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Sand painters art show during 2016 Heart City Bull Bash

The Sand Painters Art Guild will have an art show on display during the 15th Annual Heart City Bull Bash in Valentine, NE. The show will be from 10 am-3 pm on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Security First Bank at 253 N Main St in Valentine. Please join us for a great display of art from area artists. Sand Painters Art Guild is based in the Valentine, NE area. It is one of the largest of the 40 art clubs in the Association of Nebraska Art Cubs.
In conjunction with the Sand Painters Art Show, the Hereford bull sculpture Golden Design 14 will be also be featured during the 15th annual Heart City Bull Bash at Security First Bank on Main Street. In 1975 Hereford breeder Charlie Warner of Waverly commissioned artist Arlo Bray to create a bull that looked similar to Charlies favorite herd bull, Golden Design 14. After Charlie passed away the sculpture was stored for 20 years in an out building on the Warner Farm.  It was found, cleaned, repainted and is now traveling across Nebraska for display at schools and cattle events.


Child Safety Seat Event


The organization CCH Kids First will be hosting a free car seat inspections and training session this Saturday afternoon at the Cherry County Hospital Ambulance barn. The group was formed to help families learn how to correctly use child safety seats. Local certified passenger safety technicians will help discuss seating options as well as best practice. This event will be for parents, grand parents, day care providers and others who use child safety seats. Call 402 376 2062 for an appointment time Saturday afternoon or find them on Facebook at cch kids first. Cherry County Hospital is one of the sponsors for this event and there will be access to some car seats for those that may need them.


Public Input Sought on the Scoping Document for a Nationwide Multi-Unit Wildland Fire Management Plan / Environmental Assessment

The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting public input on the proposed development of fire management plans for 28 park units nationwide, including Niobrara National Scenic River.

The NPS has prepared a scoping document that explains the purpose and need for developing fire management plans and describes the proposed action, which will be analyzed in an environmental assessment. Any area residents, business owners, local officials, organizational representatives, and others interested in this project are encouraged to download the scoping document and, after your review, submit comments. Comments can be expressed as concerns, thoughts, and suggestions (such as for a new alternative) for the proposed wildfire management actions and mechanical and prescribed fire treatments described in the scoping document.

The 30-day scoping period begins February 1, 2016, and will end March 1, 2016. Please submit your comments by March 1, 2016.

The scoping document is available online at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website. To download the document and submit your comments online, go to the NPS planning website at: (project name: “Nationwide Multi-Unit FMP/EA”).

If you are not able to submit comments electronically on the website, then you can mail comments to

Becky Brooks
Attn: Nationwide Multi-Unit FMP/EA
National Interagency Fire Center
3833 South Development Ave.
Boise, ID 83705


Electric Bill Scam Returns


The “Electric Bill” scam is back and working its way across the state of Nebraska in a number of communities. The phone scammer contacts business owners and residents stating that they represent NPPD and falsely threatens their electricity will be shut off if they do not pay their electric bill immediately with a pre-paid “Greendot” card.

NPPD does not do business this way. If a customer is overdue on their electric bill and subject to disconnection, it will be printed on their monthly statement with further instructions on settling the account.

It is also important to note that while the City of Valentine DOES receive its electricity from NPPD, the city also does its own billing to residents and businesses. If you are a City of Valentine customer, you will never incur a bill to NPPD. City of Valentine utility customers who are overdue on payments will receive a letter in the mail notifying them of their status.

Customers who receive these calls are asked to call their local law enforcement and NPPD's Centralized Customer Care Center at 877-ASK-NPPD.



Filing Deadlines Announced


As of Tuesday January 26th in the 2016 Primary Election in Cherry County, the lone Cherry County Commissioner up for re-election Mark Adamson has filed at the Cherry County Clerk's office. Andrew Ward has also filed for re-election to the Valentine City Council. Incumbents have until February 16th to file, while non-incumbents have until March 1st to add their name to a ticket.



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