Friday, September 16, 2016

Scotts Bluff Scanner celebrates another year!

The Scotts Bluff County Scanner facebook page and the live scanner feed provided by Hale Multimedia began back in September of 2010 when a friend of ours came to us with the idea.


At the time, there were only a handful of counties in Nebraska and surrounding states that had a volunteer to provide the feed.  We did some research and learned that we could become a volunteer and provide a live feed via the internet making it possible for anyone in the world to listen to the Scotts Bluff County police, fire and rescue scanner traffic. 
We then figured it would be smart to let the Sheriff and the head of Communications know about our idea to see if they had any objections. Consent is not required, but we wanted to have it anyway. They did not object.

We always want to emphasize the importance of staying out of the way in any emergency situation. Police officers have a duty to secure the area and their directions should be followed if told to move.

In 2013, Hale Multimedia moved their main office to Wichita Falls, Texas where they continue to operate as they did before, just from a different virtual headquarters.  The move did however create the need for additional volunteers located in Scotts Bluff County to serve as the live host for the actual scanner that transmits out to the web.  

We are very grateful for Brandon Ritterbush and Tyler Weinrich, who are now co-owners of the scanner along with founder Brian Hale.

FOLLOW our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/scottsbluffcountyscanner and get emergency updates, current crime stories, weather alerts, amber alerts, important recall information from ALL the local stations in ONE PLACE! (KNEB + StarHerald + NBC Neb + others)

Many people who once lived in, or around Scottsbluff or Gering may want to keep up with what's going on in Scotts Bluff County.  Now they can follow the area happenings as well as LISTEN ONLINE from anywhere in the world! Share this post or the website link provided by Hale Multimedia at http://www.halemultimedia.com/scanner. You can also download just about any police scanner from the apple and google play stores, then just search for Scotts Bluff County. Our favorite mobile app is Broadcastify.
Brian Hale, owner of Hale Multimedia and Mobile Marketing was born and raised in Scotts Bluff County and has been in the business of custom programming since 1978, building websites since 1996 and mobile applications since 2012.  He can be reached at 940 224-6315 or brian@halemultimedia.com

MSU Student Teacher Evaluations App


I was really excited when Midwestern State University called inquiring about a mobile application that could simplify the student teacher evaluation process.  This app has the ability to have a huge positive impact on ensuring teachers are ready to enter the workforce upon graduation. Education Apps should be practical and useful, and this idea that Dr. Emily Reeves from the West College of Education shared with us is among the best!

The mobile application, built primarily for tablets and pads, also works on laptops and PC's and can be accessed here ... http://msumobile.com   It is also available as a smaller mobile application for phones from http://msu.halemobile.com

The goal of this project was to replace the use of triplicate copies of paper with digital input through the mobile application while storing the data in a secure cloud environment. Secure access is provided to authorized administrative personnel for the purpose of examining and reporting on the data collected.

The overall objective is to improve the quality of teachers entering the workforce. With a better evaluation process that can be more easily monitored and tracked, MSU's West College of Education of Wichita Falls Texas will continue to excel in producing some of the most prepared teachers in the state.

Brian Hale, owner of Hale Multimedia and Mobile Marketing has been in the business of custom programming since 1978, building websites since 1996 and mobile applications since 2012.  He can be reached at 940 224-6315 or brian@halemultimedia.com