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Blizzard Strikes Fiercely, Delays Observer Delivery

The Blizzard of 2019 walloped the Kimball area with wicked sustained winds, freezing rain and heavy snow as forecast – forcing the closure of schools, businesses, government offices and highways across the Nebraska Panhandle.

The historic late-winter storm also postponed on-time delivery of the Thursday, March 14, print edition of the Western Nebraska Observer.

The shutdown of Interstate 80 and Highway 30 on March 13 and 14 due to hazardous conditions made it impossible for copies of the Observer to be brought in from Cheyenne, Wyo., where the paper is printed.

Every effort will be made to deliver papers to local businesses for single copy sales on Friday, March 15, and to the U.S. Postal Service for mail delivery to subscribers.

The Observer thanks all readers for understanding the situation – and for reading your hometown paper.

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