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A 5-month-old female mountain lion was shot south of Chadron in Dawes County on Saturday, July 19.

A man reported noticing the animal crouched in the grass about 20 yards from his residence, where two young children were present on a patio. The man retrieved a rifle from the house and approached the animal, then shot it when it stood but did not flee. The mountain lion weighed approximately 30 pounds.
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  A firearm hunter education course will be offered by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission volunteer instructors in Valentine on August 13, 14, and 15 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. The free course will held at the Niobrara Lodge at 803 East Hwy 20. The course will provide instruction in the areas of safe firearms use, shooting and sighting techniques, hunter ethics, game identification and conservation management. Students must attend all of the sessions to complete the course. Students must pre-register by August 12th at HuntSafeNebraska.org., outdoornebraska.org or by calling the Nebraska Game and Parks office in Bassett at 402-684-2921. Please print off and complete the parental release form...

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Congratulations to Brandy Muirhead, the winner of the Turtle Races Championship Heat. She won $500 in Chamber Bucks. Each top heat winner won $50 in Chamber Bucks. The full results are as follows: Heat 1: 1st - Randy Lurz, 2nd - Suzanne Schultz, 3rd - Terri Shelbourn, 4th - Jess Ravenscroft, 5th - Brandy Muirhead, 6th - Jerry Earll, 7th - Connor Jackson, 8th - Jess Ravenscroft, 9th - Rhonda Elliott, 10th - Deb Neiffer Heat 2: 1st - Karri Hagedorn, 2nd - Anne Clark, 3rd - Suzanne Schultz, 4th - Mary Mercure, 5th - Carol Earll, 6th - Rita O'Kief, 7th - Charlene Lolley, 8th - Hunter Weinman, 9th- Twyla Kelly, 10th - Kim Jeffers Heat 3: 1st - Kethan Mercure, 2nd - Jacob Sikes, 3rd - Xi Beta...

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  Dangerously hot weather is predicted for Nebraska and Iowa, and the American Red Cross reminds everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe when the temperatures rise. * Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles. * Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day. * Take frequent breaks if working outdoors. * Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat. * Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat. * Check on animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat. Ensure they...

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Green Street from 2nd to 5th Street in Valentine will be closed on Tuesday, July 22nd, until the milling project is complete.

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Nebraska feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head contained 2.26 million cattle on feed on July according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service.  This inventory was up 4 percent from last year.  Placements during June totaled 375,00 head up 14 percent from 2013.  Fed cattle marketings for the month of June totaled 500,000 head up 4 percent from last year.  Other disappearance during June totaled 25,000 head, up 15,000 head from a year ago.

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Providing financial assistance to fire departments in rural areas and rural communities is crucial to suppressing Nebraska's wildland fires. This year the Nebraska Forest Service, through funding from the U.S. Forest Service, is providing $187,112 in federal financial assistance for 91 Nebraska community projects through the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program. "Nebraska's rural firefighting resources are often the first line of defense in meeting expanded protection needs for wildland-urban interface fires," said Don Westover, wildland fire protection program leader for the Nebraska Forest Service. "Of 490 local fire departments in Nebraska, 97 percent are volunteer. These departments...

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The recent cool, dry weather helped Nebraska farmers who are harvesting wheat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says about 54 percent of the state's wheat crop has now been harvest, which is slightly behind the average of 61 percent. Nebraska's two biggest crops of corn and soybeans appear to be in good shape. The USDA says 76 percent of the corn crop is in good or excellent condition in the state. And 73 percent of Nebraska's soybeans are in good or excellent condition.    

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U.S. agriculture could provide up to 155 million tons of crop residues and 60 million tons of manure to produce clean fuels and electricity in 2030 that would help cut the nation’s oil use and phase out the use of coal, according to a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The UCS research found that the top 10 states with the potential to use the residues left behind from crop harvest and livestock production, such as plant materials and manure, to create low-carbon fuels and electricity are: Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Arkansas, Texas, California, Indiana, South Dakota and North Carolina. Together, these states can provide about two-thirds of total projected...

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Crop conditions in South Dakota were reported mostly good to excellent despite a week with little rainfall.   The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that topsoil moisture supplies were 82 percent adequate to surplus and subsoil moisture was rated 84 percent adequate to surplus.   Spring wheat, oats and corn were all rated at least 80 percent good to excellent. Barley was rated 65 percent good and 13 percent excellent.   Pasture and range conditions were reported to be 22 percent excellent, 55 percent good, 19 percent fair and 4 percent poor.

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Valentine fought hard in the Senior Legion Baseball Tournament in O'Neill, winning the first game on Friday, July 18th against Ainsworth 18-7. They took on the #1 seed Creighton next, and fell 3-13 in 5 innings. Valentine rallied from the losers bracket against Neligh, winning 12-9 on July 20th and then beat Taylor Burwell Sargent 11-9  on the 21st to face Creighton again on Tuesday, July 22. Valentine needed to win twice to take home the championship. They started out strong in the first game, beating Creighton 7-4, but could not catch a break against Creighton in the second game, who was previously undefeated. The final score of the second game was Creighton 13, Valentine 0 in 5 innings. Creighton...

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When competing for a roster spot, burdened by the thought that any day could be your last, former Husker lineman Jeremiah Sirles was advised to avoid one urge. “Don’t get caught up in the numbers game,” the rookie offensive tackle said. Never mind that Sirles is one of 89 players on San Diego’s roster as training camp begins Wednesday — a total that will eventually drop to 53. There are 15 offensive linemen — eight listed as tackles — reporting this week. Sirles is the only first-year tackle. Perhaps that kind of information had been notable up until this point. But as league vets have told Sirles, it can be distracting in August, when a player’s mentality is so vital to his...

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Twenty-two swimmers from Valentine traveled to Kearney over the weekend to compete in the 2014 GNST Summer Sizzler. Nearly 100 swimmers from 6 teams across the state competed in 36 events in this two day event held at Harmon Park in Kearney. Brayden Kieborz and Caleb Long brought home state qualifying times from Kearney in the 50M freestyle and 200M breaststroke respectively. Brayden and Caleb join Dylan Witt who qualified earlier in the season in the 50M freestyle and 100M breaststroke. Dylan also added the 50M butterfly, 50M breaststroke, 50M backstroke and 100M freestyle to his state times now totaling six events. Additionally, Kaylynn Miller, Taryn Adams and Savannah Dean will...

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Nebraska deer permits are now available for purchase. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission asks hunters buying their permits to consider also making a tax-deductible donation to Hunters Helping the Hungry. Founded in 2012, Hunters Helping the Hungry allows for the distribution of venison to Nebraskans in need. During the state's various deer seasons, hunters can donate deer at participating processors. The processors then distribute ground venison to food pantries and soup kitchens across the state. The cost of processing is paid for entirely by donations. In 2013, 363 hunters donated 392 deer, which provided more than 19,000 pounds of venison to Nebraskans in need. Hunters and others...

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RESULTS OF THE LADY WRANGLER HORSE SHOW, JULY 13, 2014.   DENNIS STORMS, JUDGE. HALTER Geldings 5 and up 1.  Christy Murry  2.  Tonya Carr    3.  Shirley Kime   4.  Judy  Reece Mares 5 and up 1.  Judy Reece      2.  Moriah  Beel   3.  Keiley Walz   4.  Emily Medley    5.  Alison Stineman Mares 3 and 4 1.  Alice Fletcher Colts 2 and under 1.  Luke Hockenbary OPEN ENGLISH PLEASURE 1. Shirley Kime          2.  Eve Miller WESTERN PLEASURE Lead Line 1.  Lily Beel Adult  Ranch Horse 1.  Sonia Walz            2. Tonya Carr              3.  Judy Reece Junior Western Pleasure 1.  Kieley Walz          ...

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