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GOA's Larry Pratt To Discuss Gun Control On Monday's Comment Program

Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified before the Senate Appropriations Commerce Justice and Science Subcommittee on The Justice Department's role in implementing executive actions on gun control Wednesday morning in Washington, DC.  During her testimony, AG Lynch stated that she believes President Obama's recent executive actions relative to gun control were "lawful and well-reasoned".

Gun Owners of America Executive Director Emeritus Larry Pratt will be joining us again on the KVSH Comment program at 10:15 Monday morning to discuss the AG's testimony as well as the general outlook of gun control and the 2nd amendment.


Krogman to appear Monday

29 Year old Tylor Krogman of White River is scheduled to appear in a Cherry County Courtroom on January 25th facing charges in the death of Ed Mathiesen of rural Valentine last year. Krogman was charged with manslaughter, first degree assault and strangulation in the July 2015 death of Mr. Matheisen in a rural area north of Valentine. Krogman stated that he could not remember what happened the night of Mr. Mathiesens death, but he knew that he was involved in an altercation. The case was continued from the end of November at the request of his appointed counsel, Stephen Potter of Gothenburg. In December, Andrew Johnson withdrew as co-counsel for Mr Krogman.


Norden Bridge to be Replaced

The Norden Road will closed to traffic on Monday, Jan. 25, in anticipation of the demolition of the Norden Bridge across the Niobrara River on Jan. 28.

During a preconstruction conference in the Brown County Courthouse, engineer Gary Steele with Miller and Associates outlined the timeline for the more than $800,000 bridge replacement project with the Brown County Commissioners and Keya Paha County Commissioners.

The bridge replacement project is a joint venture between the two counties, with 90 percent of the funding for the bridge replacement coming from the state of Nebraska through federal bridge funds.

Signs will be placed at the intersection of the Norden Road with Highway 20 in Brown County and with the Norden Road intersection with Highway 12 in Keya Paha County notifying motorists of the road closure.

The new Norden Bridge will be constructed at the same site as the former bridge, forcing the closure of the road to through traffic for the duration of the project.

While a firm completion deadline of June 1 has been set, representatives from Simon Contractors said they anticipated completion of the new bridge well ahead of that date

Steele said all pertinent permits for the project have been obtained.



Annual Polar Bear Dip at Meadville


11:00 am "Liquid Courage" Party at Meadville Store
1:00 pm Registration for "Dippers" at Meadville Store
2:00 pm Music & Bonfire at Niobrara River
3:00 pm "Polar Bear Dip" in Niobrara River at Meadville Park
3:30 pm Coronation of Polar Bear King & Queen
5:00 pm-11:00 pm Bill & Terry Band at Meadville Store
For more information contact Meadville Store 402-497-2440


Economic Development Board Active


The Valentine Economic Development Board hosted a visit from Bill Luttrell, of Werner Global Logistics on Monday. Mr. Luttrell is a site selection specialist with the large transportation business headquartered in Omaha. Werner is the third largest trucking company in the nation and provided services around the world. Mr. Luttrell was a guest at the Sandhills Summit economic development gathering last summer at The Prairie Club and wanted to return to the community to find out more about the area.


A group of citizens interested in economic development attended a lunch presentation and then toured Radiant Heat Systems and Cody Foster and Company businesses. Local representatives also had the opportunity to talk with Mr. Luttrell about what the Valentine area has to offer for economic development.


The Valentine Economic Development program continues to serve the area with secondary business loans and support for local businesses. For information about services provided by the economic development program contact Mike Burge at 402 376 6842.



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