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McCook Fire Department

City of McCook and McCook Fire Department Bans Fires

Apr 28, 2022 / Nancy Pick

Due to the elevated fire risk conditions and low moisture levels within Red Willow County and the City of McCook, the Fire Department is issuing a ...
Nebraska Supreme Court

Nebraska Supreme Court to Held Court Session at McCook High School

Apr 28, 2022 / Josh Keenportz

McCook, Ne- In honor of Law Day, Nebraska Supreme Court Justices held oral arguments in the McCook High School auditorium on April 28, 2022. This v...
Date Set for 2022 Nebraska Law Enforcement Annual Ceremony

Date Set for 2022 Nebraska Law Enforcement Annual Ceremony

Apr 26, 2022 / Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial Release

(Grand Island, NE) - Police Week is a time set aside for those who have lost a loved one in law enforcement, so that they may gather, mourn, r...
McCook Chamber of Commerce Announces New President & CEO

McCook Chamber of Commerce Announces New President & CEO

Apr 26, 2022 / Chamber of McCook

Molly Smith will join the McCook Chamber as the new President & CEO. Smith is currently finishing a role at the McCook Junior High as a parapro...
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Road 702 Fire Monday, April 25th Update

Apr 25, 2022 / Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

There are many interior pockets of unburned vegetation within the Road 702 Fire perimeter. As windsshift or increase, these areas within the fire m...
Nebraska Army and Air National Guard firefighters work the edges of a burned area near Hayes Center, Neb., April 24, 2022, to extinguish hot spots and prevent reignition.

Update on the Nebraska Spring Fires

Apr 24, 2022 / Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

The Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team along with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency provided an update Sunday afternoon on the fires th...
Community Hospital

Community Hospital Recognizes Patient Experience Week

Apr 21, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

Recognizing and encouraging global efforts to improve the healthcare experience for patients, their families and caregivers, Community Hospital in ...
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Witnesses Credited with Saving Scotts Bluff County Deputy after Crash

Apr 19, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB.)  — Multiple bystanders are believed to have saved the life of a Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Deputy this morn...
Union Pacific Train going down the tracks.

Fertilizer company complains about railroad shipment limits

Apr 17, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major fertilizer company says the limits Union Pacific is putting on rail traffic to clear up congestion will delay ship...
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Troopers Wrap-Up Distracted Driving Initiative

Apr 11, 2022 / Cody Thomas – Public Relations Director, Nebraska State Patrol

APRIL 11, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol has completed a week-long enforcement and education effort focused on distra...
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Extra Assistance Arrives over the weekend to help with Gosper/Furnas County Fire

Apr 11, 2022 / Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

Local and state assets are continuing their response to the wildfire in Gosper and Furnas counties that has burned nearly 30,000 acres. Both counti...
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Elwood Fire Chief Killed in Crash During Fire Response

Apr 8, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(ARAPAHOE, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a fatality crash that occurred on Highway 283 Thursday afternoon, during ...

Nebraska Supreme Court to Hold Court Session at McCook High School

Apr 7, 2022 / McCook Public Schools

McCook- In honor of Law Day, Nebraska Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments in the McCook High School auditorium on April 28, 2022, at 9:...
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Guns, Controlled Substances Found in I-80 Traffic Stops

Apr 6, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested three people after finding firearms and controlled substan...
Brantley Gilbert to perform at Nebraska State Fair

Brantley Gilbert to perform at Nebraska State Fair

Apr 6, 2022 / Press Release

Brantley Gilbert will perform at the Nebraska State Fair on Thursday, Sept. 1, as part of the Nebraska Lottery Concert Series. The concert will be...
MEDC

McCook Economic Development Corporation Hires New Exec Director

Apr 5, 2022 / McCook EDC

The new executive director for McCook Economic Development Corp. won’t have far to move when he takes over the role on April 25. Charlie McPh...