska, to Bagrima, Nigeria, and back. Yes this is a partnership based on need, but even more so it is based on a desire to serve.

The Callaway United Methodist Church has a sister church in Bagrima, Nigeria, and through this partnership the village has been able to open a school, a clinic, dug a deep water well, and it has accomplished these goals in less than five years.

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