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The parade for the 2020 Festival of Lights in Broken Bow, Neb. had a twist in this year of COVID - reverse! Displays and floats remained stationery at the Custer County Fairgrounds Monday evening while people drove through to enjoy the lights and receive a goodie bag or two. At one point, th…

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A collision between a small pickup truck and semi-trailer has slowed traffic in Broken Bow. Around 2 p.m. today (Wed. 12/2/20), it appeared both the truck and semi were attempting a right hand turn on to eastbound Hwy 2 from Hwy 21. The pickup was in the rightmost lane and the semi was in th…

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Loup Basin Public Health District (LBPHD) is reporting a one day increase of 62 Nebraskans who have passed away with COVID-19 as a contributing factor to their death.

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The 2020 General Election is officially in the books. Members of the Board of State Canvassers reviewed and approved the results of the statewide election. No major problems were noted in the Canvass Board review.

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the Christmas season is in full swing. Parents with children in tow are searching for a Christmas tree, eager to bring holiday cheer into their homes. After finding the perfect tree comes the challenge of safely transporting it back home.

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As of Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, 1,541 COVID-19 cases have been reported by Loup Basin Public Health Department (LBPHD). In the past two weeks, LBPHD has added 373 cases.

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For the first time in more than a century, Nebraskans will grapple with celebrating Thanksgiving and December holidays (including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa) during a global pandemic. It’s natural to want to gather in-person for the holidays – and realizing that might not be possible ca…

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Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2020, a coalition of the nation’s largest biofuels and agricultural trade groups filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia asking the court to enforce its 2017 decision requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address its i…

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Last Saturday hurt a bit. A lot of the Husker faithful were pretty confident Nebraska was going to run away with a victory over Illinois. After a painful couple of hours, it was Illinois running away with the win, 41 - 23.

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The Custer County Chief is closed Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 for the Thanksgiving weekend. We will be open Monday, Nov. 30.

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The employees of the Custer County Chief wish you a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.

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Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 25, 2020), Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference at the State Capitol to provide an update on the State’s work to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect hospitals.  The Governor reported that coronavirus hospitalizations have stabilized in recent da…

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The Broken Bow City Council approved levying special assessments for the 2018 South 19th Avenue and South G Street Paving Improving at Tuesday’s city council meeting. The vote came after a public meeting with the Board of Equalization.

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A hearing on levying special assessments in connection with the 2018 South 19th Avenue and South G Paving Improvements is one the agenda for the Broken Bow City Council meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Building City Auditorium.

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Loup Basin Public Health announced seventy-seven (77) new cases to report on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 since Friday's update. The new cases are in the following counties:

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The Monday before Thanksgiving is National Public Health Thank You Day, a day to recognize the work that public health employees do. It is especially important this year to recognize the hard work and dedication that public health workers have demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In the process of handling grain, producers are exposed to a range of safety hazards both during harvest and once the grain is stored.

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Know a Nebraska rancher, farmer or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2021 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award®.

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss will be observed on Nov. 21. The day is intended to help family and friends of those who have died by suicide come together to support and heal each other.

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On Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, Loup Basin Public Health District (LBPHD) reported 80 more positive cases of COVID-19 in the nine county region since Monday.

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has confirmed a mountain lion was observed on video crossing a yard on the west side of Scottsbluff in the early morning on Nov. 19.

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As of Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, 1,083 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported by Loup Basin Public Health Department (LBPHD). In the past two weeks, LBPHD has added 432 cases, 40 percent of the total cases to date.

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US-183 and N-92, Ansley Viaduct, is open to normal traffic with ongoing construction, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging the public to make fire safety a priority when preparing this year’s Thanksgiving feast. The association’s latest Home Cooking Fires report shows that Thanksgiving is the peak day for U.S. home cooking fires followed by the day before…

Just in time for the holidays – the public will have the opportunity to buy laptops, desktop computers and other electronics that have been phased out at North Platte Community College beginning next week.

With the help of a $280,000 matching grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, working with partners, will be able to modernize wetland conservation resources for educators and the public.

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Raffle tickets for $1,000 worth of grocery gift cards will be sold at the Veterans Memorial Building in Broken Bow until 7 p.m.

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Starting Nov. 14, 2020, the expanded Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act goes into effect prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes in every enclosed indoor workplace with very few exceptions. This includes office buildings, manufacturing facilities, retail stores, restaurants, bars, etc.

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A Winter Weather Advisory for accumulating snow continues until mid-afternoon for much of central Nebraska. Be prepared for slick conditions and reduced visibility at times.

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According to major news sources, former Vice-President Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States, winning over current President Donald Trump.

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The Custer Chapter 41 Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) and Unit 41 Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (D.A.V.A.) have created an Exhibit at the Custer County Museum to honor our Veterans.

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The City of Broken Bow would like to announce that the 5th Avenue railroad crossing will be closed at 8 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9. Please watch for posted signs.