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24/7 bars get thumbs-down from city of Lincoln


A one-mile long ice jam on the Platte River early Tuesday morning stranded campers at the Two Rivers State Recreation Area and flooded some low areas. On Nov. 9, Ben Cohoon had set his alarm for 4 a.m. He shot up in bed instead at 2:30 a.m. From sports ...

Iowa breaks eight-game losing streak to Nebraska with OT win


And when point guard Rachel Theriot’s jumper gave NU a 61-60 lead with 4.5 seconds left, it appeared Nebraska was going to survive a late swoon in Iowa City and come home with a major road win. North Platte Telegraph E-Paper is a value added product for ...

Kirksville wrestling brings back four titles


PLATTE CITY, Mo. - The Kirksville wrestling team capped a busy week with a strong showing at the Platte County Wrestling Tournament over the weekend. The Tigers saw four of their own take home top honors during the tournament. Jarrett Jacques, Tanner ...

Patterson: Hotelier Set To Sign Contract With City For Conference Center


The company with the hotel will formally sign a lease with the City of Casper next week to finish the paperwork for the conference center to be built on the Platte River Commons, City Manager John Patterson said Friday. “We hope to break ground in the ...

Wells Bank to build new bank location in Maryville


Wells Bank of Platte City announced that it has filed with the Securities Exchange Commission an application to construct a new banking facility on Maryville’s southside. The new facility will be located at 2920 South Main Street directly across from ...

North Platte Area HS Basketball Results: Jan. 23


Nebraska City 45 Brady 57, Stapleton 39 Centura 58, Gibbon 52 Chadron 48, Gering 43 Clearwater/Orchard 43, Osmond 36 Cody-Kilgore 59, Gordon/Rushville 48 Columbus Scotus 53, Archbishop Bergan 41 Creighton 60, Elkhorn Valley 49 Crofton 62, Woodbury Central ...

VIDEO: Fairfax Bridge Demolition in Kansas City Metro


PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — A portion of the U.S. 69 Highway Bridge over the Missouri River connecting Platte County, Mo. and Wyandotte County, Ks. was demolished on Jan. 16. Crews are now working to remove the river span. The current dual bridge structure ...

Wages increase for city's part time workers


The city’s 16 part-time workers will get a 25-cent an hour raise to $8 an hour, following a unanimous vote Tuesday by the North Platte city council. The raise will put the wage in accordance with a state law that was adopted last November by voters ...

Clay and Platte: Your calendar of community events


Platte City Way, Kearney. 816-628-5055. Jazz on the Square: Continues with great music not tradition, 5:30 p.m., Corbin Theatre Co., 15 N. Water St., Liberty, www.corbintheatre.org. Teens at the Library: Visit the library at a time just for teens while ...

Nebraska City Council seeks EMS info


At its regular meeting Monday evening, the Nebraska City City Council approved the contract of Fitch and Associates, a Platte City, Missouri-based consulting firm. City Administrator Joe Johnson tells KMA News the company will review options for the city's ...




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This is Real: The World Climate is Changing

Our Earth is warming. The average temperature of the Earth has risen about 1.4 ° F (0.7 ° C over) over the last century. It is projected that the average temperature rise of approximately 2 to 11.5 ° F (1.1 ° C to 6.4 ° C) over the next hundred years. Small changes in average global temperature could lead to large and potentially dangerous changes in climate and weather.

The evidence is clear. Rising temperatures have been accompanied by changes in the weather and climate. Many sites have seen changes in rainfall, which resulted in more flooding, drought or heavy rain and waves more frequent and severe heat.The oceans and glaciers on the planet have also undergone some big changes: the oceans are warming and acidifying, the ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising. As these and other changes are more pronounced in the coming decades, they will have to present challenges to our society and our environment.

Learn about the signs of climate change in the United States.


Humans are largely responsible for recent climate change

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Over the past century, human activity has downloaded large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Most greenhouse gases come from the burning of fossil fuels that produce energy, but deforestation, industrial processes and some agricultural practices also emit gases into the atmosphere.

The greenhouse gases act like a blanket around the Earth, which traps energy in the atmosphere and causes it to heat.This phenomenon is called the greenhouse effect is natural and necessary to sustain life on Earth. However, the accumulation of greenhouse gases can change the Earth´s climate and dangerous effects to human health and welfare and ecosystems.

The choices we make today will affect the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will in the near future and for years to come.

Learn about the causes of climate change .


Climate change affects all

Our lives are linked to climate. Human societies have adapted to relatively stable climate which have enjoyed since the last Ice Age ended several millennia ago. A warming climate will result in process changes that could affect our water supplies, agriculture, energy and transport systems, the natural environment and to our own health and safety.

Some of the climate changes are inevitable. carbon dioxide can remain in the atmosphere for about a century so the Earth will continue to warm over the coming decades. The hotter it gets, the greater the risk of more severe changes in climate and Earth system. Although it is difficult to predict the exact impacts of climate change, it is clear that the climate to which we are accustomed to is no longer a guide to which we can trust what we can expect in the future.

We can reduce the risks we face from climate change. Choosing options that reduce pollution from greenhouse gases and prepare for the changes that are already underway, we can reduce the risks of climate change. Our decisions will shape the world in which our children and grandchildren will live.

Learn about the impacts of climate change and adaptation to change .


We can make a difference

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You can take action. You can take steps at home, on the road, in your office to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and the risks associated with climate change. Many of these steps can save you money; some, such as walking or cycling to work could improve your health! You may also participate in activities to support local or state level energy efficiency, clean energy programs and other climate programs.

Learn about what you can do .

Calculate your carbon footprint and find ways to reduce their emissions through simple actions you take daily.

EPA and other federal agencies are taking action. EPA is working to protect the health and welfare of the people in this country through common sense measures to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases to help communities prepare for change climate.

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GET YOUR MEDICARE READY FOR 2015 IN PLATTE CIT

Do you make resolutions for the new year? Here are some easy ones you can keep that will help get you ready for 2015:

1. Check to see that you have the right insurance card to use when you go to the doctor in 2015. Did you change your health or drug plan during Medicare Open Enrollment? If you did and you haven’t received your new card or welcome packet by January 1st, contact your plan for help. If you need to fill a prescription right away, find out how to fill a prescription without your card.

If you changed from a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) back to Original Medicare, use your red, white, and blue Medicare card when you go to the doctor. Get a new card if you lost or damaged yours, or need to update your information.

2. Budget for next year’s Medicare Part B deductible.

Remember, if you have Medicare Part B and you’re in Original Medicare, you’ll have to meet your deductible before your Medicare coverage pays for services and supplies. Next year, the Medicare Part B deductible will be $147, the same as it was in 2014. Plan your health care budget to account for the increased cost of doctor visits for the time that it will take to cover your deductible. Find out more about Medicare costs in 2015.

3.  Schedule appointments to get any preventive tests or screenings.

Medicare covers all sorts of preventive services to keep you healthy and screenings to check for health problems, and many are covered each year at no cost to you. Ask your doctor when you should schedule your wellness visit and other screenings. You can also use MyMedicare.gov to track your visits and make a calendar of preventive services.

Talk to your doctor about these covered preventive services to find out what’s right for your health needs.

4. Make sure your drug or health plan meet your needs.

If not, Medicare has a way for you to get the coverage you want instead of having to wait for the next Open Enrollment. At any time during the year, you can switch to a Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan that has a 5-star rating.

Plan ratings are based on member surveys, information from doctors and health care providers, and other sources. The plan ratings are scores that show the quality and performance of the plan, on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest rated plans.

You can make this change once per calendar year. Find 5-star health and drug plans in your area.

Remember to check www.medicare.gov for the latest Medicare news and information, and have a happy and healthy new year!

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In PLATTE CIT: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.

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