The Hunt: In this subversive satire, a group of elites gather at a remote Manor House to hunt ordinary Americans for sport. But the elites' master plan is about to be derailed because one of The Hunted, Crystal, knows The Hunter's game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers…

On Friday, the Nebraska Supreme Court accepted Jon Worthman’s voluntary resignation of his law license, and ordered him disbarred from practicing law in the State of Nebraska.

Twenty years ago Barbara Ehrenreich wrote the book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, a ground-breaking book about income inequality in the United States. She described how people are trapped in poverty, and that lesson is just as true today as it was in 2000.

The Alliance Volunteer Fire Department was called to Emerson Elementary School on June 24 on the report of smoke being found by contractors. Alliance Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Troy Unzicker said in a press release that no fire was found at the scene.

The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) held the first annual amateur photo contest, soliciting photos of natural resource related subjects from residents within the District including Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan and Sioux counties. With nearly 50 photos submitted from ac…

On Monday, June 22 at approximately 7 p.m. a 2008 Dodge Nitro driven by Rachelle Pfeiffer of Alliance was stopped at the crosswalk in the two hundred block of East 10th Street waiting for pedestrian traffic to cross. A second vehicle, 2012 GMC Terrain driven by Sarah Tower Cross of Alliance …

Alliance Navy Veteran, Max Elford was recently awarded a Quilt of Valor by the local Panhandle Blocks chapter, assisted by the American Legion Riders flag line. The presentation took place at the Alliance City Park on Monday June 22 and the surprise was witnessed by several family members an…

In the last few months we have seen a major change in Nebraska’s unemployment rate due to COVID-19. February’s rate of 2.9% had risen to 8.3% by April but dropped to 5.2% in May. Many of these lay-offs have been temporary, with workers waiting to be called back as more businesses and activit…

All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams: In France, 1914, an heiress, a resistance fighter, and a widow are all joined by one legendary hotel: the Ritz in Paris.

Two weeks ago the Task Force on Poverty shared information about food resources available to people experiencing food insecurity in Box Butte County, including both daily prepared meals and items to be taken home and prepared.

The Jerusalem Assassin by Joel Rosenberg: American President Andrew Clarke decides the moment has come to unveil his comprehensive proposal to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians. However, when a series of senior American officials involved in the peace process are assassinated…

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, working in collaboration with Ogallala and Keith County area partners, will implement actions designed to make the Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas safer and more family-friendly destinations by enhancing recreational facilities…

Salt River by Randy White: When avowed bachelor Tomlinson reveals he'd unwittingly fathered multiple children via for-profit sperm bank donations. Thanks to genealogy websites, Tomlinson's now-grown offspring have tracked him down, seeking answers about their roots, and Doc quickly grows sus…

Heritage Days 2020, Alliance Strong, will not be the traditional events we’ve done in the past. Frazier Shows of America has terminated their contract this year due to COVID-19 and current Directive Health Measures. There will also be no food vendors in the 300 block of Box Butte. We still w…

Edison Red Nest III is a young entrepreneur in Alliance who saw a need in the Native American community and stepped up to fill it. In September, 2013, he started Native Futures to help those who are in poverty and have lost their way. His program has since expanded to include small businesse…

Snow-Redfern Foundation is honored to announce that three Alliance High School Seniors have been selected as recipients of the newly developed Hempel Family Scholarship fund, memorializing the late Edward M. and Eda S. Hempel.

Welcoming to the Carnegie Arts Center this spring the exhibit, “Mariposa: just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she began to fly.” The exhibit is the work of Rapid City artist, Maria Lena Medina and will be on display until June 27th. Her work is brilliantly colorful represent…

During these uncertain times, it seems like a good opportunity to review the food resources available to people who are experiencing food insecurity. Food is available both as prepared meals and as items for people to take home and prepare.

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare: Cordelia Carstairs, a Shadowhunter trained to battle demons, travels with her brother to London where they reconnect with childhood friends but soon must face devastating demon attacks in the quarantined city.

The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Legal Aid of Nebraska, has completed a study commissioned under LB 154 of the Nebraska Legislature. LB 154, pass…

Five hundred beef patties are on the menu this month at the Community Table in Alliance, thanks to some area ranchers and local businesses.

Agriculture in America is in crisis. The Great Recession which began in 2008 brought farm prices down. The trade war of the last few years eliminated much of agriculture’s export market. Net farm income has dropped 69% since 2013; farmers and ranchers are expected to lose another $20 billion…

Box Butte County has officially seen its second confirmed coronavirus case after COVID-19 Unified Command announced a man in his 20s, who was a close contact of a previously positive case, was diagnosed on May 24. The total number of cases throughout the Panhandle rose to 100, with 66 recove…

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Box Butte County, but other counties in the Panhandle are seeing increases in their case numbers, bringing the total number of cases to 86 in the Panhandle as of press time.

During our COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing so many uncertainties combine to create problems for all of us. We have health scares. Many of us have lost jobs. Several of the products we rely on are not available right now. Food insecurity in our area is unprecedented. The media and social net…

As Directed Health Measures from Governor Pete Ricketts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 begin to change, the Box Butte County Commissioners are taking steps to ensure public safety while preparing to reopen the courthouse to the public.

Polls have closed for the Box Butte County primary election, bringing an end to an unprecedented election day. With concerns over COVID-19 allowing Box Butte County’s voters to mail in ballots, new election equipment and an ongoing renovation project at the courthouse, this election is histo…

As Directed Health Measures from Governor Pete Ricketts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 begin to change, the Box Butte County Commissioners are taking steps to ensure public safety while preparing to reopen the courthouse to the public.

 After listening to guidance from Panhandle Public Health District and reviewing the Directed Health Measures issued by Governor Pete Ricketts, staff at the Alliance Times-Herald has made the decision to postpone the community garage sale that was set to take place the weekend of June 13.

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben: Found as a boy living feral in the woods, Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. When a local girl goes missing, famous TV lawyer Hester Crimstein--with whom Wilde shares a tragic connection--asks him to use his unique skills to help find h…

Poverty affects a person’s physical health. Medical care is avoided. Nutritious food costs a lot more than processed, fried food. Limited access to gyms, parks, equipment, and athletic teams means that many cannot get needed exercise. There is also a strong link between poverty and mental he…

Due to concerns surrounding the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, during the regularly scheduled Box Butte Development Corporation (BBDC) Board of Directors meeting on May 6th via Zoom, it was decided by unanimous vote to cancel the 2020 summer concert series, Bands on the Bricks…

Polls have closed for the Box Butte County primary election, bringing an end to an unprecedented election day. With concerns over COVID-19 allowing Box Butte County’s voters to mail in ballots, new election equipment and an ongoing renovation project at the courthouse, this election is histo…

The first positive case of COVID-19 in Box Butte County has recovered, according to a press release issued by Unified Command.

As Governor Pete Ricketts has eased some of the guidelines found in his Directed Health Measures, the number of COVID-19 cases in the Panhandle has increased to 55 as of press time.

The Alliance Christian Ministerial Alliance (ACMA) is composed of leaders from local churches who meet monthly during the school year to support one another, dialogue, pray, and organize projects they can accomplish together. On one level, their fellowship is grounded in a common faith based…

Young people looking for a place to cool off in the summer heat will have to find new places to do so as both Alliance and Hemingford announced the closures of their pools for the summer.

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende: In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, …