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Section of Cowboy Trail closed east of Valentine

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Cowboy Trail between the Niobrara River and the Hwy. 20 parking lot outside of Valentine is closed, due to user safety concerns, until further notice. Significant hillside erosion has occurred near the trail and will require repair. The bridge over the Niobrara River is accessible from any trail access point in Valentine but will no longer be accessible by the Hwy. 20 parking lot. Other trail closures caused by damage from 2019 flooding can be viewed …

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Banking on the Refuge

In Nebraska, the wind is going to blow – especially in wide-open locales like the lakes at the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge. I’ve gotten used to it, but some days I just don’t feel like trying to keep a boat straight. But no worries. The most productive adjustment I have made when fishing for species like largemouth bass and northern pike is one I’ve been using since childhood – bank fishing. Bank fishing is especially productive at a place like …

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