Jerome Little Hoop (1963 - 2021)

Jerome Little Hoop, 58, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Skyview of Bridgeport. He was born on March 10, 1963 in Alliance to Norman and Charlene (Picket Pin) Little Hoop. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Janet Chavez of San Felipe Pueblo, NM, Clifford Little Hoop of...
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Homesteaders and their education

The first few homestead settlers trickled into the valley in 1885, and a year later several hundred additional settlers made claims to land. According to Fay Hanks, author of a short story in “A.B. Wood’s Pioneer Tales of Nebraska Panhandle,” Edward P. Cromer was one of the Panhandle’s early settlers from Illinois who “helped bring civilization to this barren land.” Cromer settled here after receiving a letter about the generous opportunity being offered in the area from his friend Oscar Gardner. Gardner was Cromer’s schoolmate who became a surveyor and had settled a few miles from Scotts Bluff Mountain.
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Sidney man sentenced in child porn case

SIDNEY, NE — A Sidney man knows how much time he will spend in prison after being sentenced in Cheyenne County Thursday. Jamie Daniels has been sentenced to 5-10 years in prison, according to court documents. He will also be required to register as a sex offender. Daniels was given credit for 190 days served.
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'Festival of Hope' to be held in Bridgeport

"Festival of Hope" will be held in Bridgeport on June 19 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Prairie Winds Community Center. There will be live entertainment, dancers, food, a butterfly release and more. The Festival of Hope is a grass roots fundraising event organized by volunteers committed to...
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Lake Ogallala, Lake Mac fully booked on Fourth of July weekend

LINCOLN — Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas are fully booked from July 2-5 for overnight campgrounds, including beach campsites. Overnight visitors interested in visiting the two western Nebraska reservoirs for the upcoming holiday are encouraged to find alternative lodging. Find local community hotels, vacation homes by rental, cabins and private campgrounds at Visitors should check availability at private overnight accommodations.

Harrison community club hosts Cowboy Culture Night June 26

Farmers and ranchers played a pivotal role in settling the Nebraska Panhandle. Their families continue to carry on the hard work of growing crops and raising livestock as they provide a living for their families and support Nebraska’s economy. To celebrate the cowboy culture, the Harrison community club is hosting Cowboy Culture Night June 26. It’s planned to be an annual event.

Pioneers move into first with win over Hastings

The Western Nebraska Pioneers won their sixth straight and their ninth game in the last 10 outings as they won 11-5 over the Hastings Sodbusters Saturday night at Oregon Trail Park Stadium. Saturday’s win and Fremont Moos loss moved bigger as the Pioneers moved a half game into first place....
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NWS Cheyenne: Storm Chances Return Today, Some Could Be Strong

There's a chance some strong thunderstorms could fire up this afternoon and evening, bringing gusty winds and small hail to portions of southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle. According to the National Weather Service in Cheyenne, daily storm chances will stick around through at least Wednesday, with storms on Saturday...
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Pioneers top the Sodbusters, 7-3

The Western Nebraska Pioneers put together a complete game with solid pitching, timely hitting and stellar defense in registering a 7-3 win over the Hastings Sodbusters at Oregon Trail Park Stadium Friday night. Western Nebraska head coach Antonio Garcia said it was a complete game win for his squad. “I...
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4-Day Weather Forecast For Bridgeport

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Bridgeport: Friday, June 18: Mostly sunny during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly cloudy overnight; Saturday, June 19: Mostly sunny then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Sunday,
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WCCA Board names John Marrin interim president

SCOTTSBLUFF – The Western Community College Area (WCCA) Board of Governors announced that John Marrin has been selected to serve as the interim President of Western Nebraska Community College. The Board voted to select Marrin after formally accepting the resignation of Dr. Carmen Simone at the June Board of Governors...