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Deer and Hunter Numbers Down

According to the numbers, it appears that not only are deer populations down in North Central Nebraska, but so are deer hunter numbers. According to the Nebraska Game and Parks deer check-in station at the Valentine State Fish Hatchery, check-in numbers are running lower than previous years. As of Monday evening, there were 365 deer checked in. This compares to 454 at the end of the day on Monday of last season. Reports to KVSH indicate that there were greater deer losses to disease to the east of our area although there were significant losses in the immediate area as well. There were also several hundred licenses that were not sold according to the game and parks web page. In the Sandhills unit, there were 427 left as of this morning. In the Keya Paha unit there were 362 licenses left of the 2300 to be issued. Calamus West unit also had 319 licenses left at this time. Loss of hunters means an economic loss for motels, restaurants, gas stations and other retail stores in the area. The hunting season continues through next Sunday evening.

 

3 PERFECT CARDS

 

 

 

 

 

THERE WERE THREE PERFECT CARDS IN THIS WEEKS KVSH COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION CONTEST WITH NEBRASKAS 438 YARDS DETERMINING THE WINNERS....FIRST WENT TO J.T.WLECH WITH SECOND PLACE TO QUIN CONNER....THE THIRD PERFECT CARD WAS TURNED IN BY KEVEN GALLAWAY....JUST TWO WEEKS REMAIN IN THIS YEARS CONTEST.

 

Deer/Hunter Number Down in Area

According to the numbers, it appears that not only are deer populations down in North Central Nebraska, but so are deer hunter numbers. According to the Nebraska Game and Parks deer check-in station at the Valentine State Fish Hatchery, check-in numbers are about half of last years. As of mid morning Monday, there were 228 deer checked in. This compares to 454 at the end of the day on Monday of last season. There will probably be more deer checked in today which will bring the numbers up. There were also several hundred licenses that were not sold according to the game and parks web page. In the Sandhills unit, which always sells out the 2,400 licenses allotted, there were 461 left as of this morning. In the Keya Paha unit there were 390 licenses left of the 2300 ready to be issued. Loss of hunters means an economic loss for motels, restaurants, gas stations and other retail stores in the area. The hunting season continues through next Sunday evening.

   

Fire Ban Still in Effect at Merritt

THIS REMINDER IN TO KVSH.....THERE IS STILL A FIRE BAN AT MERRITT....IF YOU ARE CAMPING AND HAVE A WOODBURNING STOVE IN YOUR TENT, YOU MUST HAVE A SPARK ARRESTOR TO A CHIMNEY.  UNDERLYING CONDITIONS ARE STILL QUITE DRY, AND THE FIRE BAN WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT INDEFINITELY.

 

 

 

Valentine Regular City Council Meeting

The Valentine City Council met last evening at the Valentine Public Library meeting room for a regular monthly meeting.  A public hearing was opened at 7:15 to review an application for a liquor catering license for Cherokee Travel, doing business as the Raine Motel. The license was approved.

A request for a special liquor license for beer and wine tasting on December 8th at Henderson IGA was approved.  The request by Plains Trading Company for a liquor license for a wine tasting at the Bull Bash on February 9th was also approved.

A request by representatives of Centennial Hall for financial assistance with sewer back up cleanup was discussed.  City manager Shane Siewart advised the council that the city does not make it a policy to pay for such cleanup efforts.  Centennial Hall was asking for help with the bill to fix the problem.  A motion was approved for a $1,500 grant for maintenance assistance.

There was discussion about vacating a portion of 8th street or vacate and sell the property. It was unanimous to vacate the street that has not been used for numerous years.  The property will not be sold.

An economic development program revolving loan fund loan for $34,000 for Angie Ericson for relocation and expansion of her business was approved.  The loan would be at 4% interest with part of the loan for five years and the remainder for 10 years.

   

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