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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...

 

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...

 

Severe Flu Season Having Significant Health Impact on Nebraskans

Vaccination, Antiviral Medication, Preventive Measures Critical Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting very high levels of flu and flu-related hospitalizations across the state. A total of 14 Nebraskans...

 

Colorado Man Dies in Single Car Rollover

A Crook, Colo., man died Sunday, Jan. 12, in a single-vehicle accident at Nebraska Highway 19A and Cheyenne County Road 113. Charles E. Hartsfield, 44, of Crook, Colo., was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado north on Cheyenne County Road 113,...

 

Local Students Named to CSC Dean's List

CHADRON — Chadron State College has announced the names of 620 students who qualified for the institution's Fall 2019 Dean's List. The list consists of 322 students who earned at least a 3.5 grade point average. To qualify, students must be...

 

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...

 

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...

 

2019 Year in Review: Part 2

May 3 Cheyenne County Loses Passionate Attorney and Judge Doing his job wasn't enough. He wanted to invest in his community socially and intellectually. He wanted to be a judge who would offer...

 

2019 Year in Review

January 2 Markers Brought Back to Life Near the center of Sidney is Legion Park. Within Legion Park is a memorial that started with the inspiration of a Vietnam veteran. To the south of the veterans...

 

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...

 

City Landfill Cards Changing in 2020

The City of Sidney is changing its landfill cards for 2020. Beginning in January, landfill cards will be part of the utility bill. For paperless customers, the landfill card will be transmitted by email through the Express Bill Pay...

 

City Closed for Holidays

The City of Sidney will be closed Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas. All City departments will be closed both days, including the Landfill and the Library. The Dial-a-ride Bus and Stage Line Bus will not be...

 

NDOT Promotes Safe Winter Driving

Gering — When the white stuff flies, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) has people you can look up to. Literally. After a successful inaugural season of roadside billboards last year, five new billboards have been unveiled this year,...

 

USMCA Will Hurt Nebraska Ranchers

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska continue to oppose the pending U.S.- Mexico-Canada trade agreement because it will open the doors to more burdensome supplies of beef in the U.S. beef market. Not only that, because there is no country-of-origin...

 

Western Governors University offers Tips, Scholarships to Adults Returning to School

SIDNEY – Ringing in the New Year is synonymous with making resolutions. For working adults resolving to advance employment, increase income or make a career change – the dawn of a new decade might provide the needed motivation to finally go back...

 

Local Students Named to CSC Dean's List

CHADRON — Chadron State College has announced the names of 620 students who qualified for the institution’s Fall 2019 Dean’s List. The list consists of 322 students who earned at least a 3.5 grade point average. To qualify, students must be enr...

 

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