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West Nile Virus Arrives in Nebraska

June 29, 2015

Protect yourself from WNV and tick-related diseases.

Lincoln – West Nile virus is synonymous with summer in Nebraska. A mosquito pool in Webster county is the first one to test positive for the virus this season.

“We spend more time outdoors over the Fourth of July and throughout the summer which increases our chances of mosquito and other bug bites,” said Dr. Tom Safranek, State Epidemiologist for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. “Remember to take simple steps like using bug spray to help protect you and your family.”

Other preventive tips:

NEBRASKA JOINS MULTISTATE LAWSUIT CHALLENGING NEW EPA RULE

June 29, 2015

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson joined with Attorneys General from twelve other states[1] in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) over the EPA’s new rule defining “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The case was filed in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.

Ricketts and father give $200K to death penalty campaign

June 29, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts and his father contributed most of the $244,000 collected by to the Nebraskans for the Death Penalty campaign in its first reporting period, according to expense reports released Friday.

Ricketts and his father, TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, each contributed $100,000 to the ballot drive that seeks to put the death penalty question on the 2016 ballot. The group released its financial information ahead of a Tuesday filing deadline with the state.

Candidates jumping early into Nebraska legislative races

June 29, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The general election is nearly a year and a half away, but some candidates for Nebraska Legislature are already jumping into the 2016 race to replace senators who are slated to leave office.

The Nebraska Secretary of State's office is receiving "a handful of calls a week" from potential candidates asking about filing requirements, deadlines and fees, said spokeswoman Laura Strimple.

Coming up this Week

June 29, 2015

Monday night is the Ladies Steak Fry.
The A-M Foundation Banquet is Friday at the One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow.
Saturday, July 4th there will be a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Callaway Ball Field.

Gaston Bridge will receive repairs

June 29, 2015

Halsey, NE – The Gaston Bridge on the Bessey Ranger District will be receiving necessary repairs starting June 30 and concluding on July 3. The bridge is located approximately 2 miles east of Thedford, NE on Gaston Road #259, where it crosses the Middle Loop River. The Gaston Road is the west entrance to the ranger district.

5th Avenue Construction Schedule

June 29, 2015

The construction scheduled for this week will be the following:

Pour South half of South B street intersection.
Pour east half of 5th Ave from 109+75 to 111+23.
Pour radii and driveways and sidewalks at South B intersection.
Move to North B street intersection.

Myers plans to move to the North B intersection and begin removals next week. JEO will be staking on Tuesday (7/6).

VIDEO: The positives and negatives of the 2015 NBA draft

June 26, 2015

Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix and Luke Winn explain which moves they liked following the 2015 NBA draft, and which moves left them scratching their heads.

In Case You Missed It

June 26, 2015

This weekend is Big Sky Jubilee in Anselmo. Also this weekend is Callaway's Pioneer Picnic.

See our calendar of events for more information on these events and to see what is happening around you.

Throwback Thursday from June 26, 1975

June 25, 2015

This picture appeared in the June 26, 1975 issue of the Custer County Chief.

Spectators view wreckage of an 18-car train derailment which occurred just eat of Ansley Monday about 6:20 p.m.
An investigation is continuing into the cause of the derailment, which damaged 10 of the 18 care. The coal cars were twisted, overturned and jammed into the ground. One car was rammed with a portion of the rail.
Trains were re-routed during the clean-up, expected to take 48 hours.

Update on Gas Leak

June 24, 2015

The gas leak we reported on earlier has been resolved.

The area is now open. Residents are able to their homes, but first must contact Source Gas at 1-800-563-0012 before reentering their houses.

Gas Leak in Broken Bow

June 24, 2015

Traffic is being controlled on Highway 2 in Broken Bow, near the Custer County Courthouse. A gas leak has been detected and emergency personnel are on scene. According to an individual who lives in that area, residents are being asked to evacuate their homes if they live between the Courthouse and the Catholic Church until further notice. City Hall is available for those residents if needed.

A repair crew from Hastings has been notified and will soon be on their way. The situation will take time to clear up. Please have patience. Initial estimates have ranged 5-8 hours.

Important Announcement from the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce

June 23, 2015

If anyone receives a call from Sterling Business Promotion out of Grand Prairie, TX they are not working with the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce. They have never contacted us and if and when the Chamber would decide to do a promotion like this you would have heard about it in the Chamber newsletter and the Chamber official E-blasts from us first.

I thank a concerned member who thought to call us and ask about this.

Donnis J. Hueftle-Bullock
Executive Director
Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce
444 South 8th Avenue
Broken Bow, NE 68822
308-872-5691
donnis@brokenbow-ne.com

Unclaimed Photographs

June 23, 2015

Pictures from our unclaimed photographs basket. If you know who these belong to, call them to see if they would like to stop in our office to get them.

The picture on the left has the name Shirley Kelley written on it. Names appearing on the back of the picture in the right hand column from top: Reggie Ripp, Hannah Evans and Bob and Nancy Harrold.

If you have a picture that you have dropped off and never picked up, stop by the office to look through our unclaimed basket.

We are open Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Free June 10 Webinar Will Discuss Switch To Chip Card Technology

June 22, 2015

An important shift is occurring with credit card payment technology that might impact your business -- and the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a webinar to help business oweners navigate the upcoming transition from magnetic stripe to chip card technology (also known as "EMV" - for Europay, MasterCard, & Visa). The chip-based cards used in EMV are considered to be an improvement over commonly used cards with magnetic stripes when it comes to fraud prevention.

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