Large grass fire near Spring Creek Area on Saturday Night
Monday, 30 March 2015 08:00
The Valentine Volunteer Fire Department was called out to assist with a large grass fire west of the Spring Creek area on the Rosebud Reservation late Saturday night. Lightning caused the blaze that spread quickly with strong winds. No structures were involved and no injuries were reported. Firemen got the call about 10:30 p.m. Saturday night and did not return until about 4 a.m. Cody and Kilgore Departments were also called for mutual aid and to fight the blaze.
Gov. Ricketts Announces Nebraska Attains Lowest Unemployment Rate
Saturday, 28 March 2015 06:47
On Friday, March 27th, Gov. Ricketts announced that Nebraska has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. South Dakota is tied with Utah for 3rd lowest.
Nebraska’s preliminary unemployment rate is the lowest in the country according to rankings released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nebraska’s seasonally adjusted rate is 2.7 percent, 0.2 percentage points lower than second-ranked North Dakota.
“Today’s announcement that Nebraska has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation is great news for our state. We must continue to think strategically about the future. Growing Nebraska for the next generation requires careful planning so that our children and grandchildren have the opportunities they need to live, work, and raise a family here in Nebraska for generations to come.”
“This is an important milestone for our state that coincides with continued employment growth and strong workforce participation,” said Commissioner of Labor John H. Albin. “We will continue to champion initiatives that make Nebraska a great state for both employers and workers.”
The full rankings are available at http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm.