The Alliance Public Library will present the first in a series of “Living Books” on Thursday, October 17 at 7 p.m. In keeping with the Halloween spirit of October, the book being brought to life is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus. Considered the first true science fict…

The Alliance Public Library invites adults, ages 18 and over, to “Fall in Love with Autumn Watercolor”, utilizing a Skillshare video, on Monday, October 14 and 21 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Community Room. The Library Foundation will provide watercolor paints, brushes and paper during these …

On Oct. 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., people are invited to take part in suicide prevention training at the Alliance High School library. People will learn about QPR, three steps to help save a life from suicide.

The Veterans Memorial Flight will take place on Oct. 31. They will host a program at 9 a.m. and leave at 10 a.m. People are asked to stand along the way with flags as they make their way to Denver. They will leave from the Chadron American Legion and travel south on Highway 385. They will pa…

The Western Library System, representing and servicing 21 counties, will be sponsoring an author visit from the award-winning children and young adult author, Ben Mikaelsen. Mikaelsen will be sharing his life stories on Oct 14 -18 at eight school locations and three free public performances …

If you’ve ever given a donation to the APS Foundation, you may have wondered how these funds are dispersed. Well, in addition to providing many scholarship opportunities for graduating Seniors, these funds are also used to provide many other wonderful things for students in our community.

The Alliance Recreation Center held is annual fundraiser on September 21, at the Eagles club. The theme for this years event was Catwalk and Cocktails. Event goers started of the evening with a cocktail hour paired with a variety of appetizers including a towering queso fountain and then the…

Head Start held their annual Kampus Kickoff on Friday Sept. 20. They celebrated the start of the new school year by inviting family and friends to come and enjoy a Nacho Bar and to play catch with the Alliance Middle School 8th Grade Football Team. Next, Head Start will host an Open House on…

The Alliance Cross Country team took part in the Ogallala invite on Sept. 26, where they went head to head with 16 other teams. The following are the results from the meet:

Three families were honored by Chadron State College during Homecoming festivities Saturday. They are the Katen, Neuharth, and Waggener families.

According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the first Nebraska death related to severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes or vaping has been reported. The person was over 65, from the Douglas County Health Department area, and the death occurred in May.

Traffic came to a standstill on Highway 385 Thursday afternoon after a semi and SUV collided, resulting in one driver being air lifted and the other driver receiving a citation.

The students at St. Agnes Academy may not be old enough to donate blood, but they are discovering that blood donors are lifesaving heroes. As part of the American Red Cross Pint-Size Hero program, students are learning about the importance of blood donation and are encouraging community memb…

First National Bank of Omaha, which also operates as First National Bank North Platte, has announced the finalists for its 2019 Community First Awards, said Alec Gorynski, Vice President, Community Development and Corporate Philanthropy. The Community First Awards recognize and reward nonpro…

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The Alliance School Board approved the 2019-2020 budget, which increased from the previous year’s $23,162,512 to $24,214,318. Despite the increase, the proposed tax rate decreased as the school relies on some of its reserves to help it throughout the year.

The Alliance Public Library will offer a free two-part workshop on Etsy, an online marketplace for buying and selling handmade and vintage items and craft supplies. The workshop will present the seller’s side of Etsy and will show participants how to set up their online shop, list items for …

Walk into the Masonic Center noontime Monday through Friday and you will find it bustling with activity as various service groups, business and families each volunteer to provide a meal at no cost to those in the community. While many of the meals are donated to Community Table, which operat…

Nance Road from Highway 385 east to the City of Alliance corporate limits: construction did not progress as scheduled due to weather events. Werner Construction, Inc. will put the final lift of asphalt on Nance Road on Monday, September 16, 2019, with the road closed to through traffic at 06…

September 13, 2019 - Keith County native Andrew Pollock, who now lives in rural Seward County with his family, will be at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center to sign copies of his book, the Snowbound Anthology, Monday, September 23. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. and will conclude around 7…

The Box Butte County Assessor and Deputy Assessor, Tiffany Elkins, attended the 2019 Assessor Workshop in Gering, Nebraska August 26 through 29. Staff from the Department of Revenue Property Assessment Division gave presentations to those in attendance. Other education provided were Appraisi…

The Alliance Public Library will offer two Introduction to Crochet Classes in the library on Friday, Sept. 20 for students in fifth grade and older. One class will run 2:30-3:30 p.m. and another from 3:30-4:30 p.m. There is a limit of six students in each class; this will be the same class t…

Jim Salestrom has been a friend of the Willow Tree Festival almost since the beginning, which was 36 years ago. We are welcoming Jim back again this year to perform on both the Gazebo Stage in the park, and also on the Community Stage inside the City Hall building. His last performance in Go…

A new transportation service is on the horizon thanks to Panhandle Trails Intercity Public Transit, a Nebraska nonprofit organization based in Alliance, NE. Panhandle Connect will match passengers with independent contractor drivers receiving a base rate plus mileage. This program will focus…

Construction work on Nance Road will start on September 11, 2019. The plan, as of September 4, 2019, is to work on Nance Road from the BNSF railway east to the City of Alliance Corporate Limits and CR61 from Nance Road north approximately 300 feet.

Cutline: Pictured left to right are Scout Master Shawn Varner, Garrett Myers, Drew Varner, David Standage, Ayden Digmann, Jerry Hampton and Janet Lienemann Cabela’s/Bass Pro, (Sidney).

Out of the Darkness community walks are coming up in Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney with the primary goal to raise awareness of the devastating effects of suicide and to raise funds for local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs.

Citing Joshua Allen’s maintained sobriety, District Court Judge Travis O’Gorman sentenced Joshua Allen to serve 18 months probation and pay a $300 for attempted terroristic threats, criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Nebraska State Director Karl Elmshaeuser announced that USDA is making $150 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the devastating effects of natural disasters.

Joslinn Merrill proudly showcases her entry into the Alliance Times-Herald weekly coloring contest. As the winner, she received a coupon for a free small Chiller and a frisbee from Maverik. Turn to page B5 to see this week’s contest.