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Graduations for local schools begin this weekend. These are the days and times of local graduations as known by the Custer County Chief at this time.

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In the past two issues of the Custer County Chief (April 22 and April 29, 2021), we’ve defined Presidential Executive Order 14008 AKA 30x30 and we’ve looked at easements as related to 30x30. This week we take a look at what happened with conservation easements in Clay County and the steps th…

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Out this week! The salute to area graduating seniors is in the May 6, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief! It's already on newsstands (Wed. 5/5/21) and in the mail to subscribers!

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May is National Beef Month, and Nebraska has historically been known as “The Beef State.” So as the weather warms, the time and place are right to celebrate beef month with a barbecue. When handling beef or any meat, keep in mind these good food safety practices:

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This column by Donnis Hueftle-Bullock was originally published in the April 29, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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Near critical fire weather conditions are expected tomorrow afternoon (Saturday, May 1, 2021) as humidity values fall as low as 13-20 percent. Wind gusts aroud 20 mph are possible southeast of an Imperial to O'Neill line.

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In Custer County District Court today (April 29, 2021), Juan Columbe, 28, of Valentine received two 5 to 10 year sentences to the Nebraska Department of Corrections. The sentences are to be served consecutively with credit for 396 days.

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In the second article in our series on Executive Order 14008/30x30, we define easements and how they might be used to acquire land to reach the EO’s goal of 30 percent of U.S. land in conservation by 2030.

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Today (042921), Kay A. Orr, the 36th Governor of Nebraska and first Republican woman elected governor in the United States, announced her endorsement of conservative Republican Jim Pillen to be Nebraska's next governor.

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At Tuesday's Broken Bow City Council meeting (04/27/21), City Administrator Dan Knoell spoke about openings on local boards and the need to fill them. Both he and the Mayor said decisions are being delayed due to lack of quorums.

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Broken Bow’s newest fire truck made an appearance at Tuesday evening’s city council meeting (April 27, 2021). The 45 foot long truck has a 100 foot platform ladder. The platform can be lowered to the ground for people to enter and exit the platform if necessary, rather than climbing the ladd…

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U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement after the committee advanced bipartisan Fischer legislation.

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There are thirteen (13) cases to report since the April 20, 2021 update. The new cases are in the following counties: Howard (6), Custer (3), Valley (2), Garfield (1), Greeley (1).

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The 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 25, 2021 was an historical moment in the film industry.  And Nebraska played a part.

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According to the National Weather Service Office in North Platte, Neb., there is a threat for strong to severe storms this afternoon and evening (Tuesday, April 27, 2021) for much of Nebraska. The greatest threat is in far southwestern Nebraska as a slight risk with much of central Nebraska,…

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The Custer County Ag Society is excited to announce that Chancey Williams will be headlining the Custer County Concert Wednesday, Aug. 4 during the Custer County Fair.

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The Custer County Foundation is excited to announce GIVE 4 CUSTER COUNTY!  Local nonprofits throughout Custer County will hold fundraisers for their respective organizations, and the Custer County Foundation will match those funds raised!

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The combination of unseasonably warm temperatures in the upper 80s, dry conditions and gusty winds will lead to critical fire weather conditions on Monday, April 26, 2021.

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This column by Mona Weatherly was originally published in the April 22, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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This column by Donnis Hueftle-Bullock was originally published in the April 22, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021, former University of Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach and former U.S. congressman Dr. Tom Osborne announced his support for Jim Pillen, Republican candidate for Governor of Nebraska.

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No doubt you’ve heard about Presidential Executive Order 14008, though you may be hearing about it by different names. “30x30” is one of the most common. “Land grab” is another.

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According to the National Weather Service, bands of snow have dropped south across the Sandhills and new snow showers are developing in southwest Nebraska. Light accumulations are possible through the afternoon.

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It may be April 19 however winter isn't letting go just yet. According to the National Weather Service office in North Platte, there will be accumulating snow in northwestern Nebraska and southwestern Nebraska. Custer County and areas to the immediate north and east may see less than an inch…

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This column by Mona Weatherly was originally published in the April 15, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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This column by Donnis Hueftle-Bullock was originally published in the April 15, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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According to the National Weather Service office in North Platte, winter weather is making its way out of the area this afternoon (Friday, 041621).

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The Directed Health Measures (DHMs) for Nebraska were updated effective Thursday, April 15, 2021.

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Custer County along with Blaine and Frontier Counties are now included in a Winter Weather Advisory by the National Weather Service effect until 7 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, April 16, 2021). Cities included are Dunning, Purdum, Brewster, Broken Bow, Curtis, Eustis and Maywood.

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Beginning Monday April 19, 2021, the Broken Bow Library will be open the following hours

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The Custer County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, April 13 to a packed room for two items on the agenda with over 70 people standing and sitting in the main board room and more than 20 standing in the landing area on the second floor outside the meeting room.

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In the early 1990s, Carmen Finney was working in the kitchen at Sargent Public Schools. Her hours were cut and, as a single mother, it wasn’t enough. One of the bus drivers asked her if she wanted to learn how to drive a school bus. She told him. “I don’t see why not.”

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According to the National Weather Service Office in North Platte, a late season storm could bring as much as three inches of snow to a good part of Custer County by Friday evening (04/16/21).

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The following are excerpts from an opinion piece by Lysabeeth Kierls, Manager, Sandhills Cattle Association that will appear in the April 15, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief. To read Kierls' opinion piece in full, see the paper or digital copy of the April 15, 2021 issue of the Custer …

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Spring turkey hunters are eager to get back in the woods each year. They should not be so eager they overlook safety, though.

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Fire managers on the Bessey Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forest have planned to conduct a series of prescribed broadcasts burns beginning the week of April 5 through May 8, 2021 as weather conditions allow.  The broadcast burns are planned on up to 10,000 acres of native grasslan…

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This column by Mona Weatherly was originally published in the April 8, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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This column by Donnis Hueftle-Bullock was originally published in the April 8, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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Nebraska's U.S. Congressman from the Second District was in Broken Bow Thursday (April 8, 2021) to tour a hog barn with Thomas Livestock Company, Inc. and visit with pork producers.