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Mitch Burnett of Oconto was sentenced to three years probation in Custer County District Court July 2 and must pay restitution of $6, 862 to Victoria Township. Burnett, 48, was found guilty of Theft-unlawful taking, a Class 4 felony in connections with checks written on the Victoria Township…

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The City of Broken Bow is asking citizens to not put unused fireworks in the garbage.

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Over the Independence Day weekend, Nebraska State Troopers will be working overtime to keep Nebraska roads safe. The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) joins agencies throughout the state to focus on drunk driving enforcement this weekend.

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Five new positive COVI-19 cases have been reported since the last LBPHD update on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, according to a Facebook post by Loup Basin Public Health District. About 10 a.m., today (Friday, June 26), LBPHD posted the that the new cases were reported in the following counties:

If you would like to learn about grasses, forbs and range management, plan to attend the Range Judging Workshop and Contest at Diamond Bar Ranch near Stapleton, Neb. Monday, June 29, starting at 5 p.m.

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Travelers are hitting the road in greater numbers as the state continues to move into a new phase of COVID-19 response. Most Nebraska counties are now in Phase III of reopening, as of Monday, June 22.

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has confirmed a case of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in a horse in Buffalo County. The horses on the infected premises have been quarantined. At present time, one additional horse on the premises is also exhibiting VS symptoms. All animals on the inf…

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According to the National Weather Service Office out of North Platte, there is a slight risk of severe weather in north central Nebraska, generally north of an Oshkosh through Brewster and Ewing line.

Some have wings, some don’t.  Some crawl about, some don’t.  Bees, butterflies, wasps and even ants do an important job.  This week, Nebraska is celebrating that job and the insects that do it.  June 22-28, 2020 is Nebraska Pollinator Week.

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Storms rolled through Central Nebraska on Saturday and Sunday bringing wind, hail and even a report of a tornado in the Sandhills. Here are some reports made to the National Weather Service Office in North Platte.

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According to Broken Bow Police Chief Steve Scott, fireworks stands open at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 25 in Broken Bow. Chief Scott encourages the public to use caution and obey city fireworks ordinances.

Nebraska gas prices have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.00/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,150 stations. Gas prices in Nebraska are 21.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 58.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

One (1) new case was reported in Loup Basin Public Health Department’s (LBPHD) district since June 12, 2020 at 8 a.m. Patient information is considered protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will not be provided to protect the p…

Today (June 19, 2020), Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that Nebraska’s unemployment rate ranked best in the nation.  In May, Nebraska’s unemployment rate decreased to 5.2 percent from 8.7 percent in April.

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The Big Rock Summer Tour, including performers RATT, Skid Row and Quiet Riot, have canceled all shows for the remainder of 2020. This cancellation impacts the tour’s stop at the Nebraska State Fair previously scheduled for Sept. 5, 2020.

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The city fireworks display for the Fourth of July is a go, according to Broken Bow Fire Chief Jason Baum. The Chief spoke with Baum today (Wednesday, June 17, 2020) to ask if the fireworks would be held this year. Baum said he just got off the phone with the mayor and the fireworks are a go.

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Work will begin on the new track for Broken Bow Public Schools in about two weeks, according to Superintendent Darren Tobey. Tobey talked briefly about the track at Monday’s school board meeting (June 15, 2010).

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The National Weather Service Office in North Platte, Neb., forecasts above normal temperatures for today (Monday, June 15, 2020) and tonight with highs in the 90s and lows in the 60s. Winds will be mostly out of the SSE around 10-15 mph during the day and 15-20 mph out of the SE tonight. Win…

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TestNebraska will be offering freeCOVID-19 testing within the loup Basin Public Health District again on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (June 15-17, 2020).

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Two (2) new case were reported in Loup Basin Public Health Department’s (LBPHD) district since June 5, 2020 at 8 a.m. Patient information is considered protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will not be provided to protect the p…

Landowners in three river basins in the Lower Loup Natural Resources District (LLNRD) may apply for new groundwater irrigated acres for 2021.  The Lower Loup NRD Board of Directors approved the new irrigation at its meeting May 28, 2020.

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A plan to hold the Free Pit BBQ as part of the 2020 Custer County Fair is in place.

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Whether or not summer celebrations take place, the City of Broken Bow will be showing colors for summer. City workers have been putting up banners and flags this week.

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The City of Broken Bow opened its playgrounds today, June 12, 2020.Broken Bow playgrounds have been closed to use since March 23.

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The City of Broken Bow Tree Dump located on South 13th Avenue will be open from 10 a.m. - Noon, 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for people who need to take limbs from the storms to the tree dump.  There will not be a fee charged to dump these storm related limbs through this Saturday, June 13, 2020

A series of strong storm systems resulted in a week straight of severe weather, torrential rainfall, and non-thunderstorm high winds (June 2-9, 2020). The following are statistics from the region covered by the National Weather Service Office out of North Platte, Neb.

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Scatted thunderstorms are forecast to develop after 4 p.m. this afternoon (Monday, June 8, 2020) and become numerous by evening.

Private landowners have until June 19, 2020 to enroll their land in the Open Fields and Waters Program, in which they can earn additional income for allowing walk-in hunting, trapping and/or fishing access on their properties.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission opened more camping opportunities in state park areas starting June 4. All previous temporary restrictions on recreational vehicle and tent camping were removed. Designated beaches and swimming areas also opened June 4.