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College President Visits Sidney Campus

Almost to the day two months ago, the Western Community College Area Board of Governors chose Dr. Carmen Simone as the sixth president of Western Nebraska Community College. On Friday, Jan. 17, she...

 

Craftsman Builds Home from Salvage

Nestled among the trees near Chappell is a home that appears quite ordinary at first sight. It is closer to the constant drone of Interstate 80 traffic than the small town commerce to the north at...

 

Utility Rate Changes Move to Third Reading

The Sidney City Council met Tuesday, Jan. 14, consenting to moving proposed water and electricity rates to the third reading. On Dec. 3, the city council was presented with a proposal to update the...

 

School Board Starts New Year with Short Meeting

The Cheyenne County School District No. 1 Board of Education started the 2020 year honoring students and appointing board positions. The board meeting started with recognition of the Academic...

 

Commissioners Hear Proposal of Possible New Weed Control District

When a system doesn't work, you change it. That is one of the discussion items that occurred in the Cheyenne County Commissioners meeting recently. Among the agenda items in the nearly four-hour...

 

Local Writer Releases First Book

"Five miles away and three hours later, Ralph Masters was a rancher with a problem. Six times in the last three weeks, while checking his herd on land he leased east of Devil's Tower, he'd come...

 

Sidney December Students of the Month

Recognized for the December 2019 Performance Awards are: 7th Grade Kanon Palmer Kanon has been nominated as the 7th grade student of the month for December.  Kanon is a strong academic student who of...

 

DRONES OR UFOs?

Eastern Colorado and into southeast Cheyenne County are abuzz with concern about night sightings of drones, unmanned aircraft, flying above private property. Some reports indicate craft with...

 

Commissioners Approve Power Line Construction

The Cheyenne County Commissioners approved a request by High West Energy to construct a power line. The proposed power line will be constructed from Highway 30 north along County Road 91 for about...

 

Serving Community, Serving Country

UPDATED STORY 01.08.2020 The facility sits quietly near the center of Legion Park, a sentinel of sorts. It is rightly called a sentinel because when help is needed, its resources are called into...

 

SSP Pistol Range 'Exceeds Expectations' Grand Opening Draws Crowd to New Facility

The Sidney Shooting Park welcomed the public to its new pistol range Saturday, Jan. 4, celebrating with demonstrations, a ceremonial ribbon-cutting firearm-style, and lunch. "I think it went exception...

 

Wyoming Couple Arrested on Theft-related Charges

A Cheyenne, Wyo., woman and a Gillette, Wyo., man were arrested Dec. 14 in the 3000 block of Silverberg Drive after police responded to a report of a theft. Sidney Police responded to a report of a...

 

Fair Board Discusses 2020 Events

The Cheyenne County Fair Board met Monday, Dec. 16. The agenda included scheduling events for the 2020 fair, and funding for the fair. The 2020 fair is scheduled for July 19-25 with the Open Horse...

 

SSP Awarded Grants for New Handgun Range

The Sidney Shooting Park is honored to announce the receipt of a grant from the Bass Pro Shops / Cabela’s Outdoor Fund in the amount of $20,000. “I would like to thank the Bass Pro Shops/Cabela...

 

Innis Returns to Sidney

While the House of Representatives were preparing to decide on the impeachment of President Trump, Senate Candidate Matt Innis was making a return visit to Sidney. Innis stopped in Sidney about a...

 

King's Daughters Conducts Annual Food Distribution

Volunteers get ready to unload trucks of food to be boxed for the King's Daughters food distribution Friday morning. This year 132 baskets were donated for 438 people. Donations were from private...

 

Teamwork Floats Parade Presence

What people witnessed at the Parade of Lights was a fanfare of lights and celebration welcoming the Christmas season. What many didn't see is the work and organization required to make the...

 

Council Reviews Proposed Rate Changes

The Sidney City Council spent much of the Dec. 10 meeting discussing rate changes for water and electricity services. On one side, the City is in an unusual dilemma of a wet year, and what that will...

 

The Grinch and Cindy Loo Who

"Here Wee Grow" represented the season with Dr. Seuss characters The Grinch and Cindy Loo Who at the corner of 10th Avenue and Illinois Street recently. The staff were in character to bring a smile...

 

Sidney Company Quietly Expands With Global Impact

A smallish white building east of the hospital implies an industrial project with its own clientele. Some of the impression may be linked to its history. The present and future are more about the...

 

Hodges Wins Football Contest

Clint Hodges is the grand prize winner of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph football contest. Hodges, left, was presented his winnings by Sports Writer Mike Motz, consisting of a gift certificate to Dude's...

 

Hedge Fund Blamed for Sidney Job Loss

About three years ago, the purchase of Cabela's by Bass Pro began. A few days ago, a Fox News team and Tucker Carlson met with Sidney city officials for a story on the impact of hedge fund trading....

 

School Board Approves Resignations

The Cheyenne School District No. 1 Board of Education approved four resignations and retirements. High School math teacher Carissa Reimers submitted her resignation, effective May 22, 2020. “After...

 

Job Loss Can Be Opportunity for Entrepreneurship - Luncheon Focuses on Moving Forward

Receiving the proverbial 'pink slip" is never fun. It frequently results in floods of fear centered around "what next." A luncheon was held Thursday at Western Nebraska Community College designed to h...

 

County Notes Modest Tourism Increase

The Cheyenne County Tourism Board received positive news in their December meeting: the number of hotel stays is going up. Tourism Director Kevin Howard said he reported in the December 4 meeting...

 

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