Report on Valentine Police Dept.
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 09:38
Valentine Police Chief Dana Miller released the annual report from the city police department noting several changes during 2014. Long time Chief Ben McBride resigned to pursue private business and Miller was hired as his replacement. Two new officers were hired this past fall to bring the department to full strength. Officers include Chief Miller, Lt. Jamon Slama, Jim McCormich, Brandon Ormesher and Jasmine Hoefs. Chief Miller will be on the KVSH Comment program this Thursday to discuss the report and details of the activities of the department. In 2014 the officers responded to 5,646 calls which was 200 more than in 2013.
TransCanada takes steps to acquire Keystone pipeline land
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 11:33
The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline has taken its first steps in Nebraska since the state's high court cleared the way for the planned route.
Officials with TransCanada said Tuesday they've filed paperwork in nine counties to acquire access to land that's needed for the construction and operation of the pipeline. The two-year window for TransCanada to invoke eminent domain closes Thursday.
The route still faces challenges as opponents have filed lawsuits to try to prevent the Calgary, Alberta-based company from using eminent domain and to overturn the state law that allowed ex-Gov. Dave Heineman to approve the route.
The pipeline will carry an estimated 800,000 barrels of crude oil a day from Canada to Nebraska.
TransCanada spokesman Andrew Craig says it will work to acquire easements voluntarily.