Work to Begin on N-12, east of Sparks to west of Springview
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 07:30
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin the week of April 6 on N-12 beginning one mile east of Sparks and extending to eight miles west of Springview, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.
Western Engineering Company, Inc. of Harlan, Iowa, has the $2,146,000 contract for the 22-mile project, which will include milling and asphaltic concrete work. Traffic will be maintained with use of a pilot vehicle and the roadway will be reduced to a 12-foot width. Work is anticipated to be completed by May 8.
The Department of Roads’ project manager is Darrell Lurz of Valentine. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through highway construction zones.
Large grass fire near Spring Creek Area on Saturday Night
Monday, 30 March 2015 08:00
The Valentine Volunteer Fire Department was called out to assist with a large grass fire west of the Spring Creek area on the Rosebud Reservation late Saturday night. Lightning caused the blaze that spread quickly with strong winds. No structures were involved and no injuries were reported. Firemen got the call about 10:30 p.m. Saturday night and did not return until about 4 a.m. Cody and Kilgore Departments were also called for mutual aid and to fight the blaze.