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Health and Wellness Middle School Summer Camp

AREA News, Events, News, Photo Feature - 06.01.17

The Rural Futures Institute, the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the community of McCook have partnered to offer a 5-week Health, Exercise, Technology & Aquaponics Day Camp Series during the summer of 2017.

The camps will take place each week from June 12th to July 10th during the morning hours of 8 a.m. to noon at the 4-H Building at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds.

Students will engage in high energy, consistent lessons and activities to discover the basics of understanding health and wellness, exercise science and the process of growing, tending to, and marketing their own produce.

The camp is geared toward middle school-aged students (approx. 10 to 14 years old). The 5 week camp is available for $5 per week. It is strongly recommended that students participate in the full 5 weeks to get the most out of the camp. The cost will be collected at the beginning of each week (Monday).

Click the link below to pre-register as space is limited!

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MEDC Announces New Executive Director

AREA News, News - 05.24.17

Andrew Ambriz has been named the new Executive Director of McCook Economic Development Corporation as reported by Dennis Berry, MEDC President.

Ambriz has been serving as interim director since March. The interim title will officially be dropped on June 1st. “It’s been a privilege to serve the McCook Community through my interim role. It’s an honor to be selected as the Executive Director and to lead this organization toward creating positive change in our area.”

Last summer, Ambriz served as a Rural Futures intern under previous director, Kirk Dixon. “I have a passion for rural communities because my home of West Point had much to do with my development as an individual. The agriculture industry is the pillar for what creates a truly dynamic community and McCook is a prime example of that.” In December of 2016, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In January, he and his wife decided to make McCook their home. “We found an incredibly welcoming and supportive community here. We appreciate the strong relationships we’ve built in the short time we’ve had.”

“We have a great foundation in McCook and MEDC is eager to build on the momentum we’ve developed as we work to create a better quality of life in McCook and southwest Nebraska. Our mission is to enhance the business and housing climate in our community by supporting our existing entrepreneurs, encouraging new business ventures and recruiting businesses that will prove to be an asset in McCook. There are countless resources available to our local businesspeople and we aspire to be a conduit to making those ideas a reality.”

The MEDC board officially made this change at Monday’s board meeting.

$60 million OK’d for Highway 83 ‘Super 2’

AREA News, News, Photo Feature - 09.22.16

September 22, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. — Sixty million dollars to upgrade U.S. Highway 83 to “Super 2” standards is included in $300 million in new transportation projects announced by Gov. Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Roads. read more

Skate Park Exhibition Event

AREA News, Events, News, Photo Feature - 08.03.16


This Sunday, August 7th, the McCook Skate Park will be host to an exhibition event for all ages! With sign-in beginning at 12:00 noon, bikers and skaters will gather for the opportunity to show off their skills. In accordance with the Good Living Tour, presented by Hear Nebraska, the Skate Exhibition will draw skaters from all over the area with a goal to raise money for the Skate Park Improvement Project. With the popularity of the recently built skate park, the project team is looking to raise money for lighting for the new facilities.

All are welcome to participate and invited to watch this first year event! Entry prizes and raffle prizes will be up for grabs with ALL proceeds going to the Improvement Fund. Participants will receive 5 free raffle tickets upon sign up. Prizes include boards, equipment and gift cards from our supporters. Whether it’s roller blades, bikes or skate boards, bring the family and join us for this fundraising event at the McCook Skate Park.

Sponsored by the IMPACT Program, Great Plains Communications, and the McCook Economic Development Corporation.

With our Media Partners: Coyote Country 105.3 and KNGN.