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City economic development "kicking into high gear"

Sidney's economic development efforts are "kicking into high gear." Melissa Norgard, economic development director, reported to the Sidney City Council Tuesday on current efforts to promote the...

 

Water Dept. repairs leaks after accident

A tow-truck lost its brakes and struck a fire hydrant at 10th Avenue and Forrest Street on Oct. 6. Sidney Water Department crews spent the cold, moist Friday repairing the hydrant and the series of le...

 

Ricketts tours Lukjan for Manufacturing Month

Gov. Pete Ricketts visited Sidney Thursday to tour Lukjan Metal Products LLC as part of his week-long Nebraska Manufacturing Month tour. Ricketts had welcoming words for owner Elena Lukjanczuk-Kelly,...

 

Area law enforcement officials being sued

John Jensen, Cheyenne County Sheriff, Mark Overman, Scottsbluff County Sheriff, and Kevin Spencer, Scottsbluff Police Chief, are being sued for harassment by Nebraska Crime Commission members Lisa Stamm and Vaness Humaran. According to a complaint...

 

It's official: Agri-Plastics is coming to Sidney

Agri-Plastics if officially coming to Sidney. The Ontario, Canada, based plastics manufacturer will join Lukjan Metal Products LLC at One Greenwood Road, a $4.5 million investment. Sidney City...

 

City creating RLF for new, start-up businesses

Sidney is pursing federal and state grant opportunities to create a revolving loan fund for new and start-up businesses. "In the last few months a couple of newer start-up type companies have...

 

Feddersen pleads not guilty to six felonies

Jackson G. Feddersen, 18, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Cheyenne County District Court to six felony charges related to an Aug. 31 incident. Feddersen is charged with robbery, use of a deadly...

 

Local family survives Las Vegas massacre

Chaos erupted as endless shots from a powerful rifle fired down on the crowd. Thaddeus Oliverius, a Lodgepole native and current resident of Scottsbluff, was attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival with his wife and her family, eight people total....

 

Lodgepole arsenic levels below state standards

The levels of naturally occurring arsenic in Lodgepole’s water are below state standards again. “It’s a great relief for us,” R.J. Savely, Lodgepole Board of Trustees vice chair, said. “We also know arsenic fluctuates throughout the...

 

Smith rep visits county commissioners

A community liaison for U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith visited with the Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday to provide an update on Smith’s legislative efforts in Washington D.C. “This has been a very interesting year,” Phillip Black said. Smith’s...

 

KCMI frequency issue finally settled

Christian Media Inc. in Scottsbluff has announced that the long-running effort to be reimbursed for expenses surrounding the 2016 KCMI frequency change has been resolved. Scottsbluff-based KCMI radio recently received payment for the expenses, which...

 

Gov. Ricketts, State Chamber to celebrate Manufacturing Month in Nebraska

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed October as “Manufacturing Month” and announced a statewide tour in celebration of Nebraska’s second largest industry. At the ceremony, Governor Ricketts was joined by Department of Economic...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 29, 2017

Dorwart retires after 50 years in U.S. Navy

Fifty years ago a young Sidney man found his way into the Navy. A week ago today, that man retired as a highly respected man of God and of the Navy, who would remain serving both capacities if he... Full story

 

Lukjan subdivision approved by council

Sidney City Council Tuesday approved a subdivision for Lukjan Metal LLC's facility on Greenwood Drive. Dividing the property is among the steps necessary to bring another company to Sidney, Robert...

 

Points West merging with Fullerton National

Points West Community Bank of Sidney and Fullerton National Bank of Fullerton are merging. The two institutions reached an agreement this month, Bruce Batt, Points West president, told the...

 

Lucero pleads not guilty to enticement charge

Paul A. Lucero, 41, of Littleton, Colorado, appeared in Cheyenne County District Court Tuesday on an amended charge of attempted enticement by electronic device. The amended charge is a Class 1...

 

Council approves amending comm center agreement

Sidney City Council Tuesday approved amending its interlocal cooperation agreement with Cheyenne County for the Emergency Communications Center. Discussions were held recently between J. Leef, city attorney, and Paul Schaub, county attorney, about...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 27, 2017

Bass Pro Shops acquisition of Cabela's complete

Through SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) filings and a combined press release, Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops announced the companies' merger was completed Monday, with Bass Pro acquiring the...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    September 27, 2017

Fur Harvesters Convention

As attendees continued to roll in Saturday morning, local organizers were already counting the Nebraska Fur Harvesters Convention a success. "I've been trying to get it here for a long time," said...

 

Scottsbluff attorney appointed 12th District judge

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts announced his appointment of Andrea D. Miller to the District Court of the 12th Judicial District Court of Nebraska on Friday. Miller, 37, is an attorney at Simmons...

 

SPNRD receives tree grants

South Platte Natural Resources District has received two grants to bring trees to Sidney and the surrounding area. Through ReTree Nebraska and EAT (Environmentally Adapted Trees) grants, SPNRD has...

 

County approves 2017-18 budget

Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved the 2017-18 budget. The county is requesting $6.64 million in property taxes, a decrease from the $6.68 million requested for the 2016-17 year. Before taxes, the total budget amounts to $13,189,303, an...

 

Lukjan subdivision going to council

A subdivision for the Lukjan Metal LLC facility on Greenwood Drive was approved by the Sidney Planning Commission Monday. Dividing the property is among the steps necessary to bring another company to the Sidney facility. Robert Stefka, Commercial...

 

Traffic light stalled 8 months

Traffic lights on the south side of the 13th Avenue and Illinois Street intersection will not be replaced for as many as eight months. The light pole was hit by a truck in August and since then has... Full story

 

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