KNEB News Extra - August 31, 2016

August 31, 2016

Jennifer Rogers and Kristin Wiebe join Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Wednesday morning.

They are on to remind people to get registered for the major fundraiser for the Western Nebraska Community College Foundation, the Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon, by tomorrow when the registration price increases.

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KNEB News Extra - August 30,2016

August 30, 2016

Lola Gonzales from the Scottsbluff Family YMCA joins Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Tuesday morning to talk about a couple of upcoming events, both to be held on September 10th.

The Healthy Families Day is a free community event that will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. September 10th at the Trails West YMCA Camp and will include a variety of fun activities.

The annual Community "Y Not Ride" event also takes place on September 10th. The ride starts at 7 a.m. at Scotts Bluff National Monument and goes to Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. Distances are 50 miles one way, or a 100 mile round trip.

Register at the Scottsbluff Family YMCA or go to

KNEB News Extra - August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016

Scottsbluff Public School's Mario Chavez joins Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Monday morning.

Mario is on the program to talk about a unique Americorps grant opportunity.

Scottsbluff Public Schools has been awarded a $54,920.00 Americorps service grant that will focus on education initiatives from Pre – K through the 12th grade. The initiative will put service members in several of our elementary schools, the high school and both ReConnect and CHOICES to assist with classroom interventions, mentor, tutor and provide one on one assistance to students who are struggling or need extra assistance. The grant will provide Scottsbluff Schools with 7 members who will serve the district this school year. Each member will receive a monthly stipend and will also be eligible for a Segal Education Award once they have completed the Americorps program. The Segal Award can be used to pay for college or can be passed down to immediate family members. The program will begin September 1, 2016.

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KNEB News Extra - August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016

Chris Wolf and Kendra Lauruhn join Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Friday morning.

They are on the program to talk about the free Service Women Attain Power event to be held September 10th at the Harms Advanced Technology Center on the WNCC campus.

Registration will be at 9 a.m. with the program starting at 9:30 a.m.

It will feature Tom McDonough, Nebraska State Veteran's Service Officer, and guest speaker Kim Moore.

For information, call 308-635-6042.

Crop Watch: An eye in the sky

August 26, 2016

A look at precision ag with Kacey Fleenor, precision ag specialist through Panhandle Coop and what it can do for a producer at the end of the year.


KNEB News Extra - August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016

Larry Gibbs joins Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Thursday morning.

Larry is on the program to promote the 10th annual Coin & Stamp Collectors Show. The free show is coming up this Saturday, August 25th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gering Civic Center.

For details or additional information, contact show sponsor Gibbs Enterprizes at, or by telephone at 308-641-6310.

KNEB News Extra - August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016

Lincoln Elementary sixth graders Kyan Allen, Alex Sibal and Haylee Harder, and fourth grader Elia Ybarra join Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Wednesday morning.

The kids are on the program to promote a benefit corn hole tournament for Team T, a group set up by friends and family of Lincoln Elementary music teacher Mrs. Leigh Anne Tofflemire.

The event will be held this coming Sunday, August 28th from noon to 5 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary in Gering.

Crop Watch: Value of residue

August 23, 2016

Cody Creech, Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist for the Panhandle Research & Extension Center in Scottsbluff will be at the Crop Rotation workshop in Harrisburg Thursday, Aug. 25. Discussing te value of residue on crops.


EPA deadline looms for farmers and atrazine

August 19, 2016

A deadline of Oct. 4 is looming for ag producers. In a struggling farm economy producers have about six weeks to respond to the Environmental Protection Agency report on the environmental impacts of atrazine.
The report if unchallenged would mean a virtual ban on atrazine.


Growing hops in central and western Nebraska

August 19, 2016

The sixth annual Best of the West Beer and Wine Fest will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, in downtown Scottsbluff. The event will serve a variety of wine and beer, including a Nebraska beer called Kinkader from Broken Bow. As most everyone knows, beer comes from hops and while Nebraska may have vineyards across the state, hops are still pretty much an eastern Nebraska crop. I talked with Kinkader Production Manager Nate Bell about what kind of environment it takes to grow hops.