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7 minutes | Jul 7, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Health: Don't let that summer barbecue get you down
Dr Engler, co-medical director of Great Plains Health Emergency Services, visits about how to prevent foodborne illness. Read More at: https://www.nptelegraph.com/focus/
12 minutes | Jun 30, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Agriculture: Harkening back to a simple time
There were about 50 people at the Rothwell Nason Ranch between Tyron and Whitman for a branding on June 16. There were a few clouds in the sky, the air was mild and the Sandhills were, as usual, beautiful. Read More at: https://www.nptelegraph.com/focus/
14 minutes | Jun 23, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Living: North Platte revives the Canteen spirit
Channeling the volunteer spirit that made North Platte famous during World War II, the community welcomed more than 700 service man and women to the D&N Center on Monday and Tuesday reviving the old Canteen spirit.
21 minutes | Jun 16, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Living: Celebrating 50 years in Flatrock
Join NPT Revisited writer Todd Von Kampen for a look back at the people, places and event that shaped the Nabraskaland Days celebration.
8 minutes | Jun 14, 2018
NPT Focus Extra: Staying safe during Nebraskaland Days
Tips to keep you, your family and your pets safe during the heat of Nebraskaland Days.
13 minutes | Jun 9, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Pets: Focus on the animals
Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2018 keeps busy as veterinarian, rodeo queen. Dr. Kristin Kohmetscher is a veterinarian who works with large animals. She grew up on a ranch. She loves rodeo. But she also believes in the best ethics in the sport and wellness as must for the animal athletes as the human athletes.
19 minutes | Jun 2, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Extra: Allison Tietjen will take her last walk as Miss Nebraska 2017
One of her goals in her year as Miss Nebraska was to visit as many towns across the state as she could. "I'd be traveling just about each week to some place different," she said. These visits entailed school visits, but also various service organizations to different age groups, she said. Tietjen, 22, spoke about her platform, "United We Stand: Honoring Our Military," the roots of which go back to before Tietjen competed for Miss Nebraska. Read the full article at www.nptelegraph.com/focus
12 minutes | May 26, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Living: Kick off this Memorial Day weekend with an adventure
Memorial Day kicks off summertime and while it certainly can mean mapped-out travel to your dream destinations, don't forget to check out stops along the way - or go off the beaten path to see those local gems in tiny towns.
11 minutes | May 22, 2018
NPT Focus Extra: North Platte Fire Department invites community to help celebrate EMS Week
It's Emergency Medical Services Week, and the North Platte Fire and Rescue Department is celebrating. Throughout this week, the NFPD is hosting a Q&A on Facebook with each day focusing on a different theme, Read the full article at www.nptelegraph.com
14 minutes | May 19, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Pets: How to assist shelters outside of adoption
Donation and volunteering are two of may ways to help out In North Platte and the surrounding area, several establishments exist to support pet owners. The North Platte Animal Shelter, which is supported by groups like Pawsitive Partners and Fur the Love of Pets, stands as a spot where abandoned pets are taken in and held for adoption.
15 minutes | May 12, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Health: Stroke patient, husband start a new chapter
In just over a year, Michelle Martinez has recovered from a massive stroke, and she and her husband, Mark, both of North Platte, credit the staff at Great Plains Health Sports and Therapy Center. From the doctors to those in the financial office.
18 minutes | May 5, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Agriculture:Branding a common activity - for good reasons
April 19 was a busy day on the Starr Ranch north of Hershey; calves were being vaccinated and branded, to protect the health and safety of the animals. The scene is repeated every spring on ranches all over western Nebraska, shortly after calving.
14 minutes | Apr 28, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Extra: Rodeo putting MPCC on the map nationally
Support form team and community making students choose MPCC over other colleges. Rodeo was added to Mid-Plains Community college athletics in 2014. Since then, it has seen tremendous growth and is leaving its mark on the Great Plains region and nationally. Join George Haws as he speaks with MPCC Rough Stock Coach Dustin Elliott about his team and growing program.
15 minutes | Apr 28, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Living: Finding the right health diet for you
Julie Johng spent a lifetime learning about healthy cooking and eating habits. As a cardiac nurse for 40 years and having a love for the art of cooking, Julie offers 15 tips on how to cook healthy and eat well.
6 minutes | Apr 28, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Extra: Flatrock says 'thank you' to its volunteers
In April, the North Platte Telegraph asked readers to tell us about outstanding volunteers around the community. Amid a string of nominations came seven outstanding volunteers. Join Tammy Bain to learn more about North Platte's outstanding volunteers for 2018.
12 minutes | Apr 21, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Living: Keeping the community meal going
Shari Shore helps prepare a weekly free-will donation meal at the Episcopal Church of our Savior in North Platte. She serves multiple courses, which she says comes from her love of cooking and giving back.
19 minutes | Apr 14, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Pets: These alpacas and lamas are like family
Kelly and Udell Hughes started with a desire to have something to do when they retire. With that thought, they got up on a Sunday morning, looked in the Telegraph and saw an ad for eight llamas. “It certainly isn’t what we (had) expected to do that day,” Kelly said. “Udell said, ‘Do you want to go see them?’ and I said, ‘OK, let’s go.’”
11 minutes | Apr 7, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Extra Health: ‘Minor’ situation can quickly become serious
Did you know that drinking by 10th- and 12th-graders in Lincoln County rose by 10 percent from 2014 to 2016? George Haws and Marlo Roberts, Community Connection Coordinator and a member of the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, talk about these troubling trends and what this coalition is doing to help change them.
26 minutes | Apr 7, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Health: Opioids available more than ever
When people think of drug abuse, what comes to mind are meth addicts or marijuana users. But the United States is seeing a crisis involving a much more accessible drug — opioids. According to 2016 data on the CDC website, 42,000 people died that year from opioid overdose. And 40 percent of overdose cases involve prescription opioids. How did such a deadly trend begin? Join NPT Staff Reporter Aly Rinehart and Heather Jensen, a registered nurse and opioid abuse prevention coordinator for Community Connections, as they discuss the impact this growing issue is having on a national, state and local level.
12 minutes | Mar 31, 2018
NPT Sunday Focus Agriculture: Bison ranch not producing your typical meat
The Bredthauers’ operation, Straight Arrow Bison Ranch, has been certified grass-fed and animal welfare approved by A Greener World. The national certifying organization recognizes operations where animals are raised entirely on outdoor pasture or range. Join George Haws to learn more.
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