Escorting Santa Claus around town on the Ainsworth fire trucks were these firemen (Kneeling - Left to Right): Drake Fiala, Shaley Starkey and Randy Johnson; (Standing - Left to Right): Cody Heller,
Commissioner Buddy Small presented a report on the Sand Draw Bridge during the Brown County Commissioners meeting held on December 1st.
Long Pine and Ainsworth Fire Departments responded to a fire on Tuesday, December 1st near Long Pine. A trailer house owned by Steve Swett and small area of grass was destroyed by the fire.
The Brown County Sheriff’s Department investigated a twovehicle accident east of Ainsworth on Highway 20 at the intersection of Hwy. 20 and 432nd Ave. on Thursday, November 12th.
Valentine and Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuges initiate construction projects to enhance public access
VALENTINE – This fall and winter, construction projects will begin at two Nebraska national wildlife refuges to enhance public access, visitor experience and visitor safety. At Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will add gravel and recondition the existing roadway surface of the Little Hay Wildlife Drive. At Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, the Service will renovate the Fort Falls Trail trailhead and parking area. The projects will result in temporary closures of the affected roads and trails at the refuges.