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Pleasant weather ends as winter storm arrives

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
KIMBALL, Another dose of wintry weather visited the tri-state region on Sunday as a slow-moving winter storm flowed into the region, ending a week of very nice weather and beginning a new week with icy north winds, plunging temperatures and blowing snow.
Snowfall totals varied across the Panhandle, with Scottsbluff and Sidney reporting as much as 12 inches and other
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Animal scientist to discuss genetically modified animals at Heuermann Lecture

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
LINCOLN, A nationally renowned animal scientist will speak about genetically modified animals at the next University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Heuermann Lecture Jan. 13, 2015.
Alison Van Eenennaam, a Cooperative Extension specialist in animal genomics and biotechnology in the Department of Animal Science at University of California (UC), Davis, will speak at 7 p.m. at the Nebraska Innovation Campus conference center,
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Cow-calf commentary: Storms, slander and (back)sliders

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
As winter storms go, the cold and snow that blew through the region on Monday wasn't very much out of the ordinary. There was cold and snow and blowing snow and low visibility and icy roads.
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Free seminar on chain saw and log splitter safety

Modified: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
MELBETA, Ron's Sharp Shop is holding a free chain saw and log splitter safety and care seminar next week.
Join Ron at 303 Main St. in Melbeta on Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. or Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Call (308) 631-0608 for more information.
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Holiday tradition leads to a birdís eye view of lights

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
GERING, The Summit Road at Scotts Bluff National Monument will be open, weather permitting, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19, 20, and 21, so visitors may view the holiday lights of the surrounding area.†
Entrance fees will not be charged during these hours.
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UW Range Club earns regional competition honors

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
LARAMIE, Wyo., University of Wyoming's (UW) Range Club brought home honors last month during the Wyoming Section of the Society for Range Management (SRM) meeting and regional competition in Evanston.
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources students competed against those from Utah State University, Southern Utah University and Colorado State University.
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Fire ants are no match for poison frogs

Modified: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Since its accidental introduction into the United States from South America in the 1930s, the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, has spread throughout the southern United States, decimating small-animal populations, damaging crops and other plants and inflicting painful and sometimes lethal venomous stings on humans and livestock. Scientists are constantly looking for effective methods to control this
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Albany County woman receives the WyFB Leadership Award

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
SHERIDAN, Wyo., Sharleen Castle, of Albany County, was awarded the 2014 Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Leadership Award at the 95th annual meeting of the organization.
Presented Nov. 14, the award is given to those who have gone above and beyond in their agricultural leadership service in the organization.
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Stock Growers Land Trust elects two new board members

Posted: Thursday, Dec 18th, 2014
CHEYENNE, Wyo., The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust announced today that two new board members have been elected to serve on the organization's Board of Directors.
The new members are Kevin Voyles of Thayne, Wyo., and Annaliese Wiederspahn of Cheyenne.
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Pleasant weather continues

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
KIMBALL, Exceptionally fine weather has been the norm across the tri-state region over the last seven days.
Skies have been mostly sunny and temperatures have ranged from the mid-50s during the day to mid-teens overnight.
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Farm bill decision tool workshops

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebraska Extension will continue hosting workshops throughout the Panhandle to help crop producers navigate Farm Bill decision tools.†
Workshops are limited to 10 participants per event; interested parties should register by calling (308) 632-1260.
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Cow-calf commentary: Why did that calf...

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
Why do those cattle do what they do? Why do they behave the way they behave?
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Nebraskans submit more than 12,000 cards for troops

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nebraskans submitted more than 12,000 cards to Congressman Adrian Smith's (R-Neb.) offices for the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program, which gives Americans the opportunity to send holiday greetings and thanks to service members, veterans and their families around the world.
Smith's offices in Scottsbluff and Grand Island served as collection points for constituents to drop
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Scotts Bluff County 
students nominated to service academies

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) recently announced his nomination of Logan Woodward of Gering to the Naval Academy and Matthew Mickey of Scottsbluff to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. 

"It's my privilege to nominate these high-caliber students to our nation's service academies," Johanns said.
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CSU team examines dairy-cattle microorganisms to improve food safety

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo., The bacterium Escherichia coli is among the most troublesome pathogens in the context of food safety, and a Colorado State University (CSU) veterinary team hopes to help mitigate its spread on dairy farms by investigating microbial dynamics in the dairy-cow gut.
The two scientists think their research could lead to strategies to stanch E. coli shedding at
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Goshen County 4-H meat judging team national reserve champion

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
TORRINGTON, Wyo., Goshen County's 4-H meat judging team won reserve champion in October at the American Royal competition in Kansas City, Mo.
Team member Danielle Schainost, president of Goshen Livestockers 4-H Club, and a freshman at Eastern Wyoming College, earned a perfect score on retail identification and was the contest's overall top individual.
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Jackís Insights: November 2014

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 10th, 2014
SCOTTSBLUFF, In a recent conversation, a friend expressed his perspective that while we indeed live in an era of information, we also live in an era of "misinformation."
His statement caused me to stop and think about what he was saying.
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