SCANNER RECAP April 12, 2023

Sudden Gust Knocks Out Power, Juvenile Pulls Gun, Hit and Run Pursuit, Choking Victim, Siren Testing, and more, every day on Scotts Bluff County Scanner.

Remember, scanner traffic is not news until confirmed, and eyewitness accounts are often unreliable. All parties remain innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Training at The Nebraska State Patrol

This week at the NSP Training Academy, the recruits are going through basic tactical medicine training.

As often the first person on scene, troopers need to have the knowledge on how to address severe injuries until paramedics or EMTs can reach the scene. #FutureTroopers #NSPCamp67

Photo and story courtesy NSP

We are all thankful for everything the State Patrol does every day.

Congratulations Trooper Sporer

Milestone day at the Monument! Congratulations to Trooper Sporer of Scottsbluff on receiving his first solo patrol unit!

Trooper Sporer started his career with NSP as a Dispatcher and is now on the road serving the Panhandle.


Story and Photo courtesy NSP

Can It Be Spring Yet? PLEASE!

The Rapid City Storm Alert Team put this nice graphic together, showing our season snowfall totals. Does anyone else hope we’re done with this and READY for some warmer weather?

Sirens Tested; Message from Region 22

Many of you may have heard sirens around 10 am on Wednesday. The following was the message put out by Region 22 Emergency Management on the Facebook page.

“This test will only last for approximately one minute and will include the Western Nebraska Regional Airport and Western Sugar. These tests are conducted on the second Wednesday of every month through October.

The purpose of these tests is to ensure the sirens are in proper working order in case the time comes that they are needed for a real emergency, such as a tornado, damaging straight-line winds, or chemical spill.

Emergency Management and 911 wants to remind the public that outdoor warning sirens are designed for those persons who may be outdoors during a warning to go indoors and tune in to local news television or radio for further information. They are not designed to be heard indoors.

The public is encouraged to have a weather alert radio or to download any of the alerting apps available to the public. To sign up for Panhandle Alert, visit To sign up for the app, search Smart 911 in the app store for Apple or Android.”

Of course, you can also follow Scotts Bluff County Scanner for breaking alerts since we gather everyone’s news and filter it down to what’s important to you.

Downtown Re-Vitalization

You probably noticed the construction going on downtown. Here’s why…

The following story was told by The Midwest Theater on their Facebook page Wednesday morning.

Initial marquee replacement construction phases have begun at the Midwest Theater in downtown Scottsbluff with essential structural work and the replacement of the newly constructed marquee infrastructure continuing in the coming weeks. While construction crews are on-site, and sidewalk and parking obstructions will be in place.

Midwest Theater Photo

Watch more progress here!

Last July, construction crews from Wagner Electric Sign Company of Elyria, Ohio disassembled the original marquee. Since then, many upgrades have been made, including replicating the original glass tube neon with LED lighting, electrical upgrades, and the inclusion of structural and weather-resistant materials.

The rebuilt marquee is one of the final phases of restoration efforts at the historic Midwest Theater, including interior painting, Terrazzo flooring, interior neon replacement, and original sidewalk restorations.

Restoration costs have been covered by generous donations from the community to the Friends of the Midwest Theater. These donations made securing Federal grants to cover the remainder of the expenses possible. The tremendous support for this effort over the past three and a half years from the community, local businesses, and local government have made this project possible.

Over the next couple of months, the community will be able to witness this amazing restoration come to fruition. with the remainder of the marquee construction being completed in late May.

Midwest Theater Executive Director Tina Worthman states, “This restoration will return the awe-inspiring landmark of the original iconic marquee back to Broadway that residents and visitors have enjoyed over the past 77 years.”

Other Scanner Traffic . . .

Minatare fire from yesterday has trees flaring up again. County Rd S and 31 or 32.

Verbal disturbance Ave H

Rp (cashier) at Route 26 Mart reports someone trying to pass counterfeit 100 dollar bill

Sounds like something is going on at Log Cabin in Gering. A customer walked out on her bill. Found her on 6th street at a residence and now another resident there is going to pay her bill.

Choking victim, was down 10 min. Lost them when loading. Back up. Trauma 2. 3 rounds of epi. They have a pulse back. Very weak though, 3 to 4 min out. Elderly patient. Ambulance and cops had their sirens on the highway at a high rate of speed. Praying for this situation.

Juvenile male pulled a gun. I’m with the teen that called it in. ? We’re gonna have to dig into this traffic note!

17th street between 3rd and 4th Avenue. Case hit and run driver. East bound South Beltline… From WTT… Northbound Ave B… sounds like a pursuit?

Power out on Sage St. The wind just came up horrible! Knocked out Power to most of Gering.

Several calls coming in about power outage. No power Five Rocks and Country Club, Gering! Power pole down by Pony Express. Had a big gust of wind went through right before bluffs power went out. Almost all of Gering without power.

Male driver born in 1958. Hit and run occurred in front of loaf and jug. Car occupied x 3 Officers behind car now.

Fire alarm Northfield apartments

Taken near the bowling alley at Kimball Ave.

Power has been restored! Great work, City of Gering!

Call 911 if you see any suspicious activity in your neighborhood.


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Remember, scanner traffic is not news until confirmed, and eyewitness accounts are often unreliable. All parties remain innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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