Latest Scottsbluff News

Nebraska fire in wildlife management area 40% contained

Nov. 16, 2021 17:03 PM EST

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A fire that has burned about 2,560 acres in northwest Nebraska was about 40% contained, officials said Tuesday. The fire in the Buffalo Creek Wildlife Management Area in Scotts Bluff and Banner counties began Sunday and efforts to contain it are...

Hunter finds human remains in Scotts Bluff County

Nov. 04, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

MELBETA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska DNA lab is evaluating human remains found in Scotts Bluff County in hopes of identifying the victim. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that a man setting up a goose blind near the North Platte River discovered...

Western Nebraska farmer faces federal charges of bank fraud

Oct. 27, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska rancher and farmer has been indicted on four federal counts of bank fraud after prosecutors say he lied to bank officials about his assets and debt load in an effort to secure more than $11 million in loans. George Liakos,...

Tuesday's Scores

Oct. 13, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Bellevue West def. Omaha Marian, 25-18, 25-18, 22-25, 25-17 Bishop Neumann def. Norfolk Catholic, 25-19, 19-25, 25-23, 25-22 Boone Central/Newman Grove def. Fullerton, 25-21, 28-26, 27-25 ...

Authorities identify woman who drowned while kayaking

Oct. 11, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified a woman who drowned while kayaking on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff. The woman was identified as Linda D. Schledewitz, 65, of rural Scottsbluff, according to Scotts Bluff County Attorney Dave Eubanks....

Woman drowns while canoeing on western Nebraska river

Oct. 10, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A woman drowned while canoeing on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff in western Nebraska. Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman the canoe the woman and her husband were using overturned Friday afternoon near Scottsbluff's wastewater...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 10, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Heartland def. Friend, 25-12, 25-12, 25-20 Anselmo-Merna Tournament= Anselmo-Merna def. Cody-Kilgore, 25-19, 25-18 Axtell def. Riverside, 25-14, 25-21 Bertrand def. CWC,...

Saturday's Scores

Oct. 03, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Syracuse def. Logan View-Scribner-Snyder, 25-13, 25-12, 25-22 Ashland Greenwood Tournament= Championship Bracket= Lincoln Lutheran def. Plattsmouth, 25-15, 25-8 Wahoo def....

Saturday's Scores

Sep. 26, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Raymond Central def. Ashland-Greenwood, 25-17, 25-16, 25-18 Adams Central Tournament= Adams Central def. Centura, 25-15, 25-23 Broken Bow def. Boone Central, 25-9, 25-16 ...

Nebraska Panhandle wildfires now largely under control

Sep. 21, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

CRAWFORD, Neb. (AP) — Two wildfires that had neared Scottsbluff and Crawford in the Nebraska Panhandle have largely been brought under control, authorities in western Nebraska said. A fire southwest of Scottsbluff, dubbed the Vista Trend fire that has burned about 3,600...