Latest Scottsbluff News

The Latest: Storm dumps foot of snow in North Dakota

Oct. 11, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in western Nebraska say a Scottsbluff man has died in a crash on an icy highway near the border of Dawes County and Sheridan County. Scottsbluff radio station KNEB reports that 20-year-old Adam Hawk had been traveling on U.S. Highway 20 around 10 p.m. Thursday when he lost...

Scottsbluff man dies in western Nebraska crash on icy road

Oct. 11, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in western Nebraska say a Scottsbluff man has died in a crash on an icy highway near the border of Dawes County and Sheridan County. Scottsbluff radio station KNEB reports that 20-year-old Adam Hawk had been traveling on U.S. Highway 20 around 10 p.m. Thursday when he lost...

Winter storm expected to whiten parts of Nebraska, Iowa

Oct. 8, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Forecasters say a wintry storm system could drop up to 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) of snow on northwest Nebraska later this week. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the northern half of the Panhandle. The service says ice could form on wet pavement...

Measure would bar feeding of geese, other wild critters

Oct. 2, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

TERRYTOWN, Neb. (AP) — A city council in western Nebraska is considering barring anyone from feeding geese and other wild critters inside city limits. The Terrytown council has scheduled a third and final reading and vote Thursday on a proposed ordinance. Violators would face fines of $5 for each offense,...

Jury convicts woman accused of stealing from grandmother

Sep. 27, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A Gering woman accused of stealing from her grandmother has been convicted. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that a jury found 40-year-old Crystal Lessert guilty Wednesday of abuse of a vulnerable adult. Online court records don't yet show a sentencing date. Court records say Lessert...

Authorities say driver died after ATV flipped over on him

Sep. 16, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 78-year-old man died after his all-terrain vehicle flipped over and pinned him beneath it in the Nebraska Panhandle. Accident occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday on a county road about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) northeast of Scottsbluff. The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's...

Cities look for potential landfill sites

Sep. 8, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

GERING, Neb. (AP) — As the Gering landfill approaches a 2026 deadline for permitted capacity, Gering and Scottsbluff are working toward finding a suitable replacement site. The cities have hired Trihydro Corporation, a Cheyenne-based engineering firm, to help identify and develop the new landfill. Gering...

Heavy rainfall as storms rumble across Nebraska

Aug. 21, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Storms that rumbled across Nebraska left behind some flooded streets and fields and some damaged trees, buildings and vehicles. Late Tuesday night storms socked Scotts Bluff County, where the Scottsbluff airport reported a wind gust of 73 mph (117.5 kph). Retired National Weather Service...

Officials say county was overpaid for cable franchise fee

Aug. 20, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A cable television provider erroneously paid more than $413,000 in franchising fees to a Nebraska Panhandle county for nearly a decade and the county board must now determine how to return the money so three cities owed their fees can be paid. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reported that...

Scottsbluff Public Schools unveil new app for safety tips

Aug. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — While parents and kids are getting ready for school, Scottsbluff Public Schools unveiled its own preparations, launching a new app for students and the community to provide tips and information to law enforcement and school officials. The app, called See Something Send Something,...