Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

County Looks To Cash In Near I-80

Visitors Center Could Be Sold; Development Nearby Could Include 580 Homes

The Kimball County Commissioners voted on Feb. 7 to sell the High Point Welcome Center of Western Nebraska and adjacent lots.

Sealed bids will be accepted until March 17 at 4 p.m. Bids for the property will be opened at 10 a.m. on March 21. The board reserves the right to accept or reject any bid.

An appraisal of the property came back with a value of $243,000 for the center and lots, but the assessed value is $384,000. The commissioners determined that the fair-market value considering the potential area growth is $750,000.

The commissioners are hoping to negotiate an agreement for the contin...