Reward Doubled for Information on Poached Elk near Crawford

Chadron – The reward for information leading to the prosecution of the person or people responsible for illegally killing a mature bull elk and leaving it to waste in northwestern Nebraska has been doubled.

The Panhandle Conservation Club of Scottsbluff has pledged $1,000 to match the $1,000 being offered by the Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers program.

Doyle Lund, president of the eight-member club, said the group donated the money because of its mission to support the region’s

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Unofficial Sheridan County Election Results 2016

By Jordan Huether

The unofficial results are in, and Donald Trump is set to be the 45th President of the United States of America, beating Democrat Hillary Clinton 276 electoral votes to 218. Sheridan County heavily favored Trump in the election, receiving 2,192 (85.46%) of our votes. Clinton received 286 votes in Sheridan County, followed by Gary Johnson with 69 and Jill Stein with 18.

At the state level, Tom Brewer edged out incumbent Al Davis for Member of the Legislature - District 43

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Liquor Commission: Whiteclay stores must reapply for liquor licenses

By Lauren O’Brien

The debate about alcohol sales in Whiteclay has been a topic of discussion for decades since it sits on the state line within a few miles of the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s reservation. With the Liquor Control Commission’s verdict on November 1 to require Arrowhead Inn, State Line Liquor, D&S Pioneer Service, and Jumping Eagle Inn to re-apply for liquor licenses, talk about Whiteclay will last into 2017.

According to The Lincoln Journal Star, the stores must

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County official: More resources needed for Whiteclay

By Grant Schulte

Lincoln, Neb. (AP) – A northwest Nebraska county needs more resources to address the panhandling and decay in a tiny village known for selling millions of cans of beer annually near South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian reservation, a local commissioner told state lawmakers on Tuesday.

Sheridan County Commissioner Jack Andersen said local officials don’t have adequate law enforcement in Whiteclay, an unincorporated village of about a dozen people and four beer

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Whiteclay visit promises Health, Education, Access, Love

By Lauren O’Brien

State senators traveled to Whiteclay on Wednesday, Sept. 28 to see the pervasiveness of alcohol and develop solutions.

Before touring the town, Norma Black Smith of the Lakota tribe welcomed senators, senatorial staff, local activists and press to the Lakota land. “I want to give you permission to walk on this land and do what you have to do for the people here in Whiteclay,” said Black Smith.

After eating Indian tacos and wojapi - a peach pudding - Nora

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Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home Grand Opening

By Lauren O’Brien

Local and state officials and representatives showed support during the grand opening of the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home near Whiteclay, Neb.

The nursing home held a grand opening celebration on Thursday, September 29 at 1 p.m. During the celebration Lakota people talked about how proud their are to have the facility so their people can come home. Many elders are scattered across the states since there was no facility available.

The nursing home currently has

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Sgt. Fae Verlin Moore is laid to rest at Beaver Valley Cemetery

By Lauren O’Brien

A light snow fell as Sgt. Fae V. Moore was laid to rest beside his parents at Beaver Valley Cemetery on October 6 at 10:30 a.m. after being missing in action for almost 73 years.

The sounds of a 21-gun salute  faded in the air as the bugle call “Taps”  evoked emotion for family and friends in attendance. Moore’s nephew Lawrence Denton spoke of how much it means to have him home. “I am thrilled because I know my grandmother has said he

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Sheridan County Pursuit Results in Crash and Fatality

October 3, 2016 (Gordon, Neb.)  — One person is dead after a vehicle fleeing a traffic stop crashes in Sheridan County.

At approximately 10:20 p.m. (MDT), a trooper observed a 2001 Mercury Sable run a stop sign while entering Highway 27 from a county road north of Gordon in Sheridan County. The vehicle headed southbound on Highway 27. The trooper attempted a traffic stop of the vehicle which did not have a license plate. The vehicle slowed, but failed to stop making a left turn, and

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Gordon AWOS taking flight, saving lives

By Jordan Huether

Those involved in bringing about the new AWOS (Automated Weather Observation Station) at the Gordon Municipal Airport celebrated their victory with a ribbon cutting Tuesday, August 9. Those in attendance included members of the Gordon Airport Authority Board, City of Gordon Employees, Gordon Memorial Health Services staff and a flight crew from EagleMed of Scottsbluff, Neb.

Cassie Banks, the initial proponent of the project, had this to say the night of the ribbon cutting

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