Turner Youth Grants
Friday, 21 March 2014 08:15
Valentine Youth Planning Commission has released the applications for the 2014 Turner Youth Initiative Foundation Grant opportunities. You may print the application off of the www.heartcitysports.com webpage. It is under the Youth Planning Commission tab. Please take note that the brief survey (link under the application) will help the Foundation bring new ideas to their projects. Applications are also available at the studios of KVSH. Grant applications are due back APRIL 11 - no later than 4pm - to Valentine City Hall. Grants can be submitted in the areas of Arts, Environmental, recreational and leadership/education.
Mountain Lion Hunting - Legislature
Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:52
A proposal to eliminate Nebraska's mountain lion hunting season has hit a snag in the Legislature.
Opponents mounted a filibuster on Thursday to try to block the legislation before lawmakers could grant final approval.
The bill has already advanced through two previous votes. Lawmakers moved on to other measures without voting, but are expected to return to it later.
Sen. Ernie Chambers has said he introduced the bill because the state has a duty to protect mountain lions, which are native to Nebraska but were virtually wiped out by settlers. Foes of the measure say the Nebraska Game and Parks Commissions should be able to regulate the population.
Lawmakers approved mountain-lion hunting in 2012, while Chambers was out of office due to term limits.