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District settles on route for power line through Sandhills

Nebraska Public Power District has settled on a final route for a new high-voltage power line that will cross several counties in the state's environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.

The district announced the decision on Monday, saying it sent letters last week to landowners along the route as part of the district effort to obtain entry permission.

Some ranchers along the route say the line poses a threat to the Sandhills' fragile ecosystem of grasses and dunes. NPPD says it's working with landowners and a university grasslands expert to protect the land.

The transmission line will start at Gerald Gentleman power plant near Sutherland and go north to a new substation near Thedford and then east toward Holt County to a new substation that will connect into an existing transmission line.

 

'Nebraska 150' license plate bill advanced to Legislature

Nebraska is one step closer to creating new license plates that would recognize the state's 150th anniversary.

A bill to allow the "Nebraska 150 Sesquicentennial" plates was sent to the full Legislature on Tuesday after a committee vote.

The measure by Sen. Jim Smith of Papillion would direct the state to design a new license plate to commemorate the anniversary in 2017.

Motorists could apply for the new plates between Oct. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2022. Those who choose the optional plate would pay a $70 annual fee, which would help generate money for anniversary events and the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.

 

Chadron State locks dorms, but tale of armed man was false

Chadron State College officials have said a report about an armed man on campus proved to be false.

The dorms were locked down for about six hours Saturday night and Sunday morning as police searched the campus. A 16-year-old boy arrested in connection with a stolen vehicle south of the campus had told officers that an armed man was involved and in the area.

College officials locked down the dorms but didn't make a public announcement at the Chicoine Center, where a basketball game was being played. Students who'd been at the game were allowed back into their dorms after showing identification.

The boy was arrested on suspicion of several crimes, including terrorist threats, theft by unlawful taking and false reporting.

 

   

Free Business Marketing Workshop in Valentine January 29 - Note Change of Location

A free marketing workshop is scheduled for Thursday evening, January 29, from 6-9 pm at the Peppermill Restaurant on Hwy 20, Valentine, Nebraska.

Whether you are an existing business, or you are interested in starting  a business, this free workshop is for you. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The topic of this Marketing Workshop is “How to Squeeze More Out of Your  Marketing.”David Buchholz, guest speaker, has shared his expertise in marketing with Cherry County businesses in the past.David is president of David & Associates, a Nebraska-based communications firm with over 30 years of marketing experience.

At this workshop you will learn basic marketing principles that have a bottom-line impact on your business, establish an identity for your business, three ways to build your business, learn how to compete on value-not price, connect with your customer, and build your business without wasting a lot of money.

Register Today for this valuable workshop by calling Kathy Drake at 402-394-1790, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Cowboy Fast Draw Heart City Jackpot Shoot This Weekend

THE COWBOY FAST DRAW HEART CITY JACKPOT SHOOT IS TAKING PLACE THIS WEEKEND, JANUARY 31ST AND FEBRUARY 1ST, AT THE CHERRY COUNTY FAIRGROUND SHOW BARN. OVER 30 CONTESTANTS HAVE ENTERED SO FAR. COME OUT ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY TO SEE THE FAST DRAW COMPETITION, WHICH STARTS AROUND 9 AM ON SATURDAY. CONCESSIONS SALES WILL GO TOWARD THE NEBRASKA FOSTER ADOPTIVE PARENTS ASSOCIATION, SO COME OUT TO SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE AND SEE SOME LIGHTNING FAST SHOOTING. ANY QUESTIONS, CALL DEAN STORMS AT 605-557-3337.

   

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