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 News    April 7, 2021 

Truck Fire

First Responders including Sidney Volunteer Fire Department, Nebraska State Patrol and the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a truck fire at the Cabela's parking lot shortly...

 
 News    April 7, 2021 

Two Students Die in WNCC Aviation Accident

On Thursday, April 1, 2021, two Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) students were fatally injured while working on an airplane engine while inside the Aviation Maintenance Facility in Sidney, Nebraska. The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office, Si...

 
 By Forrest Hershberger    News    April 7, 2021 

Following New Challenges

Sometimes life changes in slow motion. Other times it is like erasing the whiteboard and surrendering the marker. The Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce is losing its director to a new adventure,...

 

Median Upgrade Proposal Denied 3-2

No, seemed to be the message in the March 23 discussion on enhancing the medians in the 17J Link road project. The Sidney City Council meeting included a line item for public input on upgrading the...

 

Planning Use of Development Funds

The Sidney City Council held a special meeting noon Wednesday, March 24, to discuss the Cabela's Occupation Tax Funds. In 2008, Cabela's started charging an Occupation Tax at the Sidney retail center. The tax was designed to fund the continued...

 

CONE ZONE Underway

Work is beginning on the 17J Link and Highway 30 west toward Sidney. Signs are out cautioning drivers of the upcoming construction zone, including reduced speed zones on the 17J Link during...

 

TIF Projects Reviewed

The city of Sidney has several businesses projects within the Tax Incentive Financing (TIF) program totaling $11,640,600, according to a report presented by Sidney Finance Director Lane Kizzire. The City's 10 TIF projects with a total estimated cost...

 

Fischer, Colleagues Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Identify and Address Blocked Railroad Crossings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 18, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports, announced she was joined by Senators Jon Tester...

 

PlainsWest CASA Adds Two More Volunteers

The ceremony was small but the importance of the duties were just as clear. Two more people stood up for children in the court systems. Deanna Aurich and Jacobi Popp were sworn in by Judge Randin...

 

COVID Risk Dial Remains 'Moderate' in Panhandle

Panhandle Public Health District continues to report the region's risk level at 1.67 for another week. As of March 22, there were four active hospitalizations. Cheyenne County is at a level of 1.5 on the risk dial, and Sidney is at a high risk level...

 

17J Road Work Scheduled to Begin March 23

GERING — Weather permitting, work will begin March 22 on L-17J, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Paulsen, Inc., of Cozad, Neb., has the $12,700,000 contract. Work includes grading with soil stabilization, pavement...

 

SPRING SNOW!

The weekend snowstorm closed Interstate 80 west to Wyoming. The closure moved continuously east as truck stops and rest stops became overwhelmed with stranded trucks and motorists. As of 12:30 p.m....

 

Airport Board Approves Concrete Work

The Sidney Airport Authority Board approved an agreement to locally fund concrete repair. “We're trying to do this on our own, save some money,” said Airport Authority Board Chairman Ron Meyer....

 

Highlights from the First Week of Legislative Floor Debate

Brook Wrage, Celena Shepherd and Madeleine Grant Nebraska News Service LINCOLN — The first week of floor debates kicked off the second week in March. Senators debated and advanced a handful of bills in the Nebraska Legislature. Read through to get...

 

Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony on Medical Marijuana Bill

Natalie Stanley Nebraska News Service LINCOLN — The Judiciary Committee heard another bill regarding marijuana legislation this week with LB474, the Adopt the Medicinal Cannabis Act. So far, there are 14 bills regarding marijuana that have been...

 

CCSO Computers Go Mobile

The distance between electronic files and a responding officer just got shorter. Cheyenne County Sheriff Adam Frerichs met with the Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners on March 1. Part of his...

 

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

On Thursday, March 4, at approximately 4:45 pm, Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office Deputy Bobby B. Martinez was on regular duty conducting patrol operations traveling westbound on King Street in Sidney. Deputy Martinez observed a white four-door sedan...

 

Commissioners Review Computer Needs

The Cheyenne County Courthouse is becoming increasingly computerized. Admittedly, some of it is a response to safety protocols related to the coronavirus. Court proceedings have become increasingly...

 

Legislative Review

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Legislature heard several COVID-related bills introduced by senators this session. With committee hearings wrapping up the second week in March, some bills will soon be debated on the floor of the Legislature. Here is a...

 

COVID Numbers Improve

The numbers on the COVID Risk Dial continue to improve, maintaining the halfway point while reporting no hospitalizations as of March 1. The report of Friday, Feb. 26, include three hospitalizations...

 

Answering The Call

Prairie fires and floods are nothing new to the plains of western Nebraska, northeast Colorado and eastern Wyoming. Neither is a neighbor coming to the aid when nature strikes with a fury. Sidney...

 

Council Approves Road Contractors

The Sidney City Council approved bids for street work during its Feb. 23 meeting. Bids were opened 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at City Hall with three bids received for each project. The City sought bids on the...

 

Promoting Local Business

Recovering from changes in the Sidney economy over the last few years requires promotion, teamwork and vision of community growth. It also includes a downtown business association, according to the...

 

Sun-Telegraph Building Sold

The building at the corner of 12th Avenue and Illinois Street has a history dating almost a century in Sidney. The building has been the location of the latest Dodge automobiles, flags and aprons,...

 

Congressman Bacon Tours Western Nebraska

Congressman Don Bacon, Republican U.S. Representative representing Nebraska’s Second Congressional District, toured Western Nebraska recently. On the tour, he stopped in Sidney to meet with local...

 

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