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Winter Heating Bills

As winter approaches, energy prices in Nebraska and South Dakota appear stable, but consumers could still see higher bills if the weather is colder than last year.
Northwestern Energy officials say the price of natural gas remains significantly lower than it has been, so consumers will be able to expect lower utility bills if this winter is mild.
But if more normal winter temperatures return this year, then utility customers will use more energy and see higher bills than last year.
Northwestern's Bobbi Schroeppel says the utility encourage customers to make their homes as efficient as possible to help reduce their utility bills.
Homeowners are encouraged to install programmable thermostats and add caulk around doors and windows to seal air leaks. Upgrading windows and doors can also reduce energy use.

 

9th week winners

 

 

 

THERE WERE SIX SO-CALLED UPSETS ON THIS WEEKS KVSH COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION CONTEST...SO IT WAS A VERY TOUGH WEEK FOR PROGNOSTICATORS. OVERALL WINNER WAS ROBERT JOSEPH OF VALENTINE WITH THREE WRONG BUT HE'S NOT ELIGBLE TO WI N SO FIRST PLACE MONEY , ALSO WITH THREE WRONG , WENT TO CASSIE WELCH OF VALENTINE....ONLY ONE OTHER CARD MISSED JUST THREE AND THAT WAS ALAN CONNER OF VALENTINE...GOOD FOR SECOND PLACE.

 

Russell Means Ashes Spread in Black Hills

The ashes of Russell Means are being scattered in a private ceremony in western South Dakota's Black Hills, a day after the former American Indian Movement activist was remembered in a ceremony on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Hundreds of people gathered at the high school in Kyle to pay their respects. Means' ashes were brought from his ranch near Porcupine in a horseback procession that included a rider-less horse said to carry his spirit.
Oglala Sioux Tribe Vice President Tom Poor Bear says Means "gave us courage to stand up for what we believe in and to be proud of who you are."
Means died Monday at his ranch after battling cancer. He was 72. Three other ceremonies are planned next year to honor him.

   

New Director for CNEDD

 

The 15 county Central Nebraska Economic Development District, which includes Cherry County, has recently announced the hiring of Gary Van Meter as its new Director.  Van Meter, 61, is a Red Cloud, Nebraska native who did his undergraduate work at UNL and completed his MBA at Wayne State College.

His credentials also include 4 years in small business group systems for Mutual of Omaha at corporate headquarters, 5 years experience in economic development and 28 years in private business in Wayne, NE.

Foremost in his efforts Van Meter will be seeking ways to capitalize on area students to re-energize the Sandhills region.  He points to the recent school/community collaboration in Cody, Nebraska that is building a new student operated grocery store.

Mr. Van Meter looks forword to working with local economic development efforts in the communities that he serves.

 

Russell Means Obit

Former American Indian Movement activist and actor Russell Means has died.
Oglala Sioux Tribe spokeswoman Donna Salomon says Means died Monday morning at his ranch in Porcupine, S.D. Means was 72.
Means helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee, reveled in stirring up attention and appeared in Hollywood films, including "The Last of the Mohicans."
The Wanblee native grew up in the San Francisco area. He developed inoperable throat cancer and eschewed mainstream medical treatments for traditional American Indian and alternative remedies.
AIM was founded in the late 1960s to protest the U.S. government's treatment of Native Americans and demand the government honor its treaties with Indian tribes. It was oft embroiled in controversy, partly because of the organization's alleged involvement in the 1975 murder of Annie Mae Aquash.

   

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