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Kimball County hosts 2017 Regional Land Judging in Dix

More than 80 high-school students from around the Panhandle participated in the 2017 West Regional Land Judging Contest on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The event, held north of Dix, was hosted by the North Platte Natural Resources District (NRD), South Platte NRD, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Shawna Hill from Scottsbluff High School and RyAnne Blau from Bayard High School tied for first place, with a score of 280. Hill won with the tie breaker. Their score was nearly 18 points higher than last year's top score. Payton Oliverius of Bayard placed third.

The Banner County FFA t...