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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....

 

COVID Update

As of Sept. 28, the Nebraska Panhandle has experienced nine deaths related to the COVID-19 virus. The Panhandle Public Health District reported 14,052 people have been tested since March. Of that numb...

 

'Stronger Together' Draws Shoppers

Downtown Sidney woke early Saturday as the "Stronger Together" program participants opened their doors to shoppers. The event is designed to encourage shoppers to see what Sidney's small businesses...

 

State Issues Smoke Advisory

Numerous large wildfires in the Western United States may affect the air quality in Nebraska. Nebraska continues to monitor smoke levels and wind directions and provides updates accordingly to the...

 

Constitution Week Starts Sept. 17

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do...

 

Airport Authority Approves Budget

The Sidney Airport Authority Board meet Sept. 10, approving its budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The budget shows actual disbursements and transfers increasing from $335,485.51 for the 2018-2019...

 

CARES Funds City Bus

The Sidney City Council recently it can receive a new public transportation bus through the CARES Act. "As part of the CARES Act, we're eligible to apply for a bus," said Sidney City Manager David...

 

Surviving COVID

In the world of the cynic, “No good deed goes unpunished.” In the world of Karen and Bill Sydow of Sidney, serving a friend in need resulted in their own illnesses. The symptoms caused concern...

 

Panhandle Public Health District Prepares to Move to Next DHM Phase

LINCOLN – Panhandle Public Health District will be the fourth local health department to move to Phase 4 of the Directed Health Measures (DHMs). Phase 4 is the highest of the four phases with Phase 1 closing all dine-in services, gatherings...

 

Ricketts Orders Flags Flown at Half-staff

LINCOLN – Gov. Pete Ricketts ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor the passing of Lincoln Police Department Investigator Mario Herrera. “Susanne and I were devastated to learn of the passing of Investigator Mario Herrera,” said Gov....

 

Suspect Steals NSP Cruiser, Crashes in Cheyenne County

The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a situation that occurred Sunday afternoon near Sidney, during which a suspect stole a Nebraska State Patrol cruiser, in an attempt to avoid...

 

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