Niobrara Council Faces Budget Crunch
Monday, 04 January 2016 08:10
After losing almost half of its funding from the National Park Service, the Niobrara Council voted to request an appropriation from the Nebraska Legislature for its anticipated $35,000 to $40,000 budget shortfall.
In addition to an up to $40,000 funding request to the Nebraska Legislature, the Niobrara Council voted to request a modification of a state statute pertaining to council funding to provide an increase in the council’s annual appropriation from the state to $100,000.
Niobrara Council Executive Director Kallie Kieborz told the council, in order to be able to request funding from the state, it needed to formally recognize that a budget shortfall was anticipated and then make a request to the state.
The resolution approved by the council recognizing the anticipated shortfall cited the decrease in funding from the National Park Service from $195,000 to $100,000, and a decrease in base appropriation funding from the state of Nebraska by $8,000 for two consecutive years as the principal reasons for the shortfall.
Kieborz said only $19,000 of the $100,000 agreement could currently be funded. The remaining $81,000 in funding from the National Park Service could only be provided following the passage of the federal budget.
The next meeting of the Niobrara Council is scheduled for Jan. 21 in The Peppermill at Valentine.
Chadron State College Deans List
Monday, 28 December 2015 08:16
Chadron State College has announced the names of students who qualified for the institution's fall 2015 academic honors lists. The president’s list requires a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students on the dean’s list earned at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students must be enrolled in 12 credit hours of coursework during the semester to qualify.
Crookston: Lindsey Fay
Johnstown: Derek Pollock
Nenzel: Sami Schmit
Valentine: Angela Cruz, Marshall Miller, Holli Schmitz
Ainsworth: Nathaniel Goodloe, Quentin Wagner, Abigail Wiebesiek
Cody: Melissa Rosfeld, Shannon Schneider
Halsey: Troy Fields
Kilgore: Kimberly Goodwin, Christopher Nielsen
Mullen: Rebekah Mallory
Springview: Phillip Lewis
Thedford: JuliAnna Schaeffer
Valentine: Savannah Jackson