Special City Council Meeting
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:54
The Valentine City Council held a special meeting this morning to discuss a request from Todd Hay to close the sidewalk and part of the street in front of the Derby Bar for a beer garden on June 27th, July 5th and 19th, August 9th and 16th from 6pm to 2AM. The request was approved. The council also approved the special designated liquor license for those event dates as well. No action was taken on the idea to install a 60 by 11 foot island on Main Street north of 5th Street.
Nebraska Again Hit by Twisters
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 07:11
Tornado activity was high again on Tuesday night, June 17th, as reports of a tornado touching down near Coleridge, just 45 miles north of Pilger, the small town that was ravaged by twin tornadoes the night before. Pilger's Monday evening tornado was a confirmed EF4, with the nearly simultaneous tornado rated an EF2. Another slow-moving tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service in the central part of the state near Mullen, located in Hooker County. Meteorologist Darren Snively in the North Platte weather office says that there were three tornadoes that touched down on Tuesday night in Cherry and Hooker counties, according to radar, storm spotters and pictures. A total of 35 tornadoes were reported across five states on Tuesday night, but many could have been the same system.
Officials warn residents to stay alert, as a cold front pushing into the Northern Plains could bring flash floods and severe weather again on Wednesday. This system extends into a large area, from the Dakotas and Nebraska eastward to Philadelphia. As this front moves east, the forecast is expected to clear up by Friday.