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As of Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, 2,376 COVID-19 cases had been reported by Loup Basin Public Health Department (LBPHD). Due to the low case counts in recent weeks, LBPHD has decreased its frequency to a weekly update to the public on their website (www.lbphd.org) and social media (Facebook &…

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God willing, we will not see another extended period of the extreme cold like what we had Feb. 6-16.

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This column by Donnis Hueftle-Bullock first appeared in print in the Feb. 25, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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According to the National Weather Service (NWS), 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible over the weekend in parts of the northern Sandhills and Panhandle in Nebraska.

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At Tuesday’s Broken Bow City Council meeting, the council approved Ordinance 1241 which requires Septic Tank Disposal permits. City Administrator Dan Knoell said the ordinance has the support of the water and sewer department as well as the Utilities Board.

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This column by Mona Weatherly was originally published in the Feb. 18, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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This column by Donnis Hueftle-Bullock was originally published in the Feb. 18, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) COVID-19 Vaccination portal reached and exceeded the milestone of 200,000 Nebraskans registered for the COVID-19 vaccine as of Thursday evening (Feb. 18, 2021).

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Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) is asking power customers around the state to be wary of scammers trying to take advantage of the recent winter weather and power outages.

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According to the National Weather Service Office in North Platte, the temperature in Broken Bow was 23 degrees at 12:45 p.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021).

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There are eleven (11) additional postive COVID-19 cases to report since Monday's update. The new cases are in the following counties

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Arctic air moving south resulted in record breaking lows and extremely cold wind chill temperature early this week across western and north central Nebraska. Temperatures will increase through the rest of the week, reaching highs above freezing by the weekend.

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Will Broken Bow lose power if Custer Public Power District (CPPD) has a planned rolling black out in areas surrounding Broken Bow?

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According to a post on Custer Public Power District's (CPPD) Facebook page, the SPP (Southwest Power Pool) will move to a Level 3 emergency at 9 a.m. this morning (Wed. 2/17/21).  This means that rolling outages will begin again.

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The National Weather Service Office out of North Plattes says wind chill readings to 29 below zero can be expected across western and north central Nebraska tonight (Tues., Feb. 16) through tomorrow morning.

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Most of the U.S. is under some sort of weather warning or advisory today, Feb. 14, 2021. Winter storm warnings stretch from New Mexico and Texas east and north to Illinois and Ohio,  At least 12 states, including Nebraska are partially or entirely under Wind Chill Warnings. Upstate New York …

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This column by Managing Editor Mona Weatherly was originally published in the Feb. 11, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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The column by Donnis Hueftle-Bullock was originally published in the Feb. 11, 2021 issue of the Custer County Chief.

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This morning, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, Governor Pete Ricketts provided an update on coronavirus vaccination in Nebraska.  He cited data on coronavirus fatalities to explain the State’s decision to prioritize Nebraskans age 65 and older to receive the vaccine.  Nebraskans can register for vacci…

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According to graphics released early this morning by the National Weather Service Office in North Platte, the heaviest snow fall accumulation expected over the weekend is now centered on Hooker County in the Sandhills where more than six inches of snow may fall.

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At the Custer County Ag Society meeting Thursday, Feb. 11., the board approved payments of $50 per full-time employee per month for AFLAC accident insurance. With three full-time employees, the total will be $1,800 per year.

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Vaccines: As of February 1, 2021, there is no wait period to donate blood after receiving COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by AstraZeneca, Janssen/J&J, Moderna, Novavax or Pfizer, as long as individuals are feeling healthy and well. Individuals who receive a COVID-19 vaccine and do not kno…

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Home fires typically rise during the winter as people spend more times indoors. The use of a variety of heating sources and more cooking being done at home are often the causes of these fires.

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Educators interested in incorporating monarch butterflies into their teaching are invited to a free virtual workshop March 16 and 23.

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According to the National Weather Service Office out of North Platte, a good part of Nebraska including the Sandhills and Custer County might see 6 to 8 inches of snow before the coming weekend is over.

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Some Test Nebraska sites outside of Nebraska’s metropolitan areas will adjust their schedules this week in response to the winter weather the area has been experiencing. Those registered for testing should regularly check messages for updates, as notification via text or email will be sent i…

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Ordinance 1242 was approved at Tuesday evening’s Broken Bow City Council meetings. This ordinance allows the mayor to become part of a quorum of three in the event that two of the four council member cannot attend a meeting.

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The Nebraska State Patrol is urging caution in extremely cold temperatures throughout the state this week. Any motorist who becomes stranded should stay with their vehicle and call for help.

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There is a Wind Chill Advisory for much of the State of Nebraska today, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Winds of 5 to 7 mph will make it feel like it's -20F to -29F.

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It’s Super Bowl time! The Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes will meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and  Tom Brady for the 55th Super Bowl this weekend. Go, Chiefs!

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This column by Donnis Hueftle-Bullock was first published in print in the Feb. 4, 2021 print issue of the Custer County Chief.

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A Winter Storm Warning has been issued from 10 p.m. CST this evening (Friday, Feb. 5, 2021) until 9 a.m. CST tomorrow for Custer County in Nebraska including the city of Broken Bow.

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for 10 p.m. CST/9 p.m. MST this evening (Friday, Feb. 5, 2021) to 9 a.m. CST/8 a.m. MST tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021) for the following counties in Nebraska: Eastern Cherry-Brown-Rock-Holt-Grant-Hooker-Thomas-Blaine-Loup-Garfield-Wheeler-Arthur-M…

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Due to staff in quarantine, Custer County Court at the Judicial Center in Broken Bow will have very limited staffing through Feb. 12, 2021. If you have business to conduct in person, please call ahead  at 308-872-5761 so someone can be prepared to assist you.

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Rain will change to snow this evening (Wed. 2-3-21), possibly resulting in a flash freeze and light snow accumulations, mainly for north central Nebraska.

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Today, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, the Office of Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the Governor had come into close contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.

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On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. the nine counties in Loup Basin Public Health Department’s district were issued updated Directed Health Measures (DHMs).