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ALLO Communications to Invest in 10 Gigabit Network in Sidney, Nebraska

IMPERIAL and LINCOLN, NE (November 29, 2021) – ALLO Communications today announced a fiber-to-the-premise project offering 10 Gigabit bandwidth in Sidney. ALLO will begin construction in Sidney in Spring 2022 after working closely with the city to...

 

Expect Increase in Helicopter Activity

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. – The 37th Helicopter Squadron stationed here will be assisting the 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron Hardened Intersite Cabling System (HICS) team with inspections in the missile field starting Dec. 2, 2021, and...

 

Council Receives Trail Update

The Sidney City Council on Nov. 23 heard an update on a project designed to upgrade the trail system adjacent to East Old Post Road. The project traces its history to a ½ percent Occupation Tax...

 

County Enters Opioid Settlement

Cheyenne County has entered a case that could net the county part of the national opioid settlement. County Attorney Paul Schaub said the State of Nebraska will receive about 15 percent and the...

 

Council Amends Watershed Agreement

The Sidney City Council recently approved amendments to the Joint East Sidney Watershed Authority (JESWA) agreement recently. The city council met Nov. 9 in council chambers. The agenda included a...

 

PlainsWest CASA Adds Two Volunteers

Two more volunteers have joined the ranks of PlainsWest CASA. One of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) is returning to the office in a different role and the second is a first-time...

 

Fox Theatre Celebrates 70 Years in Business

In the early part of the 20th century, theaters were a community staple, a social event. The U.S.A. Theatre in Sidney was built during the big theatre boom during the World War 1 period as a...

 

Herbster Returns to Sidney

On Tuesday, Oct. 26, Charles W. Herbster kept his word and returned to Cheyenne County. Herbster first stopped in Sidney as a gubernatorial candidate in May. He was in Sidney Tuesday for a meet and...

 

City Council Backs Business Promotions Plans

In baseball, “if you build it, they will come.” In community development, if you provide a reason for “them” to build it, artists and collectors will come. That is the hope of a proposal...

 

Jail Costs Increasing

The cost of crime is increasing. Cheyenne County Sheriff Adam Frerichs reported in the Oct. 18 meeting of Cheyenne County Commissioners the Scottsbluff County Jail is increasing its rates. Cheyenne...

 

Table of Grace Seeking Supporters

In recent years, fall included the announcement of the Bell Pole and Lumber challenge grant in support of Table of Grace. In October 2020, Bell Pole and Lumber announced a challenge grant where the...

 

Creighton University Addresses Psychiatrist Shortage

OMAHA – Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for mental health services in America is increasing at a time when the workforce in this field is aging and declining. The result is a growing psychiatrist shortage that is becoming a threat...

 

Recall Petition Approved

Cheyenne County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh confirmed Friday, Sept. 15, recall petitions were submitted and approved for Leyton School District Board President Suzy Ernest and board secretary Roland...

 

Airport Board Moving Ahead with Hangar Plans

The Sidney Airport Authority Board continues toward construction of new hangars at the airport. The board has been working toward adding new hangars at the facility with the goal of drawing more air...

 

New Dress Shop Open in Sidney

When Charlotte & Emerson opened, the vision was to offer a place where female shoppers felt comfortable and had a wide variety of accessories and fashion for a friendly price. The concept has...

 
 By David Beman    News    October 20, 2021

Nebraska trucking industry searches for solutions amid national labor shortage

LINCOLN — One of the nation’s first collective pandemic memories is the clamor to buy and store as much toilet paper as possible. Shelves around the country were cleaned out as the supply chain struggled to keep up. The situation last March...

 

COVID Numbers Increasing

The Panhandle Public Health District reported 227 cases of COVID-19 between Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. The number equates to 263 cases per 100,000 people. The Centers for Disease Control reports 2,180,150...

 

Local Events Drawing Tourism

Sidney's three-night concert series Downtown Sounds received high praise Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Visitors Committee meeting. McCailie Carnahan-Kuhns, President and CEO of the Cheyenne County...

 

Law Enforcement Awarded AEDs

The Sidney Police Department and Cheyenne County Sheriff's Department have additional assets in their toolboxes. Both departs were awarded Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units The Office of...

 

Park Project Gains Ground

The Sidney City Council okayed a path in the Sept. 28 council meeting for the Sidney Park Project to apply for more grants. The council was presented with a resolution requesting approval of a letter...

 

Multiplying Investments

The Sidney City Council reviewed a proposal to possibly increase funds earmarked for trails improvements. The City has about $700,000 in taxes collected by Cabala's for the purpose of trail projects...

 

Mary Cabela Honored

One of the highlights of the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon & Auction is the presentation of the annual Lifetime Achievement Award. And although the 2021 recipient was honored in the same...

 

Oktoberfest Starts Friday

Days are counting until the Oktoberfest returns to Sidney. The 2021 Oktoberfest is scheduled for Oct. 1-3, returning to the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds after a year absence. This year Sidney's...

 

County Commissioners Approve Gravel Permit

The Cheyenne County Commissioners on Sept. 20 approved a permit for Pit Acres, LLC. Prior to approval of the Conditional Use Permit, the commissioners held a public hearing for public input in favor...

 

Mill Levy Increase Approved

The Sidney City Council held a public hearing Sept. 14 on the proposed 2021-22 budget. The hearing included review of a resolution setting property tax different than the previous fiscal year, increasing restricted funds by 1 percent, appropriation o...

 

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