Armed Suspect Killed; Officers, Hostage Wounded in Alliance Stand-off

(Alliance, Neb.)- An armed man who held law enforcement at bay for more than 14-hours, during a Tuesday, June 12 stand-off in downtown Alliance is believed to be responsible for the murder of 38-year old Joshua Bullock of Denver.

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol say during the stand-off Andres Gonzalez, 27, Alliance, told negotiators that he had killed Bullock. Investigators believe Gonzalez killed Bullock on or around December 1, 2011 and that he disposed of his body in a remote

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Dry lightning causes 3 fires Tuesday afternoon

A total of three grass fires were started in the Gordon area by dry lighting from a passing storm system Tuesday afternoon. The storm produced very little rain, and caused wind gusts in excess of 30 miles per hour, making the situation even worse. One fire was about 35 miles south of Gordon, and 15 miles east. Another was 15 miles east and about 12 miles north. A total of approximately 80 acres burned on these two fires. The third fire occured about 13 miles south and 3 miles east of Gordon

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Nailtastic Salon opens in Gordon

By Ang Gilchrist

Whether you are looking to pamper yourself, a bridal party, or a young girls’ birthday party, you don’t have to look any further than Nailtastic Salon at 237 N. Main in Gordon. Step inside and you will be greeted with bright, cheerful colors and a “fun in the sun” atmosphere.

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Hay Springs Volunteer Fire Department holds Open House in new building

The Hay Springs Volunteer Fire Department (HSVFD) had an Open House and Hose Cutting Ceremony Sunday, June 3, providing a free lunch from 11-1:00 to show appreciation and to allow an opportunity for all who have so graciously donated to see the end results of their hard earned donations. The HSVFD served approximately 300 people. In a personal interview with the Hay Springs Volunteer Fire department, Fire chief Ryan Turman said “Our goal was to not use local tax dollars to construct the new

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Gordon skate park plans nearing completion

By Ang Gilchrist

Trey LaMont had a dream. He was an avid skateboarder and wanted a skate park built in Gordon. Tragically, Trey lost his life at the age of 17 in a car accident in July of 2009. In response to his death and to continue his dream, his family and friends approached the City of Gordon about building the skate park. Through fundraising and grants, a total of $22,000 has been raised, including a $10,000 Tony Hawk Grant that has to be used by January 2013.

The proposed skate park

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Dental Day another big success

For the 9th consecutive year, students from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry headed west to be a part of Dental Day. A total of 246 Children without dental insurance were treated in Sidney, Gordon, and Chadron.

“Dental Day was a great success once again,” Janelle Hansen of Panhandle Public Health District said. “So many kids got the necessary care Dental Day provides, plus the students gained great clinical experience.” Hansen is one of the coordinators behind the

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Commissioners look at cowboy trail and revisit horse issue

By Jordan Huether

The County Commissioners met on Monday, June 11 for their regularly scheduled meeting. Kris Ferguson was present to discuss the Cowboy Trail. She told the commissioners that a year ago, she was being flown to Scottsbluff for emergency medical care after being struck by a vehicle while riding her bicycle. This incident inspired her to pursue why game and parks never finished what they started with the cowboy trail. What she found was that game and parks has made a decision not

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4-H youth camp proved to be fun and educational

By Ang Gilchrist

A two-day 4-H youth development camp was held last week in Rushville. The camp was presented by the University of Nebraska Lincoln Extention office. The camp offered participants hands-on experience in a selection of over thirty different classes including leather crafting, beading, sewing, bb guns, baking, LEGO robots, goats, horses, and basic electricity, just to name a few. The camp was well-attended by area children looking to extend their knowledge in many areas.

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