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Musical Hands performs at CNFR

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
The opportunity of a lifetime was given to the sign language group, Musical Hands last weekend, when they were chosen to perform The National Anthem, during the championship round last Sat, at the College National Finals Rodeo, in Casper. †The group submitted an audition video several months ago, which was then selected by a committee to be put in a
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Larry Eddy celebrates 100th with family and friends

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
A wonderful gathering of family and friends greeted Larry Eddy, longtime resident of the Keeline ranching area, to help him celebrate his 100th birthday. Family came from as far away as Arizona, Minnesota and Washington State as well as many from Niobrara County to join him for his special day. He greeted all with a clear eye of
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Flood Memories and The Future, June 24, 2015

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
This is the first of what is hoped to be a chronicle of the many experiences that happened as a result of the disastrous flood that roared through Lusk and many parts of Niobrara County during the first week of June. 2015.
Massive flood waters reached the town of Lusk shortly before midnight, rearranging the river channel,
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Free laundry service available

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
Members from the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief group arrived in Lusk this week to offer free laundry services for victims of flooding. †Anyone needing their laundry done, can drop bundles off, were they will be washed, dried, and folded. †
They are located at the Crossroad Ministries parking lot, and are very eager to get started with helping anyone in
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Ag Flood Damage ECP Signup

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
The Niobrara County Farm Service Agency is now accepting applications for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) due to the floods this month. Farms and ranches suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance if the damage:
* will be so costly to rehabilitate that Federal assistance is or will be needed to return the land to productive agricultural
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Governor revisits Lusk to survey damage

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
Governor Matt Mead was back in town last Wed. to talk with local business owners, and citizens that were directly affected by floodwaters. †He started his tour downtown, with the Niobrara County commissioners, Guy Cameron from Homeland Security, and Diane Shober, the executive director of the Wyoming Office of Tourism. †Shober had a statement about the economic impact the flood
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Decreasing the American Red Cross footprint

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
The American Red Cross has been here since day one to try and help the community and mobilize the community toward recovery. "We feel that we have been pretty successful helping with the initial immediate needs and working within the community to help with the recovery side of things, that is the mode we are in now," said American Red
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Niobrara ramps up recovery efforts

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
LUSK,†Niobrara County residents are beginning to sort through the chaos that ensued following the destructive flood June 4, which left many residences, businesses and roadways severely damaged.
A handful of community leaders in Lusk formed the Niobrara Recovery Committee last week with the intention of offering a centralized fund to which people can donate with confidence, and money and items
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Localís take the call

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
The newest volunteers for the Red Cross of Wyoming are Jessica Frye and Nancy Kraft. after being part of the Niobrara County flood response.
Jesscia organized the community feeding effort and Nancy helped serve and prepare food, The feeding team provided 50 to 80 meals a day for the community, National Guard, Wyoming Homeland Security, the Red Cross and
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Lusk bounces back after flood * Businesses reopening at rapid pace

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
LUSK, While life in Niobrara County may take a while to get back to "normal" for many residents, there are increasing signs of normalcy. One clear sign in the area is the opening businesses. With each day, more businesses open their doors and extend their hours as they finish clean up and repairs. The following is a partial list
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Union Pacific suspends quite zone for 90 through Lusk

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
LUSK,†The Union Pacific Railroad company continues to make progress on restoring the tracks that run through Niorbrara County.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Union Pacific had one track up and running and has hopes to have the second functional by Wednesday evening, according to Sara Cassidy, the Director of Public Affairs for Colorado and Wyoming.
"We are constantly gaging the effectiveness
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FSA office urges reporting of agricultural losses

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
The floods last week caused severe damage in many areas of the County. Farms and ranches suffering severe damage should report damage to the Niobrara Farm Service Agency (FSA)
County Office if the damage:
n will be so costly to rehabilitate that Federal assistance is or will be needed to return the
land to productive
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Pulling together: Communities band together in wake of flood

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
NIOBRARA COUNTY, The residents of Lusk and Manville are pulling together and drying out after a thunderstorm parked southwest of the area June 3rd and deluged the area in several inches of rain, causing massive flooding. Water levels reached over 10 feet in some areas, as it careened down roads and between structures.
At this time, it is estimated 35
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