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Feed for the Horses

The news breaks interrupted the day like a thunder clap on a still day. Yet another fire was announced. This one generally between and west of the Cameron Peak Fire near Fort Collins, Colo., and the...

 

Commissioners Pass COVID Policy

The Cheyenne County Commissioners Monday approved a policy addressing COVID-19 and the increasing number of positive cases in Cheyenne County and the Nebraska Panhandle. The policy addresses county...

 

County, State Choose Trump

As of Saturday afternoon, the Associated Press announced former Vice-President Joe Biden had reached the 270 votes needed to clinch the presidency. The count as of 3:18 p.m. MST Saturday was 290...

 

Arterburn, Radcliffe Return to City Council

Voters returned Joe Arterburn and Burke Radcliffe to their seats on the Sidney City Council Tuesday. Voters faced three choices for two seats: Arterburn, Radcliffe and Loren Hoekema. Hoekema, the...

 

Flag for the Fallen

Some towns are small enough, quiet enough, that when two departments meet outside of a cafe, the occasion gets attention. Shades are opened, the cafe staff drop their towels and even the banker takes...

 

COVID Cases Continue to Advance in Panhandle

The cumulative positivity rate for the western Panhandle has reached 15 percent, according to Panhandle Public Health District. Unified Command announced Thursday, Nov. 5, 338 more cases of COVID in t...

 

Engineering Firm Approved

The Sidney City Council recently approved an engineering firm for work at the Sidney Elks Lodge. The City received $415,000 in Community Development Block Grant Tourism Development Funds for the Elks...

 

WNCC Updates Procedures Due to Elevated COVID-19 Risks

SCOTTSBLUFF - Western Nebraska Community College has updated more COVID-19 related protocols for the Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney campuses, due to the recent elevated risk level in the Panhandle. All classes are scheduled to continue with...

 

Mueller, Haas Airport Authority Board Write-In Candidates

Nic Haas and Jesse Mueller have are seeking voter support as write-in candidates for the Sidney Airport Authority Board. The board has two positions open, and two candidates. The ballot will show Jim...

 

Schools Report New COVID Cases

Five COVID Cases at Sidney High School are under quarantine. In a report on the Sidney Public Schools website, the District reports five cases under quarantine at Sidney High School, one at Sidney Middle School, one at West Elementary School and one...

 

Businesses Standing Together

In any given town, there are attractions that draw people, social cathedrals in a sense, that people value as part of the community's identity. In many towns, especially smaller communities, theaters...

 

Council OKs New Fire Truck

The Sidney City Council on Oct. 13 approved the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department contracting for a new fire truck. Fire Chief LaVerne Bown reported the truck to be replaced is 30 years old and...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    News    October 21, 2020

Ricketts Announces Changes to Directed Health Measures

LINCOLN – On Oct. 16, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced changes to the State’s directed health measures (DHMs) that will take effect statewide today, Oct. 21.  The Governor also launched a campaign...  Website

 

Ehler: Minimum Change With Elevated COVID Risk Level

The Panhandle Public Health District announced on Oct. 19 that the level of concern has moved further into the Orange, or High Risk stage. As of Monday, Oct. 19, there have been more than 17,000 people tested, 1,396 who were positive for the...

 

Planning Economic Recovery

When life gets challenging, Nebraskans come together. The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce held its Fall Forum via Zoom conference from Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff on Oct. 7....

 

UPDATE: Panhandle Public Health Announces Risk Level Moved to 'High'

The Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) released a statement Monday afternoon, Oct. 12, that six Panhandle counties have joined Box Butte County in moving to orange on the risk dial. The risk...

 

County Backs Memorial Basketball Court

The Alan Hartzler Memorial Basketball Court is a step closer to reality. In the Oct. 5 meeting of the Cheyenne County commissioners, the commissioners were asked to consider a donation from Keno...

 

Voters to See Busy Ballot

Voters will be deciding on several local races, including school boards, the Sidney City Council and a county commissioner seat. Sidney voters will have two seats and three candidates for city...

 

City Voters have Three Choices for Two Seats

The Sidney City Council candidates were asked to respond to a few short questions regarding their candidacy. Below are their responses: 1. There appears to be a gradual economic recovery momentum in...

 

Cheyenne County Receives Dividend Check

LINCOLN – Cheyenne County has received another membership dividend, this time in the amount of $16,530, from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county’s property, liability and workers’ compensation...

 

Legislative Committee Studies COVID Impact on Childhood Workforce

LINCOLN -The Appropriations Committee of the Nebraska Legislature is studying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the early childhood workforce as well as the financing requirements needed to ensure a high-quality early childhood system in the...

 

The Value of Housing

“Affordable” has different meanings, depending on if the buyer has two quarters in his pocket or an extensive line of credit. The same can be said for determining a community's housing market. Add...

 

Cheyenne County Receives Dividend Check

LINCOLN – Cheyenne County has received another membership dividend, this time in the amount of $16,530, from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county’s property, liability and workers’ compensation...

 

Chamber Updates City Council

The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce continues to stay active in promoting the business community of Sidney and the county, according to Chamber President and CEO Hope Feeney. Feeney met with the...

 

Sidney News Briefs

Sidney to Observe Columbus Day The City of Sidney will be observing the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 12. All City Departments will be closed, including the Library and the Landfill, and the public transportation bus will not be running....

 

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