Bringing ground

Dirt work to begin for North Platte Valley Medical Center

The USDA has issued final loan approval for the construction of the North Platte Valley Medical Center which means, according to Construction Superintendent Monty Wardell, “We can finally move forward.”

Wardell said that his firm, contractor Sletten Construction, had been prepared to begin work at the time of the site dedication in October, but delays surrounding bank approval of the plan appraisal put work on hold through the fall.

“We can’t issue contracts without the USDA approval, so we had a lot of renegotiation to do after the first of the year.” Wardell said. Factors such as material co...


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