Stories from Northwest Nebraska

Air Date: 03/02/2017

“Rodeo Bullfighter” As the bucking bull successfully launches the rider from its back during the Plum Creek Rodeo, young Rowdy Moon quickly snares the attention of the 1600-pound beast. Before the cowboy lands, the athletic bullfighter rapidly steps across the arena expertly dodging the business end of an angry horn. Rowdy hopes to go professional, but it will have to wait until the college freshman finishes school. “Nebraska Arts Awards” We meet some of the most talented kids in Nebraska as two Nebraska schools, one urban and one rural, receive awards for best arts initiatives. We feature excerpts of performances in the Capitol rotunda and hear from participants about their achievements. Featured in this story are performances from the young students from Hyannis Area Schools and Lincoln High School. “Agate Fossil Beds” Agate Fossil Beds National Monument may have just celebrated its 50th year as a national park, but its diverse history may make it among the most interesting parks in the nation. “Toadstool” Located within the Oglala National Grasslands, Toadstool Geologic Park is named for its unusual toadstool shape formations. This arid sandstone badlands with it unworldly natural sculptures looks more like a moonscape than a serene corner of Nebraska. “Carhenge for Sale” It might be out of the way for many drivers, but it's the mystery that draws them to it. Not Stonehenge, but Carhenge -- its American-made brother. “Trail Ride” Ride along with a group of horsewomen who appreciate the recreational trails that allow them to enjoy the beauty of western Nebraska.