Turtle Races June 6
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 09:26
The Valentine Chamber of Commerce annual Minnechaduza Day and Turtle Races will be held at the city park on June 6th with races beginning at noon. The chamber will again be launching hundreds of rubber duckie-esque turtles that may be adopted at participating Valentine merchants. People are encouraged to “adopt” a turtle for $5 each, or 5 for $20 dollars, and if your turtle wins one of the ten qualifying heats, you win $50 in Chamber Bucks. If your turtle ends up winning the overall championship race, you could win $750 in Chamber Bucks if you are present. If you are not present, you still win $500 in Chamber Bucks. Turtles can be adopted at Wells Fargo Bank, Brewer's Canoers and Bowling Center, Comfort Inn, Conoco, Fashions, Flowerland, Henderson's IGA, The Red Door Boutique, Sandhills State Bank, Shear Madness, Shell Travel Center, Union Bank and Trust, the Valentine Visitor Center, and Young's Western Wear. The evening wraps up with the Cruise Night Activities of the Valentine Classic Motor Club.
Personal property tax break for Nebraska businesses passes
Thursday, 21 May 2015 09:58
Nebraska farmers and business owners could get a property tax exemption under a bill passed by lawmakers.
Senators voted 47-0 on Thursday to give final approval to an exemption for personal business property.
The measure by Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island would allow business owners to exempt the first $10,000 worth of tangible property used in their operations, for an average tax savings of $162. The bill would apply to farm equipment such as irrigation pivots and tractors, and business equipment such as rail cars, pipelines and factory machines.
The bill would cost the state an estimated $19.6 million a year in lost revenue. It now heads to Gov. Pete Ricketts.