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.
Temporarily, the Adams County Treasurer's Office is suspending all walk-in traffic. Adams County supervisor, Scott Thompson said the move is to comply with State guidelines on how to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus.
The Heartland United Way and the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation have partnered to launch a relief fund, the COVID-19 Community Compassion Fund, to help organizations and individuals most in need of assistance.
The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Kearney Area Community Foundation, has set up a Kearney Area Employee Emergency Relief Fund to help those in our community suffering loss and hardship from the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation is planning out its construction projects after a difficult winter. For District 6 and North Platte, a major project for the 2019 fiscal year is the continued restructuring of interstate 80.
If you can't hear them, you're sure to see them. Crickets have been plaguing North Platte this week, swarming around the walls and ceiling crevices of stores, restaurants, even the KNOP TV studio.
There is some good news about the nuisance, though -- it should only last about a week or two.
USA Today published an article last week naming the tower one of Nebraska's "Top Ten Greatest Natural, Cultural and Engineering Marvels." This came from a woman who attended a media tour of Golden Spike this past spring.
For the most part it was all smiles today as students and parents took photos on the first day of school at McDaid Elementary. As parents sent their children through the door, one local dad says his daughter immediately took to her first day.
Train enthusiasts were doing everything they could to get pictures of Big Boy during North Platte Rail Days. Union Pacific locomotive number 4014 is criss-crossing the Midwest as part of the railroad's 150th anniversary of the completion of the Trans-Continental Railroad.