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April 11th

BREAKING NEWS: Arrest made in patrol car shooting

April 11, 2012

Trent Esch, 35, of Broken Bow, has been arrested on charges of Felony Criminal Mischief and Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony.
The charges were the result of an incident that occurred March 18, 2012, in which a Deputy Sheriff’s vehicle was shot at multiple times. The vehicle was parked at the deputy’s home and he was not in the vehicle at the time.

April 10th

Governor applauds Bow's growth

April 10, 2012

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman spent the day in Broken Bow Monday, attending six ribbon cuttings, visiting the Public Library, greeting people and hearing from area interest groups. He concluded the busy day with a special Republican dinner at the Country Club. The first stop on the busy afternoon tour was a ribbon cutting at the new Trotter Service truck stop on the west edge of Broken Bow. The Governor and Jim Trotter shared a laugh or two during the ceremony. For pictures and information from each ribbon cutting and stop along the way, see this week's Custer County Chief.

April 9th

Leadercast Broadcast set for May 4 in Broken Bow

April 9, 2012

Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-A Leadercast at the Tiffany Theater 3 in Broken Bow, May 4, 2012. This event is sponsored by Custer Economic Development Corp-oration and the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce. Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leader development event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Broken Bow.

April 4th

Friends of NRA provide thousands in grant funds

April 4, 2012

Since 2005, Mid Nebraska Friends of NRA has contributed more than $55,000 in grant money for equipment, and youth and adult education in Custer County and surrounding area. Next weekend the committee’s one major fundraiser will take place in Broken Bow, with the 8th Annual Mid Nebraska Friends of NRA Banquet.

Anselmo BNSF crossing under debate

April 4, 2012

ANSELMO – There is a new grain loading facility under construction near Anselmo, across the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks from State Highway 2 to the north. The facility wants to be operational for the 2012 harvest season.

Land was acquired, contracts signed, agreements underway. And then things changed.

Citizen soldiers respond to plane crash

April 4, 2012

Tragedy struck in Broken Bow the afternoon of March 28 when a privately owned aircraft went down short of the runway.

The passenger died at the scene, and the pilot was severely burned.

First on-scene was a Nebraska National Guard UH72 helicopter en route into Broken Bow on a training mission.

“We heard the call. It was an emergency and any incoming traffic needed to clear out, so we did,” said Chief Warrant Officer Stephen Gonifas, one of two pilots on board the UH72.

April 3rd

Third lane to be added to west Hwy 2

April 3, 2012

Construction is expected to begin soon on a new turn lane on West Highway 2, and new speed limit signs should soon be posted. The changes come as the result of a community-driven effort in Broken Bow to improve the safety of travelers entering the community from the west.
According to Gary Thayer, district engineer for District 6 out of North Platte, a common left turn lane will be added on the west side of Broken Bow along Highway 2, creating a three-line highway all the way to the new corporate limits.

April 2nd

State senators pass budget, proposed constitutional amendment

April 2, 2012

LINCOLN--This week, state senators filibustered a bill relating to voting and sent the governor the budget. Here are some of the highlights of the lawmakers’ actions:

Budget: The legislature sent the budget to the governor March 27. The budget, made up of four different bills, would provide $17 million for child welfare shortfalls, about $80 million for higher education construction projects and $10 million for special education funding for schools, among other provisions. The governor has five calendar days, not including Sunday, to sign, line-item veto or veto the budget.

April 1st

Haze continued over Broken Bow

April 1, 2012

Haze continued over Broken Bow on Sunday following Saturday’s series of prescribed burns in the vicinity of the community.

Prescribed or controlled burning is a tool used by landowners to improve their grasslands. According to the USDA, prescribed burning is accomplished through a combination of head fires, firebreaks, fireguards, flank fires and back fires. A good control burn is well-planned. Natural barriers, such as streams, roads, etc. are used whenever possible.

Broken Bow wins NMPP Energy's Project of the Year Award

April 1, 2012

NMPP Energy awarded the city of Broken Bow with a Project of the Year Award in the 1,501-5,000 population category for its LED city light conversion project at its 37th Annual Meeting and Conference in Hastings, March 28.

The award is presented annually to honor a project or program by an NMPP Energy member community that creates a more cohesive community, whether it is a project created for the entire community or one that makes it easier for city staff and employees to serve their customers.

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