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Legacy of the Plains Museum – Telling the Story of Western Nebraska

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

Journey of the Sandhill Cranes

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

Scottsbluff, Gering and the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic – We Just Roll With It

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

Journey to the U.S. National Hot Air Ballooning Championships

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

The Strong Carrie Broussard – Her Return to Barrel Racing after a life changing injury

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

The Indelible Karyn Turner – Legendary Martial Artist and Wyobraskan

Karyn Turner - the Queen of Kata, the First Lady of Kung Fu, and The Mother of U.S. Kickboxing. She has a list of accolades that all say one thing: she was the best. She took her skills in a new direction promoting kickboxing. “One doesn’t compare Karyn Turner to something. One compares something to Karyn Turner.”

A Journey Along the Mormon Trail – The Story of Mary “Wee Granny” Murray Murdoch

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

Wyobraska Expedition Photographer Buck Lovell Explores Bear Butte near Sturgis, South Dakota

Bear Butte is a geological laccolith feature located near Sturgis, South Dakota, United States, that was established as a State Park in 1961. Historically, Bear Butte has meant much too many people, both indigenous and immigrant. According to anthropologists, the butte, that’s not a butte, has been a sacred site to Native Americans for more than 10,000 years. During the 1800’s the Kiowa, then Cheyenne, and most recently Oglala Sioux Tribe occupied the area surrounding or adjacent to this geographical feature. 

The Indelible Karyn Turner – Legendary Martial Artist and Wyobraskan

Karyn Turner - the Queen of Kata, the First Lady of Kung Fu, and The Mother of U.S. Kickboxing. She has a list of accolades that all say one thing: she was the best. She took her skills in a new direction promoting kickboxing. “One doesn’t compare Karyn Turner to something. One compares something to Karyn Turner.”

Scottsbluff, Gering and the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic – We Just Roll With It

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

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The View From Above – Balloonist Find Peace and Solitude in Scottsbluff

Kelli Cook began packing her hot air balloon after landing in field in western Nebraska. She soon noticed a five-year old boy running across the field. She looked around to see where he came from and spotted his grandmother parked on the side of the road. When he reached her, the boy asked Cook to autograph his ballooning program. As Cook signed the little boy's program, she was reminded of one of many reasons she loves ballooning and how “unbelievably welcoming” the western Nebraska community has been to her and her fellow pilots.

Journey to the U.S. National Hot Air Ballooning Championships

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

Legacy of the Plains Museum – Telling the Story of Western Nebraska

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

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The View From Above – Balloonist Find Peace and Solitude in Scottsbluff

Kelli Cook began packing her hot air balloon after landing in field in western Nebraska. She soon noticed a five-year old boy running across the field. She looked around to see where he came from and spotted his grandmother parked on the side of the road. When he reached her, the boy asked Cook to autograph his ballooning program. As Cook signed the little boy's program, she was reminded of one of many reasons she loves ballooning and how “unbelievably welcoming” the western Nebraska community has been to her and her fellow pilots.

Journey to the U.S. National Hot Air Ballooning Championships

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851 (Horse Creek Treaty) “The Great Smoke”

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

A Journey Along the Mormon Trail – The Story of Mary “Wee Granny” Murray Murdoch

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

Signal Butte – Wyobraska’s Forgotten Hidden Archeological Treasure

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

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Autumn colors along the North Platte River south of Morrill, Nebraska on the first day of October.Photo: Hawk Buckman

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The Strong Carrie Broussard – Her Return to Barrel Racing after a life changing injury

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

Signal Butte – Wyobraska’s Forgotten Hidden Archeological Treasure

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.

The Legacy of Hiram Scott and the Naming of Scotts Bluff National Monument

Traveling south along highway 71 into Scotts Bluff County you begin to see the scope and size of the North Platte Valley begin to open up to eye popping vistas of the valley floor. Large buttes dominate the the center of the valley surrounded by the ponderosa pine covered Wildcat Hills to the South. To the Southeast, large mounds of rock dot the skyline forcing the viewer to take a breath in awe of its splendor.
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