"Western Nebraska" redirects here. For the village in Saline County, see Western, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting the Panhandle
The Nebraska Panhandle is an area in the west of the state of Nebraska. A panhandle is an area extending from the rest of a political unit; the Nebraska panhandle is two-thirds as broad as the rest of the state. It is approximately 100 miles east to west and 125 miles north to south. The Nebraska panhandle roughly encompasses the area in Nebraska between 102° and 104°W longitude and 41° and 43°N latitude. It comprises eleven counties with a combined land area of 14,180.76 square miles (36,728.0 km²), or about 18.45 percent of the state's land. Its population as of the 2000 census was 90,410 inhabitants, or about 5.28 percent of the state's population. Its largest city is Scottsbluff, in the west-central part of the area.
Cities and Towns
Major cities in the Nebraska panhandle include:
Points of Interest
The Nebraska panhandle has a great deal of geographical and geological diversity; the region itself is made up of several smaller areas. Areas, features, and sites of interest in the Nebraska panhandle include:
The Nebraska panhandle borders the states of South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado.
Coordinates: 42°N 103°W / 42°N 103°W
Nebraska Panhandle Rails
From sandhills to farm fields, three major railroads travel through the vast countryside of western Nebraska. Take a ride in the cab with the Chicago & North...
Tornado in Nebraska Panhandle
This video from just northwest of Kimball, NE was shot on the afternoon of June 5, 2009. The tornado was still in Wyoming at the time this was shot I am a st...
SE Wyoming and Nebraska Panhandle (Dix, NE Tornado) - 6/22/13
This footage starts east of Chugwater, Wy on Lone Tree Road where I filmed the tornado warned cell with strong rotation was observed and was made into a time...
Supercells In Motion 3: Nebraska Panhandle
Time-lapse of a low-precipitation supercell that tracked across the southern NE Panhandle into extreme northeast CO on 1 June 2008. Note the strengthening me...
1981 Disney Film Crew in the Nebraska Panhandle
News story from the NTV network which served Central and Western Nebraska and northern Kansas. The various stations were affiliated with ABC in 1981. In this...
Nebraska Panhandle and Eastern Colorado Chase on 6/19/11
Tornado Nebraska Panhandle
Tornadoes can be small like this one, still fun to catch, this was just a quick 2 hour chase and back home for Tornado Tim www.tornadochaser.net.
Pronghorn Antelope (Panhandle of Nebraska)
I was just driving down a country road and he just started running along side me, I was driving about 45 mph, And as you can see, He was keeping up!
Nebraska Panhandle Drive
It seems as though a song can blend into the open landscape or run along it. The thought/feeling and song will change from time to time but the open landscap...
Colorado Springs Gazette
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:00:00 -0800
County highway superintendent Dave Hottell blames the mess on runoff from melting snow in the southern Nebraska Panhandle county and adjacent parts of Wyoming. He says roughly half of his county's gravel roads are washed out "and the other half are ...
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:33:45 -0800
CHAPPELL, Neb. — The basement jail in the Deuel County Courthouse once housed drunks, scofflaws and a murderer. Now the cells of antique iron and concrete are stacked with plastic buckets and totes of Colorado marijuana, mostly seized during routine ...
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:07:30 -0800
The birds of the southwestern Panhandle of Nebraska will be highlighted during a two-month series of Watchable Wildlife Tours sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the Kimball County Tourism Department. The series, titled “For the Birds ...
Wall Street Journal
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:00:00 -0800
SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebraska — A Texas-based mortgage company has announced it will be eliminating 105 jobs at its Scottsbluff office in western Nebraska. Nationstar Mortgage spokesman John Hoffmann says the cuts will begin on March 28 and will leave ...
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 03:03:45 -0800
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The killing of a female mountain lion has automatically ended the year's second season in the Panhandle area where it was taken. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says the 102-pound animal was killed Wednesday in ...
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:59:50 -0800
The coalition of law enforcement agencies in the Nebraska Panhandle focuses on drug and violent crime cases. Nebraska U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg of Omaha presented the group and west-central Nebraska's Cooperative Operation for Drug Enforcement ...
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:32:13 -0800
(AP) — Three men have pleaded no contest in connection with a string of car burglaries in the Nebraska Panhandle last year. Scottsbluff radio station KNEB reported that 19-year-old Austin Clark, 18-year-old Zach Bibb and 18-year-old Mathieu Priells ...
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:41:15 -0800
Nebraska Panhandle man gets 3-5 years in prison for vehicular homicide. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 04, 2014 - 8:50 am EST. Share/Save/Bookmark. GERING, Nebraska — A 25-year-old Minatare man has been given three to five years in prison for ...
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