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Econoimc Development Board Meets

The Valentine Economic Development Board met on April 28th for a regular monthly meeting. There was considerable discussion about progress being made on the community golf course project including private fund raising, management options and the financial package which would pay for the project. There was also brief discussion about the Mid Plains Extended Campus project. Both of these community investment projects would be paid for in part by sales tax revenue that is currently is going to pay off bonds on the swimming pool. When the pool is paid off in December of 2016, the funds could be used for these two community projects if approved by voters.

The Economic Development Board continues to accept applications for loans from the revolving loan fund for business start ups or expansion plans. Applicants must first secure financing from traditional sources before applying for an economic development loan. Interested businesses should contact Mike Burge for details.

The board will also be hosting the state Nebraska Economic Developers Association conference May 14th through the 16th in Valentine. Approximately 120 economic developers from across the state are expected to attend and participate in educational sessions as well as some fun networking events. This will be an opportunity to showcase the Valentine community with business tours for the attendees and social events.


Relay Challenge on KVSH raises over 5K

KVSH Radio hosted the Cherry County Relay for Life Ranchers Challenge on the Comment program this morning to help raise money for the Relay and the American Cancer Society. Jim Cozad started things off with a $100 challenge to area ranchers. That challenge was met time and again and many other challenges were made including to businesses, the wonder women, and individuals. When it was all said and done over $5100 was pledged to help the Relay for Life. If you would like to make a donation, or meet a challenge, from the program contact Vicki Green at 402 322 1281 or Kim Epke at 376 5852. Check can be dropped off at the studios of KVSH. They should be made to American Cancer Society or Relay For Life. Thanks to all those who made a pledge or a donation.

This year’s Relay For Life event is set for June 7th at the Valentine High School Track. It will start at 5pm with a hamburger feed and wraps up at 1am the following morning.


Brand New Shopko Hometown in Valentine to Open Doors in May; Grand Opening Scheduled for May 9

Shopko has announced that the construction of a brand new 35,000-square foot Shopko Hometown store located at 525 E. Highway 20 in Valentine is complete and the store will open to the public on May 5.  A grand opening and ribbon cutting event will follow on Friday, May 9 at 8:45 a.m., and the entire community is invited to join the Shopko team and community leaders for the event. The grand opening event will be highlighted by a $2,500 check presentation to Valentine High School from The Shopko Hometown Foundation prior to the ribbon cutting.


Homebuyer Education Workshop Scheduled For Valentine in May

For families dreaming of owning their own home, but uncertain about how to make that dream a reality, the Central Nebraska Housing Developers (CNHD) will conduct a REACH-Approved Homebuyer Educational workshop in Valentine in May.  This workshop will be held at the Mid-Plains Community College Valentine Extended Campus at 113 N. Hall on May 15 & 22, from 6-10 p.m. both evenings.  Participants are required to attend both evenings to receive a certificate of completion.

CNHD has a down payment assistance program, and participation in a REACH-certified workshop is a requirement for applying for these funds or other down payment assistance, as well as to qualify for low-interest mortgage loans.  To participate in these special programs, all persons to be listed on the property deed must complete Homebuyer Education.

The cost of the workshop is $25 per person, which covers books and materials.  Pre-registration is required.

To sign up for this workshop, or to inquire about future workshops, please contact Melissa Krysl, Marketing Specialist, at 402-340-6464 or via e-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit the CNHD website for housing information at


Fishing Tournament

Registration is now open!!

4th Annual Andrew Claymon Memorial Fishing Tournament

Saturday, June 7, 2014

7am - 3pm, Central Time

Merritt Reservoir, Nebraska
Adult/Youth Team Format

Please e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Joni at (970) 445-8190 for more information or to be added to the distribution list for future tournaments.

Promoted by Cherry County Visitor Promotion Board


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