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January 16th, 2014

Lawmakers push to increase minimum wage

January 16, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A coalition of lawmakers is pushing to increase Nebraska's minimum wage to $9 an hour by 2017.

The measure was introduced on Thursday by state Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha and 14 other lawmakers.

President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are pushing legislation this year to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over two years.

Broken Bow Wind II agreement finalized

January 16, 2014

COLUMBUS, Neb. (Jan. 16, 2014)— Today, the Nebraska Public Power District announced that its Board of Directors approved a 25-year agreement with a Sempra U.S. Gas & Power affiliate to purchase the future renewable energy of a new wind farm to be built in Custer County, near Broken Bow.

January 16, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

January 16, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* 9 & 10 grade Girls Basketball vs. Holdrege in Broken Bow at 6:00pm
* 9 & 10 grade Boys Basketball vs. Holdrege in Broken Bow at 7:30pm

Community Events:
* No events scheduled today

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

*No meetings or conferences today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

January 15th

January 15, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

January 15, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* No events scheduled today

Community Events:
* A-M Prom Basketball Tournament Deadline
* Horizon Ag & Grantzinger Seed Ag Expo in Merna from 10am to 5pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:

*No meetings or conferences today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

January 14th

BREAKING NEWS: City Administrator terminated

January 14, 2014

Councilman Cody Schmick called it “one of those items we would just as soon not have to do”, before announcing that City Administrator David Varley was being let go. The announcement came at Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting, and was the last item on the agenda. Schmick announced that the Council “has decided not to renew David’s contract.”

No details for Varley’s termination were given by the Council during the meeting. His last day with the City will be Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.

January 13th

Governor and AG propose 'earned time' law

January 13, 2014

LINCOLN - - Today, Gov. Dave Heineman and Attorney General Jon Bruning announced new legislation requiring inmates convicted of the most violent crimes in our state to earn a reduction in a prison sentence rather than receive it automatically. Instead of "good time" credit, Gov. Heineman and Attorney General Bruning are offering the idea of "earned time" credit.

January 10th

City Council calls special meeting - possible litigation to be discussed

January 10, 2014

The Broken Bow City Council has called a special meeting for today (Monday) at 2:30 p.m. Only one item is listed on the agenda, with the council planning to go into closed session for the purpose of discussion of possible litigation on an employment contract.

The regular meeting of the Broken Bow City Council will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, at noon in City Hall. One of the items listed on that agenda is the renewal or non renewal of the City Administrator's contract. Other items on Tuesday's agenda include:

January 13, 2014: Today in Central Nebraska

January 10, 2014

Scheduled Today:

School Events:
* FFA Soup Supper at the Broken Bow High School cafeteria at 5:00pm
* FFA Labor Auction following the soup supper at 7:30pm

Community Events:
* No events

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar found on the homepage of this website.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* Directors of the Middle Loup Public Power District will hold their meeting at the District's Office in Arcadia at 7:30pm

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

January 12, 2014 - Today in Central Nebraska

January 10, 2014

School Events:
* No events today. Enjoy your Sunday!

Community Events:
* Litchfield Community Club pancake brunch at the Community Center starting at 11am until 2pm

For more information on the above events, check out the calendar from the homepage of this site.

Today's Public Meetings & Conferences:
* No meetings scheduled for today

For more information on the above meetings, check out the Public Notice section of the Custer County Chief.

PSC reminds customers of cold weather rule

January 10, 2014

LINCOLN – In light of recent weather, the Nebraska Public Service Commission is reminding customers about its cold weather rule, which applies to the state’s three investor-owned natural gas utilities - SourceGas, Black Hills, and NorthWestern. From November 1 through March 31, these natural gas utilities must give customers an additional 30 days to pay their bills prior to disconnection for non-payment.

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