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On Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 seventeen (17) new cases of COVID-19 have been reported by Loup Basin Public Health District (LBPHD) since Monday's report. The new cases are in the following counties:

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Brent Robertson, wheat farmer and former District 7 representative of the Nebraska Wheat Board, was recently appointed by Secretary Sonny Perdue to serve on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Board. His term began immediately after his appoint…

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Weather permitting, work will begin Oct. 5, 2020 on N-21, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

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As of Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, two hundred and seventy-four (274) COVID-19 cases have been reported by Loup Basin Public Health Department (LBPHD), an increase of 26 cases in the last week.

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Nebraska gas prices have fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.11/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,150 stations. Gas prices in Nebraska are 1.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 45.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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If you have attempted to contact the Custer County Chief via email after 10:15 a.m. Central today, Monday, Sept. 21, we apologize. Our corporate email service is down and we have been unable to receive or send email.

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Adams Land and Cattle is proud and excited to organize our second annual Food 4 Youth challenge. This year, Adams is partnering with local businesses and surrounding schools to assist with their backpack programs, which provide food and other needed items to send home with students.

It’s time to get your grain storage facilities ready for harvest 2020. While some folks use grain storage bags, grain bins are still popular options to store grain after harvest.

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Numerous large wildfires in the Western United States may affect the air quality in Nebraska. Nebraska continues to monitor smoke levels and wind directions and provides updates accordingly to the media and public.

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An upcoming Nebraska Extension webinar will feature Jay Rempe, senior economist with Nebraska Farm Bureau, discussing recent shocks in the cattle industry and producer response in the state.  

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This is always an exciting time of year as the weather starts to cool off, crops are drying down, and harvest 2020 is starting. In the coming weeks, we are going to see a lot of activity across the area that includes long days and late nights for producers.

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The Lower Loup Natural Resources District (LLNRD) is partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to hold a community meeting to discuss the Mud Creek Watershed Improvement Project which is focused on flood prevention.

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The Broken Bow Police Department participated in the recent “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign funded by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.  The selective ran from Aug. 21 through Sept. 7 and allowed officers to work overtime hours in an effort to decrease the number of drunk and …

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Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement on Thursday, Sept. 10,  in observance of Patriot Day, which is celebrated on September 11, 2020:

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In decisions issued today (Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020), the Nebraska Supreme Court ordered that three gambling initiatives be placed on the November general election ballot, and that a medical cannabis initiative be withheld from the ballot.

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The jury trial for Trenton Esch, 44, of Broken Bow has been continued to February, 2021.

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A photo by an Oconto youth graces the cover of the NDA's 2021 Poultry Calendar. The photo by Gage Schledewitz features a black and white hen with a pivot, green hill and Nebraska sky in the background.

Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) released the following statement in commemoration of Labor Day:

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As we close out the warm summer months this Labor Day weekend the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District encourages you to not end this summer as a statistic and to practice water safety this weekend. We urge visitors to be vigilant, understand the importance of water safety and …

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As schools are back in session and the summer vacation season winds down, Nebraska State Troopers and officers from dozens of other law enforcement agencies throughout Nebraska will participate in the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The campaign is part of a nationwide effo…

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Four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since our last update on Wednesday, Sept. 2. The new cases are in Custer (2) and Sherman (2) counties. All four cases are due to community spread. Close contacts have been asked to quarantine.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $62.4 million to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to help reimburse eligible expenses the agency has incurred as a result of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Living with a chronic illness such as mental illness or substance use disorder can be challenging. September is National Recovery Month, and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Behavioral Health wants Nebraskans to know that there is help and there is hope.

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Craig Safranek of Merna attended the Republican National Convention last week and was on the South Lawn of the White House to hear the President's acceptance speech on the nomination. Read about it in the Sept. 3, 2020 issue of the Custer County Chief!

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As of Monday, Aug. 31 at 8 a.m., Loup Basin Public Health District (LBPHD) reported four additional positive COVDI-19 cases since Friday for Custer County, bringing the total to 72. Sixty cases have been reported as recovered. There have been four COVID-19 related deaths.

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A budget hearing for Broken Bow Public Schools is scheduled for this evening, Monday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Media Center/Library. The public is welcome to attend.

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Visitors to public lands and other recreational sites in the Nebraska Panhandle are being advised of wildfires in the region, and are being asked to be especially cautious because the heightened risk for fires brought on by hot and dry weather.

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August has been an active month for coronavirus in the Loup Basin Public Health Department (LBPHD) District , adding sixty-nine cases during the month to date.  Community spread has become more prevalent across the district, most noticeably in Custer and Valley Counties.  The overall distric…