Northwest Community Action Partnership is committed to continuing services to the communities in our service areas during this difficult time. Some services may be impacted as we follow Panhandle Public Health, CDC and other recommendations but it is our goal to maintain as many services as …

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 20-03, Alliance City Council meetings will be held by video/telephone conference and members of the public and media personnel may attend the meetings electronically with a computer, tablet or smartphone. The meeting attendance instructions will…

In order to reduce risk and maintain safe social distancing, the City of Alliance Municipal Building is temporarily closed to proactively prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. Although the facility is closed, staff remain available by telephone.

To assist in limiting the spread of COVID-19 the Village of Hemingford will be suspending non-essential services beginning Monday March 30, 2020 until further notice. Please refer to the village website, ci.hemingford.ne.us and the Village of Hemingford Facebook page for updates.

Two weeks after people filled the Box Butte County District Courtroom during a regular commissioners meeting to voice their concerns over Legislative Bill 58, the Box Butte County Commissioners signed a resolution to “stand and defend the rights and liberties of all county citizens, which ar…

At a special meeting on March 26, the Box Butte County Commissioners took action to suspend public access to all Box Butte County Facilities beginning on March 27 in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Three incoming students and two current Chadron State College students, all residents of Nebraska, have been accepted to the Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP), according to Project Coordinator Kate Pope. Two alternates were also named.

The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) has made the decision to cancel both the Voluntary Integrated Management Plan Meeting and the Water Education Meeting in the interest of public safety. 

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced on March 16 public events and gatherings will be limited to 10 people, or fewer statewide following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control issued Monday.

Regional West is expanding the current visitor restrictions to protect our patients and providers. These restrictions will be implemented at all Regional West healthcare facilities including the Medical Center, all Regional West Physicians Clinics, Village at Regional West, Surgery Center, o…

Effective immediately, for the continued safety of our patients, staff, and community, we are suspending social visits to our hospital. One designated healthy adult will be allowed with each patient during the hours of 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. Special circumstances will be evaluated by hospital…

While we applaud everyone who takes their health seriously, please do not go to the emergency room unless it is a medical emergency. A great way to assess this is by asking yourself if you would have gone to the ER last year for what you're experiencing at the moment. 

Box Butte General Hospital strives to keep community wellness a top priority. With this in mind, and with recommendation from the Panhandle Public Health District, BBGH and PPHD have confirmed cancellation of the Health Fair to be hosted at Alliance High School Saturday March 28. It is to be…

After consulting with COVID-19 Unified Command, the Alliance Recreation Center is amending its services effective immediately. 24hr access to the weight room will remain available to ARC members with key fobs only. The following services will be suspended until further notice:

Dennis Laughlin of Alliance had the honor of attending and participating in the 2019 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival held Oct. 28-Nov. 2, 2019 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He qualified for the national festival after winning a gold medal at the 2019 local Black Hills competition held at …

Long time Alliance resident, Retired 1st Sgt. Larry McCracken, Nebraska Army National Guard was presented with The American Legion District 4 Work Horse Award at the District 4 Convention held in Gering on Saturday, March 7. This award is presented to a Legionnaire in District 4 who puts in …

“Feeling lost and forgotten, walking around the block for what felt like the thousandth time - well maybe not the thousandth time; I’m not so sure my just-today-seven-year-old legs would carry me that many times. Dad is gone again. Whether he was kicked out by my mom, on a drunk binge, or in…

Traffic on Third Street was halted on March 12 as crews worked to clear the scene of an accident at the underpass, where a semi hauling a piece of agricultural equipment failed to make it under the clearance, striking the bridge.

Recently, Governor Pete Ricketts signed the proclamation officially naming Highway 20 through Nebraska the “Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway.” The signing took place during the American Legion Family Legislative Day at the Capital, with over 107 veterans and veteran advocates in attendance.

Kelsey Horton, daughter of Kate and Lyle Horton, has been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Cornhusker Girls State May 31 through June 6. She is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Alliance Unit 7. As a delegate, Horton will study local, county and state government processe…

Bury Him: A Memoir of the Vietnam War” by Captain Doug Chamberlain will be shared at the Alliance Public Library on Saturday, March 21 during an Author Presentation and Book Signing, beginning at 10:30 am in the Community Room.

With the spring weather beginning to arrive, everyone is ready to get outdoors for some fresh air and activity. The Activate Alliance committee wants to remind students walking, biking, or rolling to and from school of the importance of using crosswalks and being respectful to crossing guards.

The Alliance Fraternal Order of Eagles were visited by the National Grand Madame President and the State Madame President on Monday evening, where they were welcomed to Alliance by Vice Mayor Brian Mischnick.

United Way of Western Nebraska serving Box Butte and Dawes Counties surpassed their 2019-2020 campaign goal of $90,000 by raising $99,832.79 exceeding the campaign goal by over 10%. $92,147.97 was raised in Box Butte County and $7,684.82 was raised in Dawes County. Funds are raised annually …

Recognizing Girl Scouts for their work to improve the community of Alliance, the city council proclaimed the week of March 8-14 as Girl Scout Week.

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Troop E, based in Scottsbluff, have been presented an award for outstanding drug enforcement. The Midwest HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) presented the 2019 Midwest Regional award for Outstanding Interdiction Effort to troopers and investi…

Three years ago the Task Force on Poverty was formed in Alliance with Tim Stadem, Pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church, as chairman. The Alliance Ministerial Association was concerned about the number of requests they were receiving from individuals needing assistance. They also worried that…

The Box Butte County Republican convention is Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at the Knight Museum in Alliance, said County GOP chair Dr. Bob Stout.

The Alliance City Council members gave new life to the half-cent sales tax ballot measure during their meeting last Tuesday after letting it die at the previous meeting.

The search for a person reported missing on Saturday came to an end after authorities located the body of 21-year-old Sage Cross north of Chadron.