Latest Scottsbluff News

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,...

Hailstorm damages structures, vehicles in western Nebraska

Aug. 16, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A hailstorm that raced over a section of western Nebraska left behind broken windows, dented vehicles and battered crops. The storm blew in from the west Thursday afternoon and loosed hailstones reported at 2 inches (5.1 centimeters) in diameter or bigger. The National Weather...

Wyoming prison inmate dies

Aug. 16, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Corrections says a 71-year-old inmate has died from long-term health issues. The agency says Leland D. Brown died Thursday at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Brown was an inmate at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in...

Officials: Man died after 2-vehicle crash near Burwell

Aug. 6, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

BURWELL, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 75-year-old York man has died from injuries he received earlier this week in a two-vehicle crash in north-central Nebraska. The Grand Island Independent reports that Dennis Neville died Monday in a Lincoln hospital, a day after the crash. The Garfield County...

Scottsbluff teen receives world rodeo championship at age 15

Jul. 28, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — As a 15-year-old who has dedicated his time outside of school to rodeo since the age of 6, Tate Talkington of Scottsbluff achieved his dream of competing on the world stage. When Tate was growing up, he became involved in junior rodeos as he followed the path of his idol, his...

Tunnel collapse on Wyoming-Nebraska border threatens crops

Jul. 25, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials in Nebraska and Wyoming were scrambling Thursday to respond to an irrigation tunnel collapse that cut off water to more than 100,000 acres of farmland in both states during one of the hottest and driest times of year, a major threat to the region's economy. The collapse...