Mid-Plains Community College is partnering with the Department of Economic Development and the Nebraska Department of Labor to provide help to those whose jobs have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.
A group of local veterans is organizing special Memorial Day ceremonies for Monday in North Platte to replace the traditional ceremonies cancelled by COVID-19. A parade and flyover will be held on Monday starting at 9am.
A local utility company says it won't turn off electricity right now for non-payment. Dawson Public Power District will temporarily suspend electrical disconnections in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
New Life Churches in North Platte and Ogallala are sponsoring Drive-Thru Food Drives on Saturday (4/4) to benefit the North Platte Salvation Army Food Pantry and the Keith County Food Pantry in Ogallala, 10:30am til noon, local time.
A local woman and two Wyoming men are invited for a second round interviews for North Platte's City Administrator's Job: Judy Clark (current city/county planner), and Matthew Kibbon and Stephen McGrath both of Wyoming.
Lorie Prestes with the McCook Humane Society says this is Trooper, named after the Nebraska State Patrol Troopers who rescued him. Prestes says he's a real trooper and is recovering. They are keeping him as quiet as possible so he doesn't rip open his wounds.
A Nebraska State Senator says reports of drone sightings are now in the hands of the FAA. U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says NSP received roughly 440 drone reports but the majority failed to meet the criteria of drone sightings.
Local tourism officials are granting over $17,000 in marketing dollars and assistance to local event organizers in 2020. The Advisory Committee through the North Platte / Lincoln County Visitors Bureau picked five groups to get the latest round of promotion funds.
North Platte Downtown Association cancelled Monday's Veterans Day Parade. This afternoon's high is 26 with windchills in the upper teens. Organizers blame the wintery conditions. They apologize for the inconvenience.
Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer and Congressman Adrian Smith are working together to get local television signals to all of western Nebraska. It's called the Western Expanded In-State Television Access Act, introduced in both the Senate and House of Representatives.
The Doris Day Animal Foundation is giving PAWS-itive Partners Humane Society of North Platte a $5,000 grant to spay and neuter cats. Officials say the money focus on the homeless cat population in mobile home parks.
Nebraska Department of Transportation is now working to raised the roadbed of Highway 83 between Thedford and Valentine. Officials want a dry roadway in advance of a strong winter storm forecasted to hit Thursday.
NEBRASKAland DAYS announced their opening acts Monday for their US Cellular Summer Jam Concert Series. Ashley McBryde and Drew Parker will play ahead of Combs on Friday, June 26. Mitchell Tenpenny and Meghan Patrick will play Saturday, June 27th in front of Toby Keith.
North Platte Trails Network wants to connect two trails on the southwest side of the city. They want to pave a section near the Indian Hills Subdivision at a cost over $200,000. They've applied for a grant to cover 80%.
The 25th annual Colonel Cody Cruise Car Show pulled into Memorial Park on Saturday, taking up both the park and nearby streets. The Cody Cruisers Club showcased over 150 cars from about seven states, including antique and custom vehicles.
The North Platte community came together on Tuesday to give a very special gift to a local elementary school.
After donating a freezer to the North Platte High School food pantry last spring, Jason and Lori Hansen of Midwest Family Financial saw the opportunity to make anther contribution -- donating a washer and dryer to Jefferson Elementary School. Delivered on Tuesday, this new resource will open several opportunities for the staff to help families and students.
The 18-man contingent from NPPD that journeyed to Florida to pre-stage for Hurricane Dorian restoration efforts were demobilized Tuesday morning when they were released by the Orlando Utilities Commission.
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners held a conference call Monday Morning with Dan Rowe of Treanor Architects to go over their estimated cost and timeline for an expansion to the Lincoln County Jail.
The sun is out, but one Stapleton artist is settling inside to start his daily ritual. It starts by turning on the radio. From there, Chubby Dailey starts work on his latest project, putting in a few hours a day, six or seven days a week.
Labor Day is a time to kick back and relax, and for one community, a time to make a spectacle. The annual Paxton Labor Day Celebration was in full swing on Monday, garnering the attention of everyone in town and the surrounding area.
Starting early this morning with a fun run race and a pancake breakfast, people quickly lined up and prepped their floats for the "Rockin' Around The Clock" parade.
Midwest Electric Cooperative Corporation is sponsoring an event for the holiday, to "give back to the community." Balloon rides were set up for Sunday at 5 p.m., mountain time, and will continue Monday morning with set up scheduled for 6:30 a.m.
It's Labor Day weekend and people from all over Nebraska are flocking to Lake McConaughy. Whether it be unloading a boat into the water at Spillway Bay or setting up an RV at the campground, families have made the lake their weekend destination.
Nothing beats something sweet on a hot day, and the Order of the Eastern Star has it covered. The order hosted an ice cream social on Saturday to thank first responders in the North Platte community, including firefighters and police officers.
The annual North Platte Farmers Market has been a staple of summer for over forty years, and Leva Cochran has been there for every single year.
Cochran's husband is the one who first encouraged her to sell their produce at the farmers market. So, she loaded up a truck of turnips and has continued to make appearances selling tomatoes, peppers, garlic and cinnamon-roasted nuts.
The North Platte Community College officially broke out not the giant scissors but several small pair. The college hosted a ribbon-cutting earlier today on south campus for the Learning Commons.
Taking about four years to plan and design, the commons is a new support system for students, including a library, tutoring services and testing rooms.
The Military Vehicle Preservation Association is driving a convoy across the United States this summer. It will be in North Platte Wednesday night at the American Legion/VFW on East 4th Street. Paul Cooper says the convoy could arrive as early as 5 p.m.
Trucks have been pouring and smoothing out concrete for the new Anslmeo-Merna High School track. This project broke ground earlier this spring and will turn into a six-lane, rubberized track. This comes after the summer of 2018 when the school board discussed facility needs and identified the track as a priority.