Chadron State locks dorms, but tale of armed man was false
Monday, 26 January 2015 14:56
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.
Cherry Todd Rate Increase
Monday, 26 January 2015 11:55
The board of directors of Cherry-Todd Electric voted to authorize a rate increase at their regular meeting on December 22nd. An overall rate increase of 4 percent was approved. An increase in residential electric rates is not unique to Cherry Todd or even this area. According to the US Energy Information Administration, average prices rose in all area of the country. Extreme weather, heavy snowfall, and bitterly cold temperature during winter of 2013-2014 are partly responsible for the increase. Electricity is produced in part by coal fired plants. Due to federal regulations by the EPA, coal producers are closing plants rather than converting to meet new guidelines. Cherry Todd members will see the increase in their bills next month.