July 15th, 2014
The 2014 National High School Rodeo is at Rock Springs, Wyo. and runs from July 13-19. As of now there has been four performances. In Performance 1 Sunday July 13 Evening JT Bradly of Milburn was 8th in Boys Cutting with a 130. After Performance 2 Monday July 14 Morning JT Bradley moved down to 15th in Boys Cutting. In Performance 3 Monday July 14 Evening Jayde Atkins placed 6th in Pole Bending with a time of 21.136. and ended up 21st in the First Round Leaders. JT Bradley moved down to 23rd. Colter Glendy of Oconto was 6th in Bull riding with a score of 61.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska's governor and most of its congressional delegation have asked federal officials for information about more than 200 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been placed with relatives or sponsors in Nebraska.
The children are among tens of thousands who have crossed the southern U.S. border illegally and unaccompanied by parents during the recent children's migration from Central America.
Chase Miller, Broken Bow, now shoulders a national rodeo title. He is the All Around Cowboy for the state of Nebraska and now is the proud owner of the saddle designating his hard-earned efforts as the National Champion in Chute Dogging. For more on this talented roper see this week's Custer County Chief.
DENVER (AP) â€” Justin Teilhet doesn't remember hearing a boom or feeling a sting, just waking up numb on the treeless tundra high in Rocky Mountain National Park and discovering his good friend was trying to revive his wife.
It was a lightning bolt, he learned later, and it killed his wife and left him with a burn on his shoulder and scrapes on his face when he was knocked to the ground unconscious.
Lightning killed two people last weekend in the popular park, where summer storms can close in quickly with deadly results.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska will impose tighter restrictions on tanning beds and novelty lighters this week, and truckers who spill livestock manure in Omaha will have to pay a steeper fine.
The new laws are among 122 set to go into effect on Friday, when the three-month grace period from the end of the legislative session expires.
Many of the laws reflect compromises reached among lawmakers after hours of debate. Senators also approved major legislation to lower taxes and reduce prison crowding, but most of those measures won't come into play until next year.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) â€” A portion of a downtown Grand Island building has collapsed during a fire.
Authorities say one firefighter suffered minor injuries fighting the blaze, which was reported about 8 p.m. Sunday and extinguished about four hours later. Some firefighters remained on the scene to combat hot spots. The building housed Ron's Transmissions and other businesses.
Fire Chief Cory Schmidt says fire crews and trucks from the Grand Island Rural Fire Department and from Hastings and St. Paul helped his firefighters.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Tornadoes and thunderstorms that pummeled Nebraska last month caused an estimated $13.2 million in damage to roads, bridges, utilities and other public property, a state emergency spokeswoman said Thursday.
State officials will use the preliminary estimates when applying for federal assistance to cover the damage in 12 counties, said Jodie Fawl, a spokeswoman for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska's surging economy will slow enough this year for the rest of the nation to catch up, a state business council said in a report released Friday.
The Nebraska Business Forecast Council predicts the U.S. economy as a whole will outpace Nebraska's for the remaining months of 2014. Nebraska has enjoyed strong growth in farming and home construction in recent years.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” A central Nebraska cattle rancher has qualified for the November ballot in Nebraska's U.S. Senate race.
The secretary of state's office confirms that Jim Jenkins, an independent, has submitted enough valid signatures to appear on the ballot with Republican Ben Sasse and Democrat Dave Domina.
The candidates are running to replace U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, who isn't seeking re-election.
It was a scam and it was all about money.
A bomb threat was called into Dollar General in Broken Bow earlier today, July 11, closing the store and closing the streets leading into their parking lot.
This is not the first time the chain has been targeted. This was the fifth Nebraska store targeted today. Like threats were received in Ainsworth, O'Neill and two in Omaha in addition to the Broken Bow store.