Public Notices

 

Area Closure Order for Bessey Ranger District, Scott Lookout Tower and 4-H Camp

Halsey, NE - October 25, 2022    Forest officials from the Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands, Bessey Ranger District announced an Area Closure Order for the Scott Lookout Tower and 4-H Camp beginning October 26, 2022 at 12:01 AM. The order will remain in place through April 30, 2023.

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a) and (b), the following act is prohibited in National Forest System lands within the Bessey Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands in Thomas County, Nebraska, described below and shown on the attached map incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A.

  1. To go into or be upon any area in and around the Scott Lookout Tower and the State 4H Camp, which are closed for the protection of public Health and safety (36 C.F.R. § 261.53(e)) and the protection of property (36 C.F.R. § 261.53(f)).

RESTRICTED AREA:
In addition to the area shown on Exhibit A, portions of Forest Service roads and trails are closed to entry:

  1. Highway 86B west of its junction with Forest Road 203 South (also known as Circle Road).
  2. The entirety of the entrance road to the State 4-H Camp north of its junction with Forest Road 212.
  3. The Scott Tower Hiking Trail west of its junction with Forest Road 203 South.

EXEMPTIONS:
Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

  1. Persons with Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order), specifically exempting them from this Order or a written determination by a Forest Service authorized officer that a permit is not required under 36 C.F.R. § 251.50(e)(1) or (2).
  2. Any Federal, State, or Local Officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting resource in the performance of an official duty.

IMPLEMENTATION

  1. This Order shall be in effect from October 26, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. through April 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m., unless rescinded at an earlier date and time.
  2. A violation of the above prohibitions is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. 16 U.S.C. § 551; 18; U.S.C. §§ 3559, 3571, and 3581.
  3.  Contact the Bessey Ranger District in Halsey, NE (308) 533-2257 for more information about this Order.

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Notice of Appraisal - Starting August 2022, Central Plains Valuation Company will be performing a residential review/revalue on all residential properties in the Valentine City Area and Merriman Village. The reviewers will be here through the fall of 2022. Please contact the County Assessor’s Office if you have questions.

 

Employment Opportunities

CHERRY COUNTY:  Applications are being accepted for a full-time, administrative position in the Cherry County Treasurer’s Office. Duties will include, but not limited to the following:  assist the public with various vehicle transactions, process and collect real estate and personal property taxes, and secretarial & reception activities of the office. This position requires basic accounting, computer, record keeping, and organizational skills. Accountability and excellent public relations skills are essential. Experience is preferred, but a willingness and aptitude to learn may be substituted. This position is eligible for insurance, retirement, and paid time-off benefits. Applications are available in the Cherry County Treasurer’s Office, Cherry County website or requested by email treasurer@cherrycountyne.gov. Applications can be submitted in person or by mail to Cherry County Treasurer, PO Box 290, Valentine, NE  69201. Application period will be open until position is filled.
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POSITION AVAILABLE:  Applications are being accepted for a clerical position in the Cherry County Assessor’s Office.  Duties include working with all aspects of property assessment, with an emphasis on good public relations.  Knowledge of property legal descriptions is preferred.  Other job specifics to be discussed with the current County Deputy Assessor.  To apply submit a resume and application to the Cherry County Assessor’s office or by emailing ccassessor1@cherrycountyne.gov.  Applications are available in the Cherry County Assessor’s office and on the Cherry County website.  Application period open until position is filled.
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Meeting Notice Cherry County Board of Commissioners

The Cherry County Board of Commissioners will convene the second and last Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Cherry County Courthouse.  A current agenda is available in the office of the County Clerk during regular business hours. The meeting normally scheduled for November 8, 2022 will be held on MONDAY, November 14, 2022 at 10:00 AM in the Cherry County Courthouse.

 

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

Cherry County Board of Equalization The Cherry County Board of Commissioners will convene in special session as a Board of Equalization on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Cherry County Courthouse, located at 365 N Main St., Valentine, NE 69201, for the purpose of setting Cherry County political subdivision levies. The agenda is kept continually current and is available during regular business hours at the Cherry County Clerk’s Office located at: 365 N Main St. Suite 5 Valentine, NE 69201

Brittny Longcor
Cherry County Clerk

 

Meeting Notice Cherry County Board of Corrections & Cherry County Board of Equalization

The Cherry County Board of Commissioners will convene the last Tuesday of each month as follows:

2:00 PM – Board of Equalization

2:30 PM – Board of Corrections

in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Cherry County Courthouse. 

A current agenda is available in the office of the County Clerk during regular business hours.