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 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 22, 2017 

Local artist commissioned for mural

Local artist Ben Darling was recently commissioned to paint a mural for the Wildcat Hills Nature Center's addition outside of Scottsbluff. Darling is a professional artist that has had a passion for...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 22, 2017 

High Plains Art Council seeking member committed to rural arts

Bringing culture and art to rural Nebraska has been the goal of Sidney’s High Plains Art Council (HPAC) since its inception in 1982. The group has recently lost key members and is searching for committed members that have a passion for arts in...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 17, 2017

School Board members discuss legislation

Sidney’s School Board members met Monday for their regular board meeting, touching briefly on bills currently in the state legislature. There are a few proposed bills being discussed that may have an effect on Sidney Public Schools, but...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 17, 2017

Sidney man faces charges in connection with burglaries

A Sidney man faces 10 felony charges that are allegedly connected to three unsolved burglary cases in Cheyenne and Duel County. Charles M. Meister, 27, of Sidney appeared in court for a Status Hearing Wednesday. Meister is charged with four counts...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 15, 2017

Chamber recognizes community members for contributions

Cheyenne County community members were recognized at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet held Saturday in Sidney. The banquet was held at Buffalo Point restaurant, with B.J. Wilkinson acting as...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 15, 2017

Region 21 Emergency ensuring safety in the panhandle

Region 21 Emergency Manager, Ron Leal, takes proactive measures to ensure safety in actual and potential emergency events in the Panhandle. Under state law, all local jurisdictions are responsible for...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 15, 2017

February proclaimed Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month

In January, Governor Pete Rickets proclaimed the month of February 2017 as Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. In recognition of the month, Doves Program Director for Cheyenne/Kimball...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 10, 2017

Emergency communications to implement NRIN

Following the 9/11 attacks, the federal government began to collaborate solutions to improve response in times of disaster. One of those solutions resulted in the Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network or NRIN. The NRIN system is designed for...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 10, 2017

Farmers voice concerns

A large group of farmers from the area gathered in the District Court room at Monday’s Commissioners meeting to once again voice concerns over the weed Common Mullein. Commissioners have already set a date to hear growing concerns about Common...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 10, 2017

100 years of deliciousness

It only comes around once a year, but when it does the highly sought after Girl Scout cookie seems to be on everyones mind. This year the Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years of this delicious...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 8, 2017

Commissioners address liability issues

Cheyenne County’s Commissioners addressed ongoing liability issues with fairground buildings in Monday’s regular meeting. Use of the fairground buildings have been an agenda item and topic of discussion in almost every meeting since the...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 8, 2017

History lies just beneath the surface

History lies just beneath the surface of the ever-changing landscape in Sidney. Prehistoric nomads, natives and soldiers have camped and lived along Lodgepole creek, for where there is water there...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 8, 2017

Sidney High School Takes Top Honors at Western Region Envirothon Contest

GORDON – A team from Sidney High School will represent the Panhandle for the Nebraska Envirothon Contest near Gering at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center April 26. The Sidney team of Chantal Riggs,...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 3, 2017

Local youth cast for this year's Missoula Children's Theatre

Youth from around the area have been hard at work rehearsing for the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of Rumpelstiltskin. High Plains Art Council (HPAC) hosts MTC in Sidney every year,...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 3, 2017

Depression and anxiety program offered in Sidney

Most people feel anxious or depressed at one time or another. Losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, and other difficult situations can lead a person to feel sad, lonely, scared, nervous, or anxious. Those feelings...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 1, 2017

Couple found deceased in home

On Friday, law enforcement officers responded to a welfare check that resulted in the discovery of two bodies. According to Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub, authorities were asked to perform a...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    February 1, 2017

Illegal u-turn leads to accident

According to an accident report, a black four door Dodge Neon driven by Michelle L Marlatt-Arledge, 51, of Lodgepole, was struck when she attempted to make an illegal u-turn. The accident happened on Link17J at Pole Creek Crossing in Sidney at...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    January 27, 2017

Veterans help students learn human development

Human development is the examination of a persons growth over the span of their life. There is one human development class that take their learning a bit further than the textbook. Brett Avila...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    January 25, 2017

Fairground buildings to get new locks

Over the past few weeks Cheyenne County Commissioners and Fair Board Members have been discussing security for the buildings located on the Cheyenne County fairgrounds. In the most recent Commissioners meeting, concerns were voiced about the...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    January 25, 2017

Sidney man arrested on charges of child pornography

A Sidney man was in County Court Tuesday on three counts of visual depiction of a sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class 2A Felony. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) received information that...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    January 20, 2017

County officials meet to review budget

County officials met in Tuesday’s Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners meeting for a budget review. The Commissioners meeting was held in the District Court room Tuesday, to make room for various officials that gathered for the county’s six...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    January 18, 2017

Auditions to be held for upcoming Missoula Children's Theatre

High Plains Art Council (HPAC) will be holding auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of Rumpelstiltskin. The Montana-based MCT was founded four decades ago. The organization tours throughout the county and the world to...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    January 13, 2017

Sidney Public School Board welcomes new member

Sidney Public Schools (SPS) Board met to conduct new year business in Monday’s regular board meeting. The SPS Board welcomed Dr. Brandon Brown as the newest member of the board. Brown was elected to the board in the 2016 election; he took the...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    January 13, 2017

Keeping Fido safe in inclement weather

Having a pet is a commitment that extends beyond basic needs and rules of animal welfare. One of those commitments is knowing the needs of our four legged friends, and how to keep them safe and warm...

 
 By Amanda Tafolla-Sutton    Community    January 11, 2017

Commissioners conduct new year business

On Thursday, Jan. 5 the Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners held its first meeting of the year, where designations and appointments of office were made and reaffirmed. Prior to the start of Thursday’s meeting, Randy Miller was sworn in as the...

 

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