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Both sides agree on tough new fracking standards

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation’s biggest energy companies and environmental groups have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast that appear...

 

Cyprus banks to remain closed another 2 days

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ banks will remain closed Thursday and Friday as officials try to find a new plan to stave off bankruptcy. Aliki Stylianou, the central bank’s spokeswoman, confirmed the additional two-day closure on Wednesday....

 

Obama vows unwavering support for Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Renewing U.S. support for the difficult “work of generations,” President Barack Obama assured Israel on Wednesday that his administration would pursue an elusive Mideast peace that would allow residents of the Jewish state to...

 
 By John Roark    Sports    March 20, 2013

Peetz nine loses in extra-innings against Merino

PEETZ, Colo. — Luck often occurs when opportunity meets preparation, but toss in a lack of aggressiveness, and it spelled extra-innings misfortune Tuesday for the Peetz High School baseball team.... Full story

 

SHS track meet moved to Friday

Sidney High School athletics director Mike Brockhaus has announced that due to the impending winter weather for Saturday, Sidney’s multi-team Invitational will be conducted Friday at Weymouth Field. Field events will begin at 1 p.m., with running...

 

CCCC conducting registrations this weekend for baseball, softball

SIDNEY — Sidney American Legion Post 17’s Senior baseball team will be holding registration for the upcoming summer season this weekend, March 23-24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. both days, at the Cheyenne County Community Center. Registration fee for...

 

With Heat rolling, Lakers remember

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gail Goodrich knew Miami would beat Boston the other night. He knew even a 17-point deficit, the largest they had faced in six weeks, wouldn’t stop LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. “Once they got back in the game,...

 

Medicaid expansion bill headed to Legislature

LINCOLN (AP) — A bill to expand Nebraska Medicaid coverage has advanced for debate in the Legislature, and supporters presented their case Tuesday in anticipation that Gov. Dave Heineman will veto the measure. The committee vote sets up a likely co...

 

Regional West Medical Center to close skilled nursing unit

SCOTTSBLUFF – Regional West Health Services recently announced the upcoming closure of its Restorative Care Unit (RCU). The unit, which opened 26 years ago to provide short-term skilled nursing, is closing due to declining usage and the need for...

 

Foods that heal – a dietary priority

Your diet during a health crisis could be the determining factor for recovery time, and your recuperation level. Knowing the benefits of certain foods is a very important educational piece of information when facing a health crisis. Everything from a...

 
 By Adrian Smith    Opinion    March 20, 2013

Meeting the food demands of the future

Nebraska farmers are among the most efficient and productive in the world. Our producers have embraced new technologies and techniques to produce an abundance of crops, opening the door to increased trade and helping to feed the world. These advances...

 
 By Mona Charen    Opinion    March 20, 2013

Self-flagellation Republican style

The Republican National Committee is out with a 100-page analysis of how the party can revive its sagging fortunes. Doubtless many of the recommendations are good ones — more outreach to minority and women voters, better candidate recruitment,...

 

Club Notes

The Cheyenne County Genealogical Society is an organization focusing on helping those interested in collecting and preserving family history information. The monthly meetings include guest presenters with helpful information on how to access...

 

Patricia J. Fehringer

Patricia J. Fehringer 1929 to 2013 Patricia J. Fehringer, 84, of Sidney, and former Peetz, Colo., resident, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care...

 

Levoine E. Bowker

Levoine E. Bowker 1919 to 2013 Levoine E. Bowker, 93, of Sidney, passed away, Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Sidney Regional Medical Center Extended Care. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m.,...

 

Potter-Dix board members hear energy audit

David Goebel, a representative from Ameresco spoke with members of the Potter-Dix Board of Education (BOE) on March 14 concerning the school’s energy audit and about the improvements that can be made to the current system. In opening, the he...

 

Central Elementary students keeping pace with Iditarod mushers

Students at Central Elementary in Mrs. Roach’s class and Mrs. Sylvester’s class are keeping up with the Iditarod. Each student has chosen a musher and they are following his or her progress along...

 
 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 20, 2013

New church program underway at Lodgepole Methodist

A Jesus And Me (JAM) Club has been started for the first time by Pastor Ezekiel Koech and his congregation at the Lodgepole United Methodist Church. The weekly event is sponsored by church members and occurs every Wednesday from 3:50 p.m. to 5:30 p.m...

 

4-H awarded $2,500 Monsanto check

Monsanto’s representative Bob Cummings presented two $2,500 checks to the Cheyenne County 4-H Council as part of their America Farmer’s Grow Communities (AFGC) during the annual spring carnival on...

 
 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 20, 2013

Weimer rules in Filsinger property nuisance case

Presiding Cheyenne County District Judge Derek Weimer made a final decision in the City of Sidney’s property nuisance abatement case against Marvin O. Filsinger of Filsinger Excavating and... Full story

 

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