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"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 western part of the state of Nebraska and one of several U.S. state panhandles, or elongated geographical regions that extend from their main political entity.

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 2010 Census was 87,789 inhabitants, or about 4.70 percent of the state's population. Its largest city is Scottsbluff, in the west-central part of the area.

History[edit]

Nebraska voluntarily gave up its southwestern corner to Colorado because the mountainous terrain of the territory was not suited for railroads, and miners working in the mountains were widely seen as an rowdy bunch and a threat to the farming way of life.[1]

Counties[edit]

Cities and Towns[edit]

Major cities in the Nebraska panhandle include:

Population shifts[edit]

As part of a general trend in migration from rural to metropolitan areas, most counties in the Nebraska panhandle have seen population decreases in recent decades; however, Scotts Bluff, Dawes, and Cheyenne counties increased their populations from the years 1990 to 2000 and again from 2000 to 2010.[2] While out-migration from the Panhandle exceeds in-migration, a study coordinated by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln surveyed and interviewed a sample of newcomers to the region in order to understand their demographic makeup and reasons for relocation. Results indicated that in-migrants to the Nebraska panhandle were on average younger and had higher average incomes and educational levels than other area residents; in-migrants cited a "simpler pace of life," reduced congestion, and lower costs of living among their reasons for relocation.[3]

Points of Interest[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 42°N 103°W / 42°N 103°W / 42; -103 (Nebraska Panhandle)



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Omaha World-Herald

Omaha World-Herald
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:14:57 -0700

Oil field operators commonly use wells to dispose of saltwater that is a byproduct of oil production. But when Terex Energy Corp. filed an application last fall to convert an inactive oil well near this town in the Nebraska Panhandle to a disposal well ...
 
North Platte Telegraph
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 01:03:45 -0700

Oil field operators commonly use wells to dispose of saltwater that is a byproduct of oil production. But when Terex Energy Corp. filed an application last fall to convert an inactive oil well near this town in the Nebraska Panhandle to a disposal well ...
 
Greenfield Daily Reporter
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:48:45 -0800

MELBETA, Nebraska — Authorities say a 72-year-old woman has been killed in a car collision with a semitrailer in the Nebraska Panhandle. The accident occurred about 8:45 a.m. Sunday. The Nebraska State Patrol says Ladena Hill, of Melbeta, was a ...
 
High Plains Journal
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 03:42:13 -0700

Based on 2014 county corn yields released recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and current price projections, it is clear Nebraska Panhandle base acres enrolled in ARC-CO for corn are likely to receive a commodity program payment for the 2014 ...

WNAX

WNAX
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:00:00 -0700

This week Morrill County Farm Bureau President Jeff Metz who farms and ranches in the Nebraska panhandle testified in front of the Senate Ag Committee. He told the panel that EPA's clarification of the Clean Water Act isn't about clean water it's about ...

KXRM

KXRM
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 06:30:00 -0700

The National Weather Service has posted red flag warnings Tuesday for areas including southeastern Wyoming, the Nebraska Panhandle and western Kansas. In Colorado, the warning area extends up and down the Front Range and south to Trinidad and ...
 
Pueblo Chieftain
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:26:15 -0700

The National Weather Service has posted red flag warnings Tuesday for areas including southeastern Wyoming, the Nebraska Panhandle and western Kansas. In Colorado, the warning area extends up and down the Front Range and south to Trinidad and ...
 
North Platte Bulletin
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:07:30 -0700

“Thanks to Maria's dedication to her business and community, the Nebraska panhandle is fortunate to have a place like MLCS Family and Youth Services. It's truly an honor to recognize her efforts as an entrepreneur,” concluded Terwilliger. Like this ...
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