Recently the Nebraska State Bar Association reviewed judges throughout the state of Nebraska through the 2020 Judicial Performance Evaluation. Local Judges Travis O’Gorman and Paul Wess received high marks in the evaluation.

No new COVID-19 cases were reported at Alliance Public Schools as of press time, with the first student announced as testing positive for coronavirus has made a recovery. There is still one active case at Grandview Elementary, according to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker: The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease. With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning auth…

Alliance Public Schools would like to extend a special thank you to Dave’s Pharmacy of Alliance, Nebraska for their generous donations to faculty and staff. Dave’s Pharmacy donated several items that showed appreciation and welcomed our staff into the 2020 - 2021 school year. Many of the ite…

As part of the CARES Act, Congress authorized Economic Impact Payments of $1200 per person earning less than $75,000 per year, $112,000 head of household; $2400 for a married couple earning less than $150,000; with additional $500 per child under age 17. People earning above those amounts up…

Governor Pete Ricketts, Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and Congressman Adrian Smith participated in a tour of agriculture locations in Western Nebraska on Thursday, highlighting the importance of agriculture and trade to Nebraska.

As the school year has progressed, Alliance Public Schools has seen active coronavirus cases with one case at Grandview Elementary School and Alliance Middle School, respectively.

The Burning by Megha Majumdar: After a fiery attack on a train leaves 104 people dead, the fates of three people in India become inextricably entangled. A novel about fate, power, opportunity, and class; about innocence and guilt, betrayal and love, and the corrosive media cycle that manufac…

With the general election date quickly approaching, candidates are actively promoting themselves as they vie for elected positions. However, one of the four candidates for the Alliance City Council has announced her withdrawal from the election.

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After serving as the Alliance City Manager for a little more than one year, Jeff Sprock submitted a verbal resignation on Tuesday, effective immediately.

Two bills passed by the Nebraska Legislature are having an unexpected impact in Box Butte County, as Assessor Michelle Robinson is adapting to the changes.

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If It Bleeds by Stephen King: The four never-before-published novellas represent King at his finest: a teenager discovers that a dead friend's phone communicates from beyond the grave; a series of apocalyptic incidents bears claim that when a man or a woman dies, a whole world falls to ruin;…

On Friday, Aug. 14, Commander Steve Stanec on behalf of the Alliance American Legion Post 7, presented Kathy Dye with a check in the amount of $500.00 to aid Panhandle Blocks with the expenses involved in making the Quilts of Valor for our area military veterans.

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After 21 years of working diligently to keep the community of Alliance safe, Alliance Police Department Chief John Kiss announced his intent to retire at the end of the year.

The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service branch administers fifteen programs to increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet and nutrition education. These include the National School Lunch Program and the National Breakfa…

The World of J.R.R. Tolkein by John Garth: This book takes you to the places that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien to create his fictional locations. Written by renowned Tolkien expert John Garth, The Worlds of J. R. R. Tolkien features a wealth of breathtaking illustrations, including Tolkien's ow…

Private E-2 Frank Milton Cox was presented with a Quilt of Valor on his 80th birthday on June 27, 2020 in Berea. His quilt was pieced and bound by Unverzagt and quilted by Chris Wolf.

It’s back to school time! Kids all over the area have been picking out new backpacks, checking school supply lists, getting new shoes, whatever it takes to get ready for another year.

Wicked as You Wish by Rin Chupeco: Many years ago the magical kingdom of Avalon was left desolate, encased in ice when evil Snow Queen waged war. The refugees of Avalon-- including Prince Alexei, the sole survivor of the Avalon royal family-- are stuck in Arizona. His friend, Tala Warnock, k…

On Aug. 3, the Alliance Volunteer Fire Department battled a grass fire with the help of mutual aid from other area departments, containing it after it had burned 80 acres.

Twenty high school students from Chadron, Crawford, and Alliance got a taste of college during the Upward Bound Summer Program hosted at Chadron State College in July. First-year director of the program, Heather Barry, said the high school students made new friends, looked out for each other…

Box Butte County Treasurer Valery Bell reminds residents the second half of the 2019 real estate taxes and personal property taxes are due Aug. 31, 2020. Avoid delinquent interest charges by paying property tax bills on or before Aug. 31, 2020.

Young children are amazing learners, soaking up everything in their environment like sponges. Crawling, chattering, playing peek-a-boo and hide and seek - everything the child is doing is developing skills! While infants and toddlers are learning important physical skills and coordination, t…

Alliance Public Schools will follow all directed health measures and guidance as required. This plan is set in place to reopen buildings and is subject to change at all times based on the current circumstances by the Board of Education.

Run, jog, walk or roll a 5k from any location for United Way! Beginning Aug. 1 through Sept. 15 United Way of Western Nebraska serving Box Butte and Dawes Counties is hosting a Virtual 5K for United Way presented by Box Butte General Hospital.

On Aug. 8 United Way will host movie night at the Sandhills Drive-In movie theater just outside Alliance (2617 County Road 57). Come on out to the movies and enjoy “Goonies” for FREE courtesy of Catalyst 2. Free will donations accepted at the gate to benefit United Way of Western Nebraska se…

Pretty Things by Janelle Brown: When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Vanessa is a privileged young heiress marked by tragedy who retreats to her family's sprawling mountain estate. Nina, Vanessa, and Lachlan's pat…

The Alliance Head Start Program promotes school readiness of children from age three to five from low-income families by supporting the development of the whole child. The Alliance Head Start center is located at 1028 E. Third Street.

In order to follow the guidelines set forth by Governor Pete Ricketts in his Directed Health Measures, the Box Butte County Fair is planning to host a reverse parade on Saturday at 10 a.m.

The Sunken Gardens are set to see new life after the Alliance City Council approved a construction bid, bringing the Pillars for the Park Project one step closer to fruition.

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Erica Chipperfield, Ad Director for the Alliance Times-Herald, stands with a copy of her award she received from the Nebraska Press Association in the 2020 Better Newspaper Competition. She claimed second place in the Single Retail Advertising Idea, Color for her Bruce Furniture ad she creat…