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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
Lincoln Journal Star
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:09:35 -0700
MINATARE — A Nebraska Panhandle man has been accused of driving a car at speeds of nearly 100 mph. Brandon Pate, 42, was arrested Tuesday. The Gering Police Department says an officer stopped Pate after his vehicle was clocked at 98 mph in an ...
North Platte Telegraph
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:17:28 -0700
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been arrested after his rescue from a burning tent at a lake in the Nebraska Panhandle. Television station KOTA says (http://bit.ly/1mVxMDE ) Scotts Bluff County deputies were sent to Big Lake Alice on ...
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:29:30 -0700
Small-town Nebraska native becomes big-time comic book writer. By Micah Mertes / World-Herald staff writer. Growing up in Lewellen –– a micropolis near the bottom of the Nebraska panhandle –– Van Jensen didn't have a lot of options for comic books.
Lincoln Journal Star
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:06:39 -0700
BAYARD — Three city workers have been arrested and charged in the theft and sale of scrap metal from the Nebraska Panhandle city of Bayard. Court documents said Bayard streets superintendent Kevin Wurm told two of his workers to sell the metal and ...
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:03:45 -0700
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Sidney Sun Telegraph
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:48:45 -0700
Gubernatorial candidate Tom Carlson, back on the road after Nebraska's legislative session, pauses by his campaign trailer during a stop in Sidney on Monday. Tom Carlson returned to the campaign trail this week following one of the more contentious ...
North Platte Bulletin
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:56:15 -0700
It will be held at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research Center and broadcast on Scottsbluff radio station KNEB. Like this story to send to your facebook. The North Platte Bulletin - Published 4/18/2014. Copyright © 2014 northplattebulletin.com ...
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:56:15 -0700
The show, which will be at the Mountain View High School Auditorium, will present approximately 14 acts from Kiwanis clubs in Colorado, Wyoming and the Nebraska panhandle. "We volunteered to do it again," Nuttall said. "We thought it was a good thing ...
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