Sep 10, 2019 2:20 PM

State taking lottery applications for mountain lion permits

Posted Sep 10, 2019 2:20 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting lottery applications for mountain lion permits through Sept. 27 for the 2020 hunting season.

Hunting will be allowed only in the Pine Ridge Unit of northwestern Nebraska, which has an established mountain lion population.

Hunters may apply for a permit in either of two subunits: the South Subunit (south of U.S. Highway 20) or the North Subunit (north of U.S. Highway 20). A person may not submit more than one application per calendar year for a mountain lion permit.

A drawing will allocate 320 permits to each subunit, and only Nebraska residents can receive permits.

Up to eight mountain lions may be killed by hunters in 2020, with up to four of those being females. Once four mountain lions, or two females, have been taken in a subunit, the season in that subunit will close.

More information about mountain lion hunting regulations is available online.

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Sep 10, 2019 2:20 PM
Work to begin on Nance road in Box Butte Co.

Construction work on Nance Road will start on Sept.11 in Box Butte County.

"The plan is to work on Nance road from the BNSF railway east to the City of Alliance Corporate Limits and CR 61 from Nance Road north approximately 300 feet," said Barbara Keegan, Box Butte County Highway Superintendent.

Road work will be completed during daylight hours and the road will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Keegan said.

"It is anticipated this segment will take three days to complete. Once the work is completed on the west side of Alliance, Werner Construction, Inc. will move east and complete Nance Road from the corporate limits east to Highway 87 in the same manner," said Keegan.

The anticipated start date on the second segment of Nance Road is Sept. 16.

Work will be completed in daylight hours with the road closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for three days.

For any questions, contact Barbara Keegan at (308) 762-6797.